I worked at Cosmo in the 90s, once Ms. Gurley Brown had left the magazine but still worked in the building as the editor of the international editions. At one point, I took over her old office, which had pink walls, chintz accents, and wall-to-wall leopard carpeting. I always loved when she’d get on the elevator with me — she was, unsurprisingly, a character. We called her (not to her face) “Good ol’ HGB.”
One of my first celebrity crushes as a little girl was Dustin Hoffman in The Graduate. Now I’m a grownup lady filmmaker and that movie influences every narrative project that I do. RIP Mr. Nichols.
I almost hate to be one of those people … but it almost seems as if we are in cultural decline the last few decades. (As a society, I mean — there are always individuals who still make good films.) I think there used to be more heart.
Totally reversible though, I hope.
Who to play HGB in the movie? Alicia Witt? Judy Greer? It needs someone who conveys intelligence. Most likely, they will pick a big name who is all wrong.
Really great links today.
RIP Mike Nichols. I loved Working Girl in 1988 (still do, I get sucked into watching it if I catch it on tv). I’ve seen a number of his movies but I regret not seeing his work in the theater.
That Lilly Yokoi puts me to shame, I fell off my bike about a month ago (misjudged a curb).
God bless Jane Birkin for *wearing pantyhose* and not apologizing for it!