On Terry Southern Day, Delia Jasso Presents His Son Nile With Greatest Proclamation Ever
|Photo by Mark Aaron Sharon|
|Nile Southern, Kirby Warnock and Delia Jasso at last night's tribute to Terry Southern at the Texas Theatre|
Last night's screening of the Terry-penned Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, for which Southern was Oscar-nominated, kicked off the series. Terry's son Nile flew in from Boulder for the event, bringing with him a few minutes' worth of his doc-in-progress Dad Strangelove, in which the likes of Gore Vidal, former Harper's editor Lewis Lapham and other literary lights offered testimony to Terry's for-too-long-languished legacy. He was also presented with an official city proclamation, signed by Mayor Dwaine Caraway and given to Nile by Delia Jasso, who, when she got to the word "marijuana," said, "I can't believe I'm reading this."
Jasso was kind enough to give me her script afterward. Jump for the whole wonderful thing. City of Dallas Terry Southern Proclamation