Valentino: The Last Emperor. The threesome has managed to put together quite a feast of information and photos, and though the film is overwhelmingly historic and archival, it remains consistently fascinating as it tracks the life, times and work of a strange woman with a gift for gab -- and style.
Oscar Wilde (with perhaps not quite so lasting or important a gift to give the world), she was not a particularly attractive person who made the most of what she had and kept a new bon mot up her sleeve for use at every occasion. (On looking out at a lovely sea view: "Water is god's tranquilizer.")
George Plimpton. The film is a mixture of the Plimpton interviews, historical footage, and interviews with many others who knew and worked with her, including actress Ali McGraw, who was her assistant for a time, and has a very funny anecdote to tell.
Buffalo Bill to Twiggy (that's Yves St. Laurent with her in the shot to the right). She managed to land a very attractive husband (below), whose fidelity may have been in question, yet the marriage lasted and produced a couple of kids for whom, it appears, Diana had little interest. (She was perhaps less of a mother to her brood than her own mother had been.)
Samuel Goldwyn Films and Epix Pictures, with a running time of 86 minutes, opened yesterday (and I apologize for my tardiness in posting: It's been too busy a week!) in New York (at the Angelika Film Center and the Lincoln Plaza Cinema) and Los Angeles (at The Landmark), and will expand into other cities in the weeks to come. Click here to see all currently scheduled playdates, with cities and theaters listed.