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“Yours as Noted.” Letter (15 April 1977) from S.J. Perelman to Caskie Stinnett, rpt. Vanity Fair, July 1987, 115. Perelman recounts Mailer’s appearance as a presenter at the 1977 Academy Awards ceremony on 29 March 1977. Mailer tells the story of Voltaire visiting a male bordello in Paris: “On emerging,” Mailer said, “he was asked how he had enjoyed the experience. He replied, ‘Once a philosopher, twice a pervert.