Thursday, April 16, 2009

A Good Student

One of my grad students (the same one who told me about the Charles Portis interview) photocopied a profile of Jerry Lewis for me. Peter Bogdanovich wrote it. Said the student, "You might not want to read it right away. It's twenty-seven pages." Said it apologetically! With apparent rue! As if in warning! When of course the only thing that made me sad was that he didn't say 270 pages, or 2,700. I expect this article to contain some of Jerry's patented pronouncements, the kind I love. I'll let you know.