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Francis Ford Coppola Honored at 2018 NYPL Lions Awards

On Monday night in Midtown Manhattan, Gay Talese was inside the New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue, the NYPL’s Library Lions event — an annual celebration of patrons of the arts.
“I’m an old Lion,” he said. “Every year I come, there are new people. And every year I come, there are old people who died. And I’m still around. I’m 86. Wow, what an old person I am.”
Talese was one of a handful of former Lions wearing their medals, attached to the thick, signature red ribbon, proudly around their necks at the party. They’d put on their black-tie finest and gathered within the confines of the historical building to honor this year’s set: Francis Ford Coppola, historian and biographer Ron Chernow, opera singer Jessye Norman, poet Claudia Rankine and novelist Elizabeth Strout.
Sofia Coppola, who will receive her own award from Ballroom Marfa at their Spaghetti Western Gala Tuesday night in Manhattan, attended to support her father. Lauren and Andrés Santo Domingo, David Remnick, The Breakfast Club’s Angela Yee (who’s a library ambassador), Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rory Culkin were also in attendance at the party — which was truly a sight to see, interior design-wise. Cascades of

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