in bed with…

photo mark seliger for rolling stone 1995

Need I remind you of the drill, babies? I post pictures of famous people and then I talk about myself. Shall I tell you why I still identify deeply, so deeply, with this photo by Mark Seliger for Rolling Stone of that particular trio from the X-Files?

I thought you’d never ask.

To a certain extent in Hollywood, you’re always in bed with someone. I can even make a bolder, broader generalization. I can think of no creative process where you go it alone. None. So, in that sense all of us are in bed with each other all the time. If this shocks you, you shouldn’t be reading my blog.

Let’s get personal.

Once upon a time (you can imagine a shimmering dissolve here if you like) just after college I moved into a house in the Hollywood Hills with two other young people, both men. (Keep your minds out of the gutter, please.) One of them, well, reader I married him. Yes, he became the mighty Mister. The other became and remains my best friend.

My best friend lives but a few blocks away now, has won more than one Academy Award (you BET I’m proud of him), and last but by no means least (how dare you imply I like talking about myself, the very IDEA) has designed my book jacket. Do we talk (did we talk) CONSTANTLY about what we experience/experienced on movie sets? Of course. Did some of that end up in my book? Yeppers. In one incarnation or another.

Heavens! I might just crawl back into bed with my… cold.

Behave yourselves, V.


  1. Holy moley! That house was awash with talent and charm! But what we all want to know is…who slept in the middle? Enquiring minds…! 😉 Bwahahaha!

  2. Dearest V
    Adore the photograph. Adore the divine Ms Andersen (though I think her best work has been done since she came to these shores).
    And most of all I adore your rattling on.
    So, please, keep talkin’ baby!
    (Is that how one speaks American?)
    Yours ever
    The Perfumed Dandy

    • Oh, don’t encourage me! At home rattling on is my “thing”. Do you want to know why I think the Mister reads so voraciously? Because when I see the newspaper or a book in someone’s hands I respect their quiet time, if I see a computer… Not so much. xox, V

  3. Sorry, but it’s not possible to “behave ourselves” when you lead off with that particular photo. Beyond that, I wholeheartedly agree that no creative process occurs in a vacuum. Thanks for the fascinating background info.

  4. Why, you saucy little minx! Chris Carter does nothing for me but David Duchovny….rrrowrr. I can’t wait until your book comes out. I’m just trying to figure out what cocktail to have while I read.

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