lollar Coleman Lollar Columns for 1981
WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT COLEMAN
Coleman Lollar died in 1993 at the shockingly young age of 47. But he squeezed a lot of travel and a lot of writing about travel into that much-too-short life. He edited the magazine of the American Society of Travel Agents, was managing editor of Frequent Flyer magazine from 1980 to 1987 and wrote for Travel & Leisure magazine and Frequent Flyer until he died. I worked for him and he worked for me at Frequent Flyer and we worked together at T&L. It was never less than a joy. He was a supple writer with a sharp eye for detail and a real passion for wherever he was visiting. He especially loved Italy. (The Italians, he once told me, were as sophisticated as the French thought they were.) He was always fun. And in his last column for T&L, when he told readers of his impending death, he explained that his only regret was that there were places on the planet he'd never get to visit. -- Joe Brancatelli


July 1: IT'S TOO BAD ABOUT THE FRENCH
Itís too bad about France. The awful way those mobs rose up and sent Francois Mitterrand into exile. The way parish priests seized the government and enthroned an anti-pope in Avignon. The ruthless way students at the Sorbonne took Americans hostage, demanding the return of the Statue of Liberty as their ransom.

These columns originally appeared in Frequent Flyer magazine.

Copyright © 1981 by Coleman Lollar. All rights reserved.