“In 1958, while working on the screenplay of Suddenly Last Summer, Gore Vidal took Tennessee Williams to Palm Beach to meet Senator John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jackie.  . . . Williams had no idea who the Kennedys were, but the young couple were certainly familiar with the famous playwright.  The four drank cocktails and did a little skeet shooting—Williams was a better shot than the senator from Massachusetts.  When Kennedy stepped forward to to take aim, Williams whispered to Vidal, ‘Get that ass!’  Vidal told Williams he shouldn’t cruise our next president, then repeated the remark to Kennedy.  ‘Now that’s very exciting!’ said Kennedy with a grin.”

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