October 26, 1985
"It was a strange feeling," Lucille Ball said. "I mean, there I was sitting on a pile of garbage bags on Madison Avenue, people passing by, and nobody taking the slightest notice." The reason, of course, is that swathed in bundles of old clothing and heavily made up, she looked like just another bag lady. And New Yorkers are used to them. Nobody noticed the camera being set up across the street. "Stone Pillow," airing Nov. 5 at 9 p.m. on CBS, marks Ball's first dramatic appearance on TV.
June 17, 1985 |
Each week Lucy Rosenwald takes her white Rolls-Royce from her high-rise Century City condominium to become a bag lady. Driving to the homes of West Los Angeles friends, Rosenwald, 66, fills the trunk and back seat of her white Silver Shadow with newspapers, bottles and cans. Then she motors to a West Los Angeles recycling center where she loads the newspapers into a large cart and carries bags of bottles and cans to a scale. She collects about $4.50 and sends it to a home for the blind.
October 11, 1985
In one of her rare dramatic appearances, Lucille Ball is cast as an elderly New York City shopping bag lady in "Stone Pillow," a new TV movie which CBS has scheduled for airing Nov. 5 (9-11 p.m.). That will put Lucy opposite part II of ABC's 12-hour miniseries, "North and South," which kicks off Nov.3. "North and South" is based on the John Jakes book set in pre-Civil War times.
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September 5, 1985 |
She made her daily rounds at the beach, collecting aluminum cans and old newspapers in her shopping cart. She dressed in layers of clothes and a scarf over her hair, and her territory was Mission Boulevard and Garnet Avenue. To hundreds of Pacific Beach residents, she was known only as "Joanne the Bag Lady."
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January 29, 1986
An illegal alien convicted of attempting to rape and murder a bag lady in a Pacific Beach restroom was sentenced Tuesday to 12 years in state prison. San Diego Superior Court Judge Norbert Ehrenfreund rejected a motion for a new trial by Jose Hernandez Herrera's attorney, Michael Popkins, who said there was insufficient evidence of an intent to kill. "Every bone in her face was broken," Ehrenfreund said. "She would have died without medical help." Sara Rutledge, 55, was attacked about 3 a.m.
June 1, 1989
Patty Sheehan, known on the Ladies Professional Golf Assn. tour for her knickers, her jokes and her easy smile, has a new trademark. She's become the M&Ms lady. Sheehan, who two months ago signed a sponsorship deal with M&M Mars Inc., the maker of the colorful chocolate candies, has become a sort of sugary pied piper. "All the kids love me," she said. Lest anyone miss the point, Sheehan's golf bag is dark-brown and carries the M&Ms logo. And she carries bags of the candy to hand out. "I probably have 10 bags in my bag, but I've probably got 400 bags in the locker room," Sheehan said.