James A. Goode

James A. Goode, a magazine editor, publisher and writer, died Dec. 13 at age 68 of a heart attack. Services were private.

In 1984, he was editor of Film News Intl. and since 1991, was editor of the National Times.

He was previously exec editor of Penthouse, exec editor at Playboy, editor of Platinum and the Robb Report. Goode also was founder and publisher of Earth magazine and founder of Earth News, a national alternative radio news service for rock stations.

He edited Time-Life Books and was a correspondent for Life Magazine for 10 years and a staff writer for Show Business Illustrated. In recent years Goode wrote screenplays, including “Tchaikovsky’s Parrot” and “Silent Screen.”

He is the author of a number of books, including “The Story of ‘The Misfits,’ ” an account of the making of the film, and “Wiretap,” about electronic surveillance of the Mafia.

Goode is survived by his mother, Mary, a brother, a nephew MacDonald, and longtime companion Harry W. Carey.

In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations be made to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

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