Who is Gore Vidal?

Gore Vidal

Eugene Luther Gore Vidal ( /ˌɡɔr vɨˈdɑːl/;, born Eugene Louis Vidal, October 3, 1925 – July 31, 2012) was an American writer known for his essays, novels, screenplays, and Broadway plays. He was also known for his patrician manner, Transatlantic accent, and witty aphorisms. Vidal came from a distinguished political lineage; his grandfather was the U.S. Senator Thomas Gore of Oklahoma.

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Gore Vidal - Bibliography - Media Appearances
... Hartman (1976 — 7 episodes) — as himself Profile of a Writer Gore Vidal — RM Productions (1979 documentary film) Gore Vidal The Man Who Said No (1983 documentary ... film) — School headmaster (uncredited) The Education of Gore Vidal (2003) Documentary by Deborah Dickson, aired in the US on PBS Thinking XXX (2004 documentary) Da Ali G ... with David Dimbleby (November 04, 2008) "Writer Against the Grain" Gore Vidal in conversation with Jay Parini at the 2009 Key West Literary Seminar (audio, 5909) Real Time with Bill Maher (A ...
The Golden Age (Gore Vidal Novel) - Allusions/references To Actual History, Geography and Current Science
... American Chronicle series by Gore Vidal also known as Narratives of Empire Burr Lincoln 1876 Empire Hollywood Washington, D.C ... The Golden Age Gore Vidal Plays Visit to a Small Planet (1957) The Best Man (1960) Novels The City and the Pillar (1948) Julian (1964) Washington, D.C ... Live from Golgotha The Gospel according to Gore Vidal (1992) The Smithsonian Institution (1998) The Golden Age (2000) Screenplays The Catered Affair (1956) I Accuse! (1958 ...
Politics In Fiction - Written Works
1949) by George Orwell Dark Green, Bright Red (1950) by Gore Vidal The Outsider (1953) by Richard Wright The Quiet American (1955) by Graham Greene The Shark and the Sardines (1956) by ... Condon Advise and Consent (1959) by Allen Drury The Best Man (1960) by Gore Vidal (play) Catch 22 (1961) by Joseph Heller The Golden Notebook (1962) by Doris Lessing Seven Days in May (1962) by ... (1967) by Gore Vidal The Godfather, by Mario Puzo (1969) Being There, by Jerzy Kosiński (1971) The Lorax (1971) by Dr ...
William F. Buckley, Jr. - In The Political Firing Line - Feud With Gore Vidal
... Buckley appeared in a series of televised debates with Gore Vidal during the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago ... Vidal responded that people were free to state their political views as they saw fit, whereupon Buckley interrupted and noted that people were free to speak their views but others were also free to ostracize them ... Vidal then interjected that "the only sort of pro- or crypto-Nazi I can think of is yourself", whereupon Smith interjected, "Now let's not call names." Buckley, visibly ...
Gore Vidal: The Man Who Said No
... Gore Vidal The Man Who Said No (1983) is a documentary film directed, produced, and edited by Gary Conklin ... American writer and political gadfly Gore Vidal in his quixotic campaign against incumbent California Governor Jerry Brown for the Democratic nomination for ...

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    There is hardly an American male of my generation who has not at one time or another tried to master the victory cry of the great ape as it issued from the androgynous chest of Johnny Weissmuller, to the accompaniment of thousands of arms and legs snapping during attempts to swing from tree to tree in the backyards of the Republic.
    Gore Vidal (b. 1925)

    It is marvelous indeed to watch on television the rings of Saturn close; and to speculate on what we may yet find at galaxy’s edge. But in the process, we have lost the human element; not to mention the high hope of those quaint days when flight would create “one world.” Instead of one world, we have “star wars,” and a future in which dumb dented human toys will drift mindlessly about the cosmos long after our small planet’s dead.
    —Gore Vidal (b. 1925)

    All I really want to be is boring. When people talk about me, I’d like them to say, “Carol’s basically a short Bill Bradley.” Or, “Carol’s kind of like Al Gore in a skirt.”
    Carol Moseley-Braun (b. 1947)