Monthly Archives: January 2013

Liz Smith Gives In

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“LOOK, IT works best if you just make me the hero!” said the great Gary Cooper to a screenwriter struggling with his plot. This is from a wonderful book, The Whole Equation: A History of Hollywood by David Thomson. SPEAKING OF heroic figures on film, Jessica Chastain certainly impressed many critics and moviegoers playing the […]

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A Case of Love – Love

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Just so you know, I am wildly in love with tennis… and so what you see above in that fun photo is what I call a little bit of heaven that makes me smile every time I look at it. The setting: the Palm Springs, California airport arrival gate about 16 years ago. And yes, […]

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Liz Smith: I’m So Vain, But I’m Also 90 Years Old

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“BUT please, don’t print that!” people invariably say after they have just told me an incredible story. I am saying to myself today, “Liz, please don’t print the following.” Well, I am going ahead against my better judgment. Yours truly, as Winchell used to say, is going to be 90 years on February 2nd. How […]

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Liz Smith: Last of The Golden Globes Items

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“NO, NO! Don’t take them off! If you do your feet will swell. The blood is going to rush to your feet!” That was actress Hayden Panettiere’s advice to a pained woman in the ladies room at the HBO Golden Globes party. The woman wanted to remove her spike heels “for a bit.” But in […]

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Dear Margo: When Not To Sleuth Around

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Margo Howard’s advice

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Liz Smith: Can Cher Save The Logo Network

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“FEW THINGS are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example,” wrote Mark Twain. It is interesting that the one and only Cher is reportedly closing a deal with the Logo Network to produce — and perhaps to appear — in a series set in the early 1960s. That was the […]

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Dear Margo: Whose Life Is It, Anyway?

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Margo Howard’s advice

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Liz Smith: The Great Holland Taylor

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“EATING!! What a concept!!” said the actress Holland Taylor to me way back when I first met her when we were both young. Since then, the art of eating, dining, food, health and restaurants has become such big business that there are ongoing financial tomes about same, whole sections in newspapers, magazines and on the […]

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Liz Smith: Jodie Foster at Fifty

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“IF YOU had been a public figure since you were a toddler, maybe you’d value privacy above all else, too.” That was Jodie Foster, speaking her instantly famous acceptance speech at Sunday night’s Golden Globes ceremony. More than anything else, Miss Foster said, this remark was a reminder that the actress has been working and […]

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Liz Smith: Back in New York

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“IF women ruled the world and we all got massages, there would be no war!” said the TV writer Carrie Snow. Oh, I don’t know if that’s true or not, but it sounds good. IT seems I returned to New York after a week in post-Christmas Barbados to find that chaos has taken over everywhere […]

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