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Joe Brainard feature

David Trinidad: 9 Cigarettes


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(Bette Davis, All About Eve)


Awards banquet: den
of sin. Lit like loaded gun
aimed point-blank at Eve.

*

Run-down dressing room,
Kabuki cold cream. Enrapt:
Eve’s self-creation.

*

Phone rings, 3 a.m.
Bill’s call from Beverly Hills.
Eyes wide to Eve’s scheme.

*

Next morning, breakfast
in bed. “Birdie, you don’t like
Eve.”  Blueprint theory.

*

“Fasten your seatbelts”:
perhaps the most famous cig
of last century.

*

Late for audition,
rages onstage. Bushwhacked by
understudy Eve.

*

Stuck on snowy road,
hair down, regrets misconduct
toward all, even Eve.

*

Cub Room: the elite
meet. Great actress to wed Bill.
No more about Eve.

*

Back at banquet: same
cig? Eyes Eve evilly as
she collects her prize.




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