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Biography

On October 5, 2013, Mallory was invited to be keynote speaker by Tucson's Historic Preservation Foundation, a celebration of mid-century modernism in art and architecture. Because she was a Pan Am airline hostess in the 60s, Mallory was asked to speak about how this propelled her into becoming a supermodel, an actress, an author, a critic and a teacher. On October 16, 2013, she was asked to speak at the Elkin's Park Library about her memoir PICASSO'S GHOST. On January 13, 2013, she has been asked to speak at the Lower Providence Library about PICASSO'S GHOST.

On November 23, 3013, Richard Curtis Publishing published Mallory's memoir MY FRIENDSHIP WITH KURT VONNEGUT AND JOSEPH HELLER.

Carole Mallory is a journalist, actress, teacher and movie critic. In addition to her memoirs PICASSO'S GHOST, LOVING MAILER, and her novel, FLASH, Mallory has written profiles on: Kurt Vonnegut, Jospeh Heller, Erica Jong, Jay McInerney, Gore Vidal, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Reverend Jesse Jackson, Mrs Vincent Astor, Norman Mailer, Chevy Chase, Isabella Rossellini Milos Forman, James Ivory, Jerry (Hound Dog) Lieber, Dudley Moore and Joseph Kennedy II for ESQUIRE, PARADE, ELLE, LA MAGAZINE, PLAYBOY, THE HUFFINGTON POST and THE WRAP.COM

As a supermodel, her face graced the covers of COSMOPOLITAN, NEWSWEEK, ESQUIRE, G.Q., and NEW YORK MAGAZINE three times under Clay Felker. etc . Mallory's acting credits include LOOKING FOR MR. GOODBAR,  STEPFORD WIVES, portraying one of the wives and Peckinpah's KILLER ELITE. She also performed in television movies and sit-coms. Her acting resume is available under the acting page of this website as well as the Internet Movie Database. (IMDb)

After graduating from Pennsylvania State University, Mallory attended Temple's Tyler School of Art for her Masters, briefly taught art at Lower Merion Pa, then Springfield Del Co, then flew to Europe, Africa and Asia as a flight attendant for Pan Am. Eventually she studied creative writing at U.C.L.A. and with Margaret Atwood at N.Y.U. and Gordon Lish at Columbia University.

When her story of overcoming alcoholism was the cover story of PARADE MAGAZINE, Mallory was asked to speak at her alma mater, Pennsylvania State University, for a D.U.I. convention of mothers who had lost children to drunk drivers. Her mother, age 90, accompanied her.

In 2008, for her Norman Mailer archive Mallory had offers from The University of Texas, The New York Public Library and Harvard University. She chose to sell her archive which was her writing with Mailer's edits to Harvard University, Mailer's alma mater.  Leslie Morris who is the curator of the Houghton Library, expressed the most respect for the value of Mallory's material .

In 2010, NORMAN MAILER:THE AMERICAN, a documentary from Eraser Films directed by Joe Mantegna premiered at the Boston Film Festival. It featured interviews with Mallory based on her memoir, LOVING MAILER.

On 3/30/2011, Manhattan's Gerson Cultural Center, created by Eleanor Roosevelt, asked her to speak about how her memoir relates to Mailer's writings.

In the fall of 2011, THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER assigned Mallory to review "And So It Goes" biography of Kurt Vonnegut by Charles Shields.

In 2011 and 2012, Mallory taught memoir at Cheltenham Adult School and returned in 2013. In the spring of 2012, Mallory taught memoir Widener University. In 2012 and 2013 Rosemont College asked her to teach creative writing.

Since 2014 Mallory has reviewed movies for The Huffington Post. Currently, Mallory is performing an interactive lecture called "From Hometown to Hollywood and Back Again  aka The Return of the Stepford Wife" with her ten lb Maltese, Herbert.  Mallory and Herbert visit Senior Retirement Communities where she talks to residents about her life.  She has transformed herself from having been an object into a woman who tries to empower others with a will to live and the joy of living in the now.

 

Senior Communities where Mallory has lectured:
1. Sanatoga Court
2. Juniper Village 6 times
3 Bellingham
4. Brandywine Senior Living Senior Suites
5. Keynote Speaker United Airlines
6. Solana Doylestown
7.Brightview Norristown
8 Rosetree Place
9 Plush Mills
10 Arbour Sq.
11 St.Mary's
12 Woodbridge
13 Atria
14 Masonic Home
15 White Horse Village
16 Ann's Choice
17 Brandycare Kennett Sq
18 Holy Redeemer
19 Greenfield Lansdale
20 Cathedral Village
21 Brandycare Phoenixville
22.Rosemont Place
23 Brandycare Haddonfield, N.J.
24 Canvas Valley Forge
25 The Birches Theatre Harleysville
26 Brandycare Voorhess 

 

White Horse Village honored Mallory as their keynote speaker and wrote this press release:

 

CAROLE MALLORY OPENS CULTURAL ENCOUNTERS SEASON

Teacher, model, actress, author and critic Carole Mallory opens the 2019—2020 Cultural Encounters series on Thursday, September 19 at 7 PM.

An alumna of Springfield High School, Penn State and Temple Universities, and Temple's Tyler School of Art, Mallory taught for two years before pursuing a diverse career path. That journey began with her being a stewardess and model simultaneously;as a model she appeared on a variety of magazine covers including and Cosmopolitan, Newsweek.

She transitioned to acting starting in television commercials; one noteworthy commercial for Faberge. She acted at the Bucks County Playhouse and in Hollywood films including and .Looking for Mr. Goodbar, The Stepford Wives

She is the author of two memoirs—(Loving Mailer recounts her eight-year relationship with Norman Mailer) and (and Picasso's Ghost tells of her love affair with Picasso's son, Claude) and a novel Flash.

Ms. Mallory will share her perspective on her varied and colorful life, with an opportunity for the audience to ask questions after her presentation. All are welcome.