TweetSheet: Tributes to Shirley Temple

SHIRLEY TEMPLE: (1928 – 2014)          

[On her adult experiences as a former child star]: ‘I do get pinched a lot. Mostly it’s women, my peer group and even older than I am, and I’m old. They tend to want to touch. If I go on tour I’ll get pinched on the arm, the back, the cheeks; the chin. They say, ‘You’re so cute’, or ‘You were so cute’. Then they hang on, and I come home black and blue. It’s a hazard.’

‘I class myself with Rin Tin Tin. People in the Depression wanted something to cheer them up, and they fell in love with a dog and a little girl.’

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JEANNE CARMEN: (1930-2007)                                     

[Marilyn Monroe dated Peter Lawford for a while and was puzzled by his seeming lack of interest in her sexually. It was always just a hug and a kiss goodnight. Nothing more. Her buxom, blonde friend, actress Jeanne Carmen encountered the same lack of interest whenever she dated him]: ‘Neither of us really cared all that much about sleeping with Peter’, said Jeanne, ‘but we tended to be surprised when men didn’t want to sleep with us. We would wonder, ‘What’s wrong with me?’ Or, more often, ‘What’s wrong with him?’

[Jeanne claimed she witnessed at first-hand Marilyn’s adoration for the US Attorney-General, Bobby Kennedy]: ’She wanted so much to be a part of his world…she thought Bobby would be her passport to becoming a great lady. I saw the stuff in Marilyn’s diary – things about Jimmy Hoffa and Fidel Castro. It didn’t mean anything to me because I was just a stupid young girl and couldn’t care less if they all killed each other. She told me she made notes of things he told her, but you never know when your girlfriends are telling you the truth…I think she made those notes when he was talking on the telephone, in the hope of having something to talk to him about later. She’d write down big words and try to learn them so she could use them correctly later on. It probably never occurred to Bobby that she was listening to his conversations.’

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VAN JOHNSON: (1916-2008)                    

[On the relationship between Lucille Ball and her husband Desi Arnaz]: ‘She loved him no matter what. He was her addiction and she was his. They were soulmates. They knew it. The whole world did.’

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COLLEEN MOORE: (1899-1988)               

[On fellow ‘flapper’ Clara Bow]: ‘I liked Clara. A very warm, sweet, generous girl. What great potential! But she wasn’t a finisher. Her mind was like a sponge, but she didn’t have the concentration or ability to see it through. She was quite ingenuous. People would go into shock over her salty language.’

Vera Lynn (1917-2020) - Find A Grave Memorial

VERA LYNN; (1917 – 2020)                      

[In her autobiography, Vera wrote about her decision to go overseas (to Burma for five months) to entertain troops far from home and equally far from her husband of two years, Harry Lewis]: ‘I had not travelled anywhere, really, before, apart from one band visit to Holland. I certainly hadn’t been in an aeroplane before. I don’t even remember having a passport, although I suppose I must have done to have got to Holland. It seems extraordinary to me now but I don’t know what Harry thought of me going – I never thought to ask him! By this time I had been married for little more than two years. I’m sure he didn’t mind; and in any case he would not have stood in my way. In fact, no-one tried to dissuade me from going.’

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SPIKE LEE: (1957 – )                                  

[Political comments he made in March 2006]: ‘Before, I used to think that everything was based on race. Now class matters just as much. If you are a poor person: black, white, Latino, whatever, the Bush Administration does not have your best interests at heart. If the Government thought poor people mattered, the response [to the Hurricane Katrina disaster] would have been much quicker.’

[His disdain for the Academy Awards]: ‘What film won Best Picture in 1989? Driving Miss mother-fucking Daisy! That’s why [the Oscars] don’t matter. Because twenty years later, who’s watching Driving Miss Daisy?’

‘I don’t mean to be cynical, but a lot of films appear to be written by eleven year old minds. Look at American Pie (1989). I mean, stick your dick in a pie, and you think that is a movie?’

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QUENTIN TARANTINO: (1963 – )          

[On media criticism of the violence in his movies]: ‘Sure, Kill Bill is a violent movie. But it’s a Tarantino movie. You don’t go to see Metallica and ask the fuckers to turn the music down. What if a kid goes to school after seeing Kill Bill and starts slicing up other kids? You know, I’ll take that chance! Violent films don’t turn children into violent people. They may turn them into violent film-makers but that’s another matter altogether.’

[On the sexual harassment scandal surrounding Harvey Weinstein]: ‘For the last week I’ve been stunned and heartbroken about the revelations that have come to light about my friend for 25 years Harvey Weinstein. I need a few more days to process my pain, emotions, anger and memory and then I will speak publicly about it.’

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THERESA RUSSELL: (1957 – )                

[Her initial views on acting and on Hollywood]: ‘Because of being in Hollywood’s backyard, there were little girls when I was growing up going, ‘Ooh, I just did a commercial!’ and I just wanted to slap them, they were so pretentious and horrible. God, I never wanted to be an actress because they were such little snots!’

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MEG RYAN: (1961 – )                                

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Meg on Parkinson in 2003

[On her infamous 2003 interview on the BBC’s Parkinson regarding her nudity and sex scenes in the movie In the Cut (2003)]: ‘I don’t even know the man. That guy was like some disapproving father! It’s crazy. I don’t know what he is to you guys, but he’s a nut. I felt like he was berating me for being naked in the movie. He said something like, ‘You should go back to doing what you were doing’. And I thought, are you like a disapproving dad right now? I’m not even related to you. Back off, buddy. I was so offended by him. I realize it’s not like an American talk show where it’s seven minutes and then there’s a commercial break. I had to do 20 minutes straight with this guy, and I could either walk off – which wouldn’t be good – or try to disagree with him very respectfully.’

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