Monday, August 17, 2020

WHO IS THE REALLY ME THAT FRANKEE WANTS TO BE ?

 
DOVERYTHING AND ANYTHING BOLDLY

passionately full out 



SPEEDILY

THERE IS 
NEVER
PROBLEM
UNCE
ACTRESS FRANKEE
MAKES A COMMITTMENT




Sunday, August 16, 2020

LETTER FROM ITALY

why a I here tonight--its too hot--summerheat and perfumes MOST OVERWHELMING FROM TEH FLOWERS nd buds in the bishes. It;skist an outdoor dramain a hugetheater--ybe 10,000 seat--could be twenty  thouusand--peopel are certanly filing the seats..

at the entrance to the backstage area the tar of the who,chucky Jacksmiled  "my oh my that's a pretty yelow dreass your wearing.."

He pointed to his eheek. isitbleeding?  I think I cut myself when I was shaving. 

frankee moved closer to him to see the cut, while Mark surrounded ythe eight daners  they're hired a, Is anybody hungry fir dinner nwo?'

theydiscussed oor and teh opeing number that Mark ha been fiing. Onof the exxtras had suggested what about 32 fouettes, whie frankee ,standing ext tothestar tiled her head studying the wound on hi cheek.

frankee said "it will heal"  fans were beginnng to arrive bakstage.'

mR.CHUCK  TOLD FRANEE YOU WERE ITTING SOTALL WHE YIU RRIVE  ITHAAT STATIONWAGOE 

iT OT A WAGO, mARK SAID, ITS A HALF TON TRUCK THEYISTALLED THAT RACK ON THE ROOF WERE COSTUMESTRUNKS AD A RAIATR INTHE CENTER..fRNKENODDED ,,iTS JSUT A FORD..VERY CONVENIENT--THE OTHER CARE ISA SECODN HAND PLYMOUTH--

EVER DRIVE THE pLYMOUTH 

FRANKIE NODDED UT SHE COULDN STOP THINKING ABOUT HIS SKIN AND THE WAY HE TILTE HIS HEADS TI SHIW  HER THE SALLCUT,,,TO HERSEF THINKG SURELY THIS STAR HAS A GRLFREND ,,OES SHE KNOW iM HERE, i WONDER IF TEHRE;SSOMENE WAIING FR HI t the to of the him..


with the oerfume un teh air D GREENTHINGS GROWINGAL AROUND THEM FRANKEE FOUND ERSKF THINING THIS ACTOR KLIKES E.."

THE BOX OFCE MANAGER BARGED IN 


THE BOX OFFICE EMANGER SAID "MR. RYDER, THIS LETTER ARRIVED YESTERDAY ADDRESSED YOUR WIFE."  

THE THICK LINEN EXPENSIVE ENVELOPE TOLD FRANKEE AND MARK IT WAS IMPORTANT.

FRANKEE CAREFULLY OPENED THE ENVELOPE, SKIMMED THE TWO PAGE ENCLOSURE. 


 'Mark, i read read the first page, tand the secodn --you read them hen read the second. We've received a very prestigious invitation--the Annual Arts Festival 'du  Spoleto has asked me to perform--they sent me a script. It's a famous quote from writer James Agee. I'll read you my script. (Frankee ennunciated the words like an actress.) "We are talking now of  summer evenings in Knoxville Teneessee, 1915, the time I lived there so successfully disguised to myself as a child."

"Sounds like a big break for you, Mrs. Ryder," the Star said, as heRE ENTEED  entered the backstage area. 

Frankee flattered that Mr. Chucky knew she was married. "Yep!  My first acting credit. It's a little scary--I stand up on the arms an old Rocking Chair  and reach up, up--up to the Gods above...when the chair arrives maybe you'll see me rehearsing it."

I will. And You'll  be watching  me do cartwheels in the show tonight--that's scary--your husband's certainly made the opening number more spectactular!"

Mark Ryder said, "When the outdrama closes end of the summer, maybe you can see Frankee acting and dancing in in Spoleto."  (if we can getthe management to get us tickets  for the travel and front row seasts for the show. got tickets for the show. ere




Thursday, August 13, 2020

WHAT DO YOU FRET ABOUT-- YOUR AGE OR YOUR WEIGHT?

 JOHN SAID HE TELLS PEOPLE "I don't know my wife's age.  

C'MON, I KNOW HIS AGE, AND HIS HEIGHT, WEIGHT,  SHOE SIZE, PAN'T SIZE, HAT  SIZE, --ALSO WHAT SIZE UNDERWEAR TO PURCHASE. ALSO, WHAT SIZE SPORTS JACKET FITS HIM.

Wrist size?  Of course I know what wrist-watch he'd like, though he wears a digital timex. He loves rings. especially our  tall (below the knuckle) 18 karat solid gold wedding rings that we rarely wear because they are ucomfortable. He likes cufflinks, including the 3/4 inch fancy pair that has a floral pattern.  

I used to shop for his sweaters at the 17th street Barney' before it  closed--greens, browns, never purple--purple clashes with his skin tone. Now there's two Brooks Brothers within walking distance but the dresser where we keep his sweaters is jammed and has to be left open for at least 4 days till the moth ball smell fades into tolerable.

Currently he buys exercise outfits for me in Greewich Village, last Xmas--an extra warm, extra large,  flannel Salmon-colored exercise outfit that makes me feel like a big something or other who escaped from a tank.  I gave it to his oldest, wisest sister, Lee Gunter who brags--"the moment my brother saw this outfit, he bought it for ME!  Lee Gunter wore it with the 6 turquoise necklaces brother John gave her for her 50th birthday last year. 

 HE BUYS THINGS FOR ME LIKE THAT, SO  LEE GUINTER  CAN WEAR THEM.  I WONDER IF I CAN  BORROW THE NECKLACES? THEY'D LOOK GREAT ON ME IN ONE OF MY JOGGING SUITS.  I WEAR  DIFFERENT STYLE SUIT EVERY DAY.  COULD THAT BE WHY MY HUSBAND  DOESN'T KNOW MY AGE?  YES! Every time I look different, we have to figure out who I really am again. It's quite titilating for someone who's been married for 8, going on 9 years. 

TITILATING?  HEY, ITS FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!


Saturday, August 8, 2020

WHY IS MR CHUCKY JACK INTRIGING?

 THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE BUY TICKETS TO SEE HIM, HEAR HIM, IN THE SHOW.  He's got something -- talent,  and an effortless friendly manner that makes the audience feel that they been introduced. His tone of voice--is that a southern accent, a drawl? The way he get people to focus on him as the play progresses, certainly reveals why Chucky Jack's considered a Tenneesee hero. There's no microphone--no visible mike in the footlights, but a mike could be overhead in the lighting equipment. I read that stars of shows wear devices in a shirt or pants pocket. I'll ask Mark--that's why we never miss a word... Maybe he was a church singer when he was starting out. Baritone voice, and yet the way he sustains the ending, the long note that he holds before the lights fade out...he sounds like a tenor... I could ask him, explain I want to write a story on the show for" the "The Knoxville News," ...he probably has a hundred girl friends. If I see him before the show starts...well, I  better the show again tomorrow.  His arms before the first cartwheel are still stiffish.  I'll bet he has a girl friend...