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Remembering (Again) How I Nearly Killed Peter O’Toole

Since Peter O’Toole left the stage this past weekend at the age of eighty-one, there has been a huge outpouring of sadness and remembrance. It has been pointed out in his many obituaries that O’Toole encountered a few down periods

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James Bond Saved My (Sex) Life

I know exactly what made James Bond so popular when I was a kid fifty years ago. Sex. James Bond was not just the world’s most famous secret agent. He was also the first sexual superhero (the only one, come to think

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I (Prematurely) Killed Peter O’Toole

I thought I had killed off Peter O’Toole in 1978, so naturally it came as a surprise to read that he was retiring from acting a couple of weeks short of his eightieth birthday. O’Toole was in Toronto making a

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Close On David As The Screen Fades To Black

David Haslam, the founder of Marquee magazine who died Oct. 8 at the age of 67, always said he didn’t want any kind of memorial. But David played too big a part in too many lives on the Toronto movie

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