William Katz remembers: Holllywood, hooray for?

William Katz has had a long and varied career, as an assistant to a U.S. senator; an officer in the CIA; an assistant to Herman Kahn, the nuclear war theorist; an editor at The New York Times Magazine; and a talent coordinator at The Tonight Show. He is the author of ten books, translated into 15 languages. When I asked him if he’d ever written about his various careers, he said that he hadn’t but that he would be happy to do so. His posts on his work for the Tonight Show are here and here. In his post today, Mr. Katz looks back with a gimlet eye on his work in the film industry:

I’ve done two posts on The Tonight Show. I’ll get back to the Carson era, but thought readers might be interested in some comments on Hollywood –


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