JD Salinger, best known for his 1951 novel The Catcher in the Rye, as well as his reclusive nature is gone
a few thoughts:
- i may or may not be still in my adolescence, but agree with holden that most adults are “phony”
- where do the central park lagoon ducks go during winter? they have a recluse in the park
- it is hard to walk in Central Park and not think of holden, the book and my brother, Ofer, who connected to its loneliness so fully
for trivia lovers, worth while to read on
JD salinger had a broken heart. this is where some of the best art comes from
out of fracture, comes greatness.
the girl’s name?
for those who may remember, O’neill was played by Jack Nicholson in the movie Reds (for a review of this great film, click here)(along side the fantastic Diane Keaton). which directly makes me think of Reds’ star, co-writer, producer and director Warren Beatty about whom Carly Simon sang, ‘You’re so vain, you probably think this song is about you’. more about beatty simon and their dates in a second.
oona o’neill also dated
- cartoonist Peter Arno,
- director Orson Welles,
- (and as stated above, author J. D. Salinger). To Salinger’s disappointment, however, their relationship ended when she met
- Charlie Chaplin and later become Lady Chaplin, (therefore Salinger’s broken heart).
arno who perhaps is least known today was multi-talented, rich, and handsome. He exuberated confidence. his sketches were funny, satirical, unique and risky. like the one above.
anyhow, seems that oona had something about her
Beatty has had several high-profile relationships with his costars, including Natalie Wood (Splendor in the Grass), Julie Christie (McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Shampoo, Heaven Can Wait), Diane Keaton (Reds), Isabelle Adjani (Ishtar‘) and Madonna (Dick Tracy).
back to carly simon
who i think is totally wonderful
is also well known for “Anticipation“, which was used as the soundtrack for TC commercials for Heinz ketchup in the 1970s. The song relates Simon’s state of mind as she waits to go on a date with Cat Stevens. After their brief liaison during 1970-1971 ended amicably, Stevens wrote his song “Sweet Scarlet” about Simon, who also had highly publicized relationships with Warren Beatty, Mick Jagger, Kris Kristofferson, and James Taylor during this period.