Peter Bart, Solitary Man


Buried in Anne Thompson's survey of the wreckage at Variety, find this startling revelation about the paper's former editor-in-chief and all-around Hollywood insider Peter Bart: "Bart [...] has lost his phone-answering, email-printing assistant and corporate BlackBerry. He used to type his correspondence, columns and blog entries (which he abandoned after Michael Fleming defected to on a typewriter and have someone else put them on the computer. Now he files from home." Typewritten blog entries! What will he think of next? Anyway, Peter, welcome to the club. Let me know if you need help finding your way around that mouse. [TOH]