The picture at the very top of this post is from a film called "Seance On A Wet Afternoon". (1964) Kim Stanley received an Academy Award nomination for her stunning performance in this film
Michele sent me over, Naomi.
I'd never heard of Steven Hill until a few weeks ago when I bought the first season of Mission Impossible on DVD. I'd always assumed that Peter Graves was on the show from the beginning. Oops.
As for your meme--I'm reading "Without Fail" by Lee Child.
p123: No department vehicle either, because Mr Stuyvesant isn't operational anymore. So he has to come to work on the Metro."
Neagley looked blank. "The subway?"
The secretary nodded. "He has a special briefcase for Tuesdays and Thursdays because he's forced to place it on the floor of the subway car.
Wow, when you daydream, you REALLY daydream! What a host of memories and wonderful people!
I am reading 'Katherine' by Anya Seton atm, but I can't do the meme, cos the book is in the bedroom and MB is asleep.....shhhhh......! :-)
What a wonderful post. I love the way you have interlaced your own experiences with your memories of this wonderful actress. You are a gifted storyteller.
And what a wonderful compliment to receive about your piece of art on Monroe! Have you any pictures of this piece as I would love to see it!
It's 1.8 degrees of separation (lol)!
Naomi, what a fascinating account of your six degrees. I remember Kim Stanley from the early days (50's) of TV, which were really the glory days! We seldom have anything on TV nowadays that is the caliber of those old Sytudio One and similar shows. Paddy Chayevsky was a household name back then!
You make me want to see the collage you did of Marilyn Monroe. Did you happen to take a photo of it?
Michele sent me this morning, as I am glad.
wow Naomi.. how do you keep it all straight??? You amaze me with the memory you have! This was very interesting to say the least!
I truly have no idea why you haven't written a book!
Naomi after reading your comments on your current book I feel like a bit of a bore posting on what I'm reading...but hey, I'm marching fearlessly forward anyway!
My current read: "Faith and Fortune - The Quiet Revolution To Reform American Business" by Marc Gunther.
p23: Paul Gilding, a former executive director of Greenpeace International who now consults for DuPont, makes the argument for going green in business terms. "It's almost a complete waste of time to talk about ethics and moral values if you want to change business behavior." Gilding told me. "The only thing that's going to drive sustainablilty in a lasting way is if it leads to profit and growth in big corporations."
If it should be page 123: What about critics who say that companies like Coke contribute to the epidemic of obesity? Williams says the company shoud do more to discourage overuse: "Responsible drinking can apply to sugared sodas as well as alcohol." But, he said, "the company has created an awful lot of jobs."
If I had a day and a half I might respond with my opinions on some of the things said in this book (especially from page 123 - suffice it to say that I don't necesarily agree with everything said).
Thanks for a great post Naomi!
I'm reading Hildegard Knef's WONDERFUL book about her life,"The Gift Horse"
which you need no introduction to from either page 23 or 123. I'm happy to say the book was your absolutely priceless recommendation.
Today's writings on Kim Stanley and her associations with all those you knew well are one more invitation to read the book about her legend titled "Female Brando"
My fondest recollection of Kim is her role in "Frances" as Frances Farmer's domineerng mother, a truly great performance.
I'm sad to say that I never got to broadway to see her live as I would have liked that, but
I'm certain your meme to memoir blog will be an inspiration to want to know Kim Stanley and will want to read the book about her life.
That's one heck of a post OOLOTH! It must be near novel length itself :-)
Popped by from Michele's today but you know I don't need Michele's to come over to your place!
Wow, she is so beautiful. Sadly I have never heard of her so I appreciated your post.
I often am amzed how interwoven peoples' live scan be. Your post is such an example.
I did this meme a long time ago, it is a good meme it makes you think. Antoher good exercise to do is to write a reading autobiography - books that appeared at important parst of our lives I found that a real soul searching exercise.
Every time I see that particular book meme, the same freaking book is on my desk...
I could go downstairs and get the book I'm reading now (Wolves of the Calla) but I admit, I'm too lazy... ;)
"Scott?" She fumbles on the floor,comes up with her Timex,squints at it. "It's quarter past four in the morning!"
from "Lisey's Story" by Stephen King.
Your memory amazes me! Wow!
Great post and very interesting.
Have a wonderful day!
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That is a very interesting me me. Sadly I decided to eschew me mes as my blog 'Past Imperfect' is all about me and I don't want to overdo it, but what a brilliant idea. Here via Michelle BTW.
Wow Naomi!! More memories from your fascinating life!! This was a very interesting post as usual. I, too, wonder if you have a photo of the collage of Marilyn Monroe! It must have been fabulous! Thanks for sharing this Naomi!
I must admit, I haven't heard of her. I am curious, though... Why is she the 'female Brando?'
She is rather attractive. I'm surprised I haven't.
Thanks for the lore.
here via michele tonight.
How great that the meme can trigger such an entertaining recollection. I never cease to be amazed by your stories and the inter-relationships which you describe so well with an insider's insight.
PAGE 23...FROM "THE GIFT HORSE"...
A MUST READ by HILDEGARD KNEF.
Swinging on the milk can, he invited me for a bicycle ride on Monday. Rapture; even Fraulein Weise seemed attractive on Monday morning, we met at four in the town park and giggled and pedaled until five, then he had homework and I had to collect my brother from the kindergarten. Tuesday came the reckoning: I sat at my
desk cow-eyed with happiness and lost in reverie-he'd said I rode like a boy and had nice hair- suddenly Fraulein Weise's soprano seared through my dreams: "While our soldiers are dying for us at the front certain girls have nothing better to do than to fritter away their afternoons with youths on wheels"...youths on wheels...it conjured up a vision of youths who had wheels with rubber tires instead of legs and at this I started to grin. There came a thundering KNEEEF...the lobster was on the boil again, the shame registered on the black book, warning letter sent to parents, blissful cow-happiness cowed, end of the affair.
This book. a memoir about her amazingly brave life beginning with her childhood in Nazi Germany during WWII takes you on an unforgetable journey..
Enjoyed your post ;)
Thanks for the comments....
Really appreciate them ;)
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Very fun and interesting. :) As always. (hugs)
I am really inspired by your post to go out and search for some of the work that Kim Stanley did!
And PS: I would love to see that Monroe collage also (although since it's a piece you sold I'm not sure if you'd have a picture??).
PPS: Huge fan of Marilyn Monroe, and have been ever since I was a kid!
I think that is SUPERB about your Marilyn Monroe art.
What a fine compliment!! I want to see it!!!!
I have those Six Degrees of Separation moments now and then, and I can just hear the theme music from the Twilight Zone when they happen.
You never cease to amaze me!
Just wanted to let you know. I'm still here and reading, just no time to post any comments of substance, but I am enjoying your posts.
What a readable post. You are literary a literature artist too:-)
Man! I never even HEARD of Kim Stanley ... until now. But what amazes me is how MANY of your posts take these incredible twists and turns in the road! I had a hard time keepin' UP with this one though! You DO amaze me... over and over and over again! I like reading biographies from time to time though - and I think I might have to put Kim Stanley on my list!
I love ready your blog! You always tell such interesting stories. I've never heard of Kim Stanley so it was interesting to learn about her.
I think I might do this meme soon. it really is a nice way to do a post when there isn't as much time as you'd like!
To answer your question about 'Phantom' - I didn't do Stage Management on it but did work as a technician on it - twice! I also worked on Les Mis which I loved. I tended to do Stage Mangement on smaller scale plays and worked as a techician on large musicals, ballet and opera. I might do a post on this 'past life' of mine sometime.
That was quite a compliment about your collage! You have the neatest way of telling your stories!
We have that book about Kim Stanley and I can't wait to read it. I also love hearing your stories about beautiful Norma Crane, whose acting chops I admire more and more every time I see "Fiddler on the Roof." With a co-star that was chewing the scenery with wild abandon, she brought so many subtleties to a role that could have been very one-dimensional.
Your memories are always full of those stars and people most of us never had the pleasure of knowing. You always bring them to life and show us the "ordinary person" side and not just the celebrity facade. Thanks.
Very interesting and enjoyable, Naomi. I'll be honest, I'm not familiar with Kim Stanley but will have to do some research.
This was also a very different and interesting meme.
I've had computer problems the past couple days....hence, my absence visiting blogs.
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