IN Hollywood, comebacks are not uncommon. Who will ever forget that image of Norma Desmond, the well-past-her-prime movie queen (played by Gloria Swanson) in the l950 classic Sunset Boulevard? Imperiously—as the final credits are about to roll—she delivers that unforgettable line: “I’m ready for my close-up, Mr.
Author: Ivor Davis
NOW in his nineties, Melvin James Kaminsky bounces on stage as though fired by a cannon. He is neat, a little round and casual-smart in slightly baggy creased cream slacks, an open necked sky-blue shirt, and a red handkerchief peeping out the top pocket of his navy blue blazer.