Aaron Latham
Journalist and screenwriter
Aaron Latham
Aaron Latham is a journalist who wrote the article that inspired the movie Urban Cowboy and co-wrote its script with director James Bridges. He also co-wrote the book for the short-lived 2003 Broadway musical version. Latham is a regular contributor to such publications as Rolling Stone, Esquire, Talk, and The New York Times. He is married to CBS newswoman and 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl and has one daughter named Taylor.
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Hundreds Honor a Life Known for Magazine Innovation
NYTimes - over 8 years
Several hundred peoplea good many of them graying and decorated veterans of the golden era of magazines -- gathered at the New York Society for Ethical Culture in Manhattan on Monday evening for a memorial service honoring Clay Felker, the magazine visionary who died on July 1 at the age of 82. They included Tom Wolfe, Milton Glaser, Gloria
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THEATER REVIEW; If You're in the Mood For a Little Texas Stomp
NYTimes - over 9 years
Everything is oversized about ''Urban Cowboy,'' the Texas-style shindig closing the summer season at the Gateway Playhouse in Bellport, from the 21 talented singers and dancers in the cast to the musically rich six-person band featuring Matt Szemela's outrageous fiddling. Then there's Gilley's, a honky-tonk haven in the suburbs near Houston, home
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Dance Fever
NYTimes - over 12 years
To the Editor: It was with some concern that I read ''Zydeco Fever in Lafayette'' by Aaron Latham (May 30). ''Hungry for zydeco,'' Mr. Latham races all over bayou country looking for his next fix, but zydeco, and Cajun music for that matter, are not confined to Louisiana. The Northeast is awash in regularly scheduled dances and festivals, including
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Zydeco Fever In Lafayette
NYTimes - over 12 years
THE horse picks its way slowly across the dance floor. On its back sits a very small black boy with a huge straw cowboy hat. The dancing couples gracefully dance out of the beautiful animal's path. The grass is bright green beneath the dancers' feet and the horse's hooves. Spanish moss hangs from the ancient overarching trees that provide a roof
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CHILDREN'S BOOKS
NYTimes - about 13 years
LASSO LOU AND COWBOY McCOY By Barbara Larmon Failing. Illustrated by Tedd Arnold. Unpaged. New York: Dial Books for Young Readers. $16.99. (Ages 4 to 8) HANNAH MAE O'HANNIGAN'S WILD WEST SHOW Written and illustrated by Lisa Campbell Ernst. Unpaged. New York: Simon & Schuster. $16.95. (Ages 4 to 8) THE DIRTY COWBOY By Amy Timberlake. Illustrated by
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THEATER: DEBRIEFING; How This Cowboy Got Lost in the City
NYTimes - almost 14 years
URBAN COWBOY,'' which closed last Sunday after 26 previews and 60 performances at the Broadhurst Theater, garnered some of the worst reviews of the Broadway musical season. Not the disaster-cult euphoria that greeted ''Dance of the Vampires,'' but something more along the lines of ''How dare they bring this tripe to New York?'' Based on the 1980
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THEATER GUIDE
NYTimes - almost 14 years
A selective listing by critics of The Times of new or noteworthy Broadway and Off Broadway shows this weekend. Approximate running times are in parentheses. * denotes a highly recommended show. + means discounted tickets were at the Theater Development Fund's TKTS booth for performances last Friday and Saturday nights. ++ means tickets were at the
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THEATER GUIDE
NYTimes - almost 14 years
A selective listing by critics of The Times of new or noteworthy Broadway and Off Broadway shows this weekend. Approximate running times are in parentheses. * denotes a highly recommended show. + means discounted tickets were at the Theater Development Fund's TKTS booth for performances last Friday and Saturday nights. ++ means tickets were at the
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THEATER GUIDE
NYTimes - almost 14 years
A selective listing by critics of The Times of new or noteworthy Broadway and Off Broadway shows this weekend. Approximate running times are in parentheses. * denotes a highly recommended show. + means discounted tickets were at the Theater Development Fund's TKTS booth for performances last Friday and Saturday nights. Broadway *++ ''A DAY IN THE
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  • 2003
    Aaron Latham is a journalist who wrote the article that inspired the movie Urban Cowboy and co-wrote its script with director James Bridges. He also co-wrote the book for the short-lived 2003 Broadway musical version.
    More Details Hide Details Latham is a regular contributor to such publications as Rolling Stone, Esquire, Talk, and The New York Times. He is married to CBS newswoman and 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl and has one daughter named Taylor.
  • OTHER
  • 1967
    In 1967, he was engaged to the actress Sigourney Weaver
    More Details Hide Details Latham has written a few novels and co-wrote the screenplays Perfect, also with Bridges, another film inspired by his articles. and The Program. Latham is a native of tiny Spur in Dickens County in West Texas near Lubbock.
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