Sunday, January 31, 2010


"Acting is the last thing you did after everything was ready, and you did that for two minutes at a time. Then they glued those two minuteses together until they had eighty minutes that made sense -- and then they put you in another picture. She could not understand how people got an impression of you from this collection of two-minute, one-minute, thirty-second snatches, but they did, and if they liked you that was all that mattered. Of all the girls she had known in Santa Ana she was the only one who could say, 'I'm going to get a new LaSalle,' at eleven o'clock at night and be sure that it would be delivered to her the next afternoon. She was certainly the only Santa Ana girl who had been kissed by Robert Taylor, and Garbo had smiled at her. Life was funny."
-- Natica Jackson by John O'Hara

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