February 5, 2023 Links to the past, with relevance today: Shields just sold her highly anticipated doc about her life to Hulu. (Image via Deadline) FACEBOOK: Brooke Shields, still gorgeous at 57, was asked about that exploitation lawsuit filed by the stars of Romeo and Juliet (1968). Her response was very measured, but it is…Read more
‘Romeo & Juliet’ Stars Sue for Sex Abuse 54 Years Later — Should It Ever Be Too Late?
A new lawsuit could spell star-crossed financial times for a number of producers, creatives and studios ... if its compainants meet with success. The scene in question was actually used on the poster. (Image via Paramount) Olivia Hussey, 71, and Leonard Whiting, 72, the stars of the phenomenally successful 1968 Romeo and Juliet — which…Read more
Franco Zeffirelli, Italian Auteur Director, Dies @ 96
Franco Zeffirelli, the Italian director known for his interpretations of the work of the Bard on film and onstage, died Friday in Rome following a long illness. The filmmaker, one of the only living people shown to have been directly descended from Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), was 96. The film that is his most lasting…Read more