Gore Vidal


Friday, October 30, 2009

President John F. Kennedy and Gore Vidal President John F. Kennedy and Gore Vidal (The Gore Vidal Papers/By permission of the Houghton Library, Harvard University)

If anyone's life is worth recounting, it's Gore Vidal's. The celebrated writer not only made his mark on literature over the past six decades, he also had a front row seat to history. His father romanced Amelia Earhart; he feuded with Eleanor Roosevelt and William F. Buckley among many others; and he went shooting with John F. Kennedy. Kurt finds out that despite working on this chronicle of his life, Gore Vidal isn't thinking about posterity.


Gore Vidal

Comments [3]

Anthony Leach from Birmingham, Al

I would have loved to have heard Kennedy's response when Vidal told him Williams was checking out his can.

Nov. 01 2009 10:38 AM
Vic from (Anywhere, USA) Chester, NJ

Is it true...?
Gore Vidal was "Separated At Birth" from... ( ? )

Oct. 31 2009 09:13 PM
Amy Alexander from Suburban Washington, DC

I LOVE Gore Vidal.
Bless you for bringing a soupcon of grown up fun to this Halloween wknd!


Oct. 31 2009 01:46 PM

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