Monthly Archives: March 2013

Dear Margo: More on the Hatfields and the McCoys

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Liz Smith: Ron Galella’s Magnificent Obsession

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“TO BE left alone is the most precious thing one can ask of the modern world,” said Anthony Burgess. I WANT to tell you today about something few of us mortals can afford. You remember the paparazzo Ron Galella? He became the most famous of his breed during the 1960s and ’70s. Brash and unstoppable, […]

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Dear Margo: Brickbats

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Liz Smith: The Lady in the Tower

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“SHE WAS more accused than convicted,” remarked one of Queen Anne Boleyn’s contemporaries, after Anne’s conviction and execution on charges of adultery, incest and treason during her marriage to King Henry VIII. This from Alison Weir’s history, The Lady In The Tower. Anne Boleyn was not popular. She had caused Henry to abandon the Church […]

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Liz Smith: GLAAD for Anderson Cooper

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“HEELS OR the combat boots? I know the heels are sexier and campy, but I feel better in the boots, and they are more Boy Scout-ish. I’m gonna go with the boots. Although I wonder what they are going to think when a ‘Wizard of Oz’ Munchkin comes out onstage?” That was Madonna last Saturday […]

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Liz Smith: The Entire World Shows Up

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“Charm … if you have it you don’t need to have anything else, and it you don’t have it, it doesn’t much matter what else you have,” said J.M. Barrie. WELL. New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg has plenty of “else” to fall back on — his career, his money, an apparently happy personal life. But […]

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Liz Smith: Queen’s Gambit

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“DIVORCED, BEHEADED, Died. Divorced, Beheaded, Survived.” So goes the old rhyme about the six wives of King Henry VIII. It is the Queen who “survived” — Katherine Parr — who is the subject of Elizabeth Fremantle’s wildly entertaining historical novel, Queen’s Gambit, coming in June from Simon & Schuster. Parr is the least sensational and […]

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Dear Margo: What To Make of a Quick Turnaround

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Liz Smith: Our Liz Knows All

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“When you’ve finally got other people writing about you—honey, don’t cry, don’t wear no black—because then you’ve got it made!” said Truman Capote. I gave an interview recently to Mark Blankenship of TDF STAGES: A THEATRE MAGAZINE and the following is what happened and what Mr. B wrote: The gossip queen is a unique expert […]

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Dear Margo: Hanky Panky, Esq.

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