Liz Smith: Kim Novak's Surprising Revelation, Maggie Smith's Good News
Huffpost Celebrity - almost 5 years
"DID I do the right thing, leaving? Did I walk out when I shouldn't have? When I think that way, that's when I get sad."
That is legendary screen goddess Kim Novak, talking just the other day to Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne. Miss Novak made a rare appearance at Osborne's annual TCM Classic Film Festival in LA.
Novak has always spoken about her difficulties in Hollywood, the unhappy experiences on movie sets, her resistance to being typecast and her choice, eventually, to leave Hollywood, when her career was still thriving.
I interviewed Kim a few year back, on the telephone, and it was rather thrilling. The husky voice of "Vertigo," "Bell, Book and Candle," "Picnic," etc, was instantly recognizable. There was something wistful behind the voice, though Kim was in a merry mood, discussing the brutal studio chief Harry Cohn and her favorite leading men.
But Mr. Osborne got something startlingly new out of Kim. She admitted to suffering from bipolar disord
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