Steve Persall

Steve Persall

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“This is when movies where made, not manufactured.” Me, showing Rosemary’s Baby to @LilWomanTate  for her first time. #ThisIsUs 

New retirement job idea: Socially distanced Santa Claus. Christmas is coming, and there’s no knee-sitting that’ll happen. I do a Zoom with two dozen children at a time - “Whaddaya want? Been good? Next.” - for $20 a face. Starts Halloween You know, for the kids. @kickstarter 

#RIPWilfordBrimley , the last of the “Cocoon” seniors who filmed in St. Pete, who I interviewed for a 25th anniv. retr @TB_Times  . Mr. Brimley told me he left with the best souvenir, a 128-pound tarpon caught offshore from the Hilton. “Biggest fish I ever caught," he said.

Just put off the third driveway contractor’s estimate with a texted “Thanks” but it spellchecks as “Thanos,” and my driveway is screwed.

Overheard at HH, from Laurel & Hardy-types: “I’m the biggest square you know.” “You’re the roundest square I know.”

Idea for @MLB  and @RaysBaseball  With all these photo fans in the stands, make lotteries out of HRs and foul balls. I might buy a $50 cutout, if there’s a chance that it gets hit by a baseball for a big prize.

Watching “Scarecrow,” that isn’t a horror flick but one of the 70’s overlooked gems (except @ Cannes). Early but great Gene Hackman and Al Pacino, road movie angst at it’s finest. Now, if I can see “Drive, He Said” once more, I’ll sleep happier.

I’m hearing that yesterday’s #Trumptilla  was historic, which I’m guessing means like Dunkirk. (Just tried that joke on two friends who took part in the parade and, as drunk Trumpers, they agreed.)

Late to this particularly brilliant party, but @stephhayes ⁩ nails it. #yadayadayadaJerry 


One of today's treats was seeing Angelina Jolie interacting with kids, some in tears to meet her. Never a fan, honestly, until today.

Two weeks ago, Mom asked for ⁦⁩ as a 93rd birthday treat, and hundreds liked her tweet, including the candy maker. Here’s their sweet response:

#TellurideFilmFestival class photo. #EmmaStone  was last to arrive and slid in safely.

On the day @Buccaneers  unveil new(old) uniforms, the first @TomBrady  shirt arrived from @TB12sports . Thanks @NFLSTROUD  for the heads-up!

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is equal parts the finest concert movie about fictional musicians ever made, and the Blake Shelton-Gwen Stefani Lifetime biopic we all want to see.

As someone old enough to remember Streisand’s movie debut in Funny Girl, I’m ready & willing to make the comparison with in . Or Liza in Cabaret, or in The Rose. Perfect melding of artist and stretching material. Love the Judy tribute, too.