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The Lehman Letter

I'm Ready For My Close-Up, Mr. DeMille!

Having maintained radio silence since September, when the book was published, I thought I'd check back in with you.


The book got some nice reviews -- from Leonard Maltin, Tom Stempel, Library Journal, and the publishing industry newsletter Shelf Awareness, among others. The review weren't quite as copious as I had hoped for, but I suppose no author is ever satisfied with the amount of attention he or she gets.


Last month, I did a Zoom seminar for the Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library on Long Island about Lehman's youth in Woodmere. I also did a reading in the Shavelson-Webb Library of the Writers Guild of America West. It was set up by archivist Hilary Swett, and I thought it went well. (By the way, the Writers Guild of America is on strike now, and I've been joining them on the picket line at CBS Television City in the Fairfax District.)


In what may be the final turn in the spotlight for the book, Turner Classic Movies will be showing three Lehman movies on the evening of Tuesday night, May 30. The schedule is as follows:


8:00 p.m.: "North By Northwest" (1959)

10:30 p.m.: "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (1966)

12:15 a.m (on 5/31): "Sweet Smell of Success" (1957)


(Times listed are Eastern.)


The TCM extravaganza is courtesy of my indefatigable publicist, Carrie Eisner.


As "Virginia Woolf" is being introduced and after "Sweet Smell" concludes, they'll mention the book, although it isn't clear if they're going to use the cover image we sent them. Tune in and find out!

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