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Photograph by Pud Gadiot, ViaTerry SouthernAt this late date, tell me there's no need to remind you who Terry Southern is. No? We're good? Fantastic.Well, OK, in case you're still not clear: He's Alvarado-born, Oak Cliff-raised, SMU-educated writer who bridged the gap between the Beat 1950s and t ... More >>
Courtesy Nile SouthernTerry Southern at SMU in the early 1940s, shortly before he joined the Army and went to EuropeOne of the first cover stories I wrote for the Dallas Observer was a profile of writer Terry Southern -- same guy who wrote Dr. Strangelove, The Magic Christian, Easy Rider, Barbare ... More >>
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Dallas-raised Terry Southern wrote Easy Rider, hung with the Beatles, and influenced a generation. But he died penniless, and now his son must pay off Terry's debts--and restore his father's legacy.