Female Hippos, Tractor Sized Co-Stars and Rex Reed

Rex Reed used to be a rather important film critic. When there were only a few channels on television his opinion undoubtedly impacted ticket sales and he was a frequent television guest with appearances like this one on the Dick Cavett Show circa 1969. Here he is taking fashion risks in Bill Blass and explaining to all the non Hollywood types why Midnight Cowboy can’t win an Academy Award (it won three: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay). He’s a critic. Some people feel like the value in a …