Ed Rampell – Entertainment Editor

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Ed RampellEd Rampell is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer. He was named after Edward R. Murrow because of the broadcaster’s exposé of Senator Joe McCarthy. Rampell is a film critic and historian who co-wrote Made in Paradise: Hollywood’s Films of Hawaii and the South Seas and Pearl Harbor in the Movies. He has written for Variety, Television Quarterly, Cineaste, New Times L.A. and other publications and is currently the Entertainment Editor and a writer for L&L Magazine.

Ed Rampell has traveled to more than 100 Pacific Islands, Asia, Europe, Mexico and Africa. His travel writing and photography has appeared in numerous magazines including Islands, Action Asia, Travel Age West, Skin Inc, Porthole, Far East Traveler, Asian Diver, L.A. Times, Toronto Globe & Mail, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, San Jose Mercury News, Pacific Business News, E The Environmental Magazine, L.A. Reader, etc. Rampell is a staff writer for the Los Angeles Journal. He was interviewed in Tahiti for the CBS newsmagazine “48 Hours.” National Public Radio’s “Savvy Traveler” interviewed Rampell about the Marquesas Islands. Rampell acted as a consultant for, and appears as the most used on-camera interviewee in, the 2005 Australian-European co-production “Hula Girls,” which has been seen by millions of viewers on Dutch, German, French, Swiss, Australian, etc., television on the Avro and Arte networks. Rampell’s Polynesian daughter, Marina, is a singer in Australia.

Ed Rampell is a L.A.-based film critic, historian and author. Michael Moore is on the cover of Rampell’s book Progressive Hollywood, A People’s Film History of the United States.

Ed Rampell is an L.A.-based film critic/historian and author named after Edward R. Murrow, in honor of the broadcaster’s exposé of Senator Joe McCarthy. As a film critic and historian Rampell co-wrote Made in Paradise: Hollywood’s Films of Hawaii and the South Seas and Pearl Harbor in the Movies and Progressive Hollywood: A People’s Film History of the United States. He has written for Variety, Television Quarterly, Cineaste, New Times L.A., Islands, Action Asia, Travel Age West, Skin Inc., Porthole, Far East Traveler, Asian Diver, L.A. Times, Toronto Globe & Mail, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, San Jose Mercury News, Pacific Business News, E The Environmental Magazine, L.A. Reader, and is a staff writer for the Los Angeles Journal.

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