In late 1991, I interviewed the great love doctor Barry White. The a/c had broken down and the temperature in master control was about 95 degrees. Barry’s vanilla-scented jheri-curl suffused the air.
He said his car was parked illegally outside, so I sent my production assistant out to move it.
What kind of car would Barry drive? Cadillac? Rolls? Lincoln Continental?
No, he drove a Stutz. A metallic gold one.
If you don’t know what a Stutz looks like, Google it. The car indeed fit the man.
I asked him about the kind of woman he liked (and how to make her feel good).
He told me that he liked a woman with class, self-confidence, and who enjoyed treating her man right.
He didn’t care whether this woman was thin or plus-size, tall or short. It was more about feeling—not just outward appearance.
Barry left, telling me, “Tom, you are incredible.” Did that feel good or what?
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