Hollywood Liberal Elite? Yes And Proud Of It.

On the final night of the Democratic National Convention, three women took the stage with stories to tell. There were many women who spoke at the DNC over the last three days but, next to Michelle Obama, actresses Kerry Washington, Scarlett Johannson and Eva Longoria were probably the most easily recognized. Hollywood Liberal Elite? Yes, they are. And they're not arguing otherwise....more
 @Just_Margaret  @alexash At first I thought, "I'm not the only one making the Reagan analogy," ...more

Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff

Jack Cardiff on giving autographs at the 1998 Cannes film festival: "They must be wondering who is this guy? I told them I used to be a stand-in for Humphrey Bogart."...more

Marilyn, Gone 50 Years Ago

Here's another essay from the longer-format piece I'm working on about Marilyn Monroe. Original post on xoxoxo e...more

Donald Spoto's Marilyn Book

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Arthur Miller's Timebends

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An Open Letter to Tom Cruise from Oprah's Sofa, er...Settee

Dear Tom,I'm so sad to hear the news that you and Katie Holmes are breaking up. It feels like just yesterday when you stomped your pricey Brionis all over my buttery soft cushions. Never had a chance to tell you this before, but that hurt!...more
 @Deb Rox It was either that or tush toting.more

Is it Okay to NOT Want to be Famous?

In our fame-obsessed society, where mothers push toddlers into tiaras, and fathers thrust sons onto sports teams of every kind, is it okay to be content with NOT being famous? To be happy with NOT being the starting quarterback or the beauty pageant queen? Is it acceptable to admit to enjoying life in the realm of Runner-Ups? Image: Tawny Rockerazzi via Flickr ...more
I think being famous would be horrible! Being chased by photographers, asked stupid questions ...more

Marilyn: Goddess

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How We Bastardize Women's Empowerment

One of my greatest pet peeves is when I see a movie or show with a woman who is on a killing spree or vendetta type mission and next thing out of everyone’s mouth is “That girl kicked butt.” The comments and reviews call these roles empowering for women. Yes, she may have kicked butt but I don’t think that is empowerment at all....more

Name Dropper

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