Tomorrow, on the sunny west coast, Peter Bart will meet Norman Lloyd for a game of tennis. Bart, the former Paramount Studios production VP and current Variety editor-at-large, is 82. Lloyd, a Tinseltown legend, will turn 100 on Saturday.
The combined 181 years of these players is actually not the most notable aspect of tomorrow’s match. Per Bart’s latest transcribed weekly conversation with Deadline EIC Mike Fleming Jr., the game will be distinguished by something even rarer. Explains Bart:
“I’ve never caught Norman making a bad call on the tennis court, setting him apart from everyone else I’ve ever played with.”