It Seems Like Yesterday

Elizabeth Taylor is probably the greatest film star who ever lived. She certainly believed in marriage. There was no one more glamorous or, for that matter, more controversial. Let’s start with controversial. I remember rushing off to Rome in 1962 without even stopping to pack a bag and found the entire Fleet Street press entourage …

It Seems Like Yesterday

Bobby Fischer was actually the opposite of what I expected. The impression everyone had before meeting him was that he was effete and small, but the chess genius was actually tall, standing 6’2”, a strong, healthy man who worked out regularly and drank nothing but orange juice. His actions were big and lumbering until, amazingly …

It Seems Like Yesterday

It was 1984—not George Orwell’s 1984, but Tiffany & Co.’s utopian 1984. The legendary American luxury retail emporium had taken back its luster in a leveraged buyout from Avon, who had owned it since 1979. Tiffany’s celebrated design director John Loring was beginning to shoot for Tiffany Taste, his second book with his famous editor, …