Jon Carroll writes:
A long time ago, I spent a brief time as managing editor of West, which was then the Sunday magazine of the Los Angeles Times. My boss was a legendary editor named Jim Bellows - I think he was legendary even then - who astonished me by giving me a surprisingly free rein and remaining sanguine even when some of my ideas didn't work out so well.
Bellows died last week at the age of 86. He was mourned by many people all over the country who had fallen under his odd, saturnine spell. [Click for MORE]
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