Best known for her screenplays for Greta Garbo, Salka Viertel was also a godsend for World War II exiles adrift in America.
As Princess Leia, Fisher became a lust object for boys, stealth feminist for girls, and one of the first movie super heroines.
His life would have made one hell of a movie that he could have written himself.
May made kasha of male vanity in ways few others dared.
It’s a book I didn’t know I wanted, one that makes me wish that Mary McCarthy and Nora Ephron were around to write and direct a movie version.
One of my favorite honorary landsmen was John Barrymore in “Counsellor-at-Law.” To hear him spit out the word ganef is inexplicably satisfying.