Picture Palace
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Picture Palace

My Landlord Wrote for Abbott & Costello

Robert Lees, Hollywood Screenwriter.

In 1987, I was a struggling screenwriter living with two friends in a Hollywood apartment. The property owner was a gentle man in his 70s named Robert Lees. He wore ascot ties and fedora hats and carried himself with a quiet dignity. One day Mr. Lees came by to collect rent. I invited him inside and upon seeing the page in my typewriter he asked what I was writing.

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Loren Kantor

Loren Kantor

Loren is a writer and woodcut artist based in Los Angeles. He teaches printmaking and creative writing to kids and adults.