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The New York Times published the guest list on the front page. The masks were a brilliant concept. ---->>>

I remember being awed by it - the uniqueness and nicety of style - and I suspect I was a bit jealous because we were more or less of the same generation. ---->>>

My favorite monologue in the book is Kate Harrington's story of her relationship with Truman. ---->>>

He was interviewed in the early '60s by a young novelist, Pati Hill. ---->>>

It is also one of the pleasures of oral biography, in that the reader, rather than editor, is jury. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 03-18, 1927
Birthplace: New York City, New York, U.S.
Die: 09-25, 2003
Occupation: Journalist

George Ames Plimpton (March 18, 1927 – September 25, 2003) was an American journalist, writer, literary editor, actor and occasional amateur sportsman. He is widely known for his sports writing and for helping to found The Paris Review. He was also famous for "participatory journalism" which included competing in professional sporting events, acting in a Western, performing a comedy act at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, and playing with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and then recording the experience from the point of view of an amateur (wikipedia)