Issue: 19901201

Saturday, December 1, 1990
December
6
True
114
Thursday, July 23, 2015
5/10/2018 12:29:28 PM

Articles
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Esquire
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Bacardi Imports, Inc.
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BACARDI IMPORTS, INC.
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0002.xml
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2,3
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Ralph Lauren: Safari
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RALPH LAUREN
Safari
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0003.xml
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4,5
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Polo Ralph Lauren
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POLO RALPH LAUREN
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0004.xml
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6
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W.a. Taylor & Co.: Cutty Sark
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W.A. Taylor & Co.
CUTTY SARK
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0005.xml
tableOfContents
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7,8
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Esquire
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0006.xml
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Advertisement: Clinique
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CLINIQUE
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0007.xml
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10
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Cartier, Inc.
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CARTIER, INC.
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0008.xml
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11
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Perry Ellis Underwear
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PERRY ELLIS UNDERWEAR
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0009.xml
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12,13
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Bijan
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BIJAN
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0010.xml
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14,15
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Philip Morris Inc.
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Philip Morris Inc.
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0011.xml
masthead
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16,20
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Esquire
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0012.xml
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16
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3m Co.
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3M CO.
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0013.xml
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16
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Stetson Wallets
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STETSON WALLETS
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0014.xml
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17
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American Express
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0015.xml
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18,19
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Advertisement: Remy Martin
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REMY MARTIN
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0016.xml
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20
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Lorus Sports
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LORUS SPORTS
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0017.xml
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21
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Thornton Bay
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THORNTON BAY
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0018.xml
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22
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Rolfs
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ROLFS
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0019.xml
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Advertisement: Halston
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HALSTON
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0020.xml
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24
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The Men's Store, Bloomingdale's
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0021.xml
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25
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Advertisement: Halston
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HALSTON
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0022.xml
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26
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Movado
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MOVADO
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0023.xml
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Advertisement: Halston
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HALSTON
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0024.xml
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28
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Anne Klein Ii
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ANNE KLEIN II
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0025.xml
article
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LETTERS
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The Sound and the Fury
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Having never had the rare and distinct opportunity to sit in the same aisle at a Eurythmics concert as Jack Nicholson, I would not presume to understand the man as well as Steve Erickson does (“The Myth That Jack Built,” September). You may call me misguided, but the myth that I have created around Nicholson is that he is a complicated and intelligent actor with an impressive résumé who loves the Lakers, never misses the Academy Awards, collects priceless works of art, and wears sunglasses indoors.
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0026.xml
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30,31
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Sony Corporation of America
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Sony Corporation of America
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0027.xml
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32
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Crossings
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0028.xml
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33,33A
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Neiman Marcus: Tuscany
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Neiman Marcus
TUSCANY
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0029.xml
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33B
33B
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Kriëger Watch Corporation
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KRIËGER WATCH CORPORATION
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0030.xml
article
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34,35
Aftermath
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After Math
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IT WAS WITH SADNESS and regret that I read your August column. I am left with the deepest feelings of dismay about whether gays and straights will ever understand one another if someone s committed and intelligent as you still cannot come to terms with the gay movement.
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0031.xml
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36
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Carillon Importers, Ltd.
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CARILLON IMPORTERS, LTD.
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0032.xml
article
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37,38
BACKSTAGE
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Hail and Farewell
HERE’S MY HAT, WHAT’S MY HURRY?
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LEE EISENBERG
For the past two weeks everyone around the office has been telling me — thanks a lot—how difficult it will be for me to write this column. Well, it has and it hasn’t been. ■ Let me start with the simple fact of the matter: This Backstage is my last (at least in the American language) as the editor in chief of Esquire.
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Advertisement
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Coach
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0035.xml
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40,41
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Gap
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GAP
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0036.xml
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42,42A
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Continental Airlines, Inc.
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Continental Airlines, Inc.
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0037.xml
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42B
42B,42C
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Hickey-freeman Co., Inc.
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HICKEY-FREEMAN CO., INC.
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0038.xml
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42D
42D
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Hiram Walker & Sons. Inc.
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Hiram Walker & Sons. Inc.
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0039.xml
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43,44,45,46,219,220,221
WAR
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The Civil War in Hell
In Liberia this fall, the rumors are staggering: soldiers in wedding gowns and wigs, impervious to bullets, able to turn into snakes and elephants. But it's the truth that truly defies belief
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DENIS JOHNSON
<p>It’s late September and the Liberian civil war has been stalled, at its very climax, for nearly three weeks. The various factions simmer under heavy West African clouds. Charles Taylor and his rebels are over here; they control most of the country and the northern part of the capital, Monrovia&mdash;the part where the radio station is, and many nights Taylor harangues his corner of the universe with speeches about whom he’s killed and whom he’s going to kill, expectorating figures with a casual generosity that gets him known as a liar, referring to himself as “the President of this nation” and to his archrival as “the late Prince Johnson.”</p>
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0040.xml
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47
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Mayor's
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MAYOR'S
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0041.xml
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48
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Schieffelin & Somerset Co.
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Schieffelin & Somerset Co.
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0042.xml
article
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49
Art and Politics
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I’m on the “A” List, Pass It On
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When C. Wright Mills coined the term "power elite" in 1956, he envisioned an invisible ruling matrix of influence and money. What would he have made of a chain letter that is now circulating among media muckety-mucks? "The one who breaks the chain will have bad luck," it reads.
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0043.xml
article
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Art and Politics
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Pop for Pop's Sake
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How Can You Expect To Be Taken Seriously,” a song from Behavior, the new Pet Shop Boys album, is an overdue response to the conviction among pop stars that they’ve been chosen to save humanity. “You’re an intellectual giant, an authority, to preach and teach the whole world about ecology,” Neil Tennant sings of an unnamed star (Sting? Sinéad O’Connor?).
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0044.xml
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Toyota Motor Sales, Usa, Inc.
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Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0045.xml
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Art and Politics
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Welfare: the Musical
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WELFARE CLIENT: I got no respect. POLICEMAN: Well, that’s you. CLIENT: No respect. POLICEMAN: I got enough for both of us. CLIENT: Hope. POLICEMAN: I got enough for both of us. CLIENT: I hope it will keep us alive. POLICEMAN: I know it will keep me alive.
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0046.xml
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Art and Politics
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What Moma Never Told You
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Once, before Jesse Helms roamed the earth, art was controversial for reasons other than morality. How quaint, then, to come across simple intellectual perversity, as in "Design 1935—1965: What Modern Was," opening in February at the IBM Gallery in New York.
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Pioneer
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PIONEER
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article
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Art and Politics
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I Could Not Foresee This Thing Happening to You
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All successful rock ’n’ roll acts follow the Law of Elvis. They begin by imitating someone else, and they end up imitating themselves. First they distress their fans’ parents; many years later, they come back to distress their original fans.
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0049.xml
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Advertisement: Drambuie
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Drambuie
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0050.xml
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Art and Politics
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Sweet Shots
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Once a young man discovers sex, money, toil, and woe, he is ruined for heroes. Which is why the athletes captured in the ’5os and ’6os by photographer Ozzie Sweet—the great Paul Hornung among them— are the only ones whose images really move us.
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Advertisement: Avirex
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AVIREX
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0052.xml
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57
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Chopard Watch Corp.
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CHOPARD WATCH CORP.
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0053.xml
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58,59
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Smirnoff
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SMIRNOFF
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0054.xml
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60
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Sansui Usa Inc.
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Sansui USA Inc.
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0055.xml
article
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61,62,65
AMERICAN JOURNAL
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City of the Damned
A BABY FED TO A DOG? SO WHAT? WELCOME TO NEW YORK
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PETE HAMILL
For me, all hope for New York died on the day I read about the arrest of a young man out in the borough of Queens. A special kind of murder. DAD HELD IN KILLING, said the page-three headline in the Daily News. Another neat summary of a familiar New York story, reported in the matter-of-fact tone of an aging war correspondent.
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Pelikan
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Pelikan
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0057.xml
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63
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Willabee & Ward
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Willabee & Ward
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0058.xml
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64
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Cognac Hennessy
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0059.xml
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65
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Advertisement
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0060.xml
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Jaguar
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JAGUAR
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0061.xml
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68
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Weisfeld
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0062.xml
article
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69,71
THE SPORTING LIFE
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Steinbrenner in '91!
HE’S UNFIT, POORLY RESTED, AND READY TO FIRE SOMEBODY
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MIKE LUPICA
It will really hit during the first big series of the year, say when the Athletics come to play the Yankees. The phone will ring in Bobby Nederlander’s office just as Sarah Brightman is by the piano reaching for a high C. ■ “Bobby, it’s George,” a voice will trumpet from the other end of the line.
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0063.xml
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Tiffany & Co.
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TIFFANY & CO.
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0064.xml
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72,73
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E&j
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E&J
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0065.xml
article
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74,76
THE FIRST SEX
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Only the Dead Need Résumés
LIFE MAY BE CHEAP, BUT IT SURE BEATS SEVERANCE
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STANLEY BING
The following events took place in 199—, in a city that I will not name. It was natural that such things should have happened there. In American cities like this one, people have abandoned many of the distractions that lend dimension to human existence elsewhere.
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0066.xml
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75
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Chanel
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0067.xml
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77
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Mazda Motor of America, Inc.
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Mazda Motor of America, Inc.
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0068.xml
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78,80
ACTIVE HEALTH
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Royal Lies of the Heart
HOW LOW-FAT SHOULD WE GO?
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JOHN POPPY
It must take a special innocence to be as shocked as I was in my youth by an idea in Plato’s Republic—that it’s okay for the rulers of the State to lie to their own citizens “for the public good.” An impeccable precedent, this “royal lie” as Plato called it, for our rulers today—including, it seems, the leaders of an important wing of our public-health establishment.
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0069.xml
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79
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Tiffany & Co.
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TIFFANY & Co.
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0070.xml
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80
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Shaw Ross Int'l Importers, Inc.
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Shaw Ross Int'l Importers, Inc.
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0071.xml
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81
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0072.xml
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82,83
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Sterling Silver
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Sterling Silver
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0073.xml
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84,85
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Gm Corp.
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GM Corp.
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0074.xml
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86,89,90
DAS CAPITOL
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The Reich Stuff
WHY BUSH CAN’T STOP SLAVERING OVER THE NEW GERMANY
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ANDREW SULLIVAN
Most Washingtonians have Saddam Hussein jokes; the more egregiously hip have Helmut Kohl ones. A current D.C. thigh-slapper revolves around this December 2, the day of the first all-German elections since the Weimar Republic. Our lumpenbourgeois Helmut wins the elections and, amid jubilant scenes reminiscent of the annexation of Austria, steals back to the remains of Hitler’s bunker and summons up the ghost of the late genocidal megalomaniac.
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0075.xml
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87
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Compar, Inc.
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Compar, Inc.
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0076.xml
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88
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Courvoisier
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COURVOISIER
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0077.xml
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89
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Advertisement
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0078.xml
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90
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Bulova Corporation
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Bulova Corporation
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0079.xml
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90
90
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J & B Hip Joints
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J & B HIP JOINTS
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0080.xml
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91
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Levi's
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Levi's
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0081.xml
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92
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The Hamilton Watch Company
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The Hamilton Watch Company
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0082.xml
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93,94
Man at His Best
CLASSICS
The Condom
A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO QUALITY ANDSTYLE
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John Berendt
The history of the condom reflects a four-hundred-year struggle between pleasure and protection. For most of that time, the condom has spoiled the first without giving any real assurance of the second. No one has ever sung the praises of condoms; everyone complains about them.
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0083.xml
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94
Man at His Best
THE DRINKING MAN
Knockout Punch
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Will Blythe
It’s taken years of mind-addling research, but I’m pleased at last to reveal that I’ve discovered the secret of a good holiday punch: Alcohol, by God! And lots of it! I should have realized this long ago, but I grew up in the South, where zealous blue-haired Matriarchs of the Punch Bowl ladled out their family’s special blend while loudly proclaiming the crucial importance of some odd ingredient like Spanish moss.
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0084.xml
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95
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Carillon Importers, Ltd.
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Carillon Importers, Ltd.
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0085.xml
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96
Man at His Best
LIVING QUARTERS
From Pee-wee's House to Our House
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Phil Patton
The kids’ room is where high styles go for syndication, the cable-channel repository of onetime prime time: My Three Sons on Nickelodeon. Once, the nursery was filled with pastel spool-runged antiquities; now it is the last refuge of pop and modern in the post-postmodernist world—of the ideal we will never quite give up on:
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0086.xml
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97
97
[no value]
[no value]
Iittala Inc.
[no value]
iittala Inc.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0087.xml
article
98
98
Man at His Best
THE SEASONED COOK
Send Us Your Pig Heads
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[no value]
[no value]
Bill Neal
Hog jowl, lightly smoked, peppered, and salted, is part of the well-known antique gastronomic insurance policy southerners subscribe to on New Year’s Day. It comes to the table with black-eyed peas (for plenty of change) and collards (for folding green).
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0088.xml
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99
99
[no value]
[no value]
Carlyle & Co.
[no value]
CARLYLE & Co.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0089.xml
article
100
100
Man at His Best
REAL MUSIC
Satch Without a Scratch
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[no value]
[no value]
Daniel Okrent
The compact disc has now been around so long we can at last be honest: Great sound is the least of its virtues. Take, for example, the fact that you don’t have to get up every twenty minutes to turn it over. And better than that, the CD has given record companies the excuse to do what they do best—namely, goose sales by repackaging old material.
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0090.xml
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101
101
[no value]
[no value]
Wild Turkey
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0091.xml
article
102
102
Man at His Best
HOUSE HUNTING
A Place Out West
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[no value]
[no value]
Paul Schneider
The Place: Ketchum/Sun Valley, Idaho. Snow, sun, and skiing complimentary. The Architecture: The full western ski-town array: hunting lodge and faux hunting lodge; genuine ranch and multimillion-dollar ranch; A-frame and multiple A-frame
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0092.xml
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103
103
[no value]
[no value]
Austin Nichols Distilling Co.: Wild Turkey
[no value]
AUSTIN NICHOLS DISTILLING CO.
WILD TURKEY
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0093.xml
article
104
104,105,106,107,108,109,110,111,112,114,204,206,208,210
FEATURES
The Literary Life
Europe
IT TEACHES US, NOT THE LESSONS OF SCHOOL BUT HOW TO ENDURE, HOW TO HAVE LEISURE, LOVE, FOOD, AND CONVERSATION, HOW TO LOOK UPON NAKEDNESS
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JAMES SALTER
In Paris that first time, we went straight to the hotel, from the windows of which there was nothing to be seen but the bleakness of buildings about forty feet away across the street. It was a wintry afternoon. Later we drove up to Montmartre to change some money on the black market.
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0094.xml
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113
113
[no value]
[no value]
Armani
[no value]
ARMANI
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0095.xml
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115
115
[no value]
[no value]
375 Spirits Co.
[no value]
375 SPIRITS CO.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0096.xml
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116
116,117
[no value]
[no value]
Sharp E1ectronics Corporation: Wizard
[no value]
Sharp E1ectronics Corporation
WIZARD
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0097.xml
article
118
118,119,120,121,122,124,126
FEATURES
Movie Stars
Michelle Pfeiffer as a Work in Progress
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[no value]
[no value]
HAL HINSON
The first meeting, in Manhattan, took place as she was about to leave for Moscow to make The Russia House with Sean Connery, and the conversation, it would be fair to say, was intense. On the verge of being tortured, to be more accurate. Remember, during the preceding year she had emerged at the very pinnacle of her profession.
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0098.xml
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123
123
[no value]
[no value]
James B. Beam Distilling Co.
[no value]
JAMES B. BEAM DISTILLING CO.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0099.xml
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125
125
[no value]
[no value]
Panasonic
[no value]
Panasonic
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0100.xml
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127
127
[no value]
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Panasonic
[no value]
Panasonic
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0101.xml
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128
128
[no value]
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Advertisement: Peugeot 405 S
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Peugeot 405 S
[no value]
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0102.xml
article
129
129,130,131,132,133,134,135,136
FICTION
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Smiley’s Gift
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[no value]
[no value]
John Ie Carré
<p>One of my least favorite students was trying to draw George Smiley out on the amoral nature of our work. He was wanting Smiley to admit that anything goes, as long as you got away with it. I suspect he was actually wanting to hear this maxim applied to the whole of life, for he was ruthless as well as mannerless, and wished to see in our work some kind of license to throw aside his few remaining scruples.</p>
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0103.xml
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137
137
[no value]
[no value]
Schenley Imports Co.
[no value]
SCHENLEY IMPORTS CO.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0104.xml
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138
138,139
[no value]
[no value]
Buick
[no value]
BUICK
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0105.xml
article
140
140,141,142,143,144,145
FEATURES
Fashion
Trimmings
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[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0106.xml
article
146
146,147,148,149,150,151,152,153
[no value]
Fashion
The Classic Tuxedo
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[no value]
[no value]
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0107.xml
article
154
154,155,156,157,158,160,162,164,166
FEATURES
News Media
Would You Buy a Used Tv-news Show From This Man
Why NBC’s Steve Friedman wants twenty-three minutes and forty-five seconds of your time
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[no value]
Tad Friend
It is a slow news day, and the NBC Nightly News staff is talking about 970-PEEE, a New York telephone number you can call to fulfill your golden-shower fantasies. National correspondent Bob Kur is researching a piece about “Shock Theater”—the idea is that obscenity now permeates and poisons our lives—and those in the small conference room are trying to best one another with vile and kinky anecdotes.
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0108.xml
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159
159
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[no value]
Monsieur Henri Wines, Ltd.
[no value]
MONSIEUR HENRI WINES, LTD.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0109.xml
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161
161
[no value]
[no value]
The Hearst Corporation
[no value]
The Hearst Corporation
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0110.xml
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163
163
[no value]
[no value]
The Franklin Mint
[no value]
The Franklin Mint
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0111.xml
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165
165
[no value]
[no value]
Scoresby
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0112.xml
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167
167
[no value]
[no value]
Lands’ End
[no value]
Lands’ End
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0113.xml
article
168
168,169,170,172
FEATURES
Revisionist History
Hollywood Goes to War
A true tale starring the CIA, Southeast Asian drug lords, Mel Gibson, the unchecked power of The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, a mysteriously altered book, charges, countercharges, and me
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[no value]
John Eskow
I think maybe you never make movie—yes?” We were in a small restaurant in northern Thailand, and the owner was drunk. But as he leaned over our table, dropping ash from his Malaysian cigarette onto the noodles and fish, he sounded oddly confident that our movie, Air America, which had already been shooting for six weeks, would never be completed.
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0114.xml
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171
171
[no value]
[no value]
Heublein, Inc.
[no value]
HEUBLEIN, INC.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0115.xml
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173
173
[no value]
[no value]
William Grant & Sons, Inc.
[no value]
William Grant & Sons, Inc.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0116.xml
article
174
174,175,176,177,178,182,183,211,212,214,218,219
FEATURES
Outlaws
Terminal Delinquents
ONCE, THEY STOLE HUBCAPS AND SHOT OUT STREET-LIGHTS. NOW THEY’RE STEALING YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER AND SHOOTING OUT YOUR CREDIT RATING. A LAYMAN' S GUIDE TO COMPUTER HIGH JINKS
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[no value]
JACK HITT
PAUL TOUGH
On a muggy Friday night, we putter about the entrance to the Chelsea Hotel in New York City, nervously chatting about nothing in particular, pacing, thumping a dead coffee cup, waiting. A massive sun—garishly orange, unnaturally close—tries to wash this skeezy neighborhood with its maudlin rays, but this is Manhattan, the Chelsea, where Nancy Spungen asked Sid Vicious to stab her to death; no way.
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0117.xml
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179
179
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[no value]
Advertisement: Martell
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[no value]
MARTELL
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0118.xml
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180
180,181
[no value]
[no value]
Dodge
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[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0119.xml
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183
183
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[no value]
Dodge
[no value]
DODGE
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0120.xml
article
184
184,185,186,187,188,189,190,192
FEATURES
Wildlife
Big Fish
THE MARLIN KNIFED THROUGH THE OCEAN, 700 POUNDS OF BLUE-GREEN TORQUE ON A 70-MPH CARIBBEAN RUN. FOR THE NEXT FEW HOURS,OUR HUNG-OVER AND BLOODIED AUTHOR JUST TRIED TO HANG ON. AND SO BEGINS A TALE OF...
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[no value]
Jay Mclnerney
We are perched on stools in the Poor Man’s Bar in Red Hook, St. Thomas, telling fish stories. Remar Sutton, who has invited me here for the U.S. Virgin Islands Eighteenth Annual Open Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament, is actually the one telling the whoppers.
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0121.xml
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189
189
[no value]
[no value]
Nikon Inc.
[no value]
Nikon Inc.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0122.xml
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190
190
[no value]
[no value]
Advertisement
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0123.xml
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191
191
[no value]
[no value]
Mount Gay
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0124.xml
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192
192
[no value]
[no value]
Random House Home Video
[no value]
RANDOM HOUSE HOME VIDEO
[no value]
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[no value]
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0125.xml
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193
193
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[no value]
Advertisement: Esquire
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[no value]
Esquire
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0126.xml
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194
194
[no value]
[no value]
Banana Republic
[no value]
BANANA REPUBLIC
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0127.xml
article
195
195,196,198
The Esquire Express Traveler
[no value]
New Orleans
A GUIDE TO JOURNEYS THAT ARE MEASURED IN DAYS, NOT WEEKS
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[no value]
BEN SANDMEL
The Melrose. If money is no object, this palatial bed-and-breakfast is the place to blow it. From the free limo pickup at the airport to the open bar, this immaculately renovated mansion— eight rooms, four with whirlpools—gives new meaning to the Big Easy.
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0128.xml
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197
197
[no value]
[no value]
William Grant & Sons, Inc.
[no value]
William Grant & Sons, Inc.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0129.xml
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199
199
[no value]
[no value]
Sears, Roebuck and Co.
[no value]
Sears, Roebuck and Co.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0130.xml
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200
200
[no value]
[no value]
Québec
[no value]
Québec
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0131.xml
article
201
201
The Esquire Business Traveler
RIGHTS OF PASSAGE
Mi Airfield, Su Airfield
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[no value]
[no value]
Glenn Eichler
You already know about the crisis in U.S. airport capacity—that is, that there’s none left. If I told you I could wave a wand and create seventy-eight new airfields to ease that crisis, would you appoint me head of the FAA? Don’t bother; it’s the FAA’s idea in the first place.
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0132.xml
article
202
202
The Esquire Business Traveler
EAT AND RUN
You Ate It Here First
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[no value]
[no value]
John Mariani
I’ll always think Brillat-Savarin’s remark that the discovery of a new dish is more beneficial to humanity than the discovery of a new star is a ridiculous conceit, but I will say this: The fellow who first baked mozzarella, tomato, and basil onto a flat round of dough has given more people more pleasure than a roomful of Renoirs.
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0133.xml
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203
203
[no value]
[no value]
Cockburn’s Brochure
[no value]
Cockburn’s Brochure
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0134.xml
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205
205
[no value]
[no value]
The Hearst Corporation
[no value]
The Hearst Corporation
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0135.xml
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207
207
[no value]
[no value]
J&B
[no value]
J&B Scotch Whisky
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0136.xml
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209
209
[no value]
[no value]
Advertisement: Esquire
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0137.xml
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209A
209A
[no value]
[no value]
Global Releaf
[no value]
GLOBAL RELEAF
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0138.xml
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209B
209B
[no value]
[no value]
The Humane Society of the United States
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0139.xml
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210
210
[no value]
[no value]
Wahl Clipper Corporation
[no value]
WAHL CLIPPER CORPORATION
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0140.xml
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213
213
[no value]
[no value]
Puerto Rico
[no value]
Puerto Rico
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0141.xml
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215
215,216,217
[no value]
[no value]
Advertisements: Esquire
[no value]
[no value]
RUM
[no value]
SCORESBY
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0142.xml
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218
218
[no value]
[no value]
Advertisement
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0143.xml
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221
221
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Advertisement
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0144.xml
article
222
222,223
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Credits
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[no value]
[no value]
On page 140: Tiffany & Co. flask ($275), Swiss army knife ($90), and chain ($1,600) at Tiffany & Co. nationwide. For information contact: Tiffany & Co., 727 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10022. Parker pen ($250) at fine department stores and specialty shops nationwide.
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0145.xml
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222
222
[no value]
[no value]
W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
[no value]
W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0146.xml
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222
222
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[no value]
Advertisement
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0147.xml
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223
223
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Advertisement
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Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0148.xml
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223
223
[no value]
[no value]
Nordic Track
[no value]
Nordic Track
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0149.xml
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224
224,225
[no value]
[no value]
Volkswagen
[no value]
VOLKSWAGEN
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0150.xml
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226
226
[no value]
[no value]
Schieffelin & Somerset Co.
[no value]
Schieffelin & Somerset Co.
[no value]
[no value]
[no value]
Esquire_19901201_0114_006_0151.xml