Rather than guzzling novelty cocktails and gadding about in costume, I'll spend the evening trying to circumnavigate the West Hollywood Halloween Parade so I can get to the airport and pick up friends returning from an idyllic Hawaiian holiday. But that's no reason you shouldn't enjoy your fancy dress balls and tooth decay. So in honor of the occasion, here's hoping that when you tote your plastic Jack 'O Lantern full of Three Musketeers bars to the front door, you'll find a trick or treating Anne Francis, dressed up as Peggy Cummins from Gun Crazy.
I'd advise you to give her the regular, rather than fun-sized candy bar, or you might just yourself fed a tall gin rickey with a mickey finn and wake up to a bad headache and a bum murder rap, while Anne skips to Mexico with that satchel of Swiss bearer bonds you embezzled during the Occupation.
Happy Halloween, everyone. And if you haven't yet, please check out this post about our just released audiobook.