THE YEAR OF MARILYN

This last few months, as I’ve been preparing for the launch of my new book, “Dark Ritual”, a psychological thriller, and the beginning of teaching classes and lecturing again, I’ve been doing some review of the past years and what I have accomplished, or failed to accomplish at times. And my thoughts went to the …

WILD STREAK by Maggy Anthony Chapter 15 In the Movies!

    A few days after all this excitement, while we were out dancing, Jece asked if I would like to play a small role in his new film project, “Bonitinha, Mas Ordinaria”, “Beautiful, But No Good”. I was very excited, a childhood dream coming true. The next day I went to the studio early …

WILD STREAK by Maggy Anthony Chapter 14 Cruzeiros

    The beach at Copacabana was a focal point for local and tourist life. For those of us who were fair-skinned, mornings were best. The cool breeze would sometimes linger from the night before and the beach was not yet wall-to-wall with sunbathers. When noon approached, the intensity of the mounting heat and humidity …

WILD STREAK by Maggy Anthony Chapter 13 Umbanda!!

  The night after I had met Bianca, I felt a heady mixture of excitement, anticipation and fear as I dressed. It was still hot at 10 PM, about 97 degrees. I chose a simple white pique dress that I had been given after modeling it in a show in San Francisco. Jece picked us …

WILD STREAK by Maggy Anthony Chapter 12- Brazil

  I always wanted to return to Brazil, and I did. In my dreams. Then I lost Brazil for ten years after leaving it. It sank beneath the waves of consciousness – a modern Atlantis. I found it again through the agency of love, a love, paradoxically, that could never be, that was doomed to …

WILD STREAK by Maggy Anthony Chapter 11 cont’d

  It was about a couple of months after Marilyn Monroe’s funeral that Gene got the assignment to photograph at the San Francisco Film Festival. The films were to be shown at the Metro Theater on Union Street, only a few blocks from our flat on that same street. One of the films being shown …

WILD STREAK by Maggy Anthony Chapter 11

     The cemetery in Westwood was where Marilyn’s funeral was to be held, and then her body placed in a crypt there. When we arrived, there were already dozens of floral tributes, mainly on wooden stands, placed near where she was to be interred. No press were allowed in the chapel, of course, but …

WILD STREAK by Maggy Anthony Chapter 10

  When we arrived at Marilyn’s house, there were only a few press people there, a lone security guard, and Marilyn’s housekeeper, Eunice Murray. If this tragedy had occurred to a major Hollywood star today, in our present atmosphere of celebrity worship, the grounds of the house would be packed with media folks, guards, and …

WILD STREAK by Maggy Anthony Chapter 9

  After the McClays left us to our own devices and returned to San Francisco, Gene and I got into a daily routine.  We would leave the hotel, first find out which way the wind was blowing, literally, and then we would choose on which side of the street we would walk. This was because …