The Deer Park: A Play opens at Theatre DeLys in New York on 31 January; it closes 21 May after 127 performances. Mailer underwrites the production and loses money. The cast includes his wife Beverly, ex-wife Adele, Rip Torn and his old friend, actor Mickey Knox. On 24 May, he is inducted into the National […]
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Two untitled excerpts (168 words) from speech at Fifth Avenue Vietnam Peace Parade. In In the Teeth of War: Photographic Documentary of the March 26th, 1966, New York City Demonstration Against the War in Vietnam, edited by Donna Gould and Dave Dellinger, 34, 59; Introduction by Dave Dellinger. Additional excerpts from speeches of Juan Mari […]
Foreword to The Beard, by Michael McClure. N.p.: Coyote; distributed by City Lights Books, San Francisco. Rpt: New York: Grove, 1985. One hundred eighty-two words on the merits of McClure’s play about a meeting in eternity of Jean Harlow and Billy the Kid. The first edition (Berkeley: Oyez, 1965) did not include Mailer’s foreword.
Translation (with Susan Mailer) of “Lament for Ignacio Sánchez Mejías,” by Federico García Lorca. The Poetry Bag 1 (winter 1967-68), 5-10. Rpt: 67.20, where a fragment first appears. The entire poem is read on the recording accompanying 67.20; 72.7, 82.19. See 84.2.
“Some Dirt in the Talk: A Candid History of an Existential Movie Called Wild 90.” Esquire, December, 190-94, 261, 264-69. Essay. Rpt: As “Some Dirt in the Talk” in 72.7, 82.19.
The Bullfight: A Photographic Narrative with Text by Norman Mailer. New York: CBS Legacy Collection Book, distributed by Macmillan, mid- November. Essay, 112 unnumbered pp., $7.95. No dedication. Mailer’s essay, titled “Footnote to ‘Death in the Afternoon,’” a portrait of the Mexican bullfighter Amando Ramirez (El Loco) is 23 pp.; it is accompanied by a […]
“Anything Goes: Taboos in Twilight.” Article by unidentified writer. Newsweek, 13 November, 74-78. Long article on sexual permissiveness in the media, “a Babylonian age.” Mailer has a long quote: “We’re in a time that’s divorced from the past. There’s utterly no tradition anymore. It’s a time when our nervous systems are being remade. There’s an […]
“Following the Bouncing Talk of Norman Mailer.” Article-interview by Phyllis Meras. Providence Journal, 8 October, Sec. W, p. 20. Report of a conversation in a New York bar with Mailer and Edward White of G.P. Putnam’s, publishers of Why Are We in Vietnam? (67.15). Mailer says 67.15 “has its roots in Cannibals and Christians” (66.11), […]
“Why We Are Interviewing Norman Mailer.” By Mike McGrady. Newsday, 7 October, 3, 20, 30. Comment on violence and Vietnam, L.B.J., book reviews and his influence: “You know, I realize that my style of article writing has influenced more people than my fiction style. When I started doing articles, I didn’t see why I couldn’t […]
“The Crazy One.” Playboy, October, 91-92, 112, 211- 14. Portrait of the Mexican bullfighter, Amado Ramirez, a.k.a. El Loco. Rpt: As “Footnote to ‘Death in the Afternoon’” in 67.20; “Homage to El Loco” in 72.7 and 82.19. It is likely that 67.20, while published later than 67.17, was written earlier. These two versions are not […]