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In Person George Plimpton at UT
"...George Plimpton doesn't talk like anyone I know...."

Feb. 20, 1998 Books Feature

It's another Truman Capote picture about how the author wrote In Cold Blood – and it stands solidly on its own merits.
"...writer. Director McGrath has based the Infamous screenplay on George Plimpton's book about Capote. The finished film places a..."

Oct. 13, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

When We Were Kings
This documentary Oscar winner is a vivid retelling of the "Rumble in the Jungle," in which Muhammad Ali bested George Foreman in a storied boxing match in Kinshasa, Zaire.
"...thirtyish Ali squared off with the awesome young champ George Foreman in Kinshasa, Zaire. The stunning vitality and passion..."

March 28, 1997 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Five Docs To Watch
"...Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton As HimselfD: Thomas Bean, Luke Poling..."

Oct. 19, 2012 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

Still the Greatest
When We Were Kings
"...emotional standing ovation when Ali took the stage with George Foreman and When We Were Kings director Leon Gast..."

March 28, 1997 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Original Hipster
Chronicle writer Dick Holland on the comeback of Texan Terry Southern, the all-around bad boy of black humor
"...goes like this: Kubrick had paid English writer Peter George $3,000 for his novel Red Alert, a thriller about..."

Sept. 14, 2001 Books Feature by Dick Holland

Texas Book Festival Wrap-Up
"...was chiefly due to its brilliant stable of writers. (Plimpton and Shrake's colleagues included Dan Jenkins, Roy Blount Jr,..."

Nov. 20, 1998 Books Feature

Playing for Time
Turk Pipkin's 'The Old Man and the Tee' reviewed
" the Sirens, the Cyclops, and Circe: a hungover George Plimpton buying a 400-yard drive, a feisty Steve Fromholz..."

Oct. 29, 2004 Books Feature by Robert Faires

1998 Texas Book Festival Schedule
"...10:30am Opening Session: A World Transformed President George Bush, Brent Scowcroft A Tribute to A.C. Greene &..."

Nov. 13, 1998 Books Feature

Texas Book Festival
Photos by John Anderson
"..."Participatory journalist" and Paris Review editor George Plimpton was up next, introduced by local birder Victor..."

Nov. 17, 2000 Books Feature by Robin Bradford

Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel
In this documentary, the filmmakers have done a fine job corralling many fantastic tales from this style maven's life.
"...interview between Vreeland and another 20th century cultural icon, George Plimpton, in an aesthetic choice that squares spiritually with..."

Oct. 26, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Austin Film Festival Unveils Complete Lineup
David Chase's 'Not Fade Away' opens fest
"...Will Moore (Writers). Will Moore (Director) SPRING EDDY - George Anson (Writer/Director) - World Premiere..."

Sept. 19, 2012 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Sports Illustrated: The Football Book Expanded Edition
This almost 5-pound tome is a must for any serious NFL fan
" some of the best sportswriters in the field (George Plimpton, Peter King, and Dan Jenkins, to name a..."

Nov. 27, 2009 Books Feature by Mark Fagan

New York Stories: Landmark Writing from Four Decades of 'New York Magazine'
Wherever there's a zeitgeist, New York magazine will be there
"...with it. While the voices within are distinct (from George Plimpton and Jimmy Breslin to Joyce Wadler and Joe..."

Nov. 14, 2008 Books Review by Kimberley Jones

Film News
Every Word Is True: Austin lands a Killer production; plus, Joe Conway 'Rocks,' Rodriguez wraps, and more
"...In Cold Blood. Was the location change for the George Plimpton novel adaptation due to more experienced Texas crew..."

Dec. 24, 2004 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

Master of the Improbable
When someone says something can't be done, trust Turk Pipkin to say 'Wanna bet?'
"...Dave Pelz, to a few illustrious amateurs such as George Plimpton, Willie, and some savvy Scots caddies to legends..."

Oct. 29, 2004 Books Feature by Robert Faires

Five Docs To Watch

Oct. 19, 2012 Screens Feature

Making Lists
" London, where he hung out with William Burroughs, George Plimpton, Stanley Kubrick, Peter Sellers, and the Rolling Stones,..."

Jan. 1, 1999 Books Feature by Dick Holland

From the Vaults: Nominees on Rewind
The Texas Film Hall of Fame film series in focus
"...which was filmed in Austin in 2005. Based on George Plimpton's book, Truman Capote: In Which Various Friends, Enemies,..."

Feb. 17, 2012 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Happy Table of Eugene Walter: Southern Spirits in Food and Drink
A collection of cookbook gift ideas for 2011
"...notables as Truman Capote, Alice B. Toklas, Isak Dinesen, George Plimpton, James Beard, Federico Fellini, and many more. This..."

Dec. 9, 2011 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Listen to the Echoes: The Ray Bradbury Interviews
As important a book in its own way as François Truffaut's Hitchcock, Listen to the Echoes compiles dozens of hours of interviews Bradbury's biographer has conducted over the past several decades
"...1976, that meandering bit of journalism was nixed by George Plimpton for being "a bit informal," but if there's..."

Aug. 20, 2010 Books Review by Marc Savlov

Page Two: R.I.P.
Edwin 'Bud' Shrake and Stephen Bruton
"...stars, including James Dickey, Norman Mailer, William Styron, and George Plimpton. Shrake, hanging out at Elaine's as part of..."

May 15, 2009 Column by Louis Black

The Cowboys Get a Special Talking to (Cue the Sentimental Music)
"...field. For those of you who don’t remember this George Plimpton-esque bit of sports coverage, I, with the poetic..."

Dec. 28, 2006 Sports Post by Jeremy Martin

Ondine on Edie, On Warhol, on Ondine
A 'Chronicle' reprint
"...Edie: An American Biography by Jean Stein, edited with George Plimpton, is currently one of the most discussed cultural..."

Oct. 17, 2003 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Martin Scorsese needs to keep his mitts off the blues. You need to mark your calendars. I don't need a drink.

Oct. 10, 2003 Books Column by Shawn Badgley

"...muse Edie Sedgwick, by Jean Stein and edited by George Plimpton. "I read in an interview that it's a..."

Aug. 8, 2003 Books Feature by Kate Cantrill

Look Ma, No Wrapping
DVD boxed sets, no assembly required
"...more poignant. Stills and interviews (with Betsey Johnson and George Plimpton) paint a more detailed picture of the Manhattan..."

Dec. 13, 2002 Screens Feature by Marrit Ingman

How Frances Kiernan, author of Seeing Mary Plain: A Life of Mary McCarthy, "stumbled" across the idea of writing the book.
"...oral history, like Jean Stein's Edie: American Girl or George Plimpton's Truman. "I liked the idea of going out..."

March 2, 2001 Books Column by Clay Smith

A Sort of Legend
Author Neil Gaiman is a fantastist and storyteller. Marc Savlov talks to the author and reveals why he's also a legend. Sort of.
"...brought up in conversation during stuffy cocktail parties where George Plimpton's most recent acerbic anecdote holds sway. He's not..."

Sept. 10, 1999 Books Feature by Marc Savlov

Keeping Up Appearances
Community Relations Coordinator... or Juggler?
" John Berendt to, more recently, Martin Amis and George Plimpton. And while James Michener literally knocked on the..."

March 6, 1998 Books Feature by Jay Hardwig

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