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Fings Ain’t What They Used to Be: Rex Reed

March 31, 2009


A 1968 Time Magazine profile of Rex Reed–writer, star of Myra Breckinridge, Gong Show panelist and currently a New York Observer columnist. We can’t find a byline on this, subtitled “The Hazel-Eyed Hachet Man,” but let’s just say it starts out like a bit of an earthquake and gets riper from there:

“I ADORE him,” declares Melina Mercouri. “He knows how to cry.” Says Angela Lansbury: “He has antennae most people haven’t even heard of.” Others are more to the point. “If I had an affair with Jack the Ripper,” sighs Valley of the Dolls novelist Jacqueline Susann, “the offspring would be Rex Reed.”