Ross Johnson

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copyright, 2003, Los Angeles Magazine

To immediately contact Mr. Johnson, please email him at, or call him at USA (1)818-784-8599

Please use the links at the left side of this page to see examples of my work and my resume, or just click the photo below to see my work as a journalist. My stories have appeared in the New York Times, Esquire magazine, New York magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, Talk Magazine, and USA Today

Eli Samaha story, Premiere magazine

What's New?
Coming on May 22, 2005! Everybody wants in on the Hollywood action, including the Jesuits. In the New York Times Sunday Arts & Leisure section, check out the unusual tale of Father Robert B. Lawton and his new film school at Loyola Marymount University. Lawton is the smartest guy in the room, looks great in black, and loves movies. What's not to love?

On Newstands Now! In the June 2005 issue of Esquire, see my interview with Burt Reynolds, and here how Burt cured himself of AIDS rumors, made peace with the fact that he turned down Terms of Endearment to do Cannonball Run II, and recalls that he was once pretty fast -- for a white man!

The Real History of Dino, Andy, Mario, and Frans is Available Now! If you don't know the story of Dino De Laurentiis, Andy Vajna, Mario Kassar, Frans Afman, and those crazy guys at Credit Lyonnais Banque, you've never spent time with some of the wildest businessmen to ever put on a good suit. My 25,000 word, ten-part series first published in Screen International on the pioneers in the international film business is available now on newstands.

Check out the archived New York Times stories written by Ross Johnson by clicking "Archived New York Times Articles" in the left nav bar!


For the 1/31/05 story in the New York Times that's causing all the ruckus, "Hollywood's Best-Kept Secret,


If you are a copy editor who has to get in touch with me immediately.
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