Hollywood East by Mallory
July 21, 2011
Bravo for this patriotic tour de force... Sure it has flaws, but it packs a wallop of nostalgia! Who can remember those air raid sirens during WWII? Our nation needed faith and this film delivers the feelings of this period. This alone separates Captain America from the glut of superhero films. The nonstop action (more…)
July 11, 2011
When I woke up last Friday, I was confronted with the news that Former First Lady, Betty Ford, had died. Tears came to my eyes. Her loss will be felt by so many.
Her vision and mission of the Betty Ford Center saved countless recovering alcoholics and addicts. An icon, she helped reduce the (more…)
July 2, 2011
Larry Crowne (Tom Hanks) has been fired by a corporation where he has worked for years.
He has not graduated from college and is told that this is the reason he has been let go despite a stellar employment record. The truth is that the corporation is downsizing.
Now without his paycheck, the bank (more…)
June 23, 2011
There would be no Bad Teacher without the great performance of Cameron Diaz who holds this film together. Justin Timberlake in a thankless role gives a flat unlikeable performance and allows Diaz to steal every scene they have together. Her legs-forever-beauty and impeccable timing in her delivery of most often outrageous and raunchy lines (more…)
June 15, 2011
Anthony Weiner obviously is suffering from a form of sexual addiction. A disease, not unlike alcoholism, compulsive gambling or eating disorders such as bulimia, anorexia. We don’t laugh at cancer patients. Why should we laugh at someone who is suffering from the disease of sexual addiction?
How do I know Congressman Weiner is (more…)
June 14, 2011
Recently while watching "The Return of the Pink Panther," I recalled the good times I spent with Peter Sellers.
When Blake Edwards died, I remembered the awkward relationship he had with Peter and that it was fraught with angst.
Despite what appeared to be successful team work, Peter and Blake fought over many things.
June 1, 2011
TMZ’s Harvey Levin reported with a sly smile that Arnold Schwarzenegger’s housekeeper, Mildred Patty Baena, was wearing Maria Shriver’s clothing during their affair. Baena’s size is perhaps four times larger than Shriver’s -- which makes this an impossibility. Maybe he’s talking about Shriver’s accessories rather than her (more…)
May 15, 2011
In the early seventies, I was invited to dinner to meet Arnold Schwarzenegger by Bobby Zarem, N.Y.'s powerful publicist. We met at Manhattan's Elaine's Restaurant.
Schwarzenegger was polite, not at all flirtatious and a gentleman as he looked around the restaurant and took in the powerbrokers one at a time as I (more…)
May 10, 2011
Billionaire, Opel heir, philanthropist and renowned art collector Gunter Sachs, shot himself in the head on Saturday in Gstaad, Switzerland.
He was the third husband of Brigitte Bardot whom he married July 14, 1966, in an eight minute ceremony in Las Vegas. The day after they met, he flew his helicopter over her villa in St. (more…)
May 4, 2011
Cary Grant, born Archibald Alexander Leach, frequently crossed paths with my ex-husband, artist Ron Mallory, and me during the early '70s. "He was patient and debonair." Ron said. "There was no difference between his screen persona or his persona in real life."
Grant had visited Ron's art gallery Esther Robles in Beverly Hills (more…)