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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
Uploading the Visual Notes (VN) for my 30-part essay, Love, Teshuvah, and Filipinos Will Save Classical Music: Cantara Christopher Gives Her Beloved Conductor John Wilson Crib Notes on Todd Field's Screen Masterpiece, Tar. For Watchers only.
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The Artistic Ecosphere by SimonaWing, journal

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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,