As Vidal grew frailer, Bowers bought men round “to just sit with him.”
On the table was a picture of Jacqueline Kennedy with a dedication to Vidal, says Bastos.
Vidal caroused with Tennessee Williams and Christopher Isherwood and feuded with Truman Capote.
A friend of mine was friends with Max, and she recommended me to create the ad campaign for Vidal's run.
Was he happy, I asked Vidal when I interviewed him for The Times of London in 2009.
Vidal was, you see, a great poet and it was not proper to treat a great poet with indifference.
He promised to reinforce Vidal at once with three battalions of chasseurs.
Nor did he remember the circumstance of having on this or any other occasion played a trio of Mayseder's with Gutmann and Vidal.
"Do heed what I say, M'sieur Vidal," she exclaimed with deep earnestness.
Vidal and Porchon only take them of us on conditions that grow harder and harder day by day.