Tag: Marilyn Monroe

June 22, 2013 /

In the den she opened the liquor cabinet and looked at an assortment of bottles she could have sworn had been at the same levels since 1987. She sat on the couch where she had read while her father watched the Academy Awards. There was an ashtray on the side…

June 2, 2013 /

Rise and shine, poppets! Mr. Kaplan has a story for you in just one hour.

May 7, 2013 /

“I’m a storyteller – that’s the chief function of a director. And they’re moving pictures, let’s make ’em move!” Howard Hawks “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” (based on the novel by Anita Loos) has been called Hawks’ only female “buddy picture”. Howard Hawks on the set of “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” with Marilyn…

April 14, 2013 /

Babies, Darlings, Angels, Compadres and assorted Poppets… If you have been following this blog you’ll know I wrote a book (an irreverent, sexy, oh so mysterioso roman à clef)… Where was I? Oh yes, someone’s going to publish the book, and I was very vague about the details – no more,…

March 21, 2013 /
February 21, 2013 /

That’s the director, lurking in the background, with his trademark owl framed spectacles. When I was a tyke my father took me to a retrospective screening at the DGA of SOME LIKE IT HOT – a then elderly Billy Wilder and Tony Curtis presided. The screening was packed and the…

February 16, 2013 /

…They arrived at the Beverly Hilton Hotel at around eleven. The lobby was straight out of the fifties, walls and floor of stone, star burst chandeliers, and the ballroom, while it still maintained a sinuous two-tiered design like that of a cruise ship, was carpeted with some dreadful dark jewel…

February 14, 2013 /