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Broadway: Bette Midler serves up Hollywood dish in 'I'll Eat You Last'
NEW YORK — Almost none of us would have been invited to one of the famous parties at Sue Mengers' swishy pad in "The Hills of Beverly." Those networking opportunities — wherein Faye Dunaway could get cast in "Chinatown" between appetizer and desert, or the genial director William Friedkin could be leaned upon, on a client's behalf, over cocktails — were reserved for those greater mortals of the firmament. The "twinklies," the Hollywood superagent Mengers liked to call them. Of course, gossip never has been constrained by social class. But at chez Sue, the rich twinklies of the 1970s and '80s dished with the cold dishes.
April 24, 2013