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

CAREER CHANGES AND GREAT WRITING

        A few years ago, I appeared in a one woman show called VIVIEN LEIGH A PORTRAIT.   The play was written by Meade Roberts and friend and associate of Tennessee Williams, based on the life of the wonderful actress Vivien Leigh.   It all takes place on the last night of her life and many of her reminiscences are about her waning career and how hard it is to look back and remember one's younger, lovelier and more successful self.   ...

Posted on March 28, 2017 and filed under Just Talking!, Memories, My News & My Kind of People, Recent Projects

Jane Drinks with George Eliot

One more of the delightful Drinking With Dead Women Writers short stories...this one about the extraordinary George Eliot.  I met with Elaine Ambrose, the author just recently about maybe taking these readings on the road.   We drank coffee at my favourite patisserie Janjou's .....a lovely meeting place which serves very good strong European coffee and delicious pastries.  Elaine is an interesting and prolific writer...I came away armed with many more of her funny original books.   She has ...

Posted on March 21, 2017 and filed under Just Talking!, My News & My Kind of People, Recent Projects, Uncategorized

MARGARET MEAD, Another Reading for you

Hello again.  I had so much fun reading the short story from DRINKING WITH DEAD WOMEN WRITERS by AK Turner and Elaine Ambrose, that I have decided to do more.  Got to keep that old performing muscle working!   And I do like these stories and the writing very much.  The two local Idaho writers, have struck a chord and I like their humour and caring appreciation of their subjects. Margaret Mead was a renowned ...

Posted on February 28, 2017 and filed under Just Talking!, My News & My Kind of People, Recent Projects, Uncategorized

A READING FOR YOU

Hello everyone... as promised here is a reading from Drinking with Dead Women Writers  by Elaine Ambrose and AK Turner, two writers from Boise Idaho.   It is an amusing original book ....the unknown person (me in this case) meets up with various famous dead women writers for a drink and discussion of their lives and works...or some of it. First one is a meet up with Jane Austen discussing a little of her life and Spruce Beer. ...

Posted on February 15, 2017 and filed under Just Talking!, My News & My Kind of People, Recent Projects, Uncategorized

Sex on the Screen! Oh No!

  After dire warnings by Facebook, that I haven't posted in ages...not quite true...I thought I had better jump to attention and write something. It seems to be that we are regressing into a highly adolescent state about sex...the importance of it, the excitement of it, the stress of it and I find this rather strange. I have been watching the Oscar nominated Foreign films, which I love doing and have been enjoying them, well at least ...

Posted on February 10, 2017 and filed under Just Talking!, My News & My Kind of People, Recent Projects