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Ray Bradbury

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  • Norman Lloyd at 100: Hollywood's Living Memory

    The earliest surviving footage of broadcast television in America is a fragment of "The Streets of New York," an adaptation of playwright Dion Boucicault's 19th-century drama, aired by the experimental New York NBC affiliate W2XBS on August 31, 1939....
  • Waukegan group seeks ideas for Bradbury sculpture

     Waukegan group seeks ideas for Bradbury sculpture
    A Waukegan group is seeking ideas for a sculpture to honor the late science fiction writer and Waukegan native Ray Bradbury. Bradbury, who is best known for his book "Fahrenheit 451," died in 2012. He was born in Waukegan and lived there until he was...
  • Bradbury estate auction brings nearly $500,000

    Bradbury estate auction brings nearly $500,000
    Those looking for a herringbone sport jacket with a story to tell can still buy Ray Bradbury's version, some of his jewelry, even a set of oil paints. But a large swath of the estate of the acclaimed author and Waukegan native has been purchased at...
  • The Biblioracle: Staples of literary life for sale

    The Biblioracle: Staples of literary life for sale
    I can't find my stapler. This is vexing, because I often have need of a stapler, and my stapler has been my stapler for a long time. If memory serves, I lifted it from my office in graduate school, which means it's been by my side for over 20 years....
  • To write and die in L.A.

    To write and die in L.A.
    To pay tribute to London's literary dead, tourists go to Highgate Cemetery. In Paris, it's Père Lachaise. But in Los Angeles, boot up the GPS — our writerly dead authors are buried all over town, befitting L.A. sprawl. Down in Rancho Palos Verdes,...
  • The greatest bookstore in the world

    The greatest bookstore in the world
    In the November issue of Vanity Fair, Bruce Handy has a long piece about the history and future of Paris’ Shakespeare and Company bookstore, my call for greatest bookstore in the world. A warren of rooms and bookshelves that fill a 17th century...
  • Showtime Mixes Internet Sensation Rachel Bloom With Seasoned Writer for 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend'

    Showtime couldn't be happier that you've probably never heard of Rachel Bloom, 26, the star of their new half-hour comedy pilot (with songs!), "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," about a smart lawyer turned self-deluded stalker. For the premium cabler, the freedom...
  • Halloween tales star at Ray Bradbury Storytelling Fest

    The Ray Bradbury Storytelling Festival, performed in the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan, is named for one of that town's most famous sons. It takes place on the late author's favorite holiday, Halloween. Naturally, participating storytellers plan to...
  • Science fiction roundup: 'Bathing the Lion,' more

    Science fiction roundup: 'Bathing the Lion,' more
    Bathing the Lion by Jonathan Carroll, St. Martin's, 280 pages, $25.99 Jonathan Carroll is something of a genius at rug-pulling. In any given novel, it's almost impossible to anticipate when his utterly believable portraits of domestic life might veer...
  • Ray Bradbury's collection of books, art and more sells for $493,408

    Ray Bradbury's collection of books, art and more sells for $493,408
    A collection of Ray Bradbury's personal book collection, art, rare science fiction ephemera and more was auctioned last week for close to a half-million dollars. Bradbury, the author of the books "Fahreheit 451," "Something Wicked This Way Comes,"...
  • Ray Bradbury estate auctioning some of author's prized possessions

     Ray Bradbury estate auctioning some of author's prized possessions
    Renowned author and Waukegan native Ray Bradbury traced his inspiration for becoming a writer to a cups and balls magic trick given to him by a carnival worker in the 1930s. Now, that item and more than 450 others are available to those who want to...