One week from today will mark the one-year anniversary of the death of legendary social scribe Dominick Dunne. The novelist and journalist whose writing often focused on the travails of the priveleged classes and their frequent tanglings with the law, lived in a one-bedroom penthouse apartment at 155 East 49th Street. Early last December, the Read More
Comedienne Joan Rivers was on the phone, remembering something wonderful her friend, Dominick Dunne, who died of bladder cancer on Wednesday, Aug. 26, did for her in the late 1980s.
“My husband [producer Edgar Rosenberg] had just committed suicide and the first time I was going to come out in public was a Vanity Fair Read More
Writer and high-society fixture Dominick Dunne died on Wednesday. Aug. 26 in his home in Manhattan, it was announced by Griffin Dunne, one of his two sons. He was 83 years old.
The news was reported by fellow Park Avenue chronicler David Patrick Columbia and then confirmed on the Website of Vanity Fair, where Mr. Read More
On Wednesday evening, a small and somewhat exhausted crowd gathered at the newly refurbished Oak Room to celebrate a screening of After the Party, Australian filmmakers Kirsty de Garis and Timothy Jolley‘s documentary about the life of the novelist, crime reporter, and Vanity Fair columnist Dominick Dunne. Mr. Dunne, who is currently battling cancer, was Read More
One day after he was profiled in The New York Times ‘Style’ section by Steve Friess, Vanity Fair‘s celebrity crime writer Dominick Dunne has been hospitalized, according to the Associated Press.
AP is reporting that Mr. Dunne, age 82, "has been taken to a Las Vegas hospital after he says he was stricken Read More
In her New York Post column today, Liz Smith points us toward a new Web site. (How’s that for a phrase we never thought we would type?)
Dominick’s Diary is a site devoted to sending good wishes to Vanity Fair‘s special correspondent Dominick Dunne. The site, which Ms. Smith says was co-created by Read More
The New York Social Diary reports today that Michael’s had a good day yesterday. It was “hopping” with the likes of Joe Armstrong, who ate with a freshly-shorn Paula Zahn; Dominick Dunne, who was sitting with Chuck Pfeiffer and Taki Theodoracopulos; West-Coasters Mike Medavoy and Nikki Haskell; and Diana Taylor and Barbara Walters. Deep breath! Read More
One of the most forceful articles I’ve read in some time was written not by a journalist, but a lawyer. Under the title “A Miscarriage of Justice,” The Atlantic Monthly lately published a long piece by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. arguing that his cousin, Michael Skakel, was wrongly convicted of murder last year in the Read More
About halfway through lunch with Griffin Dunne at Da Silvano, Vanity Fair editor in chief Graydon Carter rose from his chair at the adjacent table, where he was sitting with his children, and fixed the actor-director with a stare. “That dog’s illegal, by the way,” Mr. Carter said, referring to the border terrier that had Read More
On Christmas Eve, when many of the bland restaurants cluttering Third Avenue from 75th to 85th streets had closed their barren dining rooms, Calliope was brimming with lockjawed cheer. From the outside, the seven-month-old restaurant on 81st Street and Third Avenue looked as nondescript as its neighbors. But inside, basking in the glow of the Read More