I just heard on the local Pasadena NPR station that Fante's papers (30 linear feet or some such number), including other items such as his typewriter and even a lock of his hair (!) have been acquired by the UCLA library.
Well, I imagine a lot of the Pacific Palisades Post research involves Google. They probably found them there.Notice how they worked a mention of Esotouric bus tours into that article...
I worked at a printing shop in Pacific Palisades for a couple years. What a buzzing little hive of entitlement and unpleasantness that place is. Unpleasantness toward their servants anyway, and that's what I was.
He does. Everyone was pretty cool and down to earth. But we were still the square pegs in the joint, and there was no getting around it. It's hard to feel comfortable when you're sitting on a couch and there's a million dollar painting hanging above your head...and a full wall Jasper Johns installation/piece on the other side of the room, etc., etc. everywhere you look.
I'm sure he's had most of his art for many years. Like I said, there isn't much contemporary art in there. I didn't see anything that came after Warhol, Lichtenstein, etc. No 80's art - Koons or Basquiat or anything. But then maybe he has that stuff in a different wing of the place that I never saw. ;)can't imagine how much dough that guy made but i guess he acquired most the work before the prices went through the stratosphere.