FROM: Roger Ebert, REBERT

In "The Wings of the Dove," a film based on a Henry

James novel, two of the characters make love outdoors while braced up

against a pillar in Venice. The novel is set earlier, but the film moves

the action up to about 1910. In what year, according to the society's best

thinking, did young ladies of the sort Henry James writes about begin to

participate in such practices?

Alan Baragona


You know, years ago, my mother used to say to me, she'd say, "In this

world, Elwood, you must be . . ."--she always called me 'Elwood'--"In this

world, Elwood, you must be oh, so smart or oh, so pleasant." Well, for

years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. And you may quote me.

Elwood P. Dowd