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Those Lovely Liars

There was a time when Hollywood was glamorous.  No there wasn’t.  The reality is that Hollywood was a dirty place filled with unscroupulous people doing very inappropriate things.  Movie stars who appeared to be gods and goddess on the silver screen were often sad, damaged people.  The glamour of old Hollywood was an illusion.  Or if you are feeling less charitable, it was a lie.  This article from the February 2003 issue of Movieline magazine looks at the real lives of some of the best liars in Hollywood’s bygone era.

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December 25: Happy Birthday Sissy Spacek and Humphrey Bogart

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There turn out to be quite a number of famous folks who were born on December 25.

Sissy Spacek is celebrating her 67th birthday today.  Interestingly, given one of her most famous roles, she was the homecoming queen of her high school.  Her first credited film role was the 1972 gangster film/black comedy Prime Cut.  She followed up with her first lead role, as Holly Sargis in Terrence Malick’s Badlands.  During filming, she met art director and production designer Jack Fisk; they have been married for over 40 years.

In 1976, Spacek was cast in an adaptation of a novel by an author named Stephen King, the first of his books ever adapted into a movie:

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