Monthly Archives: May 2012

How I Nearly Destroyed British Royalty–But Saved A Prince From Margaret Trudeau

What with Queen Elizabeth II celebrating her Diamond Jubilee–sixty years on the throne–and the monarchy secure for the moment, I can now tell the story of how I nearly destroyed British Royalty. In 1979 I flew to Victoria, British Columbia, to cover

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El Sid, The Cannes Cannes, and Six Green Beans

Every year about this time I think of El Sid and six green beans. El Sid was my nick-name for Sid Adilman, the legendary Toronto Star entertainment reporter. For years in May, El Sid and I would head for the Cannes

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Fall In Love, Talk To Dead People, Write A Great Novel

All Lionel Goldstein had to do to write a great novel was fall in love for a lifetime and talk to a couple of dead people. The conversation with the dead took place in 1968. The younger brother of his best friend had

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