The New Secretary

Stuart Kinemann, the Pulitzer Prize and Academy Award winning author of the non-fiction book, The Sugar Scandal was in desperate need of a secretary. His current one, Sophie was moving to Queensland with her husband, Robin who had gotten a teaching job there. He stood at the window, looking out at the flickering lights in …

Neglected Wife

I'm a twenty-something woman married to Andris, my former Science professor at London University. We became involved while I was in his class. Our relationship was kept under-wraps, of course until after I graduated. A couple of years later, when he became a best-selling Science fiction author, he stopped teaching at the university. I was …

A Different Direction

One day I got tired of writing mundane stories about film stars, politicians, writers and other famous people. I guess people would think I'm crazy. How could I be bored with such stuff, they would wonder. Well, believe it or not, I was. I wanted to do something different with my life. I have always …

Oscar Winning Documentary

Director of the documentary Saving Face, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has won another Oscar. This time it is A Girl in the River:  The Price of Forgiveness, a documentary about a 19-year old girl who fell in love and survived being shot and drowned by her father in an honor killing crime.   The Academy Award documentary premieres on March 7 on HBO Canada.  Here are the …

Three Legendary Ladies

At the 2015 The Kennedy Center Honors on Tuesday, December 29, 2015, three great ladies--Carol King, Cicely Tyson and Rita Moreno were among the five honorees. Cicely Tyson, at 90 looks as elegant as ever.  She is best known for her role in The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman.  She was born in Harlem, New York City …

Dame Angela Lansbury

I still watch Murder, She Wrote because I like the show and the character Jessica Fletcher played by the great Angela Lansbury.  My 7 year old son is also a fan of Jessica Fletcher's.  Before taking on the role of a mystery writer in one of the longest running detective drama series in television history, …

Maureen O’ Hara

Every star has that certain something that stands out and compels us to notice them. -As for me I have always believed my most compelling quality to be my inner strength, something I am easily able to share with an audience. I'm very comfortable in my own skin. I never thought my looks would have …

Ingrid Bergman

I just read in the Stabroek News that the 68th Cannes Film Festival unveiled its official poster featuring legendary actress Ingrid Bergman in a tribute to what would have been her 100th birthday this year.  I think that's wonderful.  She was an actress I truly admired and appreciated.  She had gentle beauty and an air …

Dame Julie Andrews

Recently, I read how Dame Julie Andrews is still dealing with the death of her husband Blake Edwards, director of The Pink Panther and Breakfast At Tiffany's.  Blake died in 2010 at the age of 88.  They were married for 41 years.  That is remarkable and wonderful.  Dame Julie revealed that the secret to their successful marriage …

Audrey Hepburn

"For Attractive lips, speak words of kindness.  For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.  For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.  For beautiful hair, let a child run their fingers through it once a day.  For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.  People, more than things, …

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