Carol with Anita Morris, Liliane Montevechhi, and Taina Elg of Nine backstage. Thanks to the friendly anon who messaged me, I now have all these ladies identified and tagged!
"Girls are trained to say, ‘I wrote this, but it’s probably really stupid.’ Well, no, you wouldn’t write a novel if you thought it was really stupid. Men are much more comfortable going, ‘I wrote this book because I have a unique perspective that the world needs to hear.’ Girls are taught from the age of seven that if you get a compliment, you don’t go, ‘Thank you’, you go, ‘No, you’re insane.’ "
Lena Dunham (x)
Why I love her and why you should too.
As I was recuperating in my hospital room, the phone rang. Thinking it would be a family member, I somewhat groggily picked it up. A voice at the other end of the line said, “Hello? This is P.L. Travers.”
"Oh, hello, Miss Travers!" I stammered, gathering my wits as best I could. "How nice of you to call…"
"Well, talk to me!" She said brusquely.
"Oh- well- I’ve just had a baby and I’m feeling a bit exhausted…"
"Yes, yes," she interrupted, "but you’re going to be playing Mary Poppins?"
"Yes, Miss Travers."
"Well, you’re much too pretty, of course. But you’ve got the nose for it!"
Later, we met in person when I went to tea with her, and once we had settled in Los Angeles, we corresponded, because she wanted to be kept in the loop. She became a bit of a thorn in Disney’s side and Walt had ultimately to tell her, rather firmly, that she didn’t have the right to dictate how he should make a film. Apparently she was not that thrilled with the movie, but it became a huge annuity for her.
-Julie Andrews, Home: A Memoir of my Early Years
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