A profile of New York Times obituary writer Alden Whitman.
George Spahn and his California ranch, before and after the Manson family showed up.
A profile of the boxer Floyd Patterson, after a painful loss to Sonny Liston.
After two years of filming Lawrence of Arabia, Peter O'Toole returns to his childhood home in Ireland.
Plus: 50 years later, Gay Talese remembers the late Peter O'Toole.
The 1966 Esquire profile, with notes from the author.
On Thursday, October 10, Gay Talese will tape a live episode of the Longorm Podcast at NYU. The event is free and open to the public.
On George Plimpton and the founders of The Paris Review:
Early in the fifties another young generation of American expatriates in Paris became twenty-six years old, but they were not Sad Young Men, nor were they Lost; they were the witty, irreverent sons of a conquering nation.
The original new journalist on his start at the Times, his daily writing routine, and why he’s always taken notes on shirt boards.