Channeling Allan Malamud

Jerry Crowe's column on page 2 of the LAT sports section today was an homage to the late Allan Malamud, devoted to three-dot notes rather than the single-topic columns Crowe usually offers. First at the Herald Examiner, and later for the Times, Malamud would gather short news items and observations on his daily rounds of the city's press boxes, locker rooms and coach's offices. His notes were easy and must reading for sports fans in Los Angeles, as Crowe relates in Mudian form:

The late, great Allan Malamud, whose breezy "Notes on a Scorecard" column was a favorite among readers and a fixture on the L.A. sports scene for more than 20 years, would have turned 65 on Nov. 19 this year….

He died Sept. 16, 1996….

This year's $5,000 winners of the Allan Malamud Scholarship, awarded annually to three USC students planning careers in sports journalism, are graduate student Samuel Farber and juniors Rhett Bollinger and Jeff Platt….

The scholarship, established in 1997, was aided by a generous donation from filmmaker and Malamud confidant Ron Shelton, who cast Malamud in several of his movies, among them "White Men Can't Jump" and "Tin Cup." …

R.I.P., Mud.

Names in boldface, of course.

May 15, 2007 9:59 PM • Native Intelligence • Email the editor
 

© 2003-2014   •  About LA Observed  •  Contact the editor
LA Biz Observed
2:07 PM Sat | The funeral for Mark Lacter will be held Sunday, Nov. 24 at 12 noon at Hillside Memorial Park, 6001 W. Centinela Avenue, Los Angeles 90045. Reception to follow.
Native Intelligence
Gary Leonard | Take My Picture Gary Leonard runs weekly at LA Observed.
Judy Graeme | Eagan and Frances McDormand decided Olive would only wear skirts, because maybe that's what her mother did.
Nancy Boyarsky | 

I never did figure out why the woman chose to leave the package in the middle of our courtyard without calling first.
Donna Perlmutter | Watching Mirga, Yuja, and other young symphonic star-gazers.
Ellen Alperstein | We had the whole golf course to ourselves. You can too, if it's August in Indio.
Bill Boyarsky
The excellent new documentary, “Bridging the Divide: Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race,” tells the terrible story of race relations in Los Angeles.
Jenny Burman
Before I lived in Echo Park, there was a tiny 1920s bungalow-cottage-standalone house on N. Occidental in Silver Lake. I...
Here in Malibu
It's fleet, the time from that first brush of summer to this angled light of not-quite fall. We could philosophize,...