We hear there was a time back in the day when the marijuana scene was an exciting and mystical era of illicit fun. We’ve heard the stories of copping from a friend of a friend after furtive phone calls that ensued from clandestine introductions, peppered with obfuscatory euphemisms intended, ironically, to clarify the desired transaction and terms.
Humphrey Bogart never seemed to be without a cigarette on the big screen, and a generation of men in the 1940s learned a romantic move when Paul Henreid put two between his lips, lit them both and handed one to Bette Davis in “Now, Voyager.”
Marvin Hamlisch, the classically trained pianist who composed the music for shows including “A Chorus Line” and movies including “The Way We Were,” winning show business’s most sought-after awards by the armloads, has died. He was 68.
Orson Welles , George C. Scott , Elizabeth Taylor and William Hurt have appeared in film adaptations. John Houseman and Aldous Huxley wrote one of the screenplays. Mexico, India and Hong Kong have produced their own versions.