A few weeks before The Paris Review’s Spring Revel, the Transom asked Courtney Love if she would be in attendance to watch her grandmother, the novelist Paula Fox, accept the Hadada Award.
No, she would not.
“Paula’s absolute dislike of me is shocking and inexplicable,” Ms. Love told us.
The strained relationship is perhaps not Read More
When the hedge fund giant Phil Falcone got some bad news last week about losing a good bit of business from Goldman Sachs, he came up with a theory that explained it away.
But Reuters is reporting that he may have a more cumbersome problem.
According to its item, a regulatory filing Read More
On Thursday, July 24, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, Barack Obama, was photographed aboard his campaign plane in Tel Aviv, Israel, wearing black pants, a white dress shirt and a sky-blue necktie that hung just below his belt. But perhaps the most notable part of his outfit was what he appeared to have on beneath Read More
Studios almost never admit to being wrong. So Warner Bros.’ decision to release John Huston’s Reflections in a Golden Eye in its original tinted version is not only a major act of restoration, but a major act of humility. (The film is available as part of the new Marlon Brando Collection, which also includes Brando’s Read More
“Using every threat, contract, and influence I could muster”: That’s John Huston in his 1980 autobiography, An Open Book, on how he fought Warner Bros. to release his 1967 adaptation of Carson McCullers’ novella, Reflections in a Golden Eye, in a diffuse amber wash that would give the film a golden tint. Warner agreed to Read More
We were talking about Bette Davis. I told The Smartest Man I Know that I thought the way she habitually flounced into a scene and seized it by the nape of its neck indicated that she was a bit of a ham.
“She wasn’t a ham,” he replied, “she was a hysteric.” The Smartest Man Read More
Unable to obtain a video screener of the documentary Inside Deep Throat, and unwilling to return to my old soft-core and hard-core haunts around Times Square, I resolved a few weeks back not to report on the film at all, though I finally caught it at the Sunshine Theater downtown. Thirty-three years after the fact, Read More
It Seemed Important at the Time: A Romance Memoir, by Gloria Vanderbilt. Simon & Schuster, 161 pages, $22.
Do you wish that you’d found the time to have sex with Frank Sinatra? Is it a source of eternal regret that—in between bouts at the dry cleaner and walking the dog and the gym—you never Read More
I Don’t Wanna Havana
After watching all 80 minutes of the tepid remake Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights , I can tell you that I did not have the time of my life-this I swear-and I owe it all to … well, I guess everyone involved is to blame.
Directed by Guy Ferland and set Read More
Actress Elaine Stritch called from her house on the Upper East Side to tell The Transom about her friend and one-time crush, Marlon Brando, who died of lung failure on July 1. She attended the Dramatic Workshop at the New School with Brando in the 40′s, after she declined an invitation to study under Lee Read More