Norris Church Mailer
American writer; widow of Norman Mailer
Norris Church Mailer
Norris Church Mailer was the widow of American novelist, Norman Mailer, and author of the memoir, A Ticket to the Circus, and of several novels. Before her relationship with Mailer, she married Larry Norris, gave birth to son Matthew in 1972, and was divorced in 1975. After her divorce, she claimed to have "had a fling" with Bill Clinton.
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THEATER: THIS WEEK; A 'Long Day's Journey' With the Mailers
NYTimes - over 13 years
FOR some families, a late-summer night of togetherness on Cape Cod calls for a leisurely game of Monopoly, but for Norman Mailer and clan it's the more elevated (if just as endless and recriminatory) ''Long Day's Journey Into Night.'' On Friday, the 80-year-old author will join his sixth wife, Norris Church Mailer, along with three of his children
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Places of the Heart: Where Cupid Turns a Spark Into a Glow
NYTimes - about 25 years
Adolph Green Broadway lyricist, married to the actress Phyllis Newman "Sardi's! That's where Phyllis and I went on our first date. It was when we first met, in the late 50's. Phyllis had just gotten the role as standby for Judy Holliday in 'Bells Are Ringing.' We sat up front under a portrait of Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne. We were very impressed
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Review/Fashion; At Scaasi's, The Greening Of a Season
NYTimes - about 25 years
Spring may just not be a little late this year; it wafted into Arnold Scaasi's couture salon yesterday afternoon. A green suit the color of the first shoots of grass, a bunch of daisies scattered on a thin silk dress with a capelet collar, and a long pleated column of golden chiffon -- all these gave the illusion that winter had passed. The pastel
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Reviews/Fashion; Scaasi Offers a Slinky New Look
NYTimes - over 26 years
LEAD: After 53 couture seasons, Arnold Scaasi's clothes have developed a surprising new look. The styles have always been flattering in a traditional bouffant-skirt, low-decolletage way. Now they are skinny, seductive and rather advanced looking. After 53 couture seasons, Arnold Scaasi's clothes have developed a surprising new look. The styles have
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A TOP HOSTESS AND HER PARTY PRECEPTS
NYTimes - about 35 years
Every once in a while, a woman emerges in New York as the hostess whose parties everyone is talking about. Usually this woman comes from the social or fashion world, but this season's hostess-of-thehour is a successful real estate woman. Her name is Alice Mason. She gives six major par ties a year, for which she has some rules that other ho stesses
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NOTES ON FASHION
NYTimes - about 35 years
W HAT kind of year was it for fashion? It was the year men gave up mustaches, the year leopard prints returned, the year of Calvin Klein, the year we almost drowned in a sea of Lurex, the year Norma Kamali gave sweatshirts mass fashion appeal and the year the White House set a fashion standard for the first time in nearly two decades. Calvin Klein,
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'RAGTIME' EVOKES REAL AND FICTIONAL PASTS
NYTimes - over 35 years
MILOS FORMAN'S ''Ragtime,'' adapted by Michael Weller from E.L. Doctorow's rambunctious, kaleidescopic novel, begins and ends with a dreamlike image - a pair of ballroom dancers, caught in a spotlight, surrounded by darkness, performing, not very gracefully, to an unfamiliar melody, before an unseen audience. The woman is Evelyn Nesbit, the
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Norris Church Mailer
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2010
    Age 61
    She died on 21 November 2010, aged 61, at her home in Brooklyn Heights following her eleven year battle with cancer.
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    She published her memoir, A Ticket to the Circus, in 2010, and explained that the title described her life with Mailer, his seven children by his other wives, and her own two children: "Well, I bought a ticket to the circus.
    More Details Hide Details I don't know why I was surprised to see elephants."
  • FIFTIES
  • 2000
    Age 51
    From 2000 onwards, she had six major operations for gastrointestinal cancer.
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    After her divorce, she lived in Russellville, Arkansas, taught high-school art, and wrote about a hundred pages of a novel which she later reshaped into Windchill Summer, and published in 2000.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1978
    Age 29
    Their son, John Buffalo Mailer, was born in 1978 and they married in 1980.
    More Details Hide Details Church said she decided to leave Mailer in the early 1990s because of his many affairs, but he dissuaded her. Norman Mailer died in 2007.
  • 1975
    Age 26
    She had read Norman Mailer's biography of Marilyn Monroe and arranged in 1975 to attend a party in Russellville at which he was a guest.
    More Details Hide Details They went to her home after the party. After he left Arkansas, she mailed him a love poem, which he returned to her, marked up with his compositional criticism. Four months later, having left her job, she moved with his help to a brownstone row house apartment in Brooklyn Heights, and became a model with Wilhelmina Models. She adopted her former married name, Norris, as her first name and took Mailer's suggestion of Church as her surname.
  • 1972
    Age 23
    Before her relationship with Mailer, she married Larry Norris, gave birth to son Matthew in 1972, and was divorced in 1975.
    More Details Hide Details After her divorce, she claimed to have "had a fling" with Bill Clinton.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1949
    Age 0
    Born in 1949.
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