Vidal on working in Hollwood in the '50s

"We did too much. Someone would ring up and say, 'We've got a bar, a bedroom and a kind of ballroom. We've got Paul Newman and Vincent J. Donehue is going to direct. Can you think of a play?' In three or four days you'd write something to fit the sets and the cast." (pictured in "Bob Roberts")
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