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"The Chrysanthemum Palace", 2006
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[from an essay in 'The Guardian', Sept. 18th 2014] My mother died in May and is buried in a crypt next to the legendary screenwriter Nunnally Johnson
(_The Grapes of Wrath_), just around the corner from Marilyn Monroe
. In my early 30s, Oliver Stone
introduced me to Billy Wilder
. I'll never forget my frisson on learning that the original script of Sunset Blvd.
(1950) began in a morgue, with the ...
Acerbic view of life in Hollywood