All posts by Rex Weiner

Journalist, Screenwriter, Playwright, Author - Rex Weiner’s career began with the underground press of the 1960s. He is one of the founding editors of High Times Magazine. His articles have been published in Vanity Fair, the Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine, The New Yorker, New York Observer, LA Weekly, The Paris Review, along with European magazines such as L’Officiel in France, GQ Italia and Rolling Stone Italia. He served as editor of Swank, "The Magazine For Men." An alumnus of the Padua Hills Playwrights group, Weiner directed his play, Be Bop A Lula, about doomed early rockers Gene Vincent and Eddie Cochran, at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2009. He was one of the first writers hired to launch the TV series, Miami Vice, and wrote and was Associate Producer of Forgotten Prisoners, The Amnesty Files, one of TNT’s first made-for feature movies. His original stories about a detective working in the music industry, first published in the New York Rocker and LA Weekly, became the controversial Andrew Dice Clay starter, The Adventures of Ford Fairlane, directed by Renny Harlin for 20th Century Fox. Those stories have been published recently by Rare Bird Books. A native of Brooklyn, New York, Rex Weiner has lived in Los Angeles since 1981 and in the town of Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, Mexico, where he is Executive Director and co-founder of the Todos Santos Writers Workshop. He has served on the board of trustees of Beyond Baroque, the literary center in Venice, California. Website:

the original adventures of Ford Fairlane

His face looked familiar but I thought he was dead: getting reacquainted with the fictional private eye I left behind

Almost forty years ago, Rex Weiner first created Ford Fairlane. Now, years after the Hollywood treatment, author and protagonist return to the scene of the crime.

/ September 5, 2018