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12/20/96

Our favorite actor, Marcello Mastrionni, whose role in Fellini's 8 1/2 reminded us of our former life before we became irrelevant, died in Paris yesterday. We got the news here in Rome where his casket will be on display later today. We are staying near the Trevi Fountain where he played that famous scene from LA DOLCE VITA with Anita Ekberg and now there are all kinds of flowers and posters surrounding the fountain. The tourists are surprisingly outnumbered by the grieving fans who are silently paying their solemn tribute the great man. During the famous movie scene, Marcello was saying (in English translation) "Yes, yes, she's perfectly right. I've been wrong about everything. We've all been wrong about everything."