The Model is Not Your Friend

  The Model is Not Your Friend   By Andrew B. Hurvitz Two sober living men intoxicated by young beauties get drunk on self-deception.   There are some talented people here in Van Nuys. One, Hector Suarez, an artist, lives here, downwind from the smoky outdoor grill run by Dos Hermanos Hernández on Victory Boulevard,…

Dry Wind

Dry Wind /Manipulated by Hollywood promises, an indebted editor, working on a pop star video, suffers blinding headaches, red eyes, and debilitating depression;and is sent on a fool’s errand to take stolen money to an old woman in San Angelo, Texas; confronting tragedy, memory and love's delusions.

“The All-American Car Wash”

A dark brown BMW sedan sped down Ventura Boulevard past the sprawling mess of commercial Sepulveda Hills. Bronx born Larry Rivers, 40ish, a still aspiring screenwriter, was on his way to an appointment with a free-lance producer, Mark Evans. Passing the All American Car Wash, a booming business near the intersection of Casa Endora and…

“Hated Hill House”

2012/Craig House/Chatsworth, CA/Photo: Andrew B. Hurvitz More than 30 years ago, in a town halfway between Los Encinos, CA and Riverside, Mr. and Mrs. Hill bought a modest ranch house in the sleepy Santa Tara Valley. The newly named Hill House was a white clapboard ranch set back about 200 feet from Highway 14, along…