Thursday, December 10, 1981

Hollywood Sun-Tattler covers Richard Grayson's campaign for Davie, Florida, Town Council on a platform of giving horses the right to vote

The Hollywood Sun-Tattler's "Names and Places" column today (Thursday, December 10, 1981) features Richard Grayson's candidacy for the Davie, Florida, Town Council, running on a platform of giving horses the right to vote.

Thursday, September 24, 1981

Fort Lauderdale News "Malebox" features Richard Grayson

The Fort Lauderdale News "The Malebox" today (September 24, 1981) features Richard Grayson.

Friday, September 11, 1981

BCC Observer reports on Richard Grayson's $3,000 grant from Florida Fine Arts Council

The Broward Community College Observer today (September 11, 1981) has an article on Richard Grayson's winning a $3,000 fellowship grant from the Florida Fine Arts Council.

Thursday, July 30, 1981

Miami Herald Article on Florida Arts Council Grant of $3,000 to Richard Grayson

In the Broward Edition of The Miami Herald today, Thursday, July 30, 1981, an article titled "7 Groups, 3 Writers, A Choreographer to Share $88,300 in State Arts Grants," reports that the Fine Arts Council of Florida awarded Richard Grayson a $3,000 grant in literature.

Sunday, July 12, 1981

Sunday Afternoon in Williamsburg: Giglio Party at the Mulés

Phil and Diana Mulé announce that their fourth annual Giglio Party will be held Sunday afternoon, July 12, 1981, at their home in Williamsburg.

"Sunbather and Giglio" copyright 1998 Larry Racioppo

Friday, June 19, 1981

New York Post Page Six Article on "Inveterate Prankster" Richard Grayson's Committee to Draft Rita Jenrette for Congress in Brooklyn

Today, Friday, June 19, 1981, The New York Post's Page Six has an article on "inveterate prankster Richard Grayson" and his committee to run Rita Jenrette for Congress from Brooklyn.

Sunday, May 3, 1981

Richard Grayson letter in The New York Times Book Review: "Mass Sensibility"

Richard Grayson and his brother Jonathan Grayson have a letter in the New York Times Book Review today (May 3, 1981), "Mass Sensibility":

To the Editor:

In his review of Michael Arlen's "The Camera Age" (April 12), Robert Brustein supposes that the literary sensibility and the mass sensibility never meet in today's world. He poses the question, "How many readers of this review can actually identify the lead actresses in 'Laverne and Shirley,' or the host of 'The Price is Right,' or the central characters in 'Dynasty' -- names that are bywords to millions of fellow Americans?"

In the interest of healing the great American cultural schism, we thought we'd answer Mr. Brustein's questions: (1) Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams; (2) Bob Barker (formerly Bill Cullen); (3) Denver oil tycoon Blake Carrington, his unfaithful wife, homosexual son and nymphomaniac daughter.

These were easy. Can we come back next week and try for more prizes?


Friday, April 10, 1981

Hollywood Sun-Tattler publishes article on Richard Grayson's winning Society of Professional Journalists First Amendment Essay Contest

The Hollywood (Fla.) Sun-Tattler today (Friday, April 10, 1981) has an article on Broward Community College English teacher Richard Grayson winning the First Amendment essay contest sponsored by the Greater Miami Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi. It also reprinted Grayson's winning essay, "Liberals and the First Amendment."

Wednesday, April 1, 1981

Delray Beach News-Journal Reviews Richard Grayson's WITH HITLER IN NEW YORK

Today's Delray Beach News Journal (Wednesday, April 1, 1981) has a review of Richard Grayson's With Hitler in New York:

Book review

By Richard Grayson. Taplinger, 1979.
$7.95, 190 pages.

By Jack Saunders

Hannah Arendt wrote a book called The Banality of Evil. Or she wrote about the concept "the banality of evil" in her book Eichmann in Jerusalem. I don't remember. The phrase has entered the language. Like the phrase "The Ugly American" entered the language – backwards. Facts are banal. Evil is banal. Hitler is alive and living in New York.

With Hitler in New York, by Richard Grayson, is a collection of stories about what people do in this country: watch television, eat junk food, go to art museums, visit nursing homes, go to psychiatrists. With Hitler in New York is a serious book. A funny one too.

When a radio station in New York read over the air the names of men who had been picked up for patronizing prostitutes – the so-called john list – Grayson called the station and turned himself in. He wanted his name read "before I strike again."

These stories strike like lunacy.

If your bookstore doesn't have this book, it's available from the publisher (Taplinger Publishing Company, 132 West 22nd Street, New York, N.Y. 10011) for $7.95.

Grayson, who lives in his parents' spare room in Davie, just outside Ojus, doesn't have any, having given all his complimentary author's copies away.

I read a review that compared Grayson to Steve Martin and Fran Leibowitz. I'd compare him to Franz Kafka. No, I'd compare him to Nathanael West.

Man, this guy can write.

Thursday, February 26, 1981

Hollywood Sun-Tattler covers Richard Grayson's plan to draft Burt Reynolds for U.S. Senate

The Hollywood Sun-Tattler today (Thursday, February 26, 1981) covers Richard Grayson's plan to draft Burt Reynolds for U.S. Senate as a Republican opponent for Sen. Lawton Chiles (Democrat-Florida).

Wednesday, February 4, 1981

Monday, February 2, 1981