Gore Vidal through the years

Cast members of "The Best Man" pose with author Gore Vidal in New York, August 1, 2000. The revival of Vidal's 1960 political thriller opens Sept. 17 at Broadway's Virginia Theater. Front, from left, are Elizabeth Ashley, Vidal, and Christine Ebersole. At rear are Spalding Gray, Michael Learned, and Chris Noth. (AP Photo/Jeff Geissler) <span class=meta>(AP Photo/ JEFF GEISSLER)</span>
August 1, 2012 3:20:11 AM PDT