May 9, 1921 – March 14, 2014
A native of Chicago, WWII found Julian in line to serve his country in the Armed services in Europe until the war ended. A decision to enter the newly formed stenotype school led to a lifelong career as a “court” reporter. His first job was reporting the Nazi war trials in Nuremberg, Germany. (In 2013 he received recognition in honor from the U.S. Government Attorneys office for that service.) A decision to join a prestigious reporting firm in L.A. led to additional recording of historical trials including the Kefauver investigations, newsworthy events of the world, and finally as “reporter to the stars of Hollywood.” He was an early, active member of L.A. Athletic Club. In Julian’s own words on entering the new era, “As we start the 21st century, I look back with pride and satisfaction at the decisions I made and the paths I’ve followed. I’ve had a good life.”
Julian passed peacefully of natural causes on March 14, 2014. He was a longtime resident of Burbank, California. He is survived by his wife, Carolyne, and his sister, Ruth Gerber. A memorial service will be held in the Old North Church in Hollywood Forest Lawn on Saturday, March 29, at 12 noon. All friends are welcome. He was a devoted member of The Autry Museum of Western Heritage, The Huntington Library, and The Los Angeles Zoo. In lieu of flowers, donations to L.A. Zoo, 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027, “c/o Glaza, Nancy Simerly” are suggested.