Monthly Archives: May 2013

Liz Smith: Mick’s Size Victory!

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So opined Mick Jagger on how he agreed to go on tour with The Rolling Stones again, provided Keith Richards would apologize for claiming in his memoir that Jagger had a tiny penis! WENT downtown near Katz’s Deli to a former synagogue which played host to the elite playwrights, producers, directors, actors of the not-for-profit […]

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Liz Smith: Blow That Jazz Trumpet

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“SOME WOMEN choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you it doesn’t love you anymore!” A great quote from Lady Gaga, although she is too young to realize your career can wake up […]

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Liz Smith: Tributes

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“BEARDED IN my den!” That’s your Liz who dared to bring up ideas about clean-shaven versus stubble guys and other in-betweens, including mustaches! SO, NOT on a clear day — as Alan Jay Lerner and Burton Lane wrote — but on a slow day, I will offer you my idea of total glamour. Four of the […]

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Liz Smith: Cleopatra Barges Into Cannes

“I WILL have to ask you to mind what you say. I am Isis. I am worshipped by millions who believe it.” So snapped Elizabeth Taylor to Rex Harrison in “Cleopatra,” a movie that pretended to chronicle the life of Egypt’s ancient queen, but was really “All About Liz.” “CLEOPATRA,” directed in stately style by […]

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Dear Margo: Be Well

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Be Well This will be my last column as Dear Margo. I have been giving advice for 15 years — first as Dear Prudence and then under my own name. I have been writing for newspapers for 45 years. The time feels right to retire from deadline journalism. I plan to write long-form pieces as […]

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Liz Smith: NYC Happenings

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“DO not join encounter groups. If you enjoy being made to feel inadequate, call your mother!” I found this in a quote file attributed to one Liz Smith. I can’t believe I wrote that. Perhaps whoever did, will communicate and take credit. I adored my mother. Here’s what I wrote about her for a recent […]

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Dear Margo: When Things Don’t Look Quite Right

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Margo Howard’s advice

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Liz Smith: Liza Minnelli Silenced

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“JOURNALISTS … know perfectly well that it is almost impossible to consider their activities for any period of time without laughing out loud,” said Alexander Cockburn. LIZA MINNELLI is the latest big star to step forward and support the NOH8 Campaign. This is a photographic protest created in response to the passage of California’s Prop 8, […]

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Liz Smith: Reinventing “The View”

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“THE VIEW is still a daytime ratings-getter, last year averaging 3.3 million viewers a day … “But still that was down from previous years — according to focus groups — that was the fault of Joy(Behar) and Elisabeth (Hasselbeck) who were too politically polarizing …. And so, Jenny McCarthy is among the first of many […]

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Liz Smith: To “Gatsby” or Not to “Gatsby?

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“NOTHING SUCCEEDS like excess,” said Oscar Wilde. Alas, or luckily, Oscar never saw Baz Luhrmann’s latest interpretation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel The Great Gatsby. Mr. Luhrmann has done the impossible — he has rendered “Gatsby” lurid, noisy and without soul. STARRING Leonardo DiCaprio as the mysterious Jay Gatsby, Carey Mulligan as the shallow […]

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