Monthly Archives: February 2013

Angel Face

In 1978 my then husband had a Mercedes-Benz he wanted to sell.  It was a ’75 forest green 450SL in pristine condition and he knew he could get more for it in a private sale than in a trade-in. So … Continue reading

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The Lion in Winter

Author’s Note:  As it is Academy Award night in Tinsel Town, before I honor this post’s guest star, I would like to take a moment to make a speech of my own. This is the six month anniversary of Letter From … Continue reading

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Live From New York

One November years ago I wanted to celebrate my birthday in style. So thanks to friends-of-friends (and a well-placed charity donation) my then husband and I flew to NYC to spend a week at SNL.  This was the era of … Continue reading

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B-Ten

In 1877 a rich, childless real estate developer left a bequest to found a hospital. This hospital was mandated to serve all people regardless of creed, nationality or race. Construction was completed in 1880 and it became one of the oldest … Continue reading

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Kind Sir

Hello Mr. and Mrs. America and all the ships at sea.  Now coming aboard, Mr. William Zwecker- gossip columnist, television commentator, film critic, and gent.  This old-fashioned term doesn’t get used very much any more.  It signifies a certain type … Continue reading

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What’s Love Got To Do With It?

Do you remember where you were at six p.m. on February 26, 1985?  I do.  I was seated in the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles because I was attending the twenty-seventh annual Grammy Awards.  Back then I was fortunate enough … Continue reading

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Who’s the leader of the gang?

This post is dedicated to Rickey Freeman.  Hep cat, good guy, fellow devotee of fifties television, Groucho Marx, Louis Armstrong, Al Hirschfeld.  Because he knows what matters- and why. I saw it myself.  The Sunday New York Times obituary that … Continue reading

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Fifty Shades of Gray

  Author’s Note:  As today is Superbowl Sunday I thought I’d run this post now- to balance out all the testosterone in the air.  Seriously, guys.  I know your minds are on passing and punting and touchdowns and penalties and … Continue reading

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