Sunday, December 02, 2012

Marlene Dietrich said hello: How to write an obit

From The New York Times' obituary for Gray Foy, the artist, tastemaker, bon vivant, salonnier, partygoer, party-giver, genteel accumulator and perennial fixture of New York cultural life:

For decades, Mr. Foy was a quiet if supremely capable avatar of the city’s gracious, aesthetically minded, boldface-named social milieu, a latter-day Gilded Age that flourished in New York in the years before the Stonewall uprising and for some time after, of which Truman Capote was perhaps the best-known embodiment.

1 comment:

  1. Can't blame the Kardashians, evidently they're just continuing a grand tradition of providing royalty for the gapers to fill their own empty lives by proxy.


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