The heroine of my new Hollywood novel is a daring young soul, and this morning one of my favorite authors asks moi, someone who is 7 years older than Gloria Swanson was when she made Sunset Blvd. if bravado is possible past 50. To continue along with our conversation click here, s’il vous plait.
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Women in Hollywood aren’t encouraged to reflect life experience in their faces… Which is rather ironic considering their faces become “faces” because they’re expected to do just that; inhabit a role, transform, emote, reflect, take us on life’s journey… You get the picture. Here’s “the journey” depicted in the work of John Singer Sargent. I see beauty in every phase. There is a lushness to youth; big features, skin plump, life pliable and ready to be written in the eyes… […]
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