Thursday, February 25, 2010
Gerald Casale put his sunglasses back on, standing rigid and hard as an ice skater's butt.
He felt his resolve surge forth.
On this Tuesday he would not be listening to a man with capped teeth talk at him about foreign distribution numbers.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
by Grace Zabriskie
160 Pages, 7 x 10
Library of Congress Control Number: 2009933867
Cover Art: Chasing the Rabbit, 17 x 24 in., acrylic on panel
by Marion Lane | www.marionlane.com
Grace's new book is available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powell’s Books, and SPD/Small Press Distribution.
PLEASE . . . support our friends at SPD/Small Press Distribution ??? Please? K? Will ya?
She will be out and about signing her new book in the next few months. I will keep you all posted on where and when to meet Grace in person.
She's the real thing kids!
Friday, February 19, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
A revealing anecdote - mainly for what it reveals about Cukor's wishful storytelling, for it certainly came from Cukor and is just as certainly apocryphal. No one should imagine such a conversation actually taking place.
More to the point may be the tale of a birthday party for Irene Selznick at the Mayer residence, at which Cukor and other noteworthy MGM people gathered. Mayer was host. At one point in the festivities, the head of the studio stood up to make a toast and began by mentioning everybody at the table, offering effusive flattery to each of the important directors by name - except when he came to Cukor. Despite the fact that Cukor was the highest-paid MGM contract director, Mayer felt himself at a loss for words. He hemmed and hawed, and finally said, "And George Cukor, who is a fine director . . . "
Cukor spoke up sharply, "I beg your pardon! I am a lot more than a 'fine director.' I am an extemely good director, and I am as good as anybody at this table!" Irene said nothing, while everyone else in the room expected some kind of reaction from Mayer. Yet the imperious studio head appeared to be somewhat chastened, and without comment he passed over Cukor's remark.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Were it not for his family history, the British media might eventually have dismissed the Nazi-themed sex romp of international motor-racing chief Max Mosley as just another instance of British upper-class bad taste.
But Mosley, the urbane president of the body that governs Formula One racing, is under increasing pressure to resign following revelations of a sex scandal involving prostitutes, sadomasochism and alleged Nazi-style role-play.
Last Sunday the British tabloid, News of the World, posted video footage on its website of Mosley and five prostitutes in what it frothily described as "a depraved Nazi-style orgy in a torture dungeon."
Placed in chains, Mosley leans over a torture bench and whimpers as a dominatrix strikes him with a rod, saying "You're going to be shown how we treat prisoners in our facility." Later, when Mosley takes hold of a whip, he states that a blonde inmate, "needs more of ze punishment."
Mosley lives with his wife of 48 years in London's fashionable neighborhood of Chelsea.
I am the walrus,
goo goo g'joob.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
But suspicions rose because Andrea was unhappy after she changed schools when her family moved to a new apartment.
Andrea also had recently gotten into trouble with the law when she was caught acting as the lookout for other teenagers who were stealing change out of unlocked cars in a Red Lobster parking lot.