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Mailer’s 50th Bash

Bruce Klauber, writer and jazz musician, recounts Norman Mailer’s 50th birthday celebration in February 1973. He writes: Always the publicity hound, which is why Mailer was as much a “personality” as he was a writer, he decided in February of 1973 to throw himself a 50th birthday bash. But this would be no mere party.…