Saturday, December 22, 2012

Larry L. King, R. I. P.

NYTimes.com: Larry L. King, a journalist, essayist and playwright with a swaggering prose style and a rollicking personal one, who left Texas as a young man but never abandoned it in his work — turning out profiles of politicians, articles on the flaws and foibles of American culture, searching autobiographical essays and, most famously, the book for the Broadway musical “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” — died on Thursday in Washington. He was 83.

Hat tip to Jeff Meyerson.

7 comments:

pete medina said...

Still haven't written anything, but years ago I really llike his bob=on writing,"None But A Blockhead." A fun book.

pete medina said...

That was suppose to say book on writing, Another reason why I haven't written a book yet, no attention to details. But Larry L. King sounded like a fun guy. I remember his reporting on some music shin dig they used to have in Texas i think. This was in Playboy, something with Willie Nelson And Jerry Jeff Walker. Not a Farm Aid show, some sort of bash.

Richard R. said...

Never cared much for him or his "style".

Bill Crider said...

I liked NONE BUT A BLOCKHEAD quite a bit, and also his essay about his dad.

Chiuk Czlek said...

I always liked Larry. He filled the late night radio dial between Long John Nebel and Art Bell.

Chiuk Czlek said...

Ah...its the wrong Larry King. I never herd of Larry L King. My apologizes.

Kent Morgan said...

I have two of his collections, The OLd Man and Lesser Mortals, and Of Outlaws, Con Men, Whores, Politicians and Other Artists that I must have enjoyed as I kept them in my journalism collection. His work appeared In Harper's when Willie Morris was editor, Esquire, Sport, New Times,Playboy and Texas Monthly just to name a few.