The Outtakes items by Peter H. Brown and James Pinkston on Oct. 25 and the subsequent letter from Patrick Curtis about my forthcoming biography of Linda Evans (St. Martin's Press) have just reached me.
I am somewhat disturbed by Curtis' allegation that I did little original research for this project. In fact, I interviewed dozens of people who know and have worked with Evans.
For several weeks, I was negotiating with her business manager to interview Evans herself, although she ultimately decided--as is her privilege--not to cooperate.
Also, Curtis will know that I endeavored to speak to him via his British literary agent, and several messages were left on his answer machine.