MARIO LANZA KILLED BY THE MOB? New Canadian film going into
production contends Hollywood ruined singer and that he was
whacked by the Mafia. Toronto
Globe and Mail 9/30/99
MASLIN: As Janet Maslin's NYT film critic career closes,
the reviews on her begin. Salon
JAMES DEPRIEST diagnosed with kidney disease. The
Isle of Man is honoring three of its most famous sons - by issuing
special stamps in tribute to the Bee Gees. BBC
AUGUST WILSON among National Humanities Medal winners.
Seattle Times 9/22/99
"I was bigger than the Beatles. Bigger than Elvis. Hotter
than Sinatra. Every song I recorded turned to gold?" Give
up? Why did Eddie Fischer wait until 1999 to publish his autobiography?
His last hit was 1956. Will anyone still care?
San Antonio Express
Arthur Clarke helped write "2001," inspired "Star
Trek" and wrote a host of futuristic science fiction. Now
he lives in Sri Lanka dreaming of the past, running his life
via e-mail and fighting accusations of pedophilia. The Observer's
Tim Adams tracked him down.
The Observer (UK) 9/16/99
BUT... Is there anyone who could deny Robin Williams' unique
talents? So why is it so difficult to watch him? Salon