As some of you may have noticed, Bill Brent’s death has inspired me to start blogging a bit more. Bill was one of the first editors who ever demanded nonfiction out of me. I wasn’t thrilled about writing it. I don’t think he knew what he was starting.
And I just realized how amused Bill would be by the company he’s in, were he to scan the recent images on my blog. Bogart, Bacall, Gene Kelly, Jimmy Stewart, Kim Novak, Don DeLillo, Gustav Klimt, Bonnie & Clyde. And Bill.
But he’d be the one, of all my friends, who would say “Hell, yeah, fuck yeah! I belong there! Put me next to Gene Kelly, bitch, that’s where I belong.”
So…here you go, Bill. Happy 100th Gene Kelly, and RIP Bill Brent. Thanks for the kick in the ass back in 1994.
It all fits together like a piece in a puzzle sometimes, but only if you let it.