Wilder's manic habit of pacing back and forth, while holding a riding stick, not to mention partaking in three-martini lunches
, proved too much for Chandler, who broke his sobriety soon after they finished.
Mind you, this was in the early 1970s, when three-martini lunches
and cigars were part of American corporate culture.
Restaurants and hotels want taxpayers to subsidize 100 percent of the cost of their customers' three-martini lunches
and golf junkets.
If, in the dim past, PR ever was a career of three-hour or three-martini lunches
at which reporters were bribed to give a certain slant to a story or blow it out of proportion, those days were before my time.
Gone is the arduous task of dealing with color separations and gone are the 'Mad Men' days of three-martini lunches
and unlimited budget.
Film distributors and buyers used to work in close enough proximity that there was always plenty of time for three-martini lunches
, golf tournaments and family outings.