He is a Carnaby Street caricature, a mod playboy from England’s Swinging Sixties. He has the warm-custard accent, the crushed-velvet bellbottoms, the horn-rimmed glasses. And the bad teeth. He is Austin Powers, fashion photographer by day, secret agent by night.By Brian D. Johnson7 min
Onstage at the Academy Awards last month, he cut a diminutive figure, dwarfed by his co-presenter, Kristin Scott Thomas of The English Patient. But behind the scenes, Jack Valenti, Hollywood’s dapper lobbyist in Washington, casts a shadow that is indisputably giantsized.By MARCI MCDONALD6 min
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