Tag Archives: Shirley MacLaine

“Well, I’m not your run-of-the-mill lady from the Valley, am I?” – Shirley MacLaine

I am always behind the curve with TV trends. The Downton Abbey mania has been so bad that even virtual strangers are stopping me on the street telling me how much I will love it. When people find out I … Continue reading

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The Books: “My Lucky Stars: A Hollywood Memoir” (Shirley MacLaine)

Daily Book Excerpt: Entertainment Biography/Memoir: My Lucky Stars: A Hollywood Memoir, by Shirley MacLaine Wonderful book! It might be my favorite of Shirley MacLaine’s (although granted I have not read her latest). It’s a book of anecdotes and character studies … Continue reading

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The Books: “Dance While You Can” (Shirley MacLaine)

Daily Book Excerpt: Entertainment Biography/Memoir: Dance While You Can, by Shirley MacLaine Dance While You Can came out in the early 90s. Now it can’t be said that MacLaine ever really had a dry period – that’s one of the … Continue reading

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The Books: “Out On a Limb” (Shirley MacLaine)

Daily Book Excerpt: Entertainment Biography/Memoir: Out on a Limb, by Shirley MacLaine This is the book that tipped her over the edge onto a whole other level of wide-spread cultural consciousness. Out on a Limb was 15 weeks on the … Continue reading

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The Books: “Don’t Fall Off the Mountain” (Shirley MacLaine)

Daily Book Excerpt: Entertainment Biography/Memoir:: Don’t Fall Off the Mountain, by Shirley MacLaine I wonder if Shirley MacLaine is bad at anything. I’m sure she is – and so she doesn’t spend her energies in those areas … or who … Continue reading

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Snapshots

– Still making my way thru War and Peace, a couple chapters a day. Still only on page 540 … but it’s riveting. It’s not a boring read and even the long sections about the freemasons end up adding to … Continue reading

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“Dean’s hands were the size of ham hocks”

Again, an anecdote from Shirley Maclaine [these quotes are from one of her 123 autobiographies, most of which I have read. What can I say. I’m a whore for a good theatrical actor anecdote, and her books are FULL of … Continue reading

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Dino’s Fathering Techniques

Again, Shirley Maclaine [these quotes are from one of her 25 autobiographies. The one called My Lucky Stars]: My initial impression of [Dean Martin] was of a man who basically wanted to be left alone. He was nice to everyone; … Continue reading

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The “menefreghista”

Shirley Maclaine on Dean Martin [the second movie she did was with them – Artists and Models – Martin and Lewis were in the process of breaking up at that point, so there was much tension on the set, etc. … Continue reading

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Dino and Shirley

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