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 Posted:   Oct 30, 2009 - 8:52 AM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)



A Right Royal Knockout Department:





Norman,



you were a (aLa Hepburn) boah, Boah, BOAH.



big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 30, 2009 - 9:13 AM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

That was great.

Good for Cavett and the lady.

What a egotistical bastard Mailer was.


Or he was just pulling a Andy Kaufman?



No, I think he was a egotistical...


His best work was as Dopey in SNOW WHITE when he was young:

http://students.ou.edu/P/Lesley.B.Pierce-1/dopey.gif




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8s5_ikLAnLg

He seemed to have mellowed with age,

like old stinky cheese.

 
 Posted:   Oct 31, 2009 - 5:15 AM   
 By:   Dana Wilcox   (Member)

Cavett had some incredible match-ups on his show. Besides Vidal/Mailer, one of the most entertaining was Richard Harris vs. Rex Reed -- great lines and great comebacks, no love lost there at all. Cavett himself had some great moments vs. Lester Maddox, the racist jerk who handed out axe handles at his fried chicken place so patrons could beat up black people (later to run for Governor of his state). Dick Cavett's show was absolute class, and his one-on-one interview with Kate Hepburn was one of the best shows I've ever seen, bar none.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 31, 2009 - 6:38 AM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)





Dick Cavett's show was absolute class, and his one-on-one interview with Kate Hepburn



was one of the best shows I've ever seen, bar none
.

Indeed, Watch-mo – and definitively In Deed.





Some Other Juicy Blasts-from-The-Past-Always-Present-for-Future-Delightful-Entertainment Department:





And this one demonstrates there are moments when a certain clown’s brilliance is as bright
as he usually thinks it is (accept no inferior Carrey substitutes):



Wot's that song agin? "Unforgettable ...



that's what you are" wink

 
 Posted:   Oct 31, 2009 - 6:48 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

I feel robbed in that Cavett hasn't been a significant presence in the talk show arena all these years. I love that early-70s show he did with all those great interviews (found on DVD, thankfully). I also like his talk with Bette Davis, who was a Grand Old Dame if there ever was one. Bawdy, bodacious, and brilliant.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 31, 2009 - 7:04 AM   
 By:   Castile   (Member)

I guess I'm in the minority by saying I thought Katharine Hepburn was rude as hell during portions of the Cavett interview. Haven't seen the Mailer/Vidal show. I think Cavett was, bar none, the best host on television for this kind of show in the U.S., then or since. Back in the day, it was broadcast at night, and then a local station in my area re-ran it in the morning, so I was able to watch a lot of them. You're right -- he was class, even when some of his guests weren't.

 
 Posted:   Oct 31, 2009 - 7:06 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

I guess I'm in the minority by saying I thought Katharine Hepburn was rude as hell during portions of the Cavett interview.

From what I've read, Spencer Tracy routinely treated Kate like dirt during the course of their relationship; something that she would let no other person do. But Hepburn definitely was an odd bird, wasn't she?

As for her interview with Cavett, I thought she was dull!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 31, 2009 - 8:25 AM   
 By:   eriknelson   (Member)

Is that Lillian Hellman sitting next to Vidal? She could hold her own too.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 31, 2009 - 10:11 AM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)



Who VAS Das Spitfire Lady? Department:



None other than [ The New Yorker ]’s esteemed Paris writer,



Janet Flanner.









And, yeah, that’s who you think it is with her.



So if she could deal with faux-papa, reel-baby Hemingway, mini-mouse Mailer in all his
mealy-mouth bullying cowardice wouldn’t have caused her to even sweat.





As for Lillian Hellman



when author (and rival) Mary McCarthy



said on the show vis-à-vis the former, “every word she writes is a lie, including 'and' and 'the'." , Ms. Hellman filed
a million-dollar plus law suit against her nemesis, PBS and Mr. Cavett (whose empathy was more with Ms. McCarthy). At any rate, once Ms. Hellman died, her executors dropped the suit.

O, oh, wait - get this: guess who attempted to act as peaceful go-between where both women were concerned?



Wotta world eek

 
 Posted:   Oct 31, 2009 - 10:18 AM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

Re: Hellman. Mary McCarthy was right!

 
 Posted:   Oct 31, 2009 - 1:15 PM   
 By:   Dana Wilcox   (Member)

I guess I'm in the minority by saying I thought Katharine Hepburn was rude as hell during portions of the Cavett interview.

From what I've read, Spencer Tracy routinely treated Kate like dirt during the course of their relationship; something that she would let no other person do. But Hepburn definitely was an odd bird, wasn't she?

As for her interview with Cavett, I thought she was dull!


No no no, neither rude nor dull. Brilliant, lively, full of the unexpected, incredible timing, wit, agility. One of a kind. Not my favorite actress, but a genuine and unique "personality." (Thank you, neo, for the clip!)

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 24, 2011 - 9:57 AM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)













wink

 
 Posted:   Jul 24, 2011 - 1:53 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

Oh, thank heaven--- this is a resurrected thread- I was looking for my post and it wasn't there. Thought I'd lost my mind.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 20, 2013 - 1:00 PM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)



Bye the Hello, Watcher-San Department:

Generally speaking you were write but, specifically so, Mr. Carson considered Der Vidalian not only a close friend - as did Mr. Cavett - but made sure he scheduled the latter's many appearances towards the end of the show so they could both regale themselves and the audiences with unrehearsed hilarity. wink

 
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