“Mailer on Mailer.” Interview by Michael Mailer. Photograph by Frank W. Ockenfels. Time Out (New York), 11–18 October, 20-21, 23. Thoughtful exploration of 95.38 with his eldest son, including discussion of Picasso as a celebrity, narcissist, and explorer of the secrets of the universe, and his relations with women. Mailer also reveals that his three self-interviews of the early 60s came out of his effort to write a biography of Picasso:
||I started to write and thought I would go in for an introductory chapter on questions of form and function, and before I got done I spent the entire summer writing a dialogue between an imaginary interviewer and myself. It was influenced completely by Picasso.
See 59.8, 61.10, 88.6.