Twenty-five years later, inside the Exclusion Zone.
Tuesday, February 22
An interview with Alan Stillman, who in 1965 founded T.G.I. Friday’s, the first singles bar in America.
“By the time we got to Woodstock 99 …” In a grim finale, the nineties get their Altamont.
“I had inherited a Rolodex full of useful phone numbers (the College Board, a helpful counselor in the UCLA admissions office), but the number I kept handing out was that of a family therapist.”
In 2001, a young Japanese woman walked into the North Dakota woods and froze to death. Had she come in search of the $1 million dollars buried nearby in the film Fargo?
Monday, February 21
A suitcase was smuggled from Spain to Mexico during the Spanish Civil War containing negatives from three photographers would later become legends and all die in war zones. The suitcase disappeared.
On photographing the former Norma Jeane Mortenson. ”I think she was the best light comedienne we have in films today, and anyone will tell you that the toughest of acting styles is light comedy.”—Billy Wilder
Six months after playing an electric guitar at the Newport Folk Festival, a rambling Dylan holds forth on style, songwriting, and fame. “People have one great blessing—obscurity—and not really too many people are thankful for it.”
On Colonel Muammar Qaddafi, “the permanent revolutionary,” and his son Seif.
Sunday, February 20
The pecking order of All-Star Weekend sex-with-basketball-player-or-rapper hopefuls.
Saturday, February 19
The Top Gun effect; how Hollywood became a factory for sequels, comic book and video game adaptations, and anything else easily marketed to under-25-year-old males.