Showing posts with label Out-takes. Show all posts
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A Cautionary Tale: At 18, Did I REALLY Say That?

For the past month or so, I have been going through Memoir Madness with a fine-tooth comb, tightening up the text (I have a tendency to overwrite) and fixing minor flaws.

Outtake: Letter from Hollywood to Cynthia*

Jennifer and Olive Semple, June 5, 1968, the day that Jennifer left for Hollywood.

I can only imagine what Cynthia must have thought when she read the letter.

Was she alarmed?

Did she think, “I don’t know this Jennifer; this isn’t the slightly kooky Jennifer I grew up with. This is a wild, rambling Jennifer, who’s into illicit drugs and indiscriminate sex.”

So it seemed.

But much of that letter was exaggerated, hyped to present a persona invented not to inform but to impress.

Cynthia was not impressed; she was terrified at what she thought I had become and turned the letter over to my grandmother, Olive Semple.

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"Jennifer Juniper," Donovan Leitch, 1968 (YouTube)

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