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As you know, I’ve been in Palm Springs. Which I have a kind of atavistic love for… The architecture and the terrain: The coupling of cacti and swimming pools… What I forgot about the desert was the wind. The wind that kicks up out of nowhere, throwing palm fronds to the ground, and dust high into the air…and sends the likes of me racing inside. The Mister said I haven’t moved that fast since last I sighted a chocolate croissant.
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It is impossible to overestimate the importance of the cinema to my generation. I went at least twice a week (on Saturdays all seats were a shilling for the noon performance at the local fleapit) often taking my brother John, and soaked in celluloid emotions from the c’est-la-vie melancholy of French films to the happy-ever-after optimism of Hollywood. I would sit rapt while Gary Cooper and Jean Arthur, Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert, Fred and Ginger, the men all romantic […]
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