Yesterday's stars at today's prices
Well, one Oscar winner (Patty Duke) plus plenty of offbeat, appreciated stars of every medium there is, all converging at the Chiller Theatre autograph show out in Parsippany. It happened, and I was there, greeting them all for this week's column.
I think the secret is pretty clear from this cover photo:
They're all in John DiLeo's new book Screen Savers II: My Grab Bag of Classic Movies, and not surprisingly, a bunch of them involve Susan Hayward. In fact, as anyone with any breeding knows, the above scene has Hayward as aging battleax Helen Lawson getting into a tussle with Patty Duke as pill-pop ... More >>
The ever adventurous James Franco has written, directed, and starred in a real-life story in which he drinks, has sex with sailors, gets violent, and--here's the real shock--has sex with a woman! It's his NYU thesis film The Broken Tower, which will open at the IFC on April 27. Jimmy plays America ... More >>
The 1967 campfest Valley of the Dolls is the ultimate glossy film about three show biz glamour girls who fall into a big bottle of pills. (They should remake it with Britney, Paris, and Lindsay.) Interestingly, the book's author, Jackie Susann, wanted Liza Minnelli to play the part of risin ... More >>
In my brief flirtation with therapy a few years ago, I encountered two types of professionals, both operating in extreme ways that were very intriguing. First came a woman who was rougher than a gym trainer, blaming me for even more things than I blame myself! She was a boots-wearing taskmaster who ... More >>
Writer's cramp? No, a nonstop stream of diary during the Oscars telecast.
Unrelated: the city's sex life bottoms out; Hillary's gal Friday; Dean among the Queens