Hollywood: Survival Kit

Going Hollywood is not as simple as going native. To be Mistah Kurtz or a Paul Gauguin, one has to learn little ritual incantations; to survive in Hollywood one must take survival training. Even chameleons die there of eczema, looking in their last hours like iguanas by Jackson Pollock. Yet people can live there, if they know how. A 1964 survival textbook for men and women:

Begin with a sauna bath. Even Charlton Heston likes saunas. Install a bidet in your bathroom. Love Tom Jones. Adore Barbra Streisand. Get a dress shirt with...

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