Month: July 2015

July 22, 2015 /

  Subtly subversive in his fiction — less so in his left-wing political writing — he consistently upended expectations with a cocktail of fiction and fact, remixed in book after book; with clever and substantive manipulations of popular genres like the Western and the detective story; and with his myriad…

July 21, 2015 /
July 20, 2015 /

“Billy Dear, please dress me forever. I love you, Marilyn.” Note from Marilyn Monroe to costume designer, William Travilla: On “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”: .

July 19, 2015 /

Live all you can—it’s a mistake not to. It doesn’t so much matter what you do in particular, so long as you have your life. If you haven’t had that, what have you had? Deep experience is never peaceful. Henry James …so I educated myself. I just got on with…

July 19, 2015 /
July 18, 2015 /

“…and there I suddenly found my articulate self in a dazzling land of smiling, jostling people wearing and not wearing all sorts of costumes and doing all sorts of clever things. And that’s when I knew! What other life could there be but that of an actor?” Cary Grant “I…

July 18, 2015 /

    I felt that some sort of scene was necessary in order to celebrate my first entrance into America, so I said “Little lamb, who made thee?” to a customs official. A fracas ensued far exceeding my wildest dreams, during which he delved down—with malice aforethought—to the bottom of…

July 18, 2015 /