Re: RARA-AVIS: Ellroy versus Cave. Split decision goes to Cave.

From: John Williams (
Date: 05 Feb 2002

> John wrote:
> The project got called off at the
> > last moment after the record label boss told Ellroy he thought
> American
> > Tabloid was a piece of shit.

Rene asked

> Why would he do that? Seems self-defeating for a record label boss. Did
> he just get drunk or had he decided the project was going to lose money
> so he thought he'd scuttle it?

Drink probably had something to do with it - but the guy was a big big Ellroy fan and had got on really well with Ellroy and then made the mistake of figuring that Ellroy would listen to criticism.


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