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Liz Smith

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  • 'Hippie' fashion -- fun, fabulous and i miss it! The latest on Holland Taylor ... Mike Nichols and Diane Sawyer: two champs triumph!

    "So-called fashion rises from the black neighborhoods, is taken up by flamboyant gays and then processed by Madison Avenue!" So went the handed-down wisdom which tried to explain the rise of "Hippie Chic" in the late '60s and '70s when so-called creative...
  • Diana's last, lost love -- he could not heal her broken heart

    Diana's last, lost love -- he could not heal her broken heart
    "TO BE loved to madness -- such was her great desire. Love was to her the one cordial which could drive away the eating loneliness of her days. And she seemed to long for the abstraction called passionate love more than for any particular lover." So wrote...
  • 'Breaking Bad' begins to go out with a brilliant bang!

    "COKE, the pause that refreshes!" That was the famous advertising line for Coca-Cola back in the day. Let me paraphrase that: "'Breaking Bad,' the show that never disappoints!" (I think this is appropriate; both Coca-Cola and "Breaking Bad" are American...
  • When Liz and Jackie met ... when Sly and Bruce parted ... when Justin Bieber lost his shirt

    "So, what is Elizabeth Taylor really like?" Back in 1974 when the late Andy Warhol returned from visiting our friend Miss Taylor in Rome, he ran into Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and these were her first words. We received a note from one of our readers...
  • Remembering my great friend and a magnificent theater treasure -- Shirley Herz

    "Broadway will dim its lights tonight in honor of the legendary theater press agent, Shirley Herz who died last Sunday after a fatal stroke." So read the headline. No one would be more amazed by this than my long-time friend Shirley, who was truly modest...
  • Oprah owns 'The Butler'

    "I'M AN actress, it's my passion," said Sophia Loren AFTER ATTENDING a screening of "The Butler" the other night, I can only mourn the fact that media empress Oprah Winfrey didn't make acting her passion. Yes, she began in Oscar-nominated glory in "The...
  • A hot new book arrives -- 'Woman On Top'

    "WHAT happens when you love everything about a man except for who he is?" asks my longtime friend Kim, from L.A. She is busy promoting authors ad books. I long ago learned not to distrust Kim's judgment. She is the one who talked me into interviewing...
  • Conspiracy blonds in August!

    "THE MAIN thing I have learned about conspiracy theories is that conspiracy theorists believe because it is more comforting. The truth is that the world is actually chaotic. The truth is far more frightening. Nobody is in control. The world is rudderless,...
  • Lana and Kim -- Turner Classic Movies goes blond for the summer!

    "NO MATTER my reputation, D'Artagnan, I don't take love lightly." That was Lana Turner wooing -- for evil purposes, natch -- Gene Kelly in the lush Technicolor 1948 version of "The Three Musketeers." (Even in 1948, pre-Johnny Stompanato, this line drew...
  • Fassbender and Cotillard as Shakespeare's most dysfunctional -- and lethal -- couple

    "SHAKESPEARE is a drunken savage with some imagination whose plays please only in London and Canada." -- Voltaire. Well, nobody's perfect. MOVIES I can't wait for! I do mean the latest screen adaptation of Shakespeare's tale of betrayal and obsession,...
  • Ann-Margret to be honored by Broadway greats

    "AND, NOT to be immodest, Joseph, but I am not without mes charmes." That was Ann-Margret as -- I kid you not -- Lady Booby, in the delectable, little-known 1977 movie about Restoration England, titled "Joseph Andrews." Peter Firth played Lady Booby's...
  • Will 'Bell, Book and Candle' cast a big-screen spell again?

    "THE BEST part about being over 40 is that we did most of our stupid stuff before the Internet!" offers ace reporter Nancy Collins. THE OTHER day, after we wrote about Kim Novak's upcoming tribute on Turner Classic Movies, film producer Jay Weston...