Tag Archives: Paul Newman

Rachel, Rachel (1968); Dir. Paul Newman

It’s Joanne Woodward’s birthday today. A re-post of my thoughts on Rachel, Rachel, one of her best performances. By 1968, Paul Newman had garnered 4 Oscar nominations (for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Hustler, Hud and Cool Hand … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Paul Newman

Paul Newman in “Slap Shot” Here’s the piece I wrote for House Next Door when Paul Newman passed away.

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Paul Newman’s TCM Tribute to Elizabeth Taylor

He gets her right. Not a lot of people did.

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Sweet Bird of Youth: “Hello There, Chance Wayne. Somebody Said You Were Back In St. Cloud, But I Didn’t Believe Them.”

New Directions has come out with new trade paperback editions of Tennessee Williams’ Camino Real, Sweet Bird of Youth, The Night of the Iguana and The Rose Tattoo. I have received some review copies, and they are gorgeous new editions … Continue reading

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20 Favorite Actors

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The Books: “As I Am: An Autobiography” (Patricia Neal)

Daily Book Excerpt: Entertainment Biography/Memoir: As I Am: An Autobiography, by Patricia Neal This is one of those rare books where my response to it was, “Dear God, it’s me, Sheila. Could you please give Patricia Neal a break? Hasn’t … Continue reading

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A 50-Year Marriage: “Laughter and Lust”

3 photos (below the jump) from the extensive Vanity Fair slideshow made up of photos from Patricia Bosworth’s personal collection. Patricia Bosworth is a playwright and author, longtime member of the Actors Studio, and biographer of Montgomery Clift – excerpt … Continue reading

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Compilation of Paul Newman Links

For those of you out there as moved as I am by the passing of Newman, here are some compilations of links: Jim Emerson at the Sun Times has three links to in-depth tributes (and yeah, my piece at House … Continue reading

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The Siren’s tribute: “His Dedication to Acting”

The Self-Styled Siren brings her usual eloquence, passion, and specificity to her Newman tribute. Man, I love this woman’s eye for things. I know I have a pretty good eye … but she helps me see things … in post … Continue reading

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“Now I don’t know how fast Volvo station wagons are supposed to go …

… and at 170 miles an hour your front and rear crumple zones aren’t gonna do you much good …” David Letterman’s tribute to Paul Newman is funny, charming, and moving. Clip below.

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