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An evening with Tony Kaye

BEING FOR THE BENEFIT OF MR. KAYE.   T-T-Tony’s T-T-Talk wasn’t so much a talk as an amazing display of heartfelt emotion and hardcore talent. Despite my old boss, Terry Lovelock, joking to me that Tony Kaye should pay the audience £20 each to see him, rather than the other way round, Tony Kaye’s D&AD […]

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A week in Wyoming

A WEEK IN WYOMING.   Last year, I was asked by Paul Smith to attend an Ogilvy senior management seminar in Wyoming. Here’s an account of what we did. First of all, you might well wonder what I was doing at a senior management seminar in the first place. At my age I am definitely […]

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Lonely are the Brave. An unsung hero of a film.

LONELY ARE THE BRAVE: AN UNSUNG HERO OF A MOVIE ‘Lonely are the Brave’ is a little known film. But its star, Kirk Douglas, believed it to be the best movie he ever made.   In that strange, empty period between Christmas and New Year, I was working on a script for a charity fundraising […]

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Bellini

I THOUGHT A BELLINI WAS A COCKTAIL UNTIL I VISITED THE NATIONAL GALLERY   It’s amazing what you can learn in an hour at a building in Trafalgar Square – everything from sex to what barrel makers wore. Before I start, I should point out that David Metcalfe, or rather, John Sherfield, inspired my headline. […]

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