When you get to my age, a refresher covering most aspects of an active life in the Showbusiness is always a good idea.  Also, the nature of the current showbiz tends to get away from you.  With that in mind, I noticed a 1 week movie-making course being given just down the road from me, at the premises of Universal Studios (which brought back memories of the House Calls disaster).
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Most of us will remember exactly what we were doing on 9/11/2001. For me, I was safely out of it, living a quiet but lonely life in peaceful Topanga Canyon, California, in the home I created for me and my family 22 years before.  On that fateful morning, I had been watching, as I usually

Never met him, but I find Tom Cruise to be an intriguing personality. Sumner Redstone, not.
He reveals a mind of his own, which the PTB (Powers That Be) don’t allow celebrities to have, unless it’s to do with some acceptable product or charity.
Scientology to me is also intriguing, and judging by the amount

I just watched tonight’s show, and thanks to my new TIVO, I can report on this exactly.
Category: Actor Playwrights.
Question: This Englishwoman called her “Shakespeare For My Father” a play about her father (Sir Michael) and her search for him.
Male contestant: Who is Vanessa Redgrave?
No. Anybody?
(Blank stares from the other two

Here, for the first time, is the true story of the circumstances surrounding Lynn Redgrave’s “breast feeding” firing from her very successful series “House Calls”, in which she starred opposite Wayne Rogers back in 1979, 1980 and 1981. The series was based on the film of the same name, which starred Glenda Jackson and Walter

Emily Dickinson said it best:
“I’m nobody! Who are you?
Are you nobody, too?
Then there’s a pair of us – don’t tell!
They’d banish us, you know.
How dreary to be somebody!
How public, like a frog
To tell your name the livelong day
To an admiring bog!”
[maybe I should change that last

One of his more famous laws is “for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.”
There’s a story that in a small village, with a church and a bank and a supermarket and a doctor and a drugstore, the local council was concerned that they didn’t have a lawyer, with the status that