Writer Nora Ephron Portrait Session

Today we celebrate the birthday of Nora Ephron, distinguished journalist, author, columnist, screenwriter, playwright, producer, director, blogger and overall wit. Although she died in 2012 her legacy lives on in such films as When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless In Seattle and You’ve Got Mail. She was nominated for Oscars and Tony’s and co-authored the Drama Desk Award winning play Love, Loss, and What I Wore. Those are the well-known facts about her, but early in her career she was a journalist and well-known feminist. Studs interviewed her in March, 1975 when her book Crazy Salad was published. A collection of essays about what women want, from her work as an essayist at Esquire magazine, it serves as a launching point for a discussion that ranges from feminism to feminine hygiene products, Dorothy Parker, women criticizing women, Israel and even the Loud Family documentary.

When these two giants of journalism and human observation get together nothing is off-limits. With stories both humorous and sad, Nora perfectly encapsulates the ambivalence of being a woman when it comes to navigating the world in 1975 and today.

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