Born: 1924 Died: 1995
Terry Southern's report from the 1968 Democratic Convention:
"Witnessed an amusing, and perhaps historic, confrontation this p.m.
the lobby of the Hotel Drake, we chanced across a dramatic encounter
between Louis ("I have nothing to hide") Abolafia, the
nudist-ticket candidate, and testy Babe Bushnell who's running on the S.C.U.M.
(Society for Cutting Up Men) ticket, whose founder, it might be recalled,
tried to assassinate Andy Warhol. It was a curious meeting, a sort of
'battle of the sexes,' you might say. While the Babe shouted her diatribe
about the 'cutting up' of men, and where exactly the process should begin,
Abolafia attempted to detract from her remarks by executing what appeared
to be a nude dervish or tarantella. Both candidates had to be dragged from
Books by Terry Southern:
Magic Christian (1958)
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