Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Life v. Fiction (the lawsuit)

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Fri, 23 Apr 1999 14:17:31 -0800 Vicky Esposito-Shea says:

<<The problems started when Life magazine ran a piece on the play,
including a mention of the real life incident, and the Hill family
successfully sued Time/Life for portraying them in a "false
light"--because the play made them out to be *braver* than they were in
real life.>>

As a minor league example of the same, I know that a student at my alma
mater sued the university because he got *too high a grade,
undeservedly*. I think the case was settled by lowering the grade...

<<(As a historical footnote, Richard Nixon was the Hills' lawyer, and
the case can be found at 385 U.S. 374 (1967).)>>

Now this makes Vicky's post hardboiled. Wasn't Ellroy planning a book
covering the Nixon years? There's got to be quite a hardboiled story


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