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  Norman Mailer disliked most of Steven Spielberg's movies. He felt they were sentimental, and he had a particular aversion to "E.T." Nevertheless, in 1986 the year he was president of Pen, Norman wanted Spielberg to help raise funds for the writers' group's 64th Annual Congress in Manhattan -- but Norman didn't know Spielberg. At this time, I was living in Hollywood and under Norman's spell. Norman was aware that I had double-dated with Spielberg in the mid-'70s, when I was dating Michael Phillips, a producer of "The Sting." So he asked me »

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