87.27

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“No Longer Such a Tough Guy, Norman Mailer Frets over His Shaky Career as a Filmmaker.” Article-interview by Alan Richman. People Weekly, 5 October, 40–42. Mailer says little new about his film in this piece, but he does discuss the writing life: “I’m not morbid, but anything I do could be the last thing. I’ve become more serious naturally. It’s a biological process.” The first weekend gross for Tough Guys Don’t Dance is reported: “a disappointing $421,390.” The film went on to make a profit. See 84.17, 1986 and 1987 entries.