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94.5

“Mailer’s Side.” Letter to the editor. Arkansas Times, 7 July, 6. Mailer corrects comments by Crescent Dragonwagon, daughter of Maurice Zolotow, concerning “a host of accusations against my book, Marilyn [73.30], speaking of libel, invasion of privacy and plagiarism.” These accusations were later withdrawn by Zolotow after the publishers of Marilyn paid him $22,500 for permission to quote from his biography of Marilyn Monroe, instead of the “pittance” (according to Mailer) he had been previously paid. Mailer puts Dragonwagon on notice about “disseminating a canard against my literary reputation.”