Lenore in seventh grade.
From left: GALINA VOLCHEK, Artistic Director of Moscow’s SOVREMENNIK THEATRE, NINA VANCE, Artistic Director of the ALLEY THEATRE, Houston, Texas and LENORE. This was the first international production of a play, ECHELON, directing American actors, between the USA and the USSR.
On location in Pennsylvania filming PLAYING FOR TIME with the great American playwright Arthur Miller who wrote the script from Fania Fenelon’s true life story.
A break in filming from PLAYING FOR TIME: With the zany, wonderful MELANIE MAYRON, the extraordinary VANESSA REDGRAVE, the brilliant fabulous American film director DANIEL MANN and me. Danny Mann’s preparation for the actors in every scene I was in was artistry. Our actress ensemble was in character every moment. Every actress he directed in a film won an Academy Award. Vanessa won an Emmy since this was shown on television in the United States but released as a feature film in Europe. Our hair is starting to grow back!
Vanessa Redgrave during filming PLAYING FOR TIME.
With stage and film director Edwin Sherin, post-production in Los Angeles after filming LENA: MY 100 CHILDREN on location in Budapest, Hungary.
While in High School I went alone to see SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS directed by Elia Kazan. It was playing at a local movie theatre. I read in one my many movie magazines that Warren Beatty studied with Stella Adler and I planned to apply to her class. So I went to see him. But the performance that shook me up was that of the actress, Barbara Loden, who played his sister. I had never heard of her before. I was brought up to be a proper young lady; shy and inhibited. Barbara’s raw, truthful, and daring physical life in the film was breathtaking to me. I wanted that freedom as an actress. Years later when I was studying with Paul Mann, she came to a class. I didn’t know until then, that she had been a student of Paul's for many years and would always return to class. Later still Barbara and I worked together in Scene Study and went to morning ballet classes. We became friends. Watching her was an acting lesson.
Lenore and her companion Mottel.
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