From the Archive: Arthur Laurents (1917-2011) interviewed in 2000 for his memoir, Original Story By Arthur Laurents. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky and Richard A. Lupoff. Arthur Laurents was one of the giants of American culture. Laurents write librettos, including those for West Side Story, Gypsy and La Cage Aux Folles, he wrote several plays including The Time of the Cuckoo, his screenplays include The Way We Were, the Ingrid Bergman film Anastasia and The Turning Point. He also directed several shows on Broadway.
Richard A. Lupoff
J. G. Ballard, who died in 2009 at the age of 78, was one of the greatest of all British speculative fiction writers, and one of the major writers of the period known as the British New Wave. His fictionalized memoir Empire of the Sun, was turned into a film by Steven Spielberg, introducing a young actor named Christian Bale. On May 8th, 1988, the Probabilities crew (Lawrence Davidson, Richard A. Lupoff and Richard Wolinsky) had a chance to sit down with J. G. Ballard while he was on tour for his novel, The Day of Creation. Produced in 2016 by Richard Wolinsky.