Filosa, Gary Fairmont Randolph, II

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FILOSA, Gary Fairmont Randolph, II

FILOSA, Gary Fairmont Randolph, II. (Fairmont Randolph de Viana, II). American, b. 1931. Genres: Novels, Plays/Screenplays, Education, History, Sports/Fitness. Career: Rutland Herald, sports reporter, 1950-54; Robertson, Buckley and Gotsch Inc., Chicago, account executive and ed. of house publication, 1953-54; Fuller, Smith and Ross, NYC, account executive and copywriter, 1954-55; Apparel Arts mag. (now, Gentlemen's Quarterly), Esquire Inc., NYC, ed., 1955-56; Filosa Publications, NYC, president and chairman of the board, 1956-61; Teenage, Teenlife, Talent, Campus Personalities, Stardust, Mystery Digest, Rock and Roll Roundup, and Rustic Rhythm mags., NYC, CEO and publisher, 1956-67; Monclaire School, president, 1958-60; executive assistant to Benjamin A. Javits, 1961-62; Postgraduate Center for Mental Health, NYC, dean of administration, 1962-64; World Academy, San Francisco, vp of academic affairs, 1967-68; San Miguel School, assistant headmaster and instructor in Latin, 1968-69; Art College, San Francisco, associate professor of philosophy, 1969-70; International Institute, vp for academic affairs, 1970-83, dean of faculty, 1968-73; Universite Universelle, president, 1970-; International Community College, Los Angeles, vp of academic affairs and dean of summer school, 1970-72; Filosa Films International, director, 1964-67, CEO, 1984-;Filosa Newsletter, editor and publisher, 1986-2001; Conversations with America, weekly syndicated newspaper column, 1999-. Publications: Let Me Call Ethel (drama), 1955; (with E. Javits) SOS: New York, 1961; (lyricist) Feather Light (musical), 1966; No Public Funds for Nonpublic Schools, 1968; Creative Function of the College President, 1969; Corby Price (novel), 1971; Duke Paoa Kahanamoku (screenplay), 1973; The Surfers Almanac, 1976; Surfing USA (screenplay), 1977; United States of North America, 1981; Alan and Alana (screenplay), 1991; A Plague on Paradise: A History of Hawaii, 1994; God's Own Prince, 1995; Holy Hawaii, 1996; All American Beach Party (TV series), 1997; Surfing: Sport of Gods, 2000. Author of television pilots. Address: PO Box 2893, Palm Beach, FL 33480, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]