Michael Horowitz

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Michael Horowitz (born December 11, 1938) is an American author and archivist in San Francisco.[1]

His father, Sol Horowitz, and paternal grandparents were Jews from Russia. Horowitz's American-born mother, Ethel (née Frankel), and his maternal side of the family were Romanian Jews.[2] Some of his relatives died during the Holocaust. He is the husband of author Cynthia Palmer, and the father of Winona Ryder and Uri Horowitz.[1]

A former close associate of Timothy Leary, he is responsible with his wife for the creation of the world's largest library of drug literature, the Fitz Hugh Ludlow Memorial Library.[3] He currently is the owner of Flashback Books, a mail-order bookselling operation, specializing in rare, scarce and out-of-print books, periodicals and related printed materials on the history, literature and science of psychoactive drugs.

Horowitz and actor Leonardo DiCaprio are planning a biopic about Leary to be written by Craig Lucas.[4]

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  1. ^ a b Goodall, Nigel (1998). Winona Ryder: The Biography. London: Blake Pub. ISBN 1-85782-214-5. 
  2. ^ "Michael Horowitz - Genealogy Family Tree". Geni.com. Retrieved February 24, 2011. 
  3. ^ The Fitz Hugh Ludlow Memorial Library. San Francisco, Calif. [San Francisco: Michael Ludlow, William Dailey, Michael Horowitz, Curators, 1971]
  4. ^ "Entertainment: DiCaprio moves ahead with Leary biopic". RTE.ie. June 30, 2006. 

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