Carole Mallory
American journalist
Carole Mallory
Carole Mallory is an American author, actress, former supermodel, professor and critic who appeared in the films Looking for Mr. Goodbar and The Stepford Wives. She was a common law wife of writer Norman Mailer and kept notes and writings of this time, selling them to Harvard University in 2008 after the writer's death.
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Carole Mallory: Pain and Gain Belongs to Michael Bay
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Whoa! Pain and Gain's a sinner and a winnah! Don't be put off by the poster and its violent macho image or its terrible title. This is gangsta that should impress Scorsese. And Tarantino. Yep, Michael Bay knows how to make crime funny. And violent. And bloody. The works. But mostly enjoyable. Former Bad Boys and Transformers director Bay has cast and produced Pain and Gain impeccably. The cinematography by Ben Seresin of that vice ridden town of Miami Beach makes it look like an ad for the fine upscale play land of the nouveau riche that it is. And please tell me when does Pain and Gain's star Mark Wahlberg (Daniel Lugo) do a bad film? And while it may seem impossible, muscle-bound, tattoo ridden Duane Johnson (Paul Doyle) gets laughs though I felt he could have used tighter direction and editing. Meanwhile Antony Mackie (Adrian Doorbal) rounds out this threesome, a more passionate and less cerebral Ocean's Eleven with touches of the Marx Brothers. Mackie, a ...
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Carole Mallory: Jurassic Park 3D Review: Take Me There!
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Whoopee! 3D IMAX works in this Dino-rama experience. Is it a dinosaur? A tyrannosaur? Help? What is it? What is that sound? The thumping? Surely you've seen Jurassic Park by now, but if you haven't, you're in for a real treat. The sound and the terrific state of the art special effects from Stan Winston, Phil Tippett and Michael Lantieri -- all part of George Lucas's Industrial Light and Magic -- make for a terrifying journey back to the days when dinosaurs, according to Steven Spielberg, were kept as pets. Spielberg is at his finest in fantasyland just as in this story, the creation of the great late Michael Crichton, and in films where our imagination becomes a character. His Lincoln and War Horse dripped in sentimentality, but this dino dream roars of stand up tall courage vs. fear. You must choose a side. Will you cover your eyes cowardly like I did when one of the prehistoric monsters is about to devour a youngin' or you might identify with the boy who had th ...
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Carole Mallory: Review: Admission Works
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Charming. A refreshing topic and setting for a romance between opposites. Tina Fey plays by-the-book Princeton admissions officer Portia Nathan. Paul Rudd oversees an alternative high school in a free-wheeling, loosey goosey style which only Paul Rudd as John Pressman can portray. Rudd has never been better. His frequent tendency to shtick is absent and a genuine soft side gives his performance a refreshing air of sincerity. He has stopped trying to be funny and just allows the dialogue to flow and the situation to rule. Fey also is in top shape. Her tendency to force a situation also is put on the back burner. She drives most of the scenes with her dynamic energy, but she allows Rudd to work off of her and they form a terrific duo of laid back comedy. Director Paul Weitz shows his skill in getting these wonderful performances out of Fey and Rudd both who have a tendency to turn comedy into ham, Karen Croner's screenplay has LOL moments such as when a debonair ...
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Carole Mallory: In Search of Picasso's Corpse
Huffington Post - about 4 years
An except from Picasso's Ghost. At sunset two days after Picasso's death, Paloma, Maya, her husband, Claude and I squeezed into Maya's old Citroen for our journey. Maya's husband drove. I was told to be quiet and to listen to the radio though my French was inadequate for this task. The family again discussed the estate and its prospective worth as well as strategies of entry into the village of Vauvenargues to avoid the press. We passed through the town of Paulette which Claude and I had visited. When I studied the countryside painted by Cezanne, Matisse, Braque, Van Gogh and Picasso, I felt as if a museum had come alive. Its voices were in the car. Its paintings, now moving landscapes, surrounded us and were sinister to see at night. Deep purple shadows created by the moon cast eerie light upon these rolling hills that reminded me of sleeping giants. I heard Picasso's children cry and whisper as I studied Cezanne's mountains. Van Gogh had cut off his ear in a mist ...
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Carole Mallory: Safe Haven -- A Valentine Treat
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Julian Hough radiates and Josh Duhamel, who has a dreamlike quality, light up the screen. Hough (Katie) redeems herself after her tepid performance in Rock of Ages and her hoofing as a regular on Dancing with the Stars. Maybe it is time for her to pack it in and focus on her acting which is stellar. This story is based on the novel by Nicolas Sparks who also produced it. Another good film made by its creator who would not relinquish control of his creation. Safe Haven captivates and keeps you guessing thanks to clever editing and a well-written screenplay by Leslie Boehm and Dana Stevens. Suspense builds. Intrigue is a given. Safe Haven is about a lonely widower who finds love with a mysterious woman hiding from her past. It balances the serenity of love with impending danger always coming at you. Director Lasse Hallstram has a gift to build conflict seamlessly. Tenderness is part of this love story though the finale packs a wallop. The sleepy town of Southport ...
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Carole Mallory: Why I Am Grateful I Was Jilted
The Huffington Post - about 4 years
Today I have published my third memoir. It is called Picasso's Ghost because that is what I felt like during this struggle to gain self worth -- a ghost. No, it wasn't Pablo Picasso who jilted me. It was his son, Claude. Read More... More on Columbia
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Robert De Niro 'Left His Socks On' During Sex
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Looking for some sordid details about the minutiae of celebrities' sexual habits? Carole Mallory has the scoop. The actress and model, who starred in 1975's "The Stepford Wives" and was the common-law wife of writer Norman Mailer, has followed up her 2010 memoir "Loving Mailer" with another juicy book about her many glamorous love affairs. In the book, titled "Picasso's Ghost," Mallory gushes about her engagement to Pablo Picasso's son, Claude, as well as her affairs with Richard Gere, Peter Sellers and Robert De Niro -- the latter of whom Mallory said wears socks while having sex. Mallory and De Niro met at the Chateau Marmont in 1975 and engaged in a 14-day affair. “During lovemaking, he never stopped looking in my eyes,” she writes in "Picasso's Ghost." “He had a butterfly tattoo that I later realized matched his flighty spirit. So did the fact that he left his socks on. The following year he married Diahnne Abbott ... I would have appreciated a phone call.” ...
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Carole Mallory: Django Unchained: A Review
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Django Unchained has the passion and spirit that was missing in Lincoln. Tarantino shows the crude cruel, seamy side of slavery that Spielberg glossed over. Slaves fighting to their death in the living room of a sumptuous plantation while wagers are placed on their lives. Blood is spilled on the plush carpet. A neck is broken. Sport. Tarantino is not afraid to call a slave a slave. To show their victimization at the hands of southern plantation owners who are absurd, grotesque parodies of European aristocracy. Tarantino said to an audience of Bafta members that the research he did was "incredibly shocking" and that violent as his film may seem, slavery's reality was "far worse." He wanted his film to have a visceral effect on the audience. "I wanted to break that 'history under a glass' aspect. I wanted to throw a rock into that glass and shatter it for all times and take you into it." In Django Unchained the acting is first class and directed with precision a ...
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Carole Mallory: Cirque du Soleil: World's Away in 3D
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Having seen the original Cirque du Soleil in Battery Park in Manhattan several years ago, I was not eager to see this film. How wrong I was. Cirque du Soleil: World's Away is a dramatic mix of circus arts and street entertainment. The acts are spectacular and original though some were seen at Las Vegas. Steve Wynn has been instrumental in the financial well-being of this troupe. In 1993, Wynn's Treasure Island Hotel and Casino on Las Vegas Strip purchased the act Mystère, in which the origins of life in our universe are explored. Wynn went on to produce other Cirque du Soleil acts. Originally, the troupe had severe financial hardship which propelled its success. In 1979, Montreal street performer Guy Laliberte, a college dropout who had mastered fire eating while living on unemployment, toured Quebec. Laliberte met up with Daniel Gautier and Gilles Ste-Croix who ran a youth hostel for performing artists called Le Balcon Vert. In 1980, as a publicity stunt Ste-Croix walked 5 ...
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Carole Mallory: I Am a Cosmo Girl, Thanks to Helen Gurley Brown, and Proud of It!
Huffington Post - over 4 years
I once was photographed for Cosmopolitan in an editorial photograph with the logo, "What will happen to you if you become a Cosmo Girl." Well, opportunity came my way due to the credo of Helen Gurley Brown, who imbued in her readers and models that we could look sexy, have a career and stay single for as long as we wished and still have an active sex life -- like a man. I went on to become a supermodel known primarily for the ads who wanted to hire me to sell their products: De Beers Diamonds, Faberge Tigress, Chevy, Woolite, Spiedel, Clairol, Revlon, Hanes -- well, the list goes on and on and made me financially independent, which was a part of Helen's credo. I also was photographed for many other magazine covers, such as Esquire (yes, the men wanted my image to sell their copy); New York Magazine (chose me to promote a book, the Sensual Summer by X, and used a photo of me in a bikini being splashed by a fire hydrant); GQ (more men picking up on Brown's choice of sensua ...
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Carole Mallory: Hope Springs Proves Aces for Tommy Lee Jones
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Hope Springs is Tommy Lee Jones' film. Not one ounce of shtick or mugging. He projects raw sincerity and genuine moments that cascade their pain from the screen onto the audience. Jones' portrays Arnold Soames who is tormented by an inability to show intimacy to his wife of 33 years, Meryl Streep. He comes off as a gruff, preoccupied husband filled with fear of financial insecurity masking real fears of impotency. Streep is not her finest as she occasionally mugs and poses. Since it is Meryl Streep you think, "Oh ,no, this can't be true!" but it is. She is not up to her game. Maybe she is just miscast or perhaps Jones' gut wrenching sincerity proved too raw for her and she was, at times, watching him instead of working off of him. Whatever -- this is a miss for Miss Meryl who plays Kay Soames. The plot is about a middle-aged couple on the skids after 33 years of married life. Their relationship has come unglued due to a lack of intimacy. Their last sexual encoun ...
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Carole Mallory: Movie Review -- Ruby Sparks a Male Fantasy
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Ruby Sparks is Johnny-with-a-big-wet-fantasy-one note. It is about a male writer creating a woman on a page and controlling her every move. It does not sustain this simplistic story line and has nowhere to go, but ouch! Nevertheless for awhile Paul Dano as Calvin the writer with writer's block is adorable. He seizes your interest immediately. Charming, hesitant, bewildered, he visits his therapist Elliot Gould to whine about his inability to write. He had written one book at age 19 that made it to the New York Times best sellers list. Gould's opening scene is well acted as he demonstrates his charm by taking his long thoughtful moments that made him a star. Calvin returns home and that night has another dream about red-haired Ruby Sparks (Zoe Kazan) who happens to be the star of his novel in progress. The film opens with Calvin dreaming about Ruby and after his visit to his therapist, Ruby comes alive. She is innocent as only a male fantasy would believe. Calvin di ...
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Carole Mallory: Review: Savages -- Oliver Stone's Ode to Mary Jane
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Oliver Stone's Savages is about Stone's plea to legalize marijuana. It is based on a novel by Don Winslow while Its screen play is by Shane Salerno, Don Winslow and of course, Stone who also directs. In the opening sequence a ménage a tois tries to relate with a little help of Mary Jane. Ben (Aaron Johnson), Chon (Taylor Kitsch) and Ophelia (Blake Lively) kick back as only drug entrepreneurs can do in sunny California. They have a solid relationship until the Mexican Baja Cartel headed by Elena (Salma Hayeck) with her enforcer Lado (Benico del Toro) want in on the quality stash. The Mexicans are producing Wal-Mart quality stuff while Ben, a peace-loving soul, and Chon, a former Navy SEAL, are raising some truly fine weed and Elena needs the skill of Ben and Chon. A bogus deal is struck, but one not meant to be held by either side. To enforce the deal, Ophelia or 'O,' is kidnapped and held hostage by Elena, Lado and the cartel. At one point she is drugged by Lado and sexu ...
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Carole Mallory: Review: Madagascar 3 -- Europe's Most Wanted
Huffington Post - over 4 years
One can take only so much frenzy before it brings fatigue and puts you to sleep. Madagascar 3 is so filled with flips and high speed antics that you become tired of the film while watching it. Until fatigue sets in, it is a delight to see Alex the Lion (Ben Stiller), Marty the Zebra (Chris Rock), Gloria the Hippo (Jada Pinkett Smith) and Melman the Giraffe (David Schwimmer) on their fighting journey to return to the Big Apple from Africa. Of course, King Julien (Sacha Baron Cohen), Maurice (Cedric The Entertainer) and the entourage of penguins are along for the ride, which takes them on a whirlwind trek through Europe. Paris, Monte Carlo and Rome's Coliseum are highlights of this exciting escape, but it is too exciting to allow a glimpse into the creative genius involved here. The colors are spectacular and the movement is constant. Our beloved animals manage to hitch a ride on a train that is carrying a touring circus and provides a perfect cover for our 3D cartoon stars. ...
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Carole Mallory: Review: Dark Shadows Irritates
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
Oh, Barnabus! Wherefore art thou, Johnny Depp? Chaos, confusion and irritation best describe this forced gothic nightmare, based on the vampire soap opera from 1966. One minute you are terrified. The next, you are laughing and then again, terrified. Finally with a crashing thud, as you watch thundering waves dash onto the cliffs, you realize you are bored. You feel emotionally manipulated, because you have been by the juxtaposition of comedy and drama yanking your chain. This film, directed by Tim Burton and co-produced by Depp and Richard Zanuck, lacks consistency and focus. Long, it is so long you wish you had brought your cell phone into the theater. And, oh yes, the makeup and sets by John Bush and costumes by Colleen Atwood are over the top fab, but these splendid special effects cannot make up for a tedious script by Seth Grahame-Smith and story by John August, which drags and milks each moment like the vampire's last taste. In 1752, the rich powerful playboy Barnabas ...
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Carole Mallory: Review: Disneynature's Chimpanzee, at Home in the Cote d'Ivoire
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
Watching a giant chimpanzee named Freddie groom his tiny son, Oscar, is one of the highlights of the Disneynature film Chimpanzee. By unfolding each section of hair, Freddie thoroughly looks for fleas and ticks on Oscar. Grooming holds this family of primates together. "Chimpanzee politics are nicer than ours," primatologist Jane Goodall, 78, said to Jon Stewart on The Daily Show after she forced Stewart to give her a formal chimpanzee greeting. He touched the top of his head as she made a certain movement. They exchanged squeaks, grunts, oooohs and ahhs and only then would Goodall sit for her interview. "I was glad to see you remembered that greeting which I taught you the last time we met," she said with a twinkle in her beautiful frail blue eyes. Her white hair reminds viewers just how long she has loved, cared for and protected the chimpanzee. The species is down to 300,000 from 1 million. At the age of 26, in 1960, Goodall went from England to Tanzania with only ...
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Carole Mallory: Review: Come to My Cabin in the Woods, My Dear?
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
I didn't want to see this film. I didn't want to feel frightened. So this was the right kind of horror film for me. Why was it the right kind of horror film? Because it has genuine humor juxtaposed against the terror. Original humor. Good writing. Quick wit and actors who work well together as an ensemble. The plot is basic. Five friends go for a vacation to a secluded cabin in the woods. This cabin is ballyhooed as some wonderful retreat where they can get some R and R and get stoned without being hassled. Interspersed with the trip to the cabin there are scenes in a lab. To elaborate would dampen your thrill seeking and I don't want to ruin your guilty pleasure. But in this lab we meet Sitterson (played by Oscar nominee for Best Actor Richard Jenkins) and Hadley (played by Bradley Whitford most known for The West Wing ) who straight-faced says, "Let's get this party started." Both stars are kings of comedy. Their impeccable timing and subtle expressions will guara ...
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Carole Mallory: What It Felt Like to Work With Frank Frazetta
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
When my agent said <a class="fplink fp-226224" href="/Ralph+Bakshi+1">Ralph Bakshi</a> was casting an animated movie to be co-directed by Frank Frazetta, I thought, ho hum. It was called Fire...
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Carole Mallory: Remembering Frank Frazetta, John Carter and Edgar Rice Burroughs
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
The press was concerned when <a class="fplink fp-143525" href="/John+Carter+1">John Carter</a> hit theaters March 9. For many, the question was "Does the movie live up to the books?" And then the question remained: "Does it live up to the covers of the books?"
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Carole Mallory: Movie Review: Jeff Who Lives at Home and in Your Heart
Popeater - almost 5 years
This is a sweet, offbeat comedy with a gentle spirit. It's wacky, funny, and a delight and has an unexpected arc that makes the story come full circle.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Carole Mallory
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  • 2014
    Age 73
    In March 2014, in celebration of Woman's History Month, the Chester County Library asked Mallory to speak about her life experiences and career, both to celebrate the history and empowerment of women.
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    Mary Dearborn, Norman Mailer's biographer, wrote about her 2014 Picasso's Ghost,: "Mallory is a born writer.
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  • 2013
    Age 72
    She also spoke about this book on January 13, 2013, at the Lower Providence Library about Picasso's Ghost.
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    On October 16, 2013, she was asked to speak at the Elkin's Park Library about her memoir Picasso's Ghost.
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    On October 5, 2013, she was invited to be keynote speaker at Tucson Modernism Week, in Tucson, Arizona—a celebration of mid-century modernism in art and architecture.
    More Details Hide Details Because she was a Pan Am airline hostess in the 1960s, Mallory was asked to speak about how this propelled her into becoming a supermodel, an actress, an author, a critic and a teacher.
    Among the books she has written are: Vidal vs. Mailer (2016), My Friendship with Kurt Vonnegut and Joseph Heller (2013), My Friendship with Norman Mailer and Gore Vidal (How They Buried The Hatchet), 2013.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2000
    Age 59
    In 2000, Mallory again married, following her mother's death.
    More Details Hide Details Today, Carole Mallory is a film critic for "The Huffington Post".
  • FORTIES
  • 1988
    Age 47
    Between 1988 and 1996 she was a journalist who interviewed writers such as Kurt Vonnegut, Joseph Heller, Gore Vidal, Dudley Moore, Mrs. Vincent Astor, Reverend Jesse Jackson, Erica Jong, Jay McInerney, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Isabella Rossellini, Leiber & Stoller, Milos Forman, George Plimpton, and other Hollywood notables.
    More Details Hide Details Her journalism has been published by: The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Esquire, Playboy, Parade, Elle, New Women, Time Out, M Magazine, Cineastes, and The Fix.
    Mallory authored the 1988 novel Flash about a female alcoholic surviving Hollywood.
    More Details Hide Details Gloria Steinem wrote that it was: "fast, smart and irresistible." In 2010, she published a memoir, Loving Mailer.
  • 1983
    Age 42
    In 1983, she began a nine-year relationship with Norman Mailer.
    More Details Hide Details He urged her to quit acting and pursue writing. She went on to study writing at UCLA, NYU (with Margaret Atwood) and Columbia University (with Gordon Lish). When Mailer died, she sold seven boxes of documents and photographs to Harvard University containing extracts of her letters, books and journals. On June 28, 1987, when Mallory's story of overcoming alcoholism was the cover story of Parade Magazine, she was asked to speak at her alma mater, Pennsylvania State University, for a D.U.I. convention of mothers who had lost children to drunk drivers.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1971
    Age 30
    In 1971, the Mallorys divorced. On the night of Pablo Picasso's death on April 8, 1973, Claude Picasso asked her to be his wife. Their love affair ended in 1980.
    More Details Hide Details Claude Picasso is the son of Pablo Picasso and Françoise Gilot.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1968
    Age 27
    As well as her relationship with Mailer, Mallory also had liaisons with Warren Beatty, Peter Sellers, Robert De Niro, Richard Gere and Rod Stewart. In 1968, she married the artist Ronald Mallory, whose kinetic mercury sculptures are featured in the Whitney Museum, M.O.M.A., and a variety of other museums.
    More Details Hide Details Ronald Mallory is perhaps best known for his mural of Andrea Doria at the Windows of the World on the 106th floor of the World Trade Center, but was destroyed in the attacks of September 11, 2001.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1942
    Age 1
    Born in 1942.
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