And Now the News (The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon, by Theodore Sturgeon, Paul Williams

By Theodore Sturgeon, Paul Williams

Written among 1955 and 1957, the 15 tales in And Now the scoop ... comprise 5 formerly uncollected tales besides 5 recognized works, cowritten with style legend Robert Heinlein. Spanning his such a lot inventive interval, those stories express why Sturgeon gained each technological know-how fiction award given.

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Your co-stars? Kent Smith and Jane Randolph were just fine, and Julia Dean, who played Mrs. Farren, was very interesting to me. When she told the Headless Horseman story, she really got into that. I was pretty awed by her: She was very good and very involved in her part. Elizabeth Russell played Mrs. Farren’s daughter Barbara, who resented Amy. Our relationship was good, but she was ... scary-looking! She was, she was cruel-looking: very, very thin, and with those very high cheekbones. The way [Nicholas] Musuraca, the cameraman, lighted her, he made her look really forbidding.

During the time when I was wearing a cast, I had to have home school; in that cast, I could only kneel down or lie down, I couldn’t go to school and so forth. At home I had a hospital bed and a trapeze thing to pull myself up, and teachers came to the house. Then after the casts, I had a brace which I could wear and go to regular high school. Now that I look back on it, it was a torturous thing, that brace! It was like a boned corset with a metal framework in the back and leather straps under my arms, and then I could put clothes on over it.

And, incidentally, I never ever expected or aspired to be a star; I just didn’t think of that. No, I was just in the movie. My parents would always say to me, after a movie came out, “Well, you coulda done this better,” “You coulda done that better,” etc. I think [that that was good], and I always felt that way too. I feel that way while seeing ’em now, a lot of times! ” My mom and dad kept me normal, I think. They didn’t ever buy into using a word like “star” or anything like that. Were you ever tired or upset on a movie set when you were young, or were you always a pro?

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