Category Archives: Cinema

Bobby Kennedy Remembered

I was just 14 when Robert Kennedy died, so my reverence for him came much later. It began with journalist, Jack Newfield’s 1998 documentary film…Robert F. Kennedy: A Memoir, taken from his book of the same name. It begins with … Continue reading

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Yare, One Neat Word

I was watching The Philadelphia Story (1940) with Katharine Hepburn as Tracy Lord who,  describing a boat she and her ex owned (C.K. Dexter Haven played by Cary Grant) called the True Love says, “My, she was yar.”  I always … Continue reading

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Love Files

It’s nice to know, St. Valentine did exist, and the day isn’t just a Hallmark holiday. And he was a priest no less, associated with courtly love, bringing up a sea of reminiscence. There was the chef who, rather than … Continue reading

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Write What You See

Someone I like very much said, she’s more and more amazed at the wide variety of people I meet and write about. It’s really because I pay attention to what’s around me, and there’s plenty, if you do. Just this morning, … Continue reading

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Notes From The Carlyle – November 2017

 Only at Bemelmans would a man shimmy up to the bar where your demurely seated and say, “Have we met?” It seemed to go with the rest of my disturbing day that pushed me right off the wagon. I haven’t … Continue reading

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My Pal Al Franken

Years ago, when Al Franken was a writer on Saturday Night Live, I played a Robert Palmer Girl with actress Geena Davis, who hosted. Palmer was an urbane, 80s, English singer with a backup band of tall, short-haired brunettes braying … Continue reading

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Diehard Beauty

It’s 35 degrees with a windchill factor of about 10, as I walk to La La Nails to get my toes done, wearing tights and thongs. I may get pneumonia, but boy, will my feet look great. I’ll be on … Continue reading

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See Ya Later Allegator

I’m afraid to turn on the news. Who will be the next, alleged, sexual predator to be outed. Yes, that wasn’t a typo…alleged….innocent till proven guilty.  It’s still America after all.  At least it was, last time I looked. I … Continue reading

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Breakfast Served Anytime

You never know what will turn your head or make your day. There’s a little luncheonette on Lexington Avenue, in the 80s, that’s been there since 1926.    They used it in the beginning of the 1975 film, Three Days … Continue reading

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The Barista and the Paperboy

Love is in bloom, and at 5 a.m. no less. I’ve been watching it unfold for months now, like an exotic plant acclimating to a hotter climate. Charlotte, I’ll call her, is overweight, but so, so pretty, reminding me of … Continue reading

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