Sidney Sheldon, The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer, and the Lost Art of Dialogue

The name Sidney Sheldon might be more memorable to some for the popcorn-ready murder mysteries that clogged The New York Times Bestseller lists in the 80s and 90s. He is, after all, the sixth best-selling author of all time. But for the first 50 years of his life, Sheldon was a screenwriter. (Which explains his […]

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Goodbye, Elizabeth. Farewell, Hollywood.

“Look for it only in books for it is no more than a dream remembered—a civilization gone with the wind.” With today’s passing of Dame Elizabeth Taylor, I could not quite get those opening credits of David O Selznick’s Gone with the Wind out of my mind. Taylor is not the last star of Hollywood’s […]

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