Vivien Leigh. September 2017.

Dear Rowley, I recall many years ago filming a documentary about Vivien Leigh for Channel 4 in which I commented that her life and her art on screen were in total harmony: from the skittish, delicious, courageous minx Scarlett O’Hara … Continue reading

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Cascades. August 2016.

Dear Rowley, Since we last corresponded, I am still in the hospital in Toronto but am now free to be at large from 6am to 9pm outside the fifth floor ward. This has given me forty-eight hours and counting to … Continue reading

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Ewe Turn. October 2015.

Dear Rowley, So looking forward to Sheep on Savile Row day today.  I wasn’t five minutes out the door of Bloomsbury Towers this dull, dank morning when my throat started to scream for Whiskey with a Lemsip chaser closely followed by … Continue reading

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Cut, Print, Move On. April 2015.

Dear Rowley, Language is so terribly important isn’t it? I recall the shock when I first heard a newspaper feature of mine – deftly penned with great care I might add – described as ‘content’. A little piece of me … Continue reading

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How Much Can One Bi-Polar Bear? June 2014.

Dear Rowley, There are certain movies that I can’t bear to watch again. One of them is Vivien Leigh’s performance in A Streetcar Named Desire. I heartily dislike Tennessee Williams. His cruelty towards his heroines turns my stomach over and makes … Continue reading

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