Has the Daily Beast returned to the once successful formula, once practiced by editor Tina Brown, of recycled Hollywood gossip? Tales of on-set and off-set melodrama of the long dead ‘Stars’ of another Age? The reader quails at the thought of a constipated Elizabeth Taylor ! This particular essay concerns the filming of the 1973 release ‘Ash Wednesday’, adapted from ‘Money, Murder, and Dominick Dunne: A Life in Several Acts’ by Robert Hofler. The free use of quotation marks around the statements attributed to Taylor, Burton, Dunne and the other actors in this melodrama are based on the memory of Mr. Dunne? The meaning/practice of verisimilitude has been stretched to its limits by Mr. Hofler, who doesn’t know the meaning nor the practice of brevity.