“Mailer on Marriage and Women.” Interview by Buzz Farbar. Viva, October, 74-76, 144, 146, 148, 150, 152. Mailer’s lengthiest interview on women, sex and marriage, with comment on his review of Last Tango in Paris (73.12) and 73.30. Mailer comments on this interview in 75.1. Rpt: As “Marriage” in 82.16 (partial). See 81.23, 90.3.
“Mailer and the Siege of Chicago.” Article-interview by Clifford Terry. Chicago Tribune Magazine, 30 September, 32, 34, 37, 39-41, 42. One of the best reports of Mailer-on-the-book-tour, including Mailer’s interaction with Irv Kupcinet, Bob Cromie, Lee Phillip and other Chicago journalists. Focus is on 73.30. See 73.42.
“Mailer Says His Perception of Marilyn Important.” Article-interview by Roger Ebert. Mobile, Alabama Press-Register, 23 September. Rpt: From Chicago Sun-Times. See other 1973 entries.
“Marilyn, Mailer’s Marilyn.” Article-interview by Jim Wood. California Living (San Francisco Chronicle), 9 September, 22-24. Report on Mailer’s visit to San Francisco on the occasion of the publication of 73.30.
“The Masquerader in a Male Chauvinist Wig.” Article-interview by Joyce Haber. Los Angeles Times Calendar, 2 September, 11, 59. Essentially a long review of Marilyn (73.30), this piece includes a few quotes from Mailer, including his comment that the first draft was 105,000 words in length.
“Mailer Enjoys a Day in the Sun at MacDowell Colony.” Article by unidentified writer. New York Times, 20 August, 20. Report on the 18 August awarding of the MacDowell Medal “in recognition of the tremendous body and wide variety of work he has published to date.” Mailer “delivered an acceptance speech that obviously captivated” the audience, including comments about an idea for a novel about Watergate, his 50th birthday party, and the individual who presented the medal, John Leonard. Rpt: Mailer’s speech appears, in part, in 74.7, the preface to 76.5 and the foreword to 98.7.
“Married to Marilyn.” New York Review of Books, 9 August, 11-14. Biography. Rpt: Appearing at about the same time as the biography, this excerpt, with a number of small changes appears as part of “Marilyn,” chapter 5 of 73.30.
“Marilyn Monroe’s Sudden Death.” Village Voice, 9 August, 4, 60. Consists of Mailer’s press release, distributed at an 18 July press conference, with a brief introductory statement by him questioning why Ron Rosenbaum did not make much of the release in his 2 August Village Voice article, “Mailer on Monroe: Through a Gloss, Darkly.” Rpt: With additional prefatory and concluding comments as “The Murder File” in the softcover edition of Marilyn: A Biography (75.3); and without any contextual comments in 75.1. See other 1973 entries.
“Mailer Threatens ‘Marilyn’ Suit: Calls for Apology from Zolotow.” Article by Eric Pace. New York Times, 7 August, 28. Report on a statement from Mailer deriding a complaint by Maurice Zolotow that Mailer had violated an agreement on the use of materials from Zolotow’s biography of Marilyn Monroe. See other 1973 entries and earlier article on Zolotow’s charges in the Times, 4 August, 19.
“The Author on Norman Mailer: Style Is As Good As It Ever Was.” Article-interview by Tom Fitzpatrick. Chicago Sun-Times, 5 August, 66. More comment on 73.30 including the fact (revealed by Fitzpatrick) that it “is already near the top of the best-seller list.”