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  1. Lawrence/Larry

    Notes of a Dirty Old Man - Open City

    I worked at the publishing company that published Essex House books and Brandon House. I worked in the magazine part of the company.
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    Notes of a Dirty Old Man - Open City

    I have most of Bukowski's Notes of the Dirty Old Man from Open City. The ones I’m missing I gave to USC library two finish their collection of the paper. They were never returned to me after they microfilm them. We would publish special issues inserted in the paper of his poems and other...
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    Notes of a Dirty Old Man - Open City

    Notes of a Dirty Old Man by Charles Bukowski published in Open City Underground Newspaper. I was the art director of the paper and I enjoy doing art collages for his fantastic writing. I posted some of his writings with my art here.
  4. Lawrence/Larry

    Liza Williams - RIP

    I made a mistake this is the first column that Liza Williams submitted to OPEN CITY.
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    Liza Williams - RIP

    This is Liza Williams First column in OPEN CITY
  6. Lawrence/Larry

    Brian Kirby and Essex House

    Buk would come into the office with his manuscript. We usually set and talked for a while and I would read his column and then sent it upstairs for Chris Bunch to typeset. There was no editing that I was aware of. I liked to do a collage out of things in his story, that was one of the joys I had...
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    Brian Kirby and Essex House

    Could that have been Keith and Iris
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    Brian Kirby and Essex House

    I worked with all these writer at American Art, I was the photo editor of the Jaybird magazine. Do I know you?
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    Brian Kirby and Essex House

    I have a bunch of them and I thought they were great but the ones I have were held down by rubber cement and they all turn brown and are not in very good shape.
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    Brian Kirby and Essex House

    I've been an artist and photographer all my life. I'm not that good of a writer to bring together all that I have heard and seen in both the erotic publishing and the underground scene in Los Angeles during the times of the 60s. It's always fun to sat at a bar having a beer and talking about...
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    Brian Kirby and Essex House

    I was working at the company that published the Essex House books. I was very good friends with Brian Kirby who was the editor. At the same time I was art director of “Open City Underground Newspaper” and would read the articles that Bukowski would bring in for the paper, I love doing collages...
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    Where are all the Capitalizations in Notes of a Dirty Old Man?!?

    I was art director of Open City and the copy that Bukowski brought in every week was the way it was typed into the paper.
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    Meeting with Bukowski

    Yes I'm not good with remember things at times. Just started to write been a long time since I've thought about those days.
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    Meeting with Bukowski

    I was the art director of Open City for most of the issues. I had the privilege of meeting with Bukowski when he came into the Open City office with his newest Notes of a Dirty Old Man, I would read his copy and then take it upstairs to be typeset by Chris Bunch on an IBM Selectric and most of...
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