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The Forgotten: Two by Mankiewicz

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The Late George Apley

"If I am remembered at all, it will be as the swine who rewrote Scott Fitzgerald," said Joseph L. Mankiewicz on numerous occasions, and though he does rate a mention in any Fitzgerald bio for his work revising Fitzgerald's screenplay of Three Comrades, he is also getting a sidebar retrospective, The Essential Iconoclast, at the New York Film Festival. Apart from including his several acknowledged classics, this also shines a light on some of the less celebrated movies in the distinguished Hollywood auteur's body of work.

In particular, The Late George Apley (1947) and Escape (1948) are seldom-screened dramas with suave English leading men, Ronald Colman and Mankiewicz favorite Rex Harrison, both supported by the delightful Peggy Cummins.

The Late George Apley supplements the emotion with a good portion of the wit Mankiewicz was so famous for. I spoke briefly on the telephone to co-star Cummins, best known
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The Forgotten: Joseph L. Mankiewicz's "The Honey Pot" (1967)

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The late career of Joseph L. Mankiewicz—who is getting a sidebar retrospective, The Essential Iconoclast, at the New York Film Festival—is fascinating. While many of his contemporaries floundered as the rules of filmmaking changed, formally and in every other aspect, he found ways, for a while at least, to carry on telling the kind of stories he liked, with the kind of people he liked, in the way he liked. Sleuth (1972) could probably have been made earlier—the amorality and venality of the characters might well have passed the censor, since vice can be said to be punished. The filmmaking is a little less sure-footed than we expect from Mankiewicz, though: he should have been the perfect director for a two-hander full of arch talk in elegant surroundings, but his attempts to keep the visuals lively sometimes seem forced.

There Was a Crooked Man (1970), is more problematic, illustrating
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Bravo star Tabatha Coffey gets brutally honest in new memoir

Tabatha Coffey, who' known for shocking hairstylists and salon owners with her brutal honesty on her hit Bravo show, sits at a table with bottles of water and black markers at close range. The platinum blonde is ready to meet a long line of fans, pose for pictures and sign copies of her new book.

But if you think this is just another regular book signing, think again.

It's early Sunday morning, and Coffey is at The Honey Pot, a smoke-filled gay nightclub in Tampa, where half naked drag queens are lip-syncing to the pounding music of Rihanna, Donna Summers and Cher.

And Coffey feels like she's right back at home.
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Bravo star Tabatha Coffey gets brutally honest in new memoir

Tabatha Coffey, who' known for shocking hairstylists and salon owners with her brutal honesty on her hit Bravo show, sits at a table with bottles of water and black markers at close range. The platinum blonde is ready to meet a long line of fans, pose for pictures and sign copies of her new book.

But if you think this is just another regular book signing, think again.

It's early Sunday morning, and Coffey is at The Honey Pot, a smoke-filled gay nightclub in Tampa, where half naked drag queens are lip-syncing to the pounding music of Rihanna, Donna Summers and Cher.

And Coffey feels like she's right back at home.
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Review: 'Archer' - 'The Honey Pot'

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Review: 'Archer' - 'The Honey Pot'
(S01E05) Y'know the way you've been frantically scribbling in your diary for the past few years about how badly you want to see Thomas Lennon and Ron Perlman voice animated characters together? Yeah. I bet you thought you would keep writing forever. But 'Archer' sensed the secret wish in your tear-stained pages and made it a reality.

This episode wasn't quite as rapid-fire funny as some of the previous ones but it was still fantastic. It's clear that the writers are having a lot of fun with the characters, even the ones that pop up for only one mission.

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