October 31, 2012


Thanks for all the messages inquiring if I'm ok in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. I'm fine. No power or hot water but a friend took me in to charge up my gadgets. Luckily I own a battery-operated alarm clock to wake my ass up for an earl
y flight tomorrow--if the airport's open. Before the power went out, I was watching a lot of TV. And I was particularly stunned by Ava Gardner's mug in some period movie that was on TCM. Her beauty is so dramatic that it shines through even when she's wearing very little make-up (Hollywood's interpretation of medieval maquillage) and has her hair pulled back. That is one helluva North Carolina fox!