Oh I see, r16. At first I thought, another DL asshole, this one guffawing at someone dying of cancer. Still, I'll bet liver cancer is the true cause of death, he was a heavy drinker and drug abuser.
Don't get your caftan in a twist R16.
"At first I thought" is a modifier r18, meaning I'd initially misread your post. You were laughing about it being a cover-story for AIDS, in your opinion, which I have no problem with. No twisted caftan here.
I love that PEOPLE has all their issues available in an online archive - you can even download all the issues and read them cover to cover, page by page, picture by picture.
I wish some of the other mags did that, like US or GQ.
"an elephantine man of 42, who conceals his bulk in gaudy caftans and kimonos, gets his hair waved into chestnut ringlets at Sassoon's and makes and breaks friendships with the speed of light"
Scott Rudin is at least in the running.
Of course he is a Datalounge patron saint.
His California license plates read "CAFTANS", and I am absolutely not making that up.
Main question: Was he twitchy, and witchy, and manic?
I think Eric Stonestreet should play him. Or Gabourey Sidibe
There was some Politically Incorrect episode from circa the late 90s where Dennis Miller makes one of his random references to Allen Carr and his caftans.
I know he's anathema on the DL, but you would all love it. (It may still be on YouTube).
Totally agree r20. I've wasted so much time going through those archives. I've said this here before but it's amazing how much less filtered (and longer) those interviews were. And celebrities would admit to things like starving, or doing drugs, or not getting along with their co-stars with next to no consequences.
He tried to make "Candide"... with Elton John as the star!
r23 I never knew that, OMG! The stories about Allan Carr and what a sleaze he was are legion. The 'Party Animal' book is great.
How do you get liver cancer anyway?
Liver cancer used to be called hepatic cancer. Just another example of political correctness.
The vast majority of causes of liver cancer are viral infection with hepatitis B virus or hepatitis C virus.
The cancer usually forms secondary to cirrhosis caused by these viruses. For this reason, the highest rates of liver cancer occur where these viruses are endemic, East Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.
In Thailand, the parasite, the Liver Fluke, is responsible for most cases.
Liver cancer is deadly with only 15% living more than five years.
In children Liver Cancer is almost exclusively caused by chromosomal defects and low birth weight.