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Barefoot in the Lobby Confessions of a Hollywood Insider by Cliff Rhys James

“It should not be denied that being footloose has always exhilarated us. It is associated in our minds with escape from history and oppression and law and irksome obligations, with absolute freedom - and the road had always led west.” ~ Wallace Stenger “Why?” Liza probed. Her knuckles were white from gripping the phone too tightly. “Why does it have to be done that way?” “Because I heard they did it for a star on a past movie shoot, and if they did it for her, they can do it for me.” The actress’s voice on the other end of the line bristled with defiance. “It’s my turn now and that’s the way I want it ~ period, end of discussion.” Click. The phone went dead. Liza walked into the producer’s office and let loose a sigh of exasperation. The producer glanced up from his desk. “Uh oh, I’ve come to know that look on your face,” he said. “So tell me, what’s she want this time?” “What she wants this time is for us to f ly her pet St. Bernard first class from L.A. to the middle of

Liza Moore Ledford Iowa where we’re shooting. And she wants it done yesterday.” Always a pro and not the kind to overreact, he just shook his head side to side in silent but obvious irritation. “See if it’s even possible,” he said calmly, “and if so, find out what it costs.” He rose from his chair behind the desk and stared at Liza across the top of wire rim glasses perched halfway down the bridge of his nose. “Let’s hope it is possible because if not, next 49

July 2016 ttimes web magazine  

Tidewater Times July 2016

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