Geraldine Page

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2013

    Broadway Roundup: Cicely Tyson, Alan Cumming....

    Start shining the Tony award for Cicely Tyson, who's just plain wonderful in The Trip To Bountiful, Horton Foote's play about an older lady who wants to return to the Texas town of her youth, remembering it as a place of fertility and goodness. The 1985 movie had a heartbreaking Geraldine Page per ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2013

    The Trip To Bountiful Is Now A Comment On Racism

    Horton Foote's emotional The Trip To Bountiful--about a widow's yearning to revisit her beloved Bountiful, Texas--began as a TV movie, then it was a Broadway play, then a 1985 movie (which won Geraldine Page a deserved Oscar), and now it's back on Broadway, with Cicely Tyson in the lead role. Trip ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    The Most Habit Forming Nuns In Screen History

    I won't be reading the comments on this one because I don't want to see all the cries of "You forgot about..." I forgot nothing. I know everything. These are my faves. Deal with it or go to hell.

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    Joan Crawford Accepts Oscar For Anne Bancroft​In 1963, the Best Actress race at the Oscars boiled down to a heated battle between Bette Davis for Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? and Anne Bancroft for The Miracle Worker (though the other nominees, Katharine Hepburn, Lee Remick, and Geraldine Page, all gave sterling performanc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    Joan Crawford Rocks My Movie Club

    ​The Eventi hotel offered my movie club another swanky get-together in their posh fifth-floor screening room--complete with snacks--so we seized it like the fine cineastes we are. And for a main course, we watched The Best of Everything, the 1959 soaper based on Rona Jaffe's best selling nove ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    Robert Redford's Mealy-Mouthed Reluctant Virgin of a Politician in "The Candidate"

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 3, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 31 films in focus By Andrew Sarris Cinema, like politics, makes strange bedfellows. "THE CANDIDATE," for example. (I couldn't.) It so happens that I find myself more in critical harmony with Bella Abzug's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Nicole Kidman and James Franco Together: My Thoughts

    ​It was announced the other day that James Franco will join Nicole Kidman this fall in a Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' Sweet Bird of Youth, about a gigolo's attempt to relaunch his dreams via an aging movie star.

  • Theater

    January 19, 2011

    Theoni V. Aldredge (1923-2011)

    From Hamlet to La Cage aux Folles, one of New York's greatest costume designers

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Laurence Harvey: An Actress's Best Friend

    ​Thin, dry, and sexy, 1960s British actor Laurence Harvey may be best remembered as the guy who helped various actresses to Oscar glory. Something about his minimal acting and sardonic presence obviously encouraged his female costars' rise to golden heights of achievement. Harvey was the soc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    Geraldine Page: The Female Brando (Almost)

    ​"If Geraldine Page's talent, invention, and daring were of Brando's caliber, then why is she barely remembered today?

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2010

    Rip Torn's Daughter, Friends Line Up To Give Temperance Lectures

    ​We were surprised and pleased to see New York Post theater reporter Michael Reidel get a prime slot in this morning's rotation. We should have known something was up. Reidel gets Angelica Page, daughter of Rip Torn, to talk smack about her dad. "He's pissed away so much -- so much of his tim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    Clip Job: Dustin Hoffman, Frank Langella, and Sam Shepard -- It's Obies 1966!

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 26, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 32 Village Voice 'Obie' Awards 1965-66 The Eleventh Annual Village Voice Off-Broadway Award were handed out on Saturday afternoon in a gala ceremony at the Village Gate. Anne Jackson, herself a previous "Obi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2008
  • Blogs

    February 13, 2008

    The Irish Rule the 1956-57 Obies

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 29, 1957, Vol. II, No. 31 Obies 1956-1957 A Colleen won the top award for actresses. A famous Irishman named James Joyce wrote the play that carried off no less than four Voice "Obies" -- one for the show itself, three for members of its ... More >>

  • Theater

    May 15, 2007

    Partway to Paradise

    The Texas plains look plainer when Audra's offstage; Stew tells an old story pleasantly

  • Theater

    November 29, 2005
  • Theater

    May 3, 2005

    Watering the Off-Broadway Garden

    The founder of the 'Village Voice' Obies recalls what led to their inception 50 years ago

  • Theater

    August 28, 2001

    I am Not a Camera

    Stage Acting Versus NYC’s Hollywood High

  • Columns

    March 21, 2000

    Oscar Wild!

    My Ongoing Love Affair With Those Twisted Awards