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833Re: I'm not making this up.

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  • Madame K
    Nov 1, 1999
      Ms. Shields has studied quite a lot of French--it's very useful in an
      international modeling career, not to mention film. I'm glad to see that
      she's followed up on it in other ways. (Didn't she go to Yale?)

      Mary Jo Kapsalis

      >From: Diane Baker <dianejoy@...>
      >Reply-To: mythsoc@onelist.com
      >To: mythsoc@onelist.com
      >Subject: Re: [mythsoc] I'm not making this up.
      >Date: Sat, 30 Oct 1999 09:23:54 -0700

      >I'm glad that CSL "reached" Ms. Shields---perhaps she'll try reading the
      >Gospels at some point (if she hasn't already). At least CSL is short
      >and clear; I can believe she read a chapter here and there between
      >takes. The one I find hard to believe is Proust. I consider myself
      >very well read and I probably have 49,762 + books in my place, but I
      >have never read Proust. I have thought about doing so because Gene
      >Wolfe has been compared to Proust on the SF level, but have not had the
      >courage. I've never read Baudelaire either; she may have a yen for
      >French fiction. (Or somebody told her to say that.)
      >It is true that we don't really "know" celebrities, no matter how often
      >we see them on TV or even when we meet them in person (one reason I was
      >so bothered by all that ersatz grief for Princess Diana). The image
      >they project is probably not very accurate for judging what they might
      >be like as people, or what intelligence they might possess. Then again,
      >they may be just as vapid as they appear; depends upon the person.
      > > From: WendellWag@...
      > >
      > > According to an interview of Brooke Shields in the October issue of
      > > _Movieline_, "the books that have reached [her] the most are C. S.
      > > _Mere Christianity_, Baudelaire's _Fleurs de Mal_, Proust's _Remembrance
      > > Things Past_, and _Mutt_ [which is, as she explains, a cartoon
      > >
      > > Later in the interview, when asked what her favorite movie is, she names
      > > _Shadowlands_, _The Madness of King George_, _Mrs. Brown_, and _The
      > > Prisoner_.
      > >
      > > > The Mythopoeic Society website http://www.mythsoc.org
      >The Mythopoeic Society website http://www.mythsoc.org
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