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

Horror and the Media

In 1993 two ten year old boys murdered a little 2 year old boy James Bulger in England…an unspeakable crime. Some say the boys were influenced by a film Childs Play….about a murdering toy, a doll named Chucky. The terrible influence of the media carries on. A film based on another horror story: It is about to burst onto our screens. Will this horrible story taken from the book by Stephen King influence any other vulnerable children? I have never ...

Posted on August 12, 2017 and filed under Just Talking!, Recent Projects, Uncategorized

Prisoners – Aren’t we All?

The word Prisoner has popped into my life quite a bit recently.  In September I will in the UK for the 50th anniversary of The Prisoner, the iconic series created in the '60's by Patrick McGoohan, a wonderful and sadly missed talent.   I worked with him four times in 3 episodes of Danger Man (Secret Agent) in the US, another terrific series, largely devised by Patrick.  I loved working with him...his professionalism, his energy and strength were stimulating. ...

Posted on July 21, 2017 and filed under Just Talking!, Memories, My News & My Kind of People

Drinking with Dead Women Writers- Ayn Rand

Hello everyone, here I am, back in the good old US of A, after a wonderful UK trip.   Goodness it's hot here, but have just had a lovely week with 4th of July Celebrations and 6th birthday celebration for my grandson Luke. Here's another reading, this from extraordinary Ayn Rand from those talented ladies:   Elaine Ambrose and AK Turner.....AYN RAND THE PHILOSOPHY OF VODKA.....hope you enjoy...I had fun doing ...

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

ASCOT – a little bit of my UK history

Its the last day of the Ascot races....part of the English season...all the great and the good turn out!   The Queen attends..hoping one of her horses will win.  If you are one of the fortunate toffs  invited into the Royal Enclosure....there is strict dress code.... the men wear morning dress, top hats and all the women wear absurd clothes and ridiculous hats...strawberries and cream...champagne flowing.  Fun for some!      The Queens Coronation gown drawn by ...

Posted on June 24, 2017 and filed under Just Talking!, Memories, My News & My Kind of People, Uncategorized


The world seems to be in apocalyptic mode at the moment. I am in the UK and have been a bystander to the recent really horrific events here….the slaughter of innocents at a music concert in Manchester, the brutal attack of people having a fun night out on London Bridge, the unimaginable fire in a tower block, near to where I am staying and now the attempted murder of Muslims in another ferocious attack. As someone said, the next ...

Posted on June 21, 2017 and filed under Just Talking!, Memories, My News & My Kind of People