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December 1, 1990 | RICK DU BROW
In the world of broadcasting, the death of CBS Chairman William Paley five weeks ago was the equivalent of the passing of the last emperor. By extraordinary coincidence, on the very day he died, Oct. 26, a remarkable and unsparing biography of Paley illustrating just how imperial he was--Sally Bedell Smith's "In All His Glory"--had begun appearing in stores in New York.
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May 23, 2004 | Gary Indiana, Gary Indiana is the author of several novels, including "Do Everything in the Dark."
If there is little earth-rattlingly new to say about Jack and Jackie Kennedy, their private lives, their restive travels together and separately, the international aristocrats, butchering dictators, arms dealers, piratical shipping magnates, aging debutantes, desiccated diplomats, dress designers, fashionable hairdressers and antiques experts they cultivated along with the obligatory politicians, reporters and other useful and often loathed Washington insiders, Sally Bedell Smith at least says
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November 11, 1990 | Robert Sherrill, Sherrill is corporation correspondent for the Nation magazine. and
Apparently a kindly deity has put certain rich people on this earth to give us lesser mortals the pleasure of detesting them. "In All His Glory" persuades me that William S. Paley is in that group. One may easily admire him for the willpower, craftiness and luck that enabled him to dominate the Columbia Broadcasting System for more than half a century. And socially, when everything was going his way, he could be very charming. But otherwise, phew!
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December 1, 1990 | RICK DU BROW
In the world of broadcasting, the death of CBS Chairman William Paley five weeks ago was the equivalent of the passing of the last emperor. By extraordinary coincidence, on the very day he died, Oct. 26, a remarkable and unsparing biography of Paley illustrating just how imperial he was--Sally Bedell Smith's "In All His Glory"--had begun appearing in stores in New York.
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May 23, 2004 | Gary Indiana, Gary Indiana is the author of several novels, including "Do Everything in the Dark."
If there is little earth-rattlingly new to say about Jack and Jackie Kennedy, their private lives, their restive travels together and separately, the international aristocrats, butchering dictators, arms dealers, piratical shipping magnates, aging debutantes, desiccated diplomats, dress designers, fashionable hairdressers and antiques experts they cultivated along with the obligatory politicians, reporters and other useful and often loathed Washington insiders, Sally Bedell Smith at least says
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January 9, 2012
Elizabeth the Queen The Life of a Modern Monarch Sally Bedell Smith Random House: 684 pp., $30
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November 7, 1990 | CLAUDIA PUIG, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Paley Miniseries: Barry Levinson and Mark Johnson, the team that brought movie audiences "Rain Man" and "Avalon," are developing a miniseries for HBO about broadcasting pioneer and CBS founder William S. Paley. "Paley" is set to begin production in 1991. Paley died Oct. 26 at 89. The miniseries will be based on Sally Bedell Smith's biography "In All His Glory."
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January 9, 2012 | Patt Morrison
Elizabeth the Queen The Life of a Modern Monarch Sally Bedell Smith Random House: 684 pp., $30 -- Sure, why not. Let's have yet another biography of Elizabeth II, this one as she's about to mark 60 years on the throne. So what is new to justify Sally Bedell Smith's massive "Elizabeth the Queen"? What is left to uncover, and what should be left uncovered and unknown in the life of this exemplary lady whose predetermined existence of regal obligation is yawningly unenviable, however bejeweled the box it comes in?
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February 9, 1997
Yvonne Brathwaite Burke, L.A. County supervisor: "The Hundred Secret Senses," by Amy Tan (Ballantine). "It's very different from 'The Joy Luck Club.' It's more about the American Chinese experience. Amy Tan is able to capture the very subtle differences in people's thinking, philosophies and value systems. It makes me reflect on the little things that make Americans American. That's always interesting to me."
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November 4, 1996 | PAMELA WARRICK
Winston Churchill, Edward R. Murrow, Prince Aly Khan, Giovanni Agnelli, Stavros Niarchos, Averell Harriman. Famous men certainly, but in the great drama that is the life of Pam, they were little more than supporting players. From pudgy London debutante to Democratic kingmaker--and now U.S. ambassador to France-- Pamela Churchill Harriman for decades shared the spotlight with the important men around her.
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November 11, 1990 | Robert Sherrill, Sherrill is corporation correspondent for the Nation magazine. and
Apparently a kindly deity has put certain rich people on this earth to give us lesser mortals the pleasure of detesting them. "In All His Glory" persuades me that William S. Paley is in that group. One may easily admire him for the willpower, craftiness and luck that enabled him to dominate the Columbia Broadcasting System for more than half a century. And socially, when everything was going his way, he could be very charming. But otherwise, phew!
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March 11, 1998 | DIANE SEO AND TANYA LOH
For all aspiring actors and actresses, ambitious future presidents and other would-be members of the truly rich and famous, we hope you weren't too humbled by not being invited to down your share of the bubbly at Time magazine's humongous bash in New York last week. The most notable of notables, the elite of the elite, the A-plus of the A-list, these uber-celebrities gathered to commemorate the magazine's 75th anniversary.
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May 29, 2004 | Ellen Baskin, Special to The Times
In these days of rapidly changing technology and built-in obsolescence, nothing in our culture seems to last long -- except, that is, people's fascination with all things Kennedy.
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