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Liz Smith

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  • George Clooney DID get married -- who lost their bet?

    "ONE OF the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he could do what he was afraid he couldn't do." -- Henry Ford A LOT of money changed hands this weekend. Many people had to fork over cash, buy dinners, roll their...
  • Was Mae West the greatest star? She certainly thought so!

    "I OWN and operate a ferocious ego," said Bill Moyers. IN MENTIONING Mae West the other day and her famous quote (usually misquoted) from "She Done Him Wrong," it occurred to me that Mae, of all the sex symbols, indeed perhaps of all great female stars,...
  • Walter Anderson's 'Almost Home' is totally great!

    "SOMEONE -- was it Van Gogh? -- said that orange is the color of insanity. Beauty is terror. We want to be devoured by it, to hide ourselves in that fire which refines us." This is from author Donna Tartt. She has her young "incorrigibles" using this...
  • Rosie O'Donnell's dazzling night for her 'Kids'

    "I KNOW what it is to be bad. I've been bad." That line in David Mamet's "Speed-the-Plow," spoken by the female character Karen, has always been difficult to utter, unless you're -- Judi Dench or Meryl Streep. It often evokes titters from an audience....
  • Barbra and Bette -- still going strong after all these years!

    "MOST SUCESSES are unhappy. That is why they are successes. They have to reassure themselves about themselves by achieving something the world will notice," so said the extremely successful Agatha Christie. I HAVE no pipeline into the psyche of Miss...
  • 'Two Night Stand' -- one delicious movie

    "LOOK, I'VE warned him. If he dies, I can't take responsibility!" That was the beautiful "Black Swan" Oscar winner Natalie Portman, after hugging it out with fledgling director Max Nichols, at the party after the screening of his movie, "Two Night Stand....
  • 'No Good Deed' significant because it exists

    "SOCIETY IS unity in diversity." -- George Herbert Mead I WAS really looking for a woman-in-jeopardy quote, but I couldn't find one. Over the weekend I went to see "No Good Deed," the new thriller starring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson. (She is the...
  • The making of 'Gone with the Wind'

    "You ain't seen nothin' yet!" was the famous come-on to the audience used by the great Al Jolson in the 1927 movie "The Jazz Singer." And I, Liz, in 2014, still say this. But now I'm talking about former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. He was...
  • Does the world need a 'Ben-Hur' remake? Nope!

    "IT WAS Jimmy Fallon's choice for the reasons you reasoned. Your story was right on." The above quote -- concerning Barbra Streisand sitting at Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight Show" desk -- comes from somebody inside the Streisand camp. Somebody I trust, who...
  • John Lennon celebrated off-Broadway in 'Through a Glass Onion'

    "LOSS IS nothing but change, and change is nature's delight," said the Roman emperor and renowned Stoic, Marcus Aurelius. ON October 15, at NYC's Union Square Theater "Lennon: Through a Glass Onion" opens. This is an internationally acclaimed event...
  • Barbra conquers Fallon on 'Tonight Show'

    "HE mentioned that, to his mind, America had evolved from an industrial economy to one based on entertainment and technology." Writer-historian David Halberstam to Vanity Fair's Graydon Carter. (Halberstam died in a car accident in 2007.) Looking at...
  • 'Eleanor Rigby' disappears -- and I am confounded

    "THE GREATEST deception men suffer is from their own opinions," said Leonardo da Vinci. I WENT to a confounding movie last week, titled "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby." It stars a number of my favorite actors, including Jessica Chastain, James...