Monthly Archives: September 2013

The Bottom of the Barrel

Retirement is at once a wondrous and yet dangerous thing. “Idle hands are the devils tools!” I keep admonishing myself. Apparently I still need something to fill the empty days. I still want to act. So when an offer comes … Continue reading

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“Vengeance is mine,” saith the Lord.

I was raised a Christian….a Presbyterian to be exact. And to a large extent, I remain a Christian to this day, in the sense that I try to follow the teachings of Christ: 1. Love thy neighbor 2. Do unto … Continue reading

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Don’s Pussy

Donald Sutherland’s Pussy  I got to be somewhat palsy-walsy with Don and his then wife Lois when I was living in London in the very early sixties. They had a flat only a short bus ride away and frequently had … Continue reading

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A Room with a View

A ROOM WITH A VIEW   Back in the late 60’s, apartments were not hard to come by in Vancouver, Canada, which was why Paul’s offer to sublet his at twice the going rate was so intriguing. The amount he … Continue reading

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The Vet

“Do you know who The Three Pillars of Judasim are?” I asked my Mother one day.“The three Pillars of what?” she asked.“Well, um….the men who started the Old Testament.”“Oh, you mean the people at the beginning of the Bible.” she … Continue reading

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An Actor’s Nightmare

THE ACTOR’S NIGHTMARE It was to have been a perfect Sunday afternoon. My friend Marnie had scored a couple of “comps” for a revival of Noel Coward’s HAYFEVER at the South Coast Rep in Southern California. Another friend Carol had … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Taylor

The first time I met Elizabeth Taylor, I was in a hotel room in uptown Toronto chatting with Carol Burnett!   They were shooting an HBO film called INTIMATE STRANGERS. As a cast member, I had been invited to Elizabeth’s … Continue reading

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