What do you actually do all day?
Why do you live in Los Angeles?
If you had one day left in Los Angeles, what would you do?
Breakfast at the Polo Lounge then drive to Malibu and have lunch at Nobu. Spend the night in Room 78 of the Chateau Marmont.
My motto is…
No good deed goes unpunished.
My alter ego is…
Sir John Soane
My secret crush is…
Two Carabinieri who patrol the Pizza Del Popolo in Rome near the door of the Hotel Russie.
What was your first job?
Intern at Spy magazine.
“The Cardsharps” by Caravaggio
What is your favorite travel destination?
Rome. Baroque architecture; Caravaggio; the food; coffee at Caffe Sant’ Eustachio & you can get to Naples in one hour for more baroque architecture, espresso at Caffe Mexico; and food even better than Rome.
What is your favorite work of art?
“The Cardsharps” by Caravaggio and “La Nozze di Figaro” by Mozart.
Favorite song growing up?
“I Am So Easily Assimilated” from “Candide.”
If you could be taken on a guided tour of anywhere in the world where would it be?
Papal apartments in the Vatican.
Who would you invite (living or dead) to your perfect dinner party?
Gore Vidal, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, Dorothy Parker, Noel Coward, Bette Davis, Robert Aldrich, John Chancellor, Hattie McDaniel, Dick Cavett, Edith Wharton, Cole Porter, Orson Welles, Billy Wilder, Shirley MacLaine, Caravaggio, Ruth Draper, W.A. Mozart, Burt Lancaster, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama
Favorite snack to munch on?
Nora’s paleo cookies.
What was the last thing you Googled?
How to spell “Hattie”
What is a secret talent you have that people would be surprised to know?
Can make perfect risotto
What is your biggest pet peeve?
Who is your style icon?
Any well-dressed man in Naples, Italy.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
“Stay away from the hysteria”
What are you most proud of?
Do you collect anything?
Political campaign buttons and gouaches.
Bringing Up Baby
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
Kiss Me, Deadly