(John Huston (1906-1987), U.S. filmmaker. Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart), The Maltese Falcon, to Effie Perine, his loyal and shrewd secretary, who effectively covers for Spade in a tight spot (1941).
Based on the novel by Dashiell Hammett.)
One does not arise from such a book as Sister Carrie with a smirk of satisfaction; one leaves it infinitely touched.
(H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (1880-1956), U.S. journalist, critic. Originally published in A Book of Prefaces (1916). The Vintage Mencken, ch. 7, p. 54, ed. Alistair Cooke, Vintage (1956).
In an essay on Theodore Dreiser.)
I stopped reading movie magazines in the beauty parlor a couple of years ago because I could not accommodate any more information about something called the Lennon Sisters.
(Nora Ephron (b. 1941), U.S. author and humorist. Scribble Scrabble, ch. 2 (1978).
Written in 1975. The Lennon Sisters comprised a pleasant, wholesome, bland singing quartet of attractive teenaged sisters. Although they were television personalities, not movie stars, photographs of them and repetitious stories about them were once fan magazine staples.)