“I thought he was going to give me a bit Jefferson line,” Mr. Moore continued. “And he begins, and he doesn’t end until four or five minutes later, just reciting one continuous Jefferson quote from memory, and he finished this as if I could remember it. And I just looked at him and said ‘If I do win, will you go up and accept it?’ He seemed to like that idea.”
Susan Sarandon took the stage to pass on “one pearl of parenting wisdom” Mr. Vidal had shared with her shortly after the birth of her first child. “I was struggling to be the best mother, and he told me, ‘Darling, it’s inevitable that you give your children neuroses, just make sure they’re productive ones,’” she recounted.
Read the full details via observer.comAmong those paying tribute: Michael Moore, Richard Belzer, Susan Sarandon, Dennis Kucinich, Kristin Davis, Cybill Shepherd, Candice Bergen, Christine Ebersole, Anjelica Huston, Elaine May, Salman Rushdie, Phyllis Newman, Griffin Dunne, Griffin Dunne, James Earl Jones, John Larroquette, Alan Cumming, and Elizabeth Ashley