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I found Helen fascinating, but I thought she was an idiot sometimes. I never aspired to be the ) Bette Midler was pretty tough on me early on. And she called me up, furious, saying, "I don't want to be in your f—ing column! And they've become New York's most popular philanthropists. The point was, Barry decided I would be a television star. I'd always say to him, "Roger, you're OK, but as a liberal, I disagree with every word out of your mouth. She was a lobbyist by then, representing awful stuff like Mexican beer! So Joe Armstrong and I gave a huge party for her at the Russian Tea Room to push her into New York society. At her memorial, which was televised by CNN, I spoke along with Mrs. In this job, you don't have illusions about people you cover.
She would constantly talk to me about getting married and how I should look for a rich man. " Which was an odd thing to hear from someone just starting a career in show business. She's amazing, but she's a volatile person. Clinton, the mayor of Dallas and the mayor of San Antonio. () You grew close to many other well-known people over the years. Well, it turns out Barbara Walters can do without me, though I still consider her a friend. But when I lost my column and my power, she kind of lost interest in me. I don't mix with a lot of celebrities these days. The truth is, everyone around me is dropping like flies, so I don't have many friends left.
" What kind of life did you imagine for yourself here? I wanted to hang out at El Morocco and the Stork Club. I was living in the Village in a tiny apartment with all sorts of people coming in and out.
But I was stuck in the typing pool with all the other girls instead. Well, back when I was at the University of Texas, I had interviewed Zachary Scott, the actor. At the time, celebrity magazines were promotional rags controlled by the studios. Marlon was dating my friend Elaine Stritch at the time.
Another one I met early on was a girl named Shelley Winters.
The shops were horrified, but they were afraid to ask her to pay. You became a sought-after writer early in your career. At the time, he denied sending them, but one of his assistants, a friend of mine, found a huge mound of invitations in his drawer. I had so much fun doing the show that I kept doing it for 15 years.
Mostly because I could get to people that nobody else could get to. She was always a close friend of Truman Capote's. He hated me for some reason, but he couldn't take me down. Donald Trump was another famous antagonist of yours. She came to me shortly after he dumped her, and she was beside herself. Then Barry Diller came to the idea to do this big national show.
I met lots of interesting people coming up, and they stayed friends with me when they made it big. I met Elizabeth just as her career as a beautiful movie star was tapering off and she had escaped to Europe with Richard Burton because she didn't dare leave him alone. Selfish and tremendously generous at the same time. She was threatened by any woman, but he knew better. You had a legendary aversion to Jackie O.'s sister, Princess Lee Radziwill. But then Capote got embroiled in that ridiculous libel suit with Gore Vidal over his claim that Vidal had been drunkenly kicked out of the White House. () It only disturbed me because my mother was alive, and I was worried he would send an invitation to her. I said, "Look, everybody's had a love affair where they're rejected. He had just become the head of 20th Century Fox and we were old friends.
And my friendship with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton really helped make my career. In the '60s, she became completely distant from what was happening in Hollywood; she made all these crazy European movies and avoided the American press. He liked that I could talk to him about Dylan Thomas and not sound like a total idiot. When I was working at , I did five or six stories on the Burtons. My ticket would always be paid for by Liz, or by 20th Century Fox. Lee is the one who told Capote the story, but when it ended up in court, she threw him to the wolves. But she refused, and Truman lost the lawsuit, which devastated him. But when I called her and said, "Lee, you really must testify for Truman," she said, "Oh, Liz, what do we care; they're just a couple of fags! It takes about two years to get over it — less if you see a psychiatrist." I was touched by Ivana, so I spoke up for her. He was practically killed by people who were offended that he had such a great job and he was gay and he wouldn't admit it. I saw him after David Geffen came out and he said, "Liz, do you think I should come out, too? The funny thing is, Ann was the young, healthy one. She said, "Liz, you only eat from the brown and white food groups.