77.5

“There’s Always a Morning After.” Column by Liz Smith. Daily News (New York), 27 October, 6. Mailer corrects errors in Smith’s 26 October column (77.4). See 77.677.9, 85.6, 91.3.

77.4

“Vidal Plus Mailer: Pow.” Column by Liz Smith. Daily News (New York), 26 October. Report on Mailer’s 24 October fight with Gore Vidal at Lally Weymouth’s New York party, precipitated by Vidal’s 22 July 1971 New York Review of Books review of Patriarchal Attitudes by Eva Figes. See 77.577.9, 85.6, 91.3.

77.3

“Johnny Reeferseed.” Article by Barbara Amiel. Maclean’s, 13 June, 26, 29-30, 32, 34, 37-38, 40. Report on the Robert Rowbotham’s trial in Canada for smuggling hashish, with Mailer as a witness for the defense. Rowbotham was convicted and given a 14-year sentence. Complete transcript of Mailer’s testimony is given in 78.1.

77.2

“Our Man at Harvard.” Esquire, April, 110-12. Memoir of the Harvard Advocate in the spring of 1942. Rpt: As Preface to First Flowering: The Best of the “Harvard Advocate.” Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley; 82.16 (where the acknowledgments incorrectly note that the piece appeared in the 22 March Esquire), 98.7 (partial). See 41.1, 75.14, 83.10, complete in 13.1.

77.1

Preface to Why Are We in Vietnam? New York: Berkley, January, softcover, vii-x. The first edition of this novel (67.15) contains no preface. Rpt: As “Are We in Vietnam?” in 82.16.