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  • The Incomparable Stan Freberg

     
    Young persons: If you have never heard of Stan Freberg, you are in for a delight. His comedy sketches from the 1950s and ’60s were sharp, clever and polished and many of them make “Saturday Night Live” look like a high school talent show. Speaking...
  • The Incomparable Stan Freberg, II

     
    Aug. 9-10, 1960: Here are Parts 2 and 3 of Ursula Baumann’s profile of Stan Freberg. "Mad Men" please take note: “I'm a bitter pill to Madison Avenue because I represent originality and freshness of approach -- the kind of thing that seldom sees the...
  • Paul Conrad: ink, well

     
    Who needed a caffeine jolt in the morning when you could open your L.A. Times to the editorial cartoon and see what was infuriating Paul Conrad? His cartoons – the boldness, the virulence, the insight, the genius simplicity of them – just left you...
  • Ray Bradbury R.I.P.

    Ray Bradbury R.I.P.
    Ray Bradbury died, and you've got to wonder if they're going to cremate him, and if so whether the temperature at which a human burns is the same at which a book burns: Fahrenheit 451. Bradbury was very old, and had become an old fashioned irascible...
  • Use Your Illusion: The Magic Castle throws itself a birthday party

     
    The Academy of Magical Arts has a week long celebration of magic and illusion planned for the 100th anniversary of the building which has been known as The Magic Castle since 1963. Beginning tonight, the festivities will culminate in a spectacular group...
  • House Committee to Investigate Payola

     
    Nov. 7, 1959: A U.N. group finds no proof that Laos had been invaded by communist troops from North Viet-Nam but discovers that Laotian rebels were supplied by Viet-Nam Reds. You may hear more about Viet-Nam in the days ahead -- much more. A House...
  • Rock Is on Its Way Out

     
    Don Page features Stan Freberg's "Payola Roll Blues." Jan. 10, 1960 Don Page did not dig rock 'n' roll music. How else can you explain these opinions, looking ahead to radio in the 1960s. "There are signs (if my mail is an indication) that the teen-ager...
  • Matt Weinstock, Jan. 9, 1960

     
    Albert Camus Albert Camus, 46, an important man in modern world thinking, was killed in an auto accident near Paris this week and it is appropriate that his most comprehensive obituary here should be in a university paper, the Daily Trojan. There, Dr....