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Category Archives: Memories

So, the Oscars have been and gone for another year and were largely satisfying and reasonably entertaining, with not a lot of surprises, but with well deserved wins. I was delighted that Roger Deakins won for best cinematography for Blade Runner 2049.....at last...about bloody time is all I can say.    He has done some wonderful work over the years and his win was overdue.  The most notable Brit to have won this Oscar is Freddie Young, cinematographer for three ...
Posted on March 6, 2018 and filed under Just Talking!, Memories, My News & My Kind of People, Recent Projects
  I often listen to the BBC Radio 4, from wherever I am in the world..... if I can stream it...I love it and it makes me feel at home again. This is not BBC World, which is more tailored to International listening and is drier and not so interesting to me. Radio 4 is local to the UK and before I could get it I really missed it...there is radio drama, quizzes, comedy, poetry, political discussion, news etc. I ...
Posted on February 11, 2018 and filed under Just Talking!, Memories, My News & My Kind of People
Continuing memories of leading men....and of course leading ladies, how could I leave out Katharine Hepburn and the three I started with.....my first job as Assistant Stage Manager (I wasn’t very good!) and understudy(I was good at that) to the juvenile lead in Toys in the Attic by Lilian Hellman.    You may never have heard of these actresses, but they  were all major theatre stars of ...
Posted on December 20, 2017 and filed under Just Talking!, Memories, My News & My Kind of People
My childhood was a strange dichotomy.   I grew up with two parents who hated each other, should never have got married and who spent my childhood and some of my adult life at war each other.  All this could and possibly should have crushed my spirit, but it didn’t.  I think the main reason was that although my parents disliked each other, they adored me and seemed to spend almost every waking hour nurturing and encouraging me.   ...
Posted on December 10, 2017 and filed under Just Talking!, Memories, My News & My Kind of People
Being on  Facebook is nice and often fun and a  useful, slightly lazy way of keeping up with friends...seeing new pictures etc.  I suspect that this is what Mark Zuckerberg had in mind when he created Facebook and did not give much thought to its potential sinister aspects. Fans are in touch and that is nice, but more often than not, the question comes up, is, what was it like to work with this one and that one.   So ...
Posted on November 29, 2017 and filed under Just Talking!, Memories, My News & My Kind of People