“First of all, whatever you’re pushing, it becomes a story 30 seconds after you put it out there. I don’t care about hearing so much information minute by minute. People are desperate to fill the space they’ve got; they’ll print anything, go with anything, pursue rumors, and even create them. It’s not what I call publicity.” – legendary New York City celebrity publicist Lois Smith, in 2010, bemoaning public relations in the internet age. Smith, whose client list included Marilyn Monroe, Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, and Warren Beatty, died Sunday of a brain hemorrhage after falling on a visit to Maine with her husband. She was 85.
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