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By Shirley MacLaine

Her so much debatable booklet is one you'll always remember. An outspoken philosopher, a celebrated actress, a very self sufficient lady, Shirley MacLaine is going past her earlier bestsellers to take us on an intimate but robust trip into her own existence and internal self. An severe, clandestine love affair with a widespread flesh presser sparks Shirley MacLaine's quest of self-discovery. From Stockholm to Hawaii to the mountain vastness of Peru, from disbelief to radiant confirmation, she finally discovers the roots of her very lifestyles. . . and the endless probabilities of lifestyles. Shirley MacLaine opens her center to discover the which means of an outstanding and enduring ardour together with her lover Gerry; the secret of her soul's reference to her ally David; the tantalizing secrets and techniques in the back of an excellent actor's notion with the past due Peter . and during all of it, Shirley MacLaine's braveness and candor new doorways, new insights, new revelations-and a luminous new international she invitations us all to proportion.

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Within a short time of leaving Paramount , he could command a hundred and fifty thousand dollars a picture , and that was only the beginning. Later, he formed partnerships and produced his pictures through his own corporations-Grandon , Granart , Granley , and Granox. He didn't do what stars like Kirk Douglas did when they gained control over their productions: he didn't appear in Westerns , for the virtually �uara nteed market. He was too self-aware for that ; he was a lonely holdout m the period when even Frank Sinatra turned cowpoke .

Or 1 y. Th IS to a scenanst charmmg . ee ls ' he terms G rant knows wh at he ' s domg. H e ' s the a dI re ctor ' but in his own . screen has ever known: h1s SI de steps and the stooge ual tes t sex ghted stares turn his co-stars into comic goddesses. Nobody else has ever been able to do that. When the sexual psychology of a comedy was right for Grant, he could ational , but if it was wrong and his energy still came pouring out , he sens be (made in 1941 could be terrible . In Frank Capra's but not released until 1944, because , by contract, it couldn't open until the Broadway production dosed) he's more painful to watch than a normally bad actor-like , say, Robert Cummings-would be , because our affection for Grant enters into our discomfort.

In 193 1 , Leach also appeared in Singapore Sue, a ten-minute movie short, starring Anna Chang, that Casey Robinson made for Paramount in Astoria; Leach, Millard Mitchell , and two other actors played American sailors in an Oriental cufe . Leach is striking; he grabs the screen-but not pleasantly, and he does have a huge neck. He's rather gross in general­ heavy-featured , and with a wide , false smile . His curly-lipped sailor is excessively handsome-overripe , like the voluptuous young Victor Ma­ ture .

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