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New Year’s Roundup … Chip’s doings for 2014

January 3rd, 2014 · No Comments

  * The bridge that stole my heart, the bridge that defined a people, will be a mysterious character in my debut novel. A little eye candy for now, via the L.A. Times. * As mentioned earlier, William J. Kelly and I are collaborating on a sequel to Smogtown: the Lung-Burning History of Pollution in […]

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Tags: 1968 election · Ambassador Hotel · Chip Jacobs · Hollywood

Summer catchup: Vicodin and a tease, L.A. smog (in China) and a little Jerry for your August

August 2nd, 2013 · No Comments

* My latest book, The Vicodin Thieves: Biopysing L.A.’s Grifters, Gloryhounds and Goliaths, was a Vroman’s bestseller. Amazon link. Reviews coming. Here’s a little tease from one of the original articles in the collection about my older brother’s brush with Robert F. Kennedy probably a few hours before his assassination changed the trajectory of American […]

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Linkeratti: Motion Picture Home, redevelopment n’ stuff

January 25th, 2012 · No Comments

* I was very heartened to learn that the Motion Picture & Television Fund, which became a financial lifeline for my grandmother and paralyzed uncle after the family breadwinner (my grandfather, Hollywood composer/musician Lee Zahler) died in 1947 from the stress of Gordon’s accident, is now on firmer footing after some tumultuous years. It’s even […]

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Tags: 1968 election · Aiport battles · Chip Jacobs · Family matters · Hollywood · medical advancements · Outrageous Legends · Quadriplegia · Redevelopment · Urban renewal · Wheeling the Deal: the Outrageous Legend of Gordon Zahler