When I lost my eye in a car accident, the first place I went—because I had no place to go except the hotel room I was living in then—was to Palm Springs, to Frank. You can have a tendency, at a time like that, for self-pity: ‘Oh, what am I going to do?’ He cut it off by making me laugh. The jokes started when I was in the hospital and they continue today: An eye chart with an inscription: “To Smokey. Practice. Practice.” (He calls me Smokey because I smoke so much.) A gift: half a pair of binoculars, with the other half sawed off for Jilly Rizzo, whose bad eye is on the opposite side. The card: “You guys should get together.” The only thing Sinatra ever said of a serious nature was, “Don’t worry about nothing”—and that’s the umbrella.
O’REILLY: So what wackadoodle picture are you in next?
SWINTON:The Zero Theorem, directed by Terry Gilliam.
O’REILLY: See, this is my problem with you, Swinton: You can act. You’ve got the chops. So why the hell don’t you do a picture that people wouldlike to see, like The Bells of St. Mary’s with Bing Crosby as the priest? It’s perfect timing for a remake with you in the Ingrid Bergman nun part!
SWINTON: Why not me in the priest part?
O’REILLY: Har-dee-har-har, Swinton! I just don’t get it, I don’t. You’re a pretty lady. You’ve got the gams. Why the hell would you wear that—whatever that bizarre thing is you’re wearing? It doesn’t even have sleeves!
SWINTON: This is a one-off piece by my friend Setsuo Aarb, a Japanese-Dutch designer based in Eindhoven. It is a semi-translucent tube sheath with an unconstructed neck hole. Setsuo wanted it to suggest a daikon radish without appropriating the literal form of a daikon radish. It’s quite comfortable—for a man too. You could wear one, Bill.
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