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Frank Cho

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"Liberty Meadows" creator Cho was born in Seoul and came to the United States "the same year Norman Rockwell died, so his art was all over newspapers and magazines," says the self-taught comics…

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Esa-Pekka Salonen

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"Rarely have I seen a musical film that I've liked," says Salonen, musical director and conductor of the L.A. Philharmonic. " 'Chicago' I enjoyed. It had real grit in it, and the characters felt more…

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Joseph Wambaugh

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As a former cop and current author, screenwriter and college professor, Wambaugh has a very special L.A. crime movie for every hat he wears. "The novelist in me has always loved 'Double Indemnity,' "…

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Gore Vidal

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Politics is in Gore Vidal's blood, both that which runs in his veins and that which runs through his work. As such, after watching Stephen Frears' "The Queen," he can't help but draw parallels to…

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Gloria Allred

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Allred grew up going to movies with "strong, sassy women" like Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell, Bette Davis and Katharine Hepburn. But it wasn't until she went to college and saw "To Kill a…

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Jeff Smith

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"Animation looks the way I dream," says Smith, creator of the epic "Bone" comic series, which is now in its 13th year. "There's something about the way it's flattened out, the way things move, that…

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Hugh Hefner

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As the man who calls the Hollywood sign "our Eiffel Tower" and spearheaded the drive to save it, Hefner credits a repressive childhood with pushing him into the "drama and fantasies" of the movies.

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Mark Fuhrman

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In the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson, detective Fuhrman found notoriety and lost his job with the LAPD. Still, he has nothing but admiration for his old profession, especially as embodied in the…

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Neil G. Giuliano

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In 1982, years before he was elected mayor of Tempe, Ariz., Giuliano went to the theater alone in his home town, "hoping that I wouldn't run into anyone I knew." The film: Arthur Hiller's "Making…

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Robert A. Caro

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Caro thinks of his major biography subject, Lyndon Johnson, whenever he watches the scene in David Lean's "Lawrence of Arabia" where Peter O'Toole lets the match burn his bare fingers and says…

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