Author William Kuhn asked me in an interview (you can read it by clicking here) why I adopted the name Vickie Lester for my digital presence and first novel. Thinking about it today I realized I wanted to add another answer to his question — it was because I admired Judy Garland.
The comeback role of Vicki Lester (which I spelled incorrectly all these years) in A Star is Born closely resembled the real Judy. She was a trooper. She had a rough life. She had a great sense of humor. She understood addiction because she was hooked on pharmaceuticals (we’re looking at you, Louis B. Mayer and MGM) when she was a young teen. Yet her talent and heart soared above…
So, Vickie is also in honor of Judy.
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