David Belasco (July 25, 1853 – May 14, 1931) was an American theatrical producer, impresario, director and playwright. He was the first writer to adapt the short story Madame Butterfly for the stage, and he launched the theatrical career of Mary Pickford. Belasco pioneered many innovative new forms of stage lighting and specialeffects. [more][Less]
I can hear Battle breathing-is it louder than usual? Faster? Or is that mine I hear?
I swallow a couple of times. I really should have gotten myself something to drink, too.
"i can't feel any hair," i announce, and step away.
I remember when I first saw Battle and thought of her as Beautiful Hair Girl. She's still beautiful, of course. But now, with her head shaved, she looks much more vulnerable. Smaller. It makes me want to protect her. I dont know from what.
"Ooh yuck, I have little tiny hairs all down my shirt," Battle says rapidly, in a higher voice then usual. She uses both hands to pinch her shirt at the shoulders, then shakes it in an attepmt to dislodge the hairs.
"That's not gonna work, you"ll have to take a shower," I say automatically. Then an incredible vivid picture of Battle in the shower forms itself in my brian. Specialeffects, cue the Nicola Lancaster Special Neon Blush. Again? Yep, again. [more][Less]
Jane Andrews (born 1967) is a one-time Royal dresser for Sarah, the Duchess of York, who was convicted of murdering her lover Tom Cressman during a sensational trial in 2001 at the Old Bailey that attracted much public interest, both due to the dramatic circumstances of the killing and the story of the working class girl who mixed intimately with the rich and glamorous, though officially only as a servant. [more][Less]