The Screenwriter – Not Your Average Joe

His $3 million script for Basic Instinct and public break with Michael Ovitz made Joe Eszterhas famous, feared, and envied. But after a five-sided romantic scandal, his career has entered a gilt -wrapped mire with Sliver, Showgirls, and Jade.

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Jet Compulsion

In the private-jet set, your tail number is your ID, you debate the relative merits of G IIIs and G IVs, and you wouldn’t ask your dog to fly commercial

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Proud Mary – Vanity Fair July 1992

Proud Mary
America may be deadlocked in bitter struggles over sexual harassment and abortion rights. But Mary Robinson, the first woman to become president of Ireland, is inspiring a wave of grass-roots feminism that is challenging centuries of repression in a country rocked by recent scandals pitting sex against the church.
MAUREEN ORTH reports.

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Ciao Tina

In approaching her death from AIDS, Tina Chow found the sense of mission that had eluded her in her years as the stylish enchantress who reigned over the beau monde in-spot restaurants she created with her then husband, Michael Chow. As MAUREEN ORTH reports, Tina fought the disease and its preconceptions–especially the lack of respect for women with AIDS — with her unerring grace, making her death her most bravely beautiful statement.

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