Norman Mailer once described Doc Humes, novelist and cultural figure, as
one of the few people I have ever met who was essentially, at bottom, more vain, more intellectually arrogant, than I was.
“Doc” is a PBS documentary premiering on December 9 by Immy Humes about her father Harold L. “Doc” Humes. He was a founder of The Paris Review, wrote two successful and acclaimed novels, The Underground City and Men Die, and ran Norman Mailer’s 1961 campaign for Mayor. “Doc” is also notable for featuring interviews with many now-deceased cultural and literary lights such as Norman Mailer, William Styron, Timothy Leary and George Plimpton.
See Tom Teicholz’ or Arnold K. Fried‘s articles for more information.