Tag Archives: Vanessa Redgrave

Iron Ladies, Hollywood-Style

This article originally appeared on Capital New York. It’s still up there, although it’s now part of Politico, and so I have reprinted the piece here, because I fear all of the dead links in my future. In lieu of … Continue reading

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Interview with Rebecca West

In 1981, Rebecca West was interviewed by The Paris Review, and it’s included in the first volume of the Paris Review interviews. She was an old woman by that point, 90 years old, living in London. Cataracts had ruined her … Continue reading

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Movie Poster: Blow-Up

Another classic image, evocative of a whole time and place.

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Magical Thinking

Walked by the Booth on my way to meet the Trinidadian, and took a picture of one of the photos in the marquee.

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The Year of Magical Thinking, by Joan Didion

The New York Times review by Ben Brantley of the production of Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking. Of course I’m going but I just wanted to point out a couple of things in this review that reiterates my … Continue reading

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The Year of Magical Thinking on Broadway

I had heard Didion was turning her tremendously painful and remarkable book about her husband’s death into a one-woman show. An odd thing – hard to imagine – and horrible to know that since the publication of that memoir – … Continue reading

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Sidney Lumet: On Murder on the Orient Express

Movie stars vs. theatre stars. Excerpt from Sidney Lumet’s Making Movies: Sidney Lumet: A charming thing happened at the first reading of Murder on the Orient Express. Five stars of the English theatre were appearing in the West End at … Continue reading

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