Harper Collins published my novel "The Gorgeous Girls". My feature film screenplay "Sideshow Bandit" has won several awards at film festivals. I have a new feature film screenplay called "A Girl Like I" and it's looking for a producer.
Passing for White: Skin Bleaching Led to Cosmetic Poisoning
Laurence Olivier and a black fog descend on London. Traffic teams, neon signs glimmer, silhouettes deepen and all turn a darker shade of grey in the depths of night. Olivier is forced to hole up in a hotel due to the weather.
Our cabin had a name: Ophelie. Her sister cabins were Angelique, Sidonie, Virginie, Delphine, Véronique and Camille. Ophelie had a fireplace, a Jacuzzi, and a vast uncluttered view of the snow-covered lake and the hills beyond. Out there, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and skating were to be had. But our pleasures were mostly of the indoor variety: lounging in the hot tub, reading, making love on the soft rug in front of the fire.
Ladies of the Silver Screen Pt 2
Leslie Crosbie in "The Letter" ('40) Bette Davis pumping bullets into a man in a white linen suit on a moonlit veranda in Manila, then spending the rest of the movie successfully (mostly) professing her innocence. Kudos to Max Steiner for creating the perfect score to carry this drama and its leading lady to an inevitable conclusion.
Stella Adler: Revered & Feared
The legendary mentor who taught Brando and De Niro, among others, came to Toronto one drizzly April evening in 1983 to present a lecture. Famous for her acerbic tongue and her insistence on emotional honesty in acting, she did not disappoint with her leonine delivery. She also toned it down to kitten-level when the moment called for it.