August 2, 2013 |
Joan Collins, the 80-year-old "Dynasty" star, reportedly asked to be removed from Shirley Jones' tell-all autobiography in a scene involving the offer of an orgy. Jones recently published "Shirley Jones: A Memoir. " In the book, the "Partridge Family" actress and Oscar-winner depicts a scene in which the young actresses and their then-husbands, Jack Cassidy and Anthony Newley, had dinner at Collins and Newley's Beverly Hills home in the late '60s. In the book, Jones writes that Collins, "who was wearing a low-cut something or other, seemed like an interesting woman.
June 24, 2010
I Know Where I'm Going Katharine Hepburn, A Personal Biography Charlotte Chandler Simon & Schuster: 350 pp., $26
February 6, 2012
The Science of Yoga The Risks and the Rewards William J. Broad Simon & Schuster: 335 pp., $26
December 4, 2009
The Last Empress Madame Chiang Kai-shek and the Birth of Modern China Hannah Pakula Simon & Schuster: 792 pp., $35
October 6, 2010
The Conservative Assault on the Constitution Erwin Chemerinsky Simon & Schuster: 326 pp., $27
June 10, 2010
Della A Memoir of My Daughter Chuck Barris Simon & Schuster: 206 pp., $25
April 25, 1989
Stephen P. Taylor has been named senior vice president-finance at Paramount Pictures Corp., Los Angeles. Taylor succeeds Andrew C. Evans, who is joining Simon & Schuster, also a Gulf & Western company. Taylor previously was vice president and corporate controller for Paramount.
October 8, 2010
In His Own Write and A Spaniard in the Works John Lennon, with introductions by Yoko Ono and Paul McCartney Simon & Schuster: 96 pp., $15
June 20, 2013 |
Literary tourists traveling to New York have long been drawn to the Algonquin Hotel , the site of the famed Algonquin Roundtable. Full disclosure: "Literary tourists" include me -- I've been there more than once to have a martini in its lounge. The Algonquin was where a group of writers, wits and key literary figures met starting in 1919 to eat, argue and, of course, drink. Dorothy Parker, the petite poet with an acid pen and a hollow leg, was one of its stalwarts. So was Robert Benchley, one of his generation's most popular humorists; Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edna Ferber; writer, editor and producer George S. Kaufman, winner of two Pulitzers; New York Times drama critic Alexander Woollcott; and Harold Ross, who, midway through the Roundtable's eight-year run, founded the New Yorker magazine.