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Rosalind Russell wrote an autobiography called, “Life is a Banquet”. It used to sit on my grandmother’s bookshelf and I remember picking it up when I was around twelve and sitting down one afternoon and becoming completely engrossed. The book, like the author; is candid, genteel, and witty. Buy it, or find it at your library, it’s out of print — but search it out. Oh, and if you can’t read the print on the pages included just click on […]
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She played Peter Pan on Broadway in 1928… As head of the Civic Repertory Theatre, she is known to have rejected the admission of Bette Davis, whose attitude she described as “insincere” and “frivolous”. via Eva Le Gallienne – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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Heavens, such a lot of hub-bub recently about a flattened affect actress and her middle-aged married lover… Let me tell you a cautionary tale. In 1951 this Producer, whose illustrious career spanned the eras from Valentino’s “The Sheik” to Elizabeth Taylor’s “Cleopatra” had a horrible fit of jealousy. I present Walter Wanger: He was married to the incandescent, Joan Bennett. Joan Bennett had a rep named Jennings Lang who was high in the strata of MCA, a talent agency […]
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Anne boarded the plane shortly after six p.m. and was greeted by a tall, glossily blond-haired and singularly beautiful flight attendant. She saw two assistants in expensive suits sitting with open laptops balanced on their knees.At the front of the plane in the cockpit she glimpsed the pilot and copilot,both intent on the instruments and definitely ex–Air Force. However,Anne’s attention was truly drawn to one person seated halfway down the plane.There he was, red-faced, sweating, tugging at his tie, and […]
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About a block west from Gelson’s market on Franklin, across from the Bourgeois Pig cafe the Villa Carlotta is now painted… an interesting array of hues and surrounded by foliage. The apartment building was designed by Arthur E. Harvey and built in 1926 by Eleanor Ince (Thomas Ince’s widow) for an upscale Hollywood clientele. Former residents include famed director George Cukor and mogul/producer David O’Selznick.
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William Scott was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army’s First Motion Picture Unit (reporting to Lt. Ronald Reagan), where he worked with such animators as Frank Thomas. After the war, he became what was then known as a “story man” at Warner Bros., working under director Arthur Davis. He later worked at the cutting-edge studio United Productions of America where he was one of the writers who adapted Dr. Seuss‘s original story […]
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