Over the years I have written four letters to The New York Times.Two of them were published which shows that my view points were taken into consideration.

Friday, June 16, 2006

AVE! AVA!

Ava Gardner, who, like Truman Capote and Mary Astor kept a mental ledger rating men´s private parts, decided to shock Grace Kelly during the filming of " Mogambo" in Africa . Ava beckoned the future Serene Highness and lifted the loin cloth of one of the Watusi extras and said:" Have you ever seen one like this?"
Before Grace Kelly answered, Ava continued:" Frank is bigger" . Apparently Ava never met Porfirio Rubirosa, whose nickname was Pepper Mill.

DO NOT DRINK WATER DURING THIS PERFORMANCE

What’s with that bottle of water? Apparently it started at the gyms. People who were a little bit lazy to walk to the water fountain preferred to buy water at the machine dispensers. Then, because the water is more expensive at the machines than at supermarkets, they decided to buy outside and carry them to the workout room . Now a lot of people are carrying a bottle of water ( mostly women) to every place they go no matter if it’s the dead of winter. Last year at a gala for the New York City Ballet, I saw a beautiful gowned woman carrying a bottle of water.She was ten feet from a bar where water was available.
The next thing we will hear, at a theatrical performance, is a reminder before the show starts saying: " Please, turn all your cell phones and beepers and do not drink water during this performance" .

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

THE DEVASTATING RAVAGES OF TIME



She was considered once one of the sexiest beauties in the world.She drove men absolutely insane in person and in dreams.It was said that one of her former lovers would shower her estate with thousands of roses thrown from a helicopter during her birthday.Who could forget that great shot of her, lying nude across the whole cinemascope screen? " God created woman...But Roger Vadim created her", unself –concious and casually sensual...the first "sex-kitten". She is Brigitte Bardot widely known just by her initials BB.
In spite of her fame and glory, she tried to live a simple and normal life separating the Goddess of the screen from the simple her. She stopped making movies while she was still very famous and beautiful, to devote herself to the causes she believed in like the rights of animals. She auctioned her movie memorabilia and gave the whole proceeds ( millions) to her Animal Foundation.She never looked for artificial means to prolong her beauty. She was quoted as saying " When I was young and pretty I gave myself to men. Now I give to the animals what is left of me." However BB never stopped being beautiful.She didn’t escape the ravages of the time but she continues to be as beautiful as ever...in her soul.

QUOTES

" If you don’t have anything good to say about anybody...come and sit next to me"
Alice Roosevelt

" If you have talent...watch out. Talent can give you troub le"
Elaine Stritch

"It isn't true that convicts live like animals: animals have more room to move around. "
Vargas Llosa

"Anybody can write a three-volume novel. It merely requires a complete ignorance of both life and literature"
Oscar Wilde

"The function of muscle is to pull and not to push, except in the case of the genitals and the tongue. "
Leonardo Da vinci

"There are some days when I think I'm going to die from an overdose of satisfaction. "
Salvador Dali

"What a delightful thing is the conversation of specialists! One understands absolutely nothing and it's charming."
Degas