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Only As Good As The Memories

Raul Julia has charted an unconventional path through film and stage.
Gordon Mott
From the Print Edition:
maduro issue, Winter 93/94

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His voice shifts back to its normal baritone. "I even smoke in bed. Imagine smoking a cigar in bed, reading a book. Next to your bed, there's a cigar table with a special cigar ashtray, and your wife is reading a book on how to save the environment." Suddenly, he's into a fantasy. "I'm reading Tolstoy, in Russian, translating it as I go along." Just as suddenly, he's back in the moment. "Merel, she loves cigar smoke."

And then his head tilts back again, and contemplating the smoke rising toward the ceiling, he's lost in what will surely become another pleasing memory of a great smoke.

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