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WHATEVER HAPPENED TO AUNT ALICE?: Blu-ray (ABC Pictures 1969) Kino Lorber

I have a confession to make: I have never much cared for actress, Geraldine Page; prolific and renowned as she was on stage, screen and television, so eloquently eulogized in Vogue as a performer, “…on (whose) face one can see emotion coming like a wind across a prairie.” I suppose it doesn’t help my appreciation, or lack thereof, that Page always seemed to be perfectly cast playing variations of the wicked shrew: such awful, spiteful, manipulative, vindictive and greedy bitches, so woefully misguided in their uber-critical disdain of others, that, at least in my youth, I somehow managed to graft these character flaws onto the lady herself. It also has not helped my outlook on the star, that apart from a few praise-worthy epitaphs written shortly after her premature death in 1987, at the age of 62, not a single biography has been penned to set the record straight. Page, who married twice, the latter to Rip Torn, had a union since described as ‘volatile’ and fraught with heated angst a…

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