Chelsey’s Birthday Lunch

It was Chelsey's 19th birthday and she was meeting her mother for lunch. It was a nice little family restaurant which she used to go with her father. The last time she was there was a couple of years ago with a few friends. It hadn't changed much. Last night her mother had made the …

Back From Hollywood and the Breakup

"Are you busy?" "No, why?" "Have dinner with me. There's this great Mediterranean restaurant about half hour from here." "Stuart, are you sure that's a good idea?" "Why wouldn't it be?" "Natalia." "We broke up." She gawked at him. "What?" "She dumped me because she was convinced that I was cheating on her. It wasn't …

Off to Hollywood

She was on her lunch break when he called to tell her the news. "You're going to Hollywood?" she exclaimed. "Yes. Lorna called me last night and told me." "For how long?" "Three and a half weeks." "When do you leave?" "Tomorrow evening." "Do you want to come over later and have dinner?" "Sure." "Good. …

From the Movies to the Monastery

She was the pretty blonde in the movie, Where the Boys Are. In five years she made ten films, starring opposite Stephen Boyd, Montgomery Clift, George Hamilton and Robert Wagner following her debut film, Loving You with Elvis Presley. The two teamed up again for King Creole. By the early 1960s, Dolores was an established …

The Farmer

"Is this your place? It's very nice but the decor seems more feminine. Not your style at all." "This isn't my place," he informed her. "This is my sister, Annette's place." "Oh. Why are we meeting here at your sister's place instead of yours?" "We could drive out to the farm if you like. It's …

Health Over Glamour

Growing up, I used to think that smoking a cigarette, especially, the long, slender variety was glamourous. I mean, Bette Davis looked so sophisticated in Now Voyage when she smoked and countless of other Hollywood great ladies. They were always lighting one up in every single movie they were in. I watched them and promised …

Josee and Ariel

She was relaxing on the sofa, waiting for him to come home.  As as soon as her class ended, she left the university campus. She took  the bus to the condo building where they lived.  She did her homework and or studied for exams in the study for about two hours.  By the time she …

Sought After Again

She was once a famous actress. Sought by everyone.  Accolades of awards adorned her lavish home.  Photos of her with other A list stars lined the walls.   She was voted People's Most Beautiful and graced the covers of TIME Magazine as person of the year.   And it seemed almost overnight... the roles became few …

Sexual Harassment

It wasn’t until Ashley Judd heroically shared her story a few days ago that I felt ashamed.  If I had spoken up a decade ago, would I have saved countless women from the same experience I had or worse? While I still do feel guilty for not speaking up all those years ago, I’m glad …

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, …

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