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Grand Street 49

I include this because it’s extraordinary to think that my byline is alongside those of Terry Southern, Dennis Hopper and John Gregory Dunne in this Hollywood-themed issue of the quarterly journal on art and culture — once described by The New York Times as “one of the most revered literary magazines of the postwar era.” I was invited to write an essay on the relationship between director Alfred Hitchcock and composer Bernard Herrmann, and although my original 4,000-word piece was trimmed back to two pages, at least I got paid and they spelled my name correctly. This issue was dated Summer 1994; Grand Street ceased publication in 2004.