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It really is a love story, isn't it? Complete Hollywood folie à deux. No other partnership story quite as intense as theirs, not even Dietrich/von Sternberg or Brackett/Wilder. Lewis can be such a pill, such as with his ludicrous assertions about women not being funny. But all I have to do to soften up on him is recall the story about Lewis slipping into the funeral for Dean Martin's son, staying unobtrusively in the back.

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