Susan King


Susan King is a former entertainment writer at the Los Angeles Times who specialized in Classic Hollywood stories. She also wrote about independent, foreign and studio movies and occasionally TV and theater stories. Born in East Orange, N.J., she received her master's degree in film history and criticism at USC. She worked for 10 years at the L.A. Herald Examiner and came to work at The Times in January 1990. She left in 2016. 

Recent Articles

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    TV doctor Matthew Fox has a high-profile role in 'We Are Marshall'

  • Director's new cut of Ford film

    HOLLYWOOD -- Peter Bogdanovich's rarely screened 1971 documentary Directed by John Ford has taken on almost mythic proportions over the decades. Narrated by Bogdanovich's good friend, director Orson Welles, the film featured interviews with the crusty, cantankerous Oscar-winning Ford as well as...

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    In latest role, he plays a dying 16-year-old who wants to spend time with a supermodel

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  • Romantic releases on DVD

    If you didn't get enough romance on Valentine's Day, that's OK -- it's the subject of several new DVD releases. These "romantic" films include classics from the 1960s through the 1980s and more recent releases that didn't quite get the chemistry right. Keep a box of tissue within reach for Breakfast...

  • Message movies at front of Oscar pack

    Nominees tackled terrorism, racial strife and homophobia

  • SAG to honor child movie star Temple

    When Shirley Temple Black walks onto the stage of the Shrine Exposition Hall in Los Angeles tonight to receive the 42nd Screen Actors Guild lifetime achievement award for her movie career and humanitarian efforts, most of her young fans will probably be shocked to see she's a 77-year-old grandmother....