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Our Town by Kevin Jack McEnroeOur Town is the debut of a striking literary voice, one that captures the disillusion at the fringes of Hollywood as seen through a haze of drugs, alcohol, abuse, and fallen aspirations. An unseen narrator guides us through the dark fairy tale of Dorothy White, an aspiring actress who “never quite figured how to get out of her own way.” Her perfect marriage to an equally golden actor, Dale, quickly turns into one of jealousy and violence. Dorothy ends the marriage yet begins a legacy of self-destruction for the failed couple, as well as their two children, Clover and Dylan.
But we see the pathos in Dorothy’s attempts to get back on track, to be a good woman, mother, and grandmother. Throughout the novel, she is left in the wake of decisions that turn disastrous. Her downward spiral from elusive fame into consistent infamy—a series of DUIs, the continuing neglect of her children, a string of failed and unhealthy relationships—is not without its grace, with the warmth of her character shining through her spackled makeup and cloud of acrid perfume. In many ways, Dorothy White is an anti-heroine for the ages—“vanilla voiced,” bewigged, loving, and ever radiant —a sympathetic character caught in the riptide of her transformation from small-town southern girl to one-time toast of Hollywood to embarrassing tabloid fodder.
Our Town is an original and startling debut novel, one whose fresh voice and expert perspective reinvents the Hollywood story for a new generation of readers.
Tatum O'Neal shares survival story
It may also be true that Moore had a special gift for effortlessly bringing characters to life before a camera. What I know for certain is that for about 10 years I found Joanna Moore to be the most interesting performer in every television show and movie that she did. Often it appeared her character was the only real person on the screen. Some dismissed her work, saying she was only being herself. Well, the world would discover it wasn't easy being Joanna Moore. She was a chain-smoking alcoholic and a drug addict who died of lung cancer in , at the age of
Former child star talks about her life with NBC's Stone Phillips
Tatum O'Neal's real mother played the character Peggy girlfriend of Andy on The Andy Griffith Show
Say the name Tatum O'Neal and for many people, the image that comes to mind is still that of a fresh-faced, precocious child actress, who at age 10, won hearts and an Academy Award in "Paper Moon. And there was more to come. Stone Phillips: "The stories you tell in this book are shocking, even by Hollywood standards. Phillips: "Beatings, hunger, neglect, sexual molestation, underage drinking, underage driving, car crashes, suicide attempts, and drugs virtually everywhere. Phillips: "What made you want to share so many painful secrets about your life and family?
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