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Liz Smith

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  • Barbara Walters retired? Uhhh ... I don't think so!

    "I GAVE them hope!" remarked Barbara Walters, accepting the 21st First Amendment Award and speaking of the old days when she used to rise at 4 a.m. on West 57th Street to go work on "The Today Show." She has told this story before -- of how she...
  • Bette Davis and Marilyn Monroe -- were they alike in any way?

    "I'D like to kiss ya, but I just washed my hair!" That's young, luscious Bette Davis flirting with a wildly startled Richard Barthlemess in 1932's "The Cabin in the Cotton." VOCAL TICS. Last weekend I watched two films, one a classic, the other not so...
  • AMC's 'Mad Men' still madly good!

    "THINK PINK! Forget that Dior says black or rust. "Think Pink. Who cares if The New Look has no bust. "Now, I wouldn't presume to tell a woman what a woman oughtta think/But tell her if she's gottta think -- think pink!" Every movie fan worth his...
  • Bette Midler honors Ann Richards, works nonstop for NYC

    "IT'S NOT hard to understand why so many (TV) series are based in the nation's capital. Political terrain is familiar: Washington, like show business, is everybody's business ... most of all everybody hates politicians, so much so that contempt for...
  • Marlon Brando's Tahitian hideaway explored

    "PRIVACY is not something that I'm merely entitled to, it's an absolute prerequisite," said Marlon Brando. Brando's quest for privacy is one that he never quite achieved (few of the very famous do). But Brando did his best, and the star's most...
  • George Clooney may marry, but won't ever settle down

    "Tidiness is learning that something is as good as it's going to get," said Anne Lamott. Well, there is no worry that tidiness is going to take over this particular office, so don't worry. We'll just keep on fooling around, writing opinions and...
  • Dolly Parton's advice to Miley Cyrus

    "I SEE myself as an old ocean, making new waves." That's Dolly Parton in the current issue of Rolling Stone, talking to Rob Tannenbaum about her "500th album." (Neither Dolly nor the author knew exactly how many albums the star has recorded, so they...
  • Gloria Steinem shines, but Matrix Awards drag on, and on...

    "Women! What do they want?" Well, they want everything now and well they should. I went to the Matrix Awards in the packed-to-the-rafters Waldorf Astoria Ballroom on Monday. I always go to this event, mainly because I was given the award back in the...
  • Is redemption possible on 'Game of Thrones'?

    "ONE OF the things I wanted to explore (with my characters) is the whole issue of redemption. When can we be redeemed? Is redemption even possible? I don't have an answer. But when do we forgive people? ... How many good acts make up for a bad act? ......
  • 'What Jackie Taught Us' -- understanding Jackie Kennedy Onassis

    "Chocolate comes from cocoa, which comes out of a tree. Therefore, chocolate counts as salad," as the new saying goes. And for an old saying, we'll use Richard Wilbur's mysterious one. He was Poet Laureate in 1987. He wrote: "We milk the cow of the world,...
  • Kim and Kanye in Vogue -- let's all settle down, OK?

    "MY greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live," says Kanye West. Why get all mad and upset about the furor this week regarding Anna Wintour putting Kim Kardashian and Kanye West on the cover of Vogue? I think Anna...
  • Princess Diana vs. the Queen -- malice in the palace!

    "WOMEN MARRY men hoping they will change. Men marry women hoping they will not. So each is inevitably disappointed," said Albert Einstein. THE GREAT physicist's theory on marital hopes is a nutshell description of the wedlock of Diana Spencer and...