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  • 09/23/2003
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Amelia Earhart was good…

My heroines are Beryl Markham, Gertrude Bell, “Lipstick” LaVarre (I highly recommend ‘Gold, Diamonds, and Orchids’ by William LaVarre, If you can find it), Lauren Bacall, and Catherine the Great…resilient, brave women who went out and did what they wanted to do. As far as well behaved women…I think anyone, male or female, can make history if they take life’s lemons and make lemonade in the face of all opposition. If they can do it and stay well behaved while maintaining their personal integrity…well, extra points for style.

In the interests of equality of the sexes (wink to FM), my male heroes are Prince Rupert of the Rhine (the last heir to the throne of Bohemia), Emiliano Zapata, and anybody played by Humphrey Bogart. Not to mention lots of people I’ve known personally.

Has anybody seen “Pancho Villa”? I want to go see it, but it’s one of those movies I think could be great or could be awful. I think it’s out…

Nerd on the Fireline

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