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James Colt Harrison
La Jolla, California



James Colt Harrison is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, with a BA in Architecture. He is a co-founder and former President of the San Diego Film Critics Society. James began his love for comedy and the arts as a cartoonist for the campus humor magazine, The Pelican. He served in the military service in the Navy, and began his freelance writing career writing for Stars and Stripes, All Hands, and Seabee Pacific Newspaper in Okinawa.

Ending up in La Jolla California, James became an architect at the VA Hospital in La Jolla and started a freelance career as a film, book, theatre and music critic. He has published thousands of reviews and articles about films, stars, and early Hollywood in magazines such as BUZZ, Bottomline, No Cover, Alpine Sun, Escape, The Californian, ArtsNFashion and Hillcrest News.

In 1995 James started and served as publisher for the Uptown Marquee magazine, a 50-page monthly distributed to 22 communities in San Diego County and centered on entertainment. In 1998 he was hired as Managing Editor of the entertainment magazine Preview distributed in Loews Theaters. He served as the film critic for the La Jolla Village News for 15 years. He regularly contributes reviews and interviews to several websites, including, Movie Maven, and Showbizjunkies. He is a frequent guest and co-host of Betty Jo Tucker's Blog Talk Radio show, Movie Addict Headquarters, talking about movies, classic films and helping to interview stars on the air.

He was invited to be a guest panelist for Turner Classic Movie’s host Robert Osborne’s own Classic Film Festival for two years at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia.

From his first interview with Marilyn Monroe on the set of Some Like It Hot in San Diego, James has interviewed hundreds of A-list Hollywood talent and filmmakers. He has also written the complete history of the early studios.

Other reviews and the Golden Years of Hollywood can be found on James Colt Harrison’s Hollywood on Facebook.

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