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.

Saturday, May 06, 2006


Some years ago the , Town Hall in New York City presented a lecture series called Legendary Ladies of the Silver Screen
Those ladies were: Bette Davis , Joan Crawford, Sylvia Sidney, Myrna Loy and Lana Turner. The format consisted of movie clips and the the star would answer questions from the audience and the moderator.The ladies were all very discreet, despite some probing questions. For example, when Joan Crawford was asked if she knew the nickname for her ankle-strap shoes, she acknowledge that they were known as ( Come F... Me Shoes) Sylvia Sidney told the audience that in Japan, condons were once known as...Sylvia Sidneys. When Lana Turner was interviewd the audience waited for steamy revelations. However Miss Turner was maddenigly demure and lady-like.The audience was getting restive, hoping to see something more than the Vassar-girl persona Lana was trying to project. Finally, a question came:" If a movie of your life were to be made, who would you like to see play you?" Miss Turner immediately growled " She ain’t been born yet!" The audience cheered.


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