Blog Archives

I Tripped Lauren Bacall

This is how I came to trip a Hollywood legend. First of all, let’s set the scene: It is opening night at Detroit’s grand old Fisher Theatre. A new musical based on the classic 1950 Bette Davis movie, All About

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Uncategorized

Misfits and Inglorious Bastards

I went back to my past a few weeks ago–and discovered they were tearing It down. The past had been safely housed for over forty years inside the old gray stone monolith that was the Windsor Star on the corner of

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Uncategorized

That Afternoon With Henry Fonda

In a fit of nostalgia yesterday I pulled John Ford’s 1946 western, My Darling Clementine, off my DVD shelf and watched it on our new fifty-five-inch Sony television screen. Magical: it brings old movies to life again with a sharpness and clarity that

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Uncategorized

The Last Time I Saw Jimmy Hoffa…

The last time I saw Jimmy Hoffa he was okay. It was late in the morning, and I left him standing with William F. Buckley Jr. on the floor of a Detroit television studio. What happened after that, I can’t say. We

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Uncategorized

The Chicago Story

I met her in Detroit a long time ago at a party for author Harold Robbins. Michelle—although she called herself Mickie then—was one of the models hired for the occasion to promote Robbins as the real life incarnation of the irresistible stud he

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in Uncategorized

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 374 other followers