Category Archives: Movies / TV

Very Seriously Cool

Jacquiline Bisset Steve McQueen. BULLITT Steve had his hands full.

BULLITT 1968

Last night I returned from dinner. AP was in the TV room. His children were asleep. I poked my head into the room to say hello. AP motioned for me to sit down. “BULLITT. It just started.” I needed no further encouragement. No man had been cooler than Steve McQueen in 1968 and I joined […]

Faster Than Hell

Back in 1984 a Paris friend bought a fiendishly fast KZ 1100 cc bike. One evening we were sitting at le Savanne, an African transvestite after-hour bar in Les Halles, Francois dangled the keys in front of my face, “How you like to take the monster for a ride?” I had a Vespa. Its top […]

FINALLY by Peter Nolan Smith

All through the summer I have been jokingly asking couples if they would contemplate a menage-a-trois with me. The response varied from disgust to a laughing rejection. I spared no one my query and no one accepted the challenge. The ludicrous proposition was strictly a joke, but last weekend I attended the rescreening of the […]

THE MAKING OF AJA by Steely Dan

Steely Dan recorded AJA from January to July in 1976. THE MAKING OF AJA is a 1999 film of the studio sessions in LA and New York. The interviews with Walter Becker, Donald Fagen, and the score of studio musicians are priceless insights into one of the best produced LPs of all time. This evening […]