SUNSET BOULEVARD ( 1950 )

My sister and I faithfully watched the Oscars together since the 60’s. The first time I experienced the Academy snubbing a performer I thought should have won an Oscar was, Jack Nicholson losing for “Five Easy Pieces” back in 1971 and we screamed and jumped up and down and fussed in front of the tv for the injustice of it all. (His Oscar win for “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest was much better. But “As Good As It Gets” ???? ( C’mon, Academy! Youre killin me! ) Continue reading

NIGHT AND THE CITY

 THE BRITISH ARE COMING! THE BRITISH ARE COMING!

…And I greeted the British invasion with swoons and shrieks. When John, Paul, George and Ringo sang “I Want to Hold Your Hand” on the Ed Sullivan Show, I was right there with all the girls in class picking out my favorite Beatle. ( Paul, of course. The Cute One ). I hadn’t realized back in 1964 that the first British Invasion first landed in Hollywood.

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