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Do read Sarah Weinman’s profile of 70s New Yorker film critic Penelope Gilliatt, a serious lady gone bad!
She divorced two husbands (Roger Gilliatt, a noted neurologist at NIH, and the playwright John Osborne, who fathered daughter Nolan in 1965 and left her for her best friend), fell into affairs with Mike Nichols and Edmund Wilson, and attempted suicide at least once. She consumed herself with work throughout her relationships… Her drinking became so bad that…extra minders from the fact-checking department shadowed her to make sure she sat through the entirety of the movies she reviewed.
Osborne also accused her of sleeping with all of her profile subjects!

Do read Sarah Weinman’s profile of 70s New Yorker film critic Penelope Gilliatt, a serious lady gone bad!

She divorced two husbands (Roger Gilliatt, a noted neurologist at NIH, and the playwright John Osborne, who fathered daughter Nolan in 1965 and left her for her best friend), fell into affairs with Mike Nichols and Edmund Wilson, and attempted suicide at least once. She consumed herself with work throughout her relationships… Her drinking became so bad that…extra minders from the fact-checking department shadowed her to make sure she sat through the entirety of the movies she reviewed.

Osborne also accused her of sleeping with all of her profile subjects!

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