A DANCE IN A GRAVEYARD – Marilyn Armstrong

The year I was fifteen, I started my senior year of high school. That September (1962), while I was sitting and watching television, I found a rather big, hard lump near my right ankle. I checked the other leg. No lump there. It was a painless lump. Mom had me visiting a surgeon just a … Continue reading A DANCE IN A GRAVEYARD – Marilyn Armstrong

FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN – HOLLYWOOD AND MATURE ACTRESSES – GARRY ARMSTRONG

Marilyn has just written a piece about Feud: Bette And Joan. However, the mini-series about the iconic Hollywood actresses Bette Davis and Joan Crawford plays a peripheral role in Marilyn's offering. My take on "Feud" focuses more on Hollywood and its disaffection for older actresses. Things are better for mature film actresses now than back in … Continue reading FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN – HOLLYWOOD AND MATURE ACTRESSES – GARRY ARMSTRONG

FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN — PECULIAR MEMORIES

Garry has written his own version of this story, though it's completely different. And a little bit the same. For him, it's Hollywood. For me, it is memories. In 1962, I was 15 years old, at the beginning of my senior year of high school. The school I attended was a giant of a school in … Continue reading FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN — PECULIAR MEMORIES