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Susan King

Writer

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

  • 'Hitch' gives Will Smith a romantic comedy role

    Will Smith finally got a chance to strut his romantic-comedy stuff this year in Hitch (Sony, $29). Smith plays a New York date doctor who guarantees men they can win the girl of their dreams in just three dates. More than holding his own opposite Smith is stand-up comic Kevin James (The King of...

  • More 'Sopranos' on DVD

    Doing audio commentary requires a real knack, and more often than not directors, writers, producers and even actors seem at a loss for words when they are called upon to discuss the film or TV series in question. But that certainly isn't the case with the commentaries on The Sopranos - The Complete...

  • Sets feature three bygone superstars

    Several films starring three legendary actors - Gary Cooper, Marlon Brando and James Dean - arrived recently on DVD. Universal's "The Gary Cooper Collection" ($27) features five entertaining films that the lanky star made for Paramount. In 1933's ribald comedy Design for Living, directed by Ernst...

  • Lauded 'Aviator' takes flight as DVD

    The Aviator, Martin Scorsese's epic biography of billionaire Howard Hughes, is the influential director's first film to gross more than $100 million at the domestic box office. And it won more Oscars - five - than any of his previous films, including Taxi Driver, Raging Bull and GoodFellas. It...

  • Catch the oh-so-cool Steve McQueen on DVDs

    HOLLYWOOD - Just how cool was Steve McQueen? Norman Jewison, who directed the legendary actor in 1965's The Cincinnati Kid and 1968's The Thomas Crown Affair, says McQueen was so cool that he couldn't understand him. "He looked at me at one point and said, 'Are you twisting my melon, man?'" Jewison...

  • 'Kinsey,' a sex movie, is all talk

    There's a lot of talk about sex in Kinsey, Bill Condon's acclaimed film from last fall about the groundbreaking sex researcher Alfred Kinsey. And even more talk about sex on the two-disc DVD (Fox, $35) of the film that stars Liam Neeson as Kinsey and Laura Linney as his wife. In addition to deleted...

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