Nostalgia

It Seems Like Yesterday

We first met in 1966 when Ronald Reagan was running for Governor of California with his beautiful wife by his side. Then in 1976, I traveled through New Hampshire with the governor, with Nancy Reagan again by his side, as he campaigned for the Republican nomination for president.  Theirs was a grueling schedule, campaigning nonstop from …

Reviving the Glamour of the Past

This being the Fashion Issue, here’s the most fashionable thing English elites did throughout the cold, dreary months of January and February past: watch the BBC’s version of War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy’s epic, televised over six Sunday evenings, proving yet again that the elegant past (Downton Abbey), and the even more elegant farther past …

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 …