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aka Cantara Christopher
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FETISHES: Full Dress, Sinister Elegance by SimonaWing, literature

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My Bio
Sadie, 1980

Memoirist. Musicologist. Retired American movie actress, screen name Simona Wing. The Woman In Love With English Conductor John Wilson. Above is a screenshot from my last picture, Sadie (Bob Chinn, 1980) which was recently indexed by the British Film Institute. I write about classic US+UK movies / books / music / radio+tv / culture, chiefly on my blog "I'll Be Dead Before You Break My Heart".

Favourite Visual Artist
Banksy; Keith Haring
Favourite Movies
West Side Story (2021); Tár (2022); Love Me Tonight (1932); Nashville (Altman, 1975); To Walk Invisible (2016); Rules of the Game (1939); The Passenger (1975); The Lost Boys (1987); Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
Favourite TV Shows
The Americans; Red Dwarf; Our Friends In the North; Slings and Arrows; Crazy Ex-Girlfriend; The Equalizer (1985-89); Star Trek: Deep Space Nine; The Marvelous Mrs Maisel
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Leonard Bernstein; the Grateful Dead; the Who; Dolly Parton; the Sinfonia of London (2018 revival); The John Wilson Orchestra
Favourite Books
Dubliners and Ulysses by James Joyce; almost all the novels of Western series authors William W and JA Johnstone; all the novels of Anne, Emily, and Charlotte Brontë
Favourite Writers
Mae Magnin Brussell; Cory Doctorow; Arthur C Clarke; Thomas Pynchon; Philip K Dick; Robert A Heinlein; Iris Murdoch
Favourite Games
Space Invaders
Favourite Gaming Platform
At the arcade
Tools of the Trade
Calling in old favors from Hollywood
Other Interests
Old Time Radio (OTR); classic BBC radio drama
On the streets of Paris I sold the coolest American newspaper ever published in Europe Like Jean Seberg in Jean-Luc Godard’s Breathless, I spent some time in my early 20s sauntering up and down the Champs-Élysées in a sexy logo T-shirt hawking an English-language publication. Not the venerable Herald-Tribune, though: a new bi-weekly started by American journalists, called The Paris Metro. The founding publisher-editor of The Metro was a young guy in his 30s named Tom Moore. Five years earlier Tom had been the leg man for a shared-byline story about a spectacular bank robbery in Brooklyn. The story was published in Life Magazine… …and was quickly sold to Sidney Lumet’s production company, who came out with this classic movie, three years later: Here’s the incredible, famous scene where Al Pacino, the greatest American actor of our generation, starts the gawking crowd in a ferocious anti-cop chant. Which was referred to by John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever. If you ever
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Thanks for faving “Dream Star”. Another Hollywood tale of mine is

Thanks for looking at my humble efforts. My period pieces are among my favorite efforts. I love the research and the effort to try and speak as these characters might.

30s Hollywood style appeals to me most. Never met Garbo or Dietrich, but I did briefly have a relationship with their director from the 30s, Rouben Mamoulian.

Mamoulian In Mind

Thanks for the badge.

Thank you for Faving “Hollywood Hypno”. Here’s a “Golden Era Hollywood” short story from me,