Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Some Reads

More and more women are refusing to have breast "reconstructive" surgery after mastectomies.

You seldom see articles about women's attitudes if they have hysterectomies for whatever reason. It is all about the dudes, and face it, an article like this shouldn't even have to be written to talk about how "brave" these women are because they, consciously or not, reject porn culture.

Variety endorses Hillary Clinton for president:

There are a number of other motivating factors behind our decision. We believe that Clinton is not only the best candidate for the job, but the only candidate. As many endorsements have noted, she has the experience and temperament necessary to make a truly effective president. In fact, it’s hard to think of any presidential candidate with the depth of knowledge and public-service record she has.

Clinton has been spent her entire life as a social-justice activist, fighting for the rights of women, children, families, the disabled, farmers, veterans, and the LGBTQ community. She has taken on such crucial issues as climate change, racial injustice, and the epidemic of gun violence. She’s not “nasty” — she’s tough and unafraid to smash barriers, whether it was negotiating strict sanctions against Iran, or brokering a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. She’s a global diplomat who has traveled extensively to forge ties with foreign leaders.

Likewise, in the industry we cover, she enjoys widespread support, having cultivated relationships with entertainment figures dating back to her role as first lady. At a time when the industry is enjoying tremendous growth across borders and cultures, she will understand and embrace the importance of international cooperation and the influence of soft power.

Obituary: Actress Tammy Grimes, 82, has died.

She was an acclaimed stage actress who in the 1960s somehow got hoodwinked into starring in a sitcom, The Tammy Grimes Show, which remains, 50 years after its abortive run of four episodes, one of the biggest disasters in television history.

She didn't fare all that much better in the movies, at least for a time. She played a key role in another turkey of note, 1980's Can't Stop the Music, starring Village People, Valerie Perrine, and Bruce Jenner, or whatever the hell he calls himself now.

Grimes, though, wasn't deterred from those setbacks. She continued to do quite well as an actress:

Grimes starred in the 1960 comedic play “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” and won the Tony for best featured actress in a musical. Debbie Reynolds took the part of Molly Brown in the 1964 movie version.

Grimes made her stage debut in 1955 at the Neighborhood Playhouse in “Jonah and the Whale.” In 1966, she starred on television's “The Tammy Grimes Show.” The sitcom only ran for four episodes and was then canceled. That was very rare in those days of television, as most shows would be aired for a full season even if canceled.

Poor video quality, but here is an episode from her television series:


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