Show Business: Ali MacGraw: A Return to Basics

Scene: Loew's State 1, Manhattan. The innocent moviegoer and his girl head for the box office. Two signs:

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY. TICKET BUYERS

ONLY. Omigod, the temperature is about 19°—but they both have to see Love Story. She wants to see Ryan O'Neal, and he saw Ali MacGraw in Goodbye, Columbus and is hooked. She cried when she read the novel; he choked up. Who could resist Jennifer Cavilleri, the Radcliffe girl, condemned on the first page to a tragic death, then, loving Bach and the Beatles right to the end, expiring in her husband's arms? Leaving Harvard...

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