THE TRUTH GAME by John Hallowell


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Mr. Hallowell is of a gentler nature than Rex Reed and The Truth Game is played on a much easier level than Conversations in the Raw later in this issue. And he doesn't have nearly the range of celebrities. But he does a nice, perceptive job on Rosemary Harris--""If only, only I could always appear as a character and never as me""; Angela Lansbury who fought fast and furious for Mame; the singular dynamic Melina Mercouri (she gets a lot of space); Raquel Welch, and there's a wonderfully touching piece on the lonely leftover life of Rita Hayworth. There's also an interesting Conversation with the over-thirty Natalie Wood, now part of an establishment that admires the new rebels, and a zany talk with superstar Barbra Streisand--""Q: Finally, Barbra, are you happy? Streisand: Are you kidding? I'd be miserable if I was happy."" There's a long look at a dirty movie producer who considers himself an artist like Joe Levine and the pretty-boy and girl hustlers who star in them. And an ""at home"" with the Paul Newmans. All of which makes pretty good fan fare.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1969
Publisher: Simon & Schuster