Saturday, January 05, 2013

Today In Jerry Lewis

I guess the thing that interests you most is when I go to Square Books and poke around for fat volumes likely to have indexes (or indices) and then I check those indexes (or indices) for Jerry Lewis. And that is how I found Jerry Lewis in a big fat paperback of Christopher Hitchens essays yesterday. Mr. Hitchens defends himself against Nora Ephron's charge that he has plagiarized Jerry Lewis by noting for the record that he has seen only one Jerry Lewis movie, nothing to brag about in my opinion. I also notice it when the New York Times mentions Jerry Lewis, as happens today when Jamie Kennedy compares himself to Jerry Lewis in an interview, huh, I don't know, it's a free country, there it is, make of it what you will, huh. (See also.)