Genevieve Bujold stars in Mistress of Paradise

In 1981, Genevieve Bujold starred in Mistress of Paradise, a TV movie made for the ABC network. The project also featured Chad Everett, Anthony Andrews and Olivia Cole. Some contemporary press indicated that this movie was Genevieve Bujold's television debut, which is not entirely accurate. Previously, in 1967 and 1976, she had appeared in two other TV projects which were both part of the Hallmark Hall of Fame series. However, Mistress of Paradise was Genevieve Bujold first proper TV movie, since her prior TV features, Saint Joan and Caesar and Cleopatra, were both adaptations of stage plays. The article included below makes the distinction that Mistress of Paradise is her "motion picture for television debut."

Genevieve Bujold and Chad Everett

Here are some vintage newspaper clippings concerning Mistress of Paradise:

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Genevieve Bujold 1970 magazine feature

Here's a cool clipping from a 1970 issue of LIFE magazine from a feature titled 'Actress Who Are Real People'. Genevieve Bujold is one of 10 actresses who, after being prompted by an interviewer, "defines for herself just who and what she is." (Click the image below if you want to see it in a larger size)

Charlotte Rampling in the newspapers 1969-74

Throughout her career, Charlotte Rampling has always gotten a lot of press attention. Though she began acting in the UK in 1965, it took nearly a decade to really launch her as a 'name' in the US. Still, Charlotte Rampling did get coverage by the American papers in the early days and the following is a selection of various newspaper clippings concerning the actress and her rise to major fame.


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One of the interesting things about the following article is that it mentions that Charlotte Rampling is slated to be Ryan O'Neal's co-star in the movie The Thief Who Came to Dinner. The role ended up being played by another British actress, Jacqueline Bisset.



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Why was Glynis Barber unhappy in 1985?

Here's a piece of vintage UK tabloid press concerning actress Glynis Barber. Of course, she's not really unhappy and the headline was created to capitalize on a handful of quotes. Apparently, Glynis Barber had mentioned that she didn't like the way she looked and this lead to some outrage.

Kay Lenz: Two-Hour Face

Here's a nice article that, in slightly different forms, was making the rounds in various North American newspapers in the summer of 1982 as Kay Lenz was promoting her new movie, Fast-Walking.

Clip of Samantha Eggar in Doctor in Distress

Here's a clip of a (very) young Samantha Eggar in her second feature film, the 1963 comedy Doctor in Distress. In this scene, young hospital patient Samantha Eggar is examined by doctor Dirk Bogarde.

Meg Foster visits the Streets of San Francisco

In the fall of 1975, Meg Foster made a memorable appearance on The Streets of San Francisco. It was the first of four guest appearances she would do in late 1975, following the premature cancellation of her TV series Sunshine earlier that year (she also was a guest star on the TV shows Bronk, Baretta and Three for the Road).

In the Streets of San Francisco episode 'Trail of Terror', Meg Foster plays Nancy Mellon, a young woman who witnesses her boyfriend's murder by a trio of sailors. James Woods guest stars as one of the men who wants her dead. Eventually, Meg Foster leaves with Steve Keller (Michael Douglas) for the wilderness where they are chased by the bad guys. Meg Foster had previously worked alongside Michael Douglas in the 1970 film Adam at Six A.M.

Here are some images of Meg Foster appearing on The Streets of San Francisco:

Meg Foster and Michael Douglas

Kay Lenz in Sanctuary of Fear

In 1979, Kay Lenz was the featured guest star in Sanctuary of Fear, a pilot for a proposed television series based on the Father Brown character created by author G.K. Chesterton. The project was not altogether faithful to the original literary figure, and is instead an update of the character, transplanting him to present-day New York City and changing his nationality from British to American. Some fans of the literary character were displeased by this TV movie, though others have managed to take some enjoyment from it. Reviews in American newspapers at the time of the original broadcast of Sanctuary of Fear in the spring of 1979 ranged from lukewarm to positive. Most were in agreement that Barnard Hughes and Kay Lenz were both appealing in their roles, and that the production had some good elements, but the overall concept just wasn't that thrilling. Indeed, I too quite enjoyed watching Sanctuary of Fear but I had doubts that this would have made a good weekly series. That being said, as a standalone project Sanctuary of Fear is still quite fun, with two great leads and a good supporting cast, and is another fine thriller from director John Llewellyn Moxey.

Kay Lenz is very appealing in her role as aspiring actress Carol Bain in Sanctuary of Fear. She handles her part well and is quite beautiful throughout.

Here are some promotional photos of Kay Lenz and Barnard Hughes:

Here are some images of Kay Lenz in Sanctuary of Fear: