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Liz Smith

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  • Margo Howard's serial monogamy!

    "Don't go back. Go on," advised the great acting teacher Stella Adler. My friend Margo Howard has used this quote as the opening to a half humorous, half serious book titled "Eat, Drink and Remarry: Confessions of a Serial Wife." In this day and age...
  • Jessica Lange to 'channel' Marlene Dietrich?

    "DARLING, the legs aren't so beautiful. It's what I do with them," said the fabled enchantress Marlene Dietrich. SPEAKING OF DIETRICH, her image will be revived again on, of all things, the Gothic TV series -- "American Horror Story." The upcoming...
  • Melissa McCarthy -- after 'Tammy,' time for a change?

    "SPLENDID MISERY." That was Thomas Jefferson's description of the job of the presidency. I would say for some occupants of the White House -- the current inhabitant, for instance -- it might just be "miserable misery." I CAME across the above quote re-...
  • Charlize and Sean, Nona Hendryx, Marlene, Marilyn and new wave classics

    "PASSIONATE LOVE, I take it, rarely lasts long and is very troublesome while it does last. Mutual esteem is much more valuable," said Anthony Trollope. For a man with a name like Trollope, he was certainly a killjoy! USUALLY I let my gifted associate...
  • George Clooney vs. The Daily Mail ... does their apology matter?

    "RIGHT ACTIONS in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past," said theologian Tryon Edwards. OPERATING ON that thought -- avoiding the mistakes that caused an apology -- can we really expect London's Daily Mail to: A. Mend its...
  • Marilyn Monroe remembered

    "Beauty is a witch, against whose charms faith melteth into blood," wrote Shakespeare. SOMETIMES PEOPLE write in "correcting" us with nothing more than their opinion. And then there are people who have a story to tell. Such as Stephen William Stern. He...
  • Jerry Bruckheimer's new book showcases 40 years of filmmaking

    "SHOW BUSINESS is like sex. When it's wonderful, it's wonderful. But when it isn't very good, it's still all right," said British comedian Max Wall. SCENES FROM a book party: Hollywood super-mogul Jerry Bruckheimer appeared at Manhattan's Monkey Bar to...
  • Diane Keaton's charming new book: 'Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty'

    "Awareness is learning to keep yourself company. And then we learn to be more compassionate company, as if you were somebody you are fond of and wish to encourage," said Geneen Roth. ARE you worried about losing your looks, or aging, or dying or the...
  • Jon Boorstin's 'Mabel and Me' revisits early days of movie-making

    "YOU MIGHT say everything that ever happened in pictures, good and bad, happened to Mabel first. She had the first ride, and she paid." That is from the new book "Mabel and Me: A Novel About the Movies" by Jon Boorstin. These two sentences, which appear...
  • Larry Kramer's 'The Normal Heart' bleeds for all of us

    "SPEAK WHEN you're angry and you'll give the best speech you'll ever regret," said Ambrose Bierce. THE GREAT activist/playwright Larry Kramer would beg to disagree. Kramer's most powerful speeches and his seminal stage work -- "The Normal Heart" --...
  • Mitzi Gaynor had it all, and TCM remembers

    "WHY DON'T you wash that platinum outta your hair?" That was Kirk Douglas snarling at the underrated, always spectacular Jan Sterling in Billy Wilder's way-ahead-of-its-time movie "Ace in the Hole." This tells the grim saga of a man trapped in a cave...
  • Hollywood's box office queen is Britain's great dame!

    "I LOVE how I look!" That's Willem Dafoe answering Vanity Fair's Proust Questionnaire query: "What do you dislike most about your appearance?" THERE IS nothing like a dame, and there is nothing like Angelina Jolie, who has now been named an Honorary...