Category: Literature

January 7, 2013 /

My grandmother told me a story long ago of taking the train to New York City to see Katherine Cornell and Basil Rathbone in “Romeo and Juliet”: The first time he played Romeo, Rathbone was twenty-one – which I think would have been around 1913. In 1934 Basil would have…

January 5, 2013 /

The young Truman Capote of “Other Voices”. Beaton worried that success had changed Truman, and he wrote in his diary that “he looks like a tycoon, thickset, well-dressed, no longer the little gnome of Other Voices…. I secretly feel T. is in a bad state and may not last long.” …

January 4, 2013 /

Early concept meeting on “Life of Pi” – salary demands of Leo the Lion were not met. The role was re-cast.

January 1, 2013 /

That was some party! Who are these guys?

December 28, 2012 /

I know one day I will own a Kindle – but, for now let me enjoy the gravity and enchantment of a book.

December 25, 2012 /

No worries, no responsibilities, no deadlines, no appointments, no meetings, no agenda, no obligations, and I think I can handle it for just about a week… Christmas week. How about you? Wishing you a New Year of civility, accomplishment, profound good humor, and love.

December 24, 2012 /

Top dog and I are venturing out for a spell. At Midnight on Christmas Eve look for Santa and his reindeer flying above Wilshire Blvd. In the morning I’ll be cooking for twenty-one. Oh my! I wish you all a joyous-warm-wonderful holiday, Vickie

November 29, 2012 /
November 25, 2012 /

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