Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Pamela Harriman and good writing.


Pamela Harriman was married to Winston Churchill's son Randolph. She was frequently cited as "the 20th Century's greatest courtesan." She had affairs with Averell Harriman, who would much later become her third husband; Edward R. Murrow, John Hay "Jock" Whitney, Prince Aly Khan, Alfonso de Portago, Gianni Agnelli, and Baron Elie de Rothschild.

Here's the part I like. And why I won't give up believing words matter: "she was unkindly described as having become 'a world expert on rich men's bedroom ceilings'."

3 comments:

eileenerb said...

Does that mean she didn't like being on top?

geo said...

Be that as it may.

geo said...

Or, better, "Any pork in a storm."