Tag Archives: Shelley Winters

“I wasn’t born an actress, you know. Events made me one.” — Jean Harlow

Today is Jean Harlow’s birthday. Here is a discussion Mitchell and I had about her. The setup of the conversation (an ongoing series): I throw names of famous people at Mitchell, and ask him to describe each person in only … Continue reading

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May 2022 Viewing Diary

This was the month of watching only the first two episodes of various television series. I just couldn’t keep going – not because they’re bad, but because … I have other things I have to do and/or watch. Robert De … Continue reading

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March 2022 Viewing Diary

I’m going along my own viewing way, and then I get a gig, and everything changes. You can tell when it happens. Not announcing this gig yet, and will not be confirming or denying anything. The viewing diary is what … Continue reading

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July/August 2020 Viewing Diary

Let’s get to it. July and August have been very … extra. Movies are fine, but I am gravitating towards series, anything I can binge-watch. I get clicked into something that interests me, and then feel so relieved that I … Continue reading

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Recommended Books: Memoirs

More recommendations: Recommended Fiction Recommended Non-Fiction MEMOIRS The Fervent Years: The Group Theatre And The Thirties, by Harold Clurman Probably the most famous of all the Group Theatre-related books. Harold Clurman writes his memories of that time and what those … Continue reading

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Sunday night, 8 pm ET: Movie Club discussion of The Big Knife

Every Sunday night, the Criterion Channel has been hosting “Movie Club” discussions on Twitter. Everyone watches the same movie and talks about it. They’ve been so much fun and a wonderful way to continue to create community. This Sunday night, … Continue reading

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Norman Mailer as Shelley Winters’ Audition Coach

Taken from an interview with Mailer for The Paris Review included in The Paris Review Interviews, III (I am now devouring all 4 volumes, thanks to cousin Mike). The interview was done by Andrew O’Hagan and took place in 2007, … Continue reading

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The Books: “Shelley, Also Known As Shirley” (Shelley Winters)

Daily Book Excerpt: Entertainment Biography/Memoir Shelley: Also known as Shirley, by Shelley Winters There are so many great Shelley Winters stories (and this is only the first volume of her autobiography – there’s another one that follows) but the following … Continue reading

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Poseidon Notes

These notes are completely stream-of-conscious – along the lines of what I did with the abysmal Day After Tomorrow which, whaddya know, also had Emmy Rossum in it. Not a good sign. As I wrote this thing I suddenly got … Continue reading

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Speaking of William Holden’s Death Scene

(were we? Yes. We were.) … Here’s a post of 5 death scenes (on my new addiction – Matt Zoller Seitz’s blog) I found myself nodding in agreement at the inclusion of Sean Connery’s death in The Untouchables. I haven’t … Continue reading

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