Vickie Lester goes all Hollywood in Boston (and reveals Bette Davis once posed nude)…

photo 3I was a little bored yesterday, but when you’re not working on set — that’s what happens when visiting. In general it was kind of a reminder (as I watched the filming) of how much I love the process. It’s a happy set, that can be rare, here it’s all camaraderie and applause at the end of a take. I did observe shaking shoulders and suppressed laughter (my own included) while shooting, a good sign for a comedy.

Okay, let’s talk about clothes! The director turns up every day in a suit and tie. Did I tell you how warm it is here? The expertly tailored suit is buttoned up, the tie is not loosened, the gentleman’s posture is perfect. I think this is a stroke of brilliance. At once he asserts his authority, his charming eccentricity (he carries a walking stick when he arrives), and you can spot him amongst the jeans and tees a mile away. He is a doll, and very, very, clever.

 This morning I woke up, put up a couple of posts, then walked to drop off the laundry, picked up something to eat at the bakery and a cup of coffee, then meandered home. Babies, dogs, builders (lots of renovations going on in this neighborhood) everywhere! I am perched now at a little table with a view of the street…

I’m adjusting to a new climate (and my wildly swinging hormonal levels, ah perimenopause!) so everyday I down the java to chase away a migraine, today included.

When the caffeine starts to take affect I will dive into writing, I think this place is going to be very good for finishing the next novel.

 I enclose this newspaper clipping as a reminder we all have scandalous pasts.
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À bientôt, V


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  1. August 15, 2015

    What a beautiful figure! I would never know it is Bette. Sounds so intriguing…Trying to guess who the director is….

  2. rschulenberg
    August 16, 2015

    Me too!

  3. August 19, 2015

    Well! That was something I’d never heard of before. Oh, Miss Vickie, you’re such a sleuth. I just reposted this on the “BETTE DAVIS BABYLON” Facebook page where I know the lurkers there would be interested in learning about both this sculpture and, of course, your ever-fascinating blog.

  4. August 25, 2015

    Boston looks blissful.

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