The story of a Golden Globe nominated actress who’s done much of it and advice to those who want to do it!

Adventures in the Screen Trade

STARS I HAVE WORKED WITH (cont.)

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

MORE LEADING MEN

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

LEADING MEN AND ME

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

SOME GOOD PEOPLE IN SHOW BIZ

Despite recent depressing reports about bad behaviour in show biz, I have been lucky in meeting so many of the good ones.  And there are many...... we are not all harassing monsters, nor are we all predatory people trying to claim five minutes of fame ..... maybe compensation...sad though the stories are..... I do not doubt that there are some, which are simply not true and not proved. One ...

Posted on November 11, 2017 and filed under Just Talking!, Memories, My News & My Kind of People

SAD BAD TIMES

Ok ....time to comment on the sorry Harvey Weinstein situation. To start....I am very sorry for the poor people who have suffered at the hands of this awful man.   There is no excuse for this kind of behaviour, but how did a man with such monstrous habits, become one of the strongest supporters of the indie film industry and  have the good taste to distribute and promote so many wonderful films? ‘Twas ever thus, history tells us. And I do deplore ...

Posted on October 25, 2017 and filed under Just Talking!, Memories, My News & My Kind of People