Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself

An upcoming movie about the life and career of participatory journalist, author, actor, gentleman, George Plimpton. This tumblr page will be used for the fans to post videos, pictures, and notes about George Plimpton. Enjoy!

Oct 28

Sep 22

In light of recent events

audibleandchic:

I wish George Plimpton were here.



wellthatsjustgreat:

A Talk with George by Jonathan Coulton

My Coulton-fest continues. This song celebrates George Plimpton and his approach to living life to the fullest. It makes me both joyous for how things could be and sad about how things are.

Ag



Sep 21
educatedcabbages:

An awesome picture posted on Slate.com to coincide with the new Mad Men season. NEW YORK CITY—A literary cocktail party at George Plimpton’s Upper East Side apartment. Plimpton is seated at left with literary agent Maggie Abbott next to him. At top, left to right: Jonathan Miller, Gore Vidal, Ricky Leacock, Robert Laskey, and Paul Heller. In background, left to right: Ralph Ellison and Peter Matthiessen. Center: Walter Bernstein (seated on couch with back to camera), Sydney Lumet (behind Bernstein to right), Mario Puzo (leaning against mirror), Jack Richardson (tall man, front, right foreground), Arthur Kopit (foreground, right), Frank Perry (left of Kopit), Eleanor Perry (left of Frank), Arthur Penn (obscured behind Eleanor), and Truman Capote (center on couch), 1963.© Cornell Capa C / Magnum Photos

educatedcabbages:

An awesome picture posted on Slate.com to coincide with the new Mad Men season. 
NEW YORK CITY—A literary cocktail party at George Plimpton’s Upper East Side apartment. Plimpton is seated at left with literary agent Maggie Abbott next to him. At top, left to right: Jonathan Miller, Gore Vidal, Ricky Leacock, Robert Laskey, and Paul Heller. In background, left to right: Ralph Ellison and Peter Matthiessen. Center: Walter Bernstein (seated on couch with back to camera), Sydney Lumet (behind Bernstein to right), Mario Puzo (leaning against mirror), Jack Richardson (tall man, front, right foreground), Arthur Kopit (foreground, right), Frank Perry (left of Kopit), Eleanor Perry (left of Frank), Arthur Penn (obscured behind Eleanor), and Truman Capote (center on couch), 1963.© Cornell Capa C / Magnum Photos



mediahascookies:

In his frequently excellent book Fireworks, the late George Plimpton had occasion to mention a Hitchcock scene:

Do you remember Cary Grant and Grace Kelly in To Catch a Thief, their union symbolized by a great crash of fireworks outside their balcony overlooking the harbor of Monte Carlo? The only thing wrong with that scenario, it has always seemed to me, is that any normal couple would be out on the balcony enjoying the fireworks, and not inside tumbling around on a bed.

Really, George? Grace Kelly is in the hotel room ready to go, and you’re going to put her on hold to take a peek at some sparklers?

From Troy Patterson’s article Fireworks Suck- They Really Do


bigbowlofsoup:

 
time magazine’s famous literary drunks & addicts:Ernest Hemingway (1899 - 1961): BoozeNotorious for making fun of his fellow writers who sought relief from their own alcoholism (when Fitzgerald admitted that alcohol had bested him, Hemingway urged him to toss his “balls into the sea — if you have any balls left”), Papa himself was an increasingly messy drunk. George Plimpton once famously observed that by the end, Hemingway’s ruined liver protruded from his belly “like a long fat leech.”

bigbowlofsoup:

 

time magazine’s famous literary drunks & addicts:
Ernest Hemingway (1899 - 1961): Booze
Notorious for making fun of his fellow writers who sought relief from their own alcoholism (when Fitzgerald admitted that alcohol had bested him, Hemingway urged him to toss his “balls into the sea — if you have any balls left”), Papa himself was an increasingly messy drunk. George Plimpton once famously observed that by the end, Hemingway’s ruined liver protruded from his belly “like a long fat leech.”

George Plimpton in the irony of all ironies hosting a “Best of” collection on Married With Children 1995.


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