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By Sherwood Kiraly | September 25, 2009
In his memoir, “Never Have Your Dog Stuffed,” Alan Alda relates that in the early ’70s, on an outdoor shoot for the hit series “M A S H,” he was called upon to say a scripted line that made no sense. Writer-producer Larry Gelbart wasn’t on location to consult, but Alda and co-star Wayne Rogers figured that because Gelbart had written it, it had to be good. So Alda, as Hawkeye Pierce, said it as written. Watching the rushes later, Gelbart was appalled.
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By Barbara Diamond | June 27, 2008
The Los Angeles Times reviewed Sherwood Kiraly’s novel “Diminished Capacity” as “Funny, utterly guileless and extremely well-written.” Publishers Weekly called the book, “Engaging, quirky.” Kirkus Review said “Diminished Capacity” was “whimsical, charming and funny.” Equally true of the author, who also writes a column in the Coastline Pilot. How lucky is that? And to movie-goers’ great good fortune, the film version of “Diminished Capacity,” for which Kiraly wrote the screenplay, is faithful to the book and well cast with Alan Alda and Matthew Broderick in the leads.
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By Tom Titus | March 19, 2010
For the past 50 years, hundreds of funny people have passed through the doors of Chicago’s Second City. Among its alumni are Alan Alda, John Belushi, Dan Ackroyd, Gilda Ratner, Alan Arkin, Elaine May, Mike Myers, Barbara Harris, Stephen Colbert, Catherine O’Hara and today’s TV favorites Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Simply put, Second City knows the Long (Shelley) and the Short (Martin) of comedy. But just as Chicago no longer is America’s second city (Los Angeles has long possessed that title)
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By Candice Baker | January 17, 2008
Family in tow, novelist and Coastline Pilot columnist Sherwood Kiraly is on his way to one of the biggest nights of his life. In Utah. “It’s kind of a once-in-a-lifetime thing,” he said. A film made of his novel, “Diminished Capacity,” will premiere at the Sundance Festival on Monday. “I’m really proud of it,” Kiraly said. The film stars Matthew Broderick, Alan Alda and Virginia Madsen. Kiraly heard the news that the film was accepted into the prestigious festival in late November and immediately booked a place to stay in Park City.
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By Ashley Breeding | April 9, 2009
In a real hometown effort, Laguna’s Sherwood Kiraly is teaming up with Gallimaufry Performing Arts. “Scared Money” — a new light-hearted comedy play about six people in search of a hidden Santa Anita Pick Six racetrack ticket worth $714,000 — premieres at 8 tonight at the Forum Theatre on the Festival of Arts grounds. The play, written by the playwright, novelist, screenwriter and Coastline Pilot columnist, will be performed by the Gallimaufry Performing Arts repertory company, and will run through April 18. And Kiraly isn’t just behind the scenes, he’s also on stage.
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By SHERWOOD KIRALY | May 25, 2007
I'm still out of town, but I'll be back in a few weeks, if not earlier. I spent the last week in Beacon and Croton-on-Hudson, New York, watching a low-budget film being shot by high-budget professionals. I was the rookie writer. As such, I was largely superfluous. Movies are about light and sound, cameras and set dressing, transportation and weather, acting and directing. The writer comes in handy once or twice a day, when a new line is needed in place of one that doesn't work.
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June 13, 2008
Festival de Musique honors sister city in France Laguna Beach’s sister city, Menton, France, will be honored with a series of special concerts from noon to 4 p.m. June 21. The “first day of summer” event will feature many styles of American and French music at different locations on Forest Avenue, culminating with an organ concert at the Christian Science Church. The Festival de Musique will start at noon with a ceremony featuring Didier Rousselièr, consulate general France, at the Presbyterian Church Rose Garden, 415 Forest Ave. The Laguna Community Concert Band will perform Claude Bolling’s “Jazz Suite.
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By Sherwood Kiraly | September 25, 2009
In his memoir, “Never Have Your Dog Stuffed,” Alan Alda relates that in the early ’70s, on an outdoor shoot for the hit series “M A S H,” he was called upon to say a scripted line that made no sense. Writer-producer Larry Gelbart wasn’t on location to consult, but Alda and co-star Wayne Rogers figured that because Gelbart had written it, it had to be good. So Alda, as Hawkeye Pierce, said it as written. Watching the rushes later, Gelbart was appalled.
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By Barbara Diamond | June 27, 2008
The Los Angeles Times reviewed Sherwood Kiraly’s novel “Diminished Capacity” as “Funny, utterly guileless and extremely well-written.” Publishers Weekly called the book, “Engaging, quirky.” Kirkus Review said “Diminished Capacity” was “whimsical, charming and funny.” Equally true of the author, who also writes a column in the Coastline Pilot. How lucky is that? And to movie-goers’ great good fortune, the film version of “Diminished Capacity,” for which Kiraly wrote the screenplay, is faithful to the book and well cast with Alan Alda and Matthew Broderick in the leads.
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