May 30, 2013
In Sarah Polley's unconventional documentary, "Stories We Tell," "truth" is a relative term when family secrets are involved. The Canadian actress-writer-director's quest is resolving her parentage. Did she have another father, as childhood teasing suggested, in addition to the beloved Michael Polley, who raised her and thought her his own? Her mother, Diane, died when Polley was 11. Had she lived, perhaps Polley would have had the answer long ago and the film left uncontemplated. In Diane's absence, everyone has opinions - family members, her mother's friends and lovers.
December 5, 2013 |
It was a reality show all its own. Last Thursday, 30-year-old Elan Gale, a hirsute hipster and television producer whose credits include several seasons of "The Bachelor" franchise, sent a series of tweets to his roughly 35,000 Twitter followers. Explaining that he was on a delayed flight trying to make it home for Thanksgiving dinner, he described the shockingly rude antics of a fellow passenger named Diane. Over a four-hour period, Gale tweeted a blow-by-blow of a feud that apparently played out through an exchange of handwritten notes, which Gale snapped photos of and posted on his Twitter feed.
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November 2, 2012 |
His name was Green Eyes. But five or six black men with light eyes go by that name on L.A.'s skid row. So he was known as the Green Eyes who sold lighters and cigarettes, a quarter each. Her name was Terry, but she also liked to be called Tracy. She wore her dishwater blond hair in bangs and a high ponytail like in "Grease" or "American Graffiti. " They were 51 years old, both of them. Terry had lived many years with a man named Blaine on the streets near the "Hippie Kitchen.
August 21, 1994
Mike Nichols, whose work I have always admired, attended the Private Waldschule Kaliski, a Jewish school in Berlin, with me in the mid-1930s. I am 69. If Mike is only 62, he would have been 3 years old then. Precocious genius he may be, but the school didn't take anyone under 6. Come on Mike, tell Diane ("The PrimeTime of Ms. Diane Sawyer," Aug. 7) how old you really are. She won't stop loving you. FRED BAUMAN Riverside
June 19, 1998 |
Imagine a day in the life of Little Annie Fanny, the nymphomaniac pixie of the old Playboy cartoon strip. And her sister. In "Steeltown," at the Actors' Gang in Hollywood, playwright-director Michael Sargent indulges his apparent obsession with the peculiar universe of the porn film. He seems as fond of the cheerfully absurd behavior of the characters who dwell in this world as he is of the pathologies keeping them there. "Steeltown," however, is no "Boogie Nights."
October 15, 1987 |
British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher will make her first trip to Dallas on Sunday for a private visit with her newlywed son Mark, and his wife, Diane. Thatcher is expected to be accompanied by her husband, Denis.