Cindy Adams remembers Olympia Dukakis: A lady I liked

Olympia Dukakis, whom we just lost and whom I knew, as soon as instructed me: “I love to work. Old broads like me must work. It’s what keeps us alive. I can’t be a lady who lunches because I don’t even know any ladies to lunch with. I only know old broads who work.”

And about her husband, Lou Zorich, who can be gone however ran the Whole Theater Company in Montclair, NJ, together with her: “He’s at the dentist getting a new bridge put in. Mercury is supposed to be in retrograde so, who knows, maybe that’s when teeth fall apart.” 

Series spotlights intercourse tape

“Pam & Tommy,” the story behind the discharge of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee’s Class-A intercourse tape, is quickly upon us. A restricted collection. Maybe as a result of even for them it was a restricted collection of positions. Names concerned are Lily James, Sebastian Stan, Andrew Dice Clay, Seth Rogen performs the person who stole the tape, Nick Offerman has the function of a porn distributor, Taylor Schilling performs a porn star married to Rogen’s character.

Director Craig Gillespie of “I, Tonya,” which gained Allison Janney an Oscar, is behind these behinds who’re Doing It.

May Hollywood proceed its march to greatness.

Roman à clef

Forget bad boy Leroy Brown. In ’77, the unhealthy boy was Roman Polanski, who bounced PDQ out of the USA earlier than a choose may sentence him. Not making headlines anymore however nonetheless cranking out motion pictures, he’s as much as direct “The Palace.” Whatever the factor is, its setting is New Year’s Eve 1999, it takes place at a high-class Swiss resort they usually’re considering Badrutt’s Palace or the Gstaad Palace and for positive avoiding any scenes in a jail cell. Rome burns. Roman doesn’t.

Pay consideration

Due to the CV plague, many legal professionals are working from house. Now 25 % of the New York Bar reside or apply outdoors the state. Per our judiciary’s Section 470, attorneys practising right here whereas residing elsewhere should keep a bodily legislation workplace on this state. Local mouthpieces fought this. Today the legislature will repeal it. Good for them — not good for landlords, who’ve been leasing these guys house in our city’s buildings.

What I hear

Steve Kornacki squeezing out NBC information juice standing on fortieth and Second’s nook. His behind’s in darkish khaki pants, his mouth’s speaking politics, his ears function listening to pods, the ft’s in sneaks … Michael B. Jordan’s creating a movie of the novel “You Made a Fool of Death With Your Beauty” a couple of Nigerian artist in Brooklyn who loses her husband, copes with grief, tries to show her life round.

Desperate occasions

Crawling again up after the worst of our pandemic, dying toll, hardships, unemployment, quarantining and miserable yr introduced me again to 1930. That was proper after devastation, the ’29 inventory market crash — 1,300 banks failed, 1 million folks unemployed — but our nation survived.

Average yearly revenue then: $1,973. Rent: $15 per 30 days. Gasoline: 10 cents a gallon. Bread: 9 cents. Hamburger: 13 cents per pound. Car: $745.That depressed yr introduced us the Zeppelin, the invention of Pluto, the fashionable jet engine, sticky tape, frozen meals, Twinkies, sliced Wonder bread, our first “Betty Boop,” first Mickey Mouse strip, the movie “All Quiet on the Western Front,” completion of the Chrysler Building, and the same old panicked politicians turning to guard additional job loss by blocking commerce from competitors overseas. Life expectancy: 59 years. Hoover was president. Anybody keep in mind Charles Curtis? He was VP whom no person remembers. Nice lesson to Kamala, who — apart from getting her husband a ceremonial place within the administration — is just too harried and pressed to examine on the border disaster.


Manhattan. Busiest place on this planet. Where one thing is at all times taking place. And currently, most of it’s going unsolved.

Said, for positive, solely in New York, children, solely in New York.

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