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Gay Talese



An Ocean City, NJ, native, writer Gay Talese penned articles for The New York Times for a decade, then quit -- allegedly because he objected to the selectivity of the periodical and its hypercritical copy editors. Reflecting irony with a gently satirical undercurrent plus meticulous cadence, Talese's work -- particularly the early journalism -- focused on exploring the various perspectives (ethical and otherwise) that could be drawn, relativistically, from a singular event. Talese made journalism history with his early '80s tome Thy Neighbor's Wife, a multimillion-copy best-seller in which he cross-sectioned the 1970s sexual revolution by reportedly climbing inside of "liberated" attitudes and living them out. Cinematically, Talese's work received a single film adaptation -- the telemovie Honor Thy Father (1973), about the day to day of a "typical" Mafia family. It garnered positive reviews when it premiered. The writer also participated in the 2006 documentary Toots (alongside Frank Gifford and others), about the life and career of Manhattan bartender Toots Shor.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
100% Everything Is Copy
  • Actor
2016
96% Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton As Himself
  • Actor
2013
77% Venus And Serena
  • Actor
2013
79% Page One: Inside the New York Times
  • Actor
2011
100% Toots
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Our Contributions: The Italians in America
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet The Italian Americans
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Little Italy
  • Actor
1996

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest

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