Wednesday, June 25, 2003

The erudite and stylish Christopher Buckley has a very nice article on "Patrick Dennis" and his hit 1955 novel, Auntie Mame, in the Weekly Standard. Buckley describes Auntie Mame as a cultural breakthrough, a predecessor to the collapse of what remained of Victorian morals in the 1960s. Mame was promiscuous, irresponsible, brilliant, and full of fun, and the model for what we think of as an attractive, sexy, independent woman today.

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