This week's Brooklyn Paper has a nice round up of the Brooklyn Heights Glitterati's memories of Norman Mailer:
Brooklyn Paper: Heights Resident: He was a member of the Brooklyn Heights Association, and, in the 1990s, took a great interest in the initial planning phases of what would later become the Brooklyn Bridge Park proposal.
Association Executive Director Judy Stanton recalled a “totally captivating” speech Mailer gave at the association’s annual meeting at St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church on Montague Street in 1992.
“Everyone was in awe of him,” Stanton said. “He was spellbinding, and I remember he got an incredible standing ovation.”
The article also mentions the infamous fight Mailer had on the set with Rip Torn. Showbiz blog Celebotomy has details on the fisticuffs.