Carole Mallory's blog consists of movie and book reviews and commentary on Hollywood. Mallory is an actress who portrayed a Stepford Wife in the original film and appeared in other movies such as Looking for Mr. Goodbar. A former supermodel, her writings are published in The Huffington Post and Hollywood's The Wrap. Her book reviews are published in the Philadelphia Inquirer. Norman Mailer was her mentor. Upon his death she sold her collection of writings with his edits to Harvard University.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
PAGE SIX OF NY POST MALLORY SAYS SHE BROKERS END TO MAILER, GORE VIDAL FEUD
Carole Mallory — the former model and actress who became a writer after a torrid affair with Norman Mailer (who knew it was contagious?) — is taking credit for ending the long and bitter feud between Mailer and Gore Vidal.
In her new Kindle book “My Friendship With Norman Mailer and Gore Vidal: How They Buried the Hatchet,” Mallory tells how she convinced both men to sit down for a joint interview for Esquire magazine.
One major obstacle: Norman Mailer once punched Gore Vidal at a party after a bad review. While still on the floor, Vidal said: “Once again, words fail Norman Mailer.”
After Esquire published an illustration showing Mailer kissing Vidal, the cranky Mailer ended his affair with Mallory. But the two literary lions never bared their claws at each other again.