'Exorcist' author William Peter Blatty, 1974
Hideyuki Mihashi ©Stars and StripesTokyo, April, 1974: William Peter Blatty, author of the horror classic "The Exorcist," holds a press conference at Tokyo's Imperial Hotel. "I would not wish to witness an exorcism," he told reporters. Blatty died January 12, 2017 at age 89.
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