How a Weird and Wonderful Friendship Between a Generation-X Barista and a Homeless Nonagenarian Transformed Them Both into Cinema Royalty
Yaniv not only credits Mimi for making him into a filmmaker, but also for making him into an adult. He never gets tired of quoting the advice she once gave him. "When life deals you lemons, make lemon drop martinis."
The story involves a legendary acting coach, Marilyn Monroe and a glass of orange juice.
Don Stark is most recognized as Bob Pinciotti, the quirky neighbor on the hit FOX sitcom That 70's Show. Stark currently plays Oscar Kinkaid on VH-1's hit Hit the Floor, now in its second season. Yet Stark's show personae couldn't be farther from his affable, real-life self.
Susan Anspach is best known for her appearances with Jack Nicholson in "Five Easy Pieces" and Michael Douglas in "Running," but a more obscure European production, "Montenegro," may be her masterpiece.
Every actor portraying Grandpa has proven exceptional in capturing a feature or essence, but I have my favorites, and I hope one day to see Grandpa portrayed in live theater.
I cannot explain to you the great goodness of Karen Black, the plain friendship, the professional genius she brought to my life. But I can say that Karen Black was a mystery of nature that knew how to live in the moment.
My personal memory of Marilyn, far afield from Eunice Murray's terrible discovery, is splendid and dates back to the mid-1950s when I was barely a teenager and lived in the Belnord, the apartment building on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
Marilyn constantly asked questions, took several courses at UCLA, and stated that she wanted to go to Columbia Law School, to become a lawyer and help the poor. According to Arthur Miller, "Marilyn didn't have a conventional bone in her body."