Saturday, November 8, 2008

Dominick Dunne Underwent Surgery Wednesday

The Observer reported that Dominck Dunne, who is battling bladder cancer missed a prescreening of a documentary covering his life, Dominick Dunne: After the Party, to undergo surgery.

"On Wednesday evening, a small and somewhat exhausted crowd gathered at the newly refurbished Oak Room to celebrate a screening of After the Party, Australian filmmakers Kirsty de Garis and Timothy Jolley's documentary about the life of the novelist, crime reporter, and Vanity Fair columnist Dominick Dunne. [...]

We also spoke with editor Harry Evans and author Ian McEwan, who were seated across from each other and deep in conversation when we approached.

Mr. Evans, who has known Mr. Dunne for years, said watching the film was as if "you added water to the powder of a person and they sprang to life."

"It was very, very moving and entertaining and brilliantly made. It's so fascinating, that mixture, that strange eclectic collision between stars and criminals. Lunatics, murder, glamour--it was an extraordinary mix. Of course, Dominick is the presiding genius of connecting the world of grime and the world of glamour."

Sending Dominick prayers and a speedy recovery. You can also give Domick your well wishes by stopping by his web site, "Dominick's Diary" and leaving him a message.