Thursday, January 05, 2006

Drama queens

Dateline Hollywood.

Finishing her final scene, Miss Bette Davis completed work on Beyond the Forest, ending her long term contract with Warner Brothers. Collecting her things in her dressing room, Miss Davis left a note for the studio property manager suggesting that her star dressing room go to her natural successor . . . Miss Jane Wyman.

Dateline Cyberspace.

Winding down his own Beyond the Forest ("What a dump!"), Mister Bob Somerby began clearing out his dressing room and left a parting note passing "much of our hallowed old ground to our successor, Franklin Foer."