The Daily Princetonian published an article today about the imminent departure of Jim Kelly (a member of Princeton’s Class of ’76) as Time’s managing editor. In the course of reminiscing about his long career with the magazine, Kelly recounts this story:
On one especially memorable occasion, he even dined with former president Richard Nixon.
“[Nixon] asked if anyone wanted a drink, and we all said white wine. And he said ‘Well, I’ll have a martini, and if anyone else wants a martini, I’ll mix one for you,’ ” Kelly said, laughing. “Suddenly, everyone wanted a martini.”
In other news, word came from Los Angeles this evening that actor Stacy Keach, whose work as RN in the touring production of Peter Morgan’s play Frost/Nixon was interrupted when he suffered a mild stroke last week, has been released from the hospital. Still no word when or if he will return to the production, though the Ahmanson Theater, where he was performing before falling ill, is offering refunds to ticketholders uninterested in seeing understudy Bob Ari take on the part.