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A Belgian Waif Steals the World’s Heart

Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) Although she was 31 years old during the filming of this quirky tale, Audrey Hepburn had the corner on young ing√©nues. She also had the perfect model’s body for the early 60’s. Edith … Continue reading

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Yes, 1981 was a Pivotal Year*

Attempted Assassination of Ronald Reagan On this day in 1981, John Hinckley tried to kill the 40th President of the United States. “Hinckley was reported to have been driven by an obsessive fixation on actress Jodie Foster. He was found … Continue reading

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Reincarnation: Mother and Child Reunion

Terms of Endearment XXX (1983) It occurred to me during the writing of Shirley MacLaine’s astrology post that the conflict between Debra Winger and herself may have had its roots in the past. It did not seem out of the … Continue reading

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At Home on the Range?

Sage-ing While Age-ing. I have no need to introduce you, the reader, to Shirley MacLaine. She is known the world over, not necessarily just for her entertainment career, but even more for her books about spirituality. This book continues that … Continue reading

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Contrived: Romantic Movie Plot Twists

Serendipity (2001) We watched this Rom-Com movie the other night. In it, Sara sets a series of challenges for the Universe to prove that she and Jonathan should be together. This ‘proof’ is constantly challenged by missteps, accidents, and chance … Continue reading

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Producer’s Couch Casts a Long Shadow

Harvey Weinstein The “casting couch” has been a ‘fact’ of Hollywood life for so long that it even became an apocryphal joke from the set of “The Ten Commandments”. Charlton Heston, in his autobiography¬†In The Arena, wrote that the orgy … Continue reading

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Ever Feel Like You’ve Been Here Before?

Groundhog Day (1993) Today, February 2nd, 2020, is Groundhog Day. It’s the same every year: if the groundhog sees his shadow, we’ll have six more weeks of winter; if it doesn’t, it’ll be an early spring. No-one seems to get … Continue reading

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Star Wars as Spiritual Truth

Harpur’s Heaven and Hell This book from 1983 is a series of essays written by Tom Harpur and published in The Toronto Star newspaper. I’ve had a copy of it since about 2007. It’s still one of my great reference … Continue reading

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Self-Sacrifice as the Greatest Love Story

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker I am mindful that all of my children (and even some of my grandchildren) have seen this movie before me. So, hopefully, they cannot accuse me of giving away the ending of this 9th … Continue reading

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Was It a Tragic Accident or a Murder?

Natalie Wood This November 1981 mystery has yet another turn of the wheel with Dr. Oz interviewing the captain of Robert Wagner’s boat. Dennis Davern overheard the argument between Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood on the night she died. The … Continue reading

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