Temples and palaces oozing this region's history can be found in this mid-size city, as well as an incredible variety of food unfamiliar to most readers.
Robert Hofler is the theater critic for TheWrap. In addition to Sexplosion: From Andy Warhol to A Clockwork Orange, How a Generation of Pop Rebels Broke All the Taboos, Hofler is author of the Allan Carr bio Party Animals and the Henry Willson bio The Man Who Invented Rock Hudson.
If you’d asked me about Merida a few years ago, I’d have said it was a great place to stay in Mexico. Little did I know that the original in Spain is filled with wonders.
Taylor showed up late and drunk for her shoots. Richard Burton threatened the film’s beautiful gay star. And producer Dominick Dunne had a terrible secret.
It took a timely death and a stint at Yaddo to jolt Philip Roth out of the writer’s block that had kept him from finishing his breakthrough comic novel of lust and masturbation.
The story of how 20th Century Fox’s Richard Zanuck and David Brown led the doomed charge in sexually adventurous cinema with a pair of disastrous movies—in 1969.
Allan Carr's extravagant, outrageous, celeb-filled parties in the 1970s were the biggest thing in town with the likes of Roman Polanski, Diana Ross, and Rudolf Nureyev.