Theater: I Was Just Hoping To Disappear

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Socks. That's what Macaulay Culkin remembers most about the fire that destroyed his family's New York City apartment two days before Christmas in 1998. Culkin, who was living a few blocks away, heard about the blaze in the middle of the night. When he finally reached his family, who had taken refuge in a downtown hotel, he asked if they needed anything. Roused out of bed, they had been standing outside in the wet snow. What they needed most, they said, was dry socks.

To the rest of the world, of course, the fire (which resulted in four deaths, and lawsuits)...

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