Tales from Tinseltown…recording them now…I'll let you know when it's story time.
“I read Shakespeare and the Bible, and I can shoot dice. That’s what I call a liberal education.” Tallulah Bankhead photographed by Florence Vandamm
The Map, by George Kaplan
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Tags#itsinhiskissbyvickielester #lastories acting Elizabeth Taylor learning lines learning words middle-age Richard Burton Richard Burton quote
That’s an awwww photo.
She has such a sweet expression!
My mother just gave me a shirt with the exact same type of buttons as Burton’s.
Those are great buttons!
I am sorry but all I can see is the way that light is passing through those gorgeous eyes of hers…beautiful!
As our friend Lanier would say, “The color of Parma Violets!”
Yes!! You know he would… 🙂
Wise word indeed. I wonder too if he felt them more acutely as the quality of the words he spoke professionally seemed to decrease in inverse proportion to the dollars he earned as his life went on.
The Perfumed Dandy
I’m sure his acceptance of any old role had something to do diamonds, booze, and a pretty high-flying life style 😉 .
Burton was guilty of silliness. Making a good living acting is a blessing. Pickling himself in booze was incredibly rather than fairly ridiculous. His choice to squander his talents on making too much swill (as the Dandy implies) while slowly killing himself was a tragedy. It didn’t have to be like that. What a waste. What upsets and angers me even more is that this intelligent talented man bought into ludicrous macho idea (the same way with the drinking, “real men booze” and that meshuga nonsense) that acting was in some way not a fit job for a “man”, he had absorbed too much of his father’s idiotic retrograde conservative opinions, yet if he really felt that way why didn’t he go and work down a mine or as a builder or a taxi driver?! Isn’t marvellous how a dead man can p*** me off! Acting is a privilege and Art and Entertainment are important, a world without either doesn’t bear thinking about, what a dull place that would be. The only thing left would be…sport… *vomits noisily* Bwahahahaha!
Ditto for Philip Seymour Hoffman… and way, way too many others.
Too true, Ms Marcheline, too true.