Of stages and screens

“It takes a lot of heart and integrity to be a singer. It must be rough to be compared to somebody who just got in the business and is forced to sing.” – Nanette Inventor, who was paid to “ghost-sing” for another actor.

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“She embraces every moment of her life and everybody else just watches her. …  She’s a Renaissance woman, I find.” — Cherie Gil on Madonna

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Science fiction: a ghetto

Real science fiction involves (quoting Brian Aldiss, who attempts to describe the literature): “the search for a definition of man and his status in the universe which will stand in our advanced but confused state of knowledge (science), and is characteristically cast in the Gothic or post-Gothic mould.”

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