September 30, 1989
In your article "Changing Stripes," about Kathy Christian, who turned from animal lover into big-game hunter, she professes to understand and carry "no bitterness" toward us, the anti-hunters, because we "don't get the whole picture." As bighearted as she is and as un-Christian (pun intended) as this sounds, I do get the picture of a person who is evolving backward.
August 1, 1990 |
Rock 'n' roller John Cougar Mellencamp plays a country singer in his first movie, being filmed in his native Indiana. "Souvenirs," which also stars Mariel Hemingway, Claude Akins and Kay Lenz, is based on a story by Mellencamp. Larry McMurtry, whose credits include "The Last Picture Show" and "Terms of Endearment," wrote the screenplay. Mellencamp plays a country singer who returns to Indiana to celebrate his grandfather's birthday.
December 28, 1986
Kay Lenz goes undercover as a cop--then uncovers --by posing as a stripper in New Horizon Pictures' "Stripped to Kill," due in February. The former Mrs. David Cassidy spent time in real strip joints to familiarize herself with the profession. "Because I'm a policewoman, I don't have to be a great dancer," said Lenz, who takes it off to music twice in the pic. "In fact, after I win on amateur night, the owner tells me, 'You're the worst dancer I've ever seen, but you're hired!'
July 19, 1992 |
A miniseries was unheard of in 1976 when ABC aired the 12-hour "Rich Man, Poor Man." While many experts may have scoffed at the idea, Americans sat glued to their TV sets for the groundbreaking saga, which TNT replays this week. Based on Irwin Shaw's best-selling 1970 novel of the same name, "Rich Man, Poor Man" told the colorful, melodramatic tale of the immigrant Jordache family from 1945 to 1965.