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?
baragonasa[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]vax.vmi.edu
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