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Well, Hello! Welcome to My Book Club!

Tonight we begin reading Brenda Dickson's "memoir of sexual harassment, blacklisting, and love affairs with the most powerful men in Hollywood" (like the guy who played John Boy on The Waltons!), "My True Hidden Hollywood Story", self-published by the author via Bluetooth Boulevard Publications. Grab yourself a copy, along with a side of potato salad, wear your best charity red dress, and join in the fun!

As Hollywood autobiographies go, this promises to entertain and enlighten. It left one Amazon reviewer shouting, "Brenda! You need serious help!"

(Which Brenda took as permission to hire a stone-faced housekeeper.)

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by Jess Waltonreply 66Last Saturday at 2:24 PM

Favorite moment so far? Chapter One, page 10:

"Jim got me poster deals with the men who did Farrah Fawcett's bestselling poster. Mine was also a best selling poster. Jim was killed in a car crash."

by Jess Waltonreply 111/20/2020

Richard Thomas is one of the most powerful men in Hollywood? Who knew?

by Jess Waltonreply 211/20/2020

I'd rather read Barbara Dickson's autobiography and hear how she had to put over "I Know Him So Well" with shrimpy Elaine Paige caterwauling in her ear.

by Jess Waltonreply 311/20/2020

Brenda is extremely discreet. She identifies her boyfriend, Mike Nader and how Mike Nader was an alcoholic. . . and that he met a woman (while he was dating Brenda) and hadan affair with her. He proceeds to get this woman pregnant and marry her. And Brenda proceeds to share the news, of course, that he met this other woman at Alcoholics Anonymous. . .apparently not understanding what "Anonymous" means

by Jess Waltonreply 411/20/2020

Chapter 10 page 30:

"He (Mike Nader) told me the fabulous news. He had been offered a job opposite Alexis Colby on Dynasty. Yippie!"

She apparently thinks Alexis is a real person. And that Yippee is a pie.

by Jess Waltonreply 511/20/2020

R4 I thought Michael Nader was gay for sure.

by Jess Waltonreply 611/20/2020

Does anyone remember seeing Brendan’s poster on any friend’s walls? Or in a dumpster even?

by Jess Waltonreply 711/20/2020

R7 again... *Brendad’s poster. Fuck you autoincorrect!

by Jess Waltonreply 811/20/2020

From the jacket copy (for real): "The book has fabulous and stunning Hollywood colour photographs taken by top photographers, including her best selling posters."

Apparently, she sold one or two at a Spencer's Gifts in Boise.

by Jess Waltonreply 911/20/2020

R29 So her photographers are best selling posters?

by Jess Waltonreply 1011/20/2020

The posters were all black light psychedelic things that sold in malls

by Jess Waltonreply 1111/20/2020

It goes for $200 on ebay!!

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by Jess Waltonreply 1211/20/2020

I’m the one who baught it on Kendall, so I can’t provide page nombbers, but I liked this:

[quote]Just focus on getting to the toilet, Brenda,” my mind tries to calm me.

Wouldn’t her mind be trying to calm her mind? How many minds does she have?

by Jess Waltonreply 1311/20/2020

You beat me to it! I was going to proclaim, "Best Line in Chapter One". . .TA-DA!. . ."Just focus on getting to the toilet, Brenda."

by Jess Waltonreply 1411/20/2020

"How many minds does she have?"

Several. And they all look like they're 23!

by Jess Waltonreply 1511/20/2020

[quote]Barry Goldwater, Jr., was an entirely different matter. My mother was very classy and sexy. She put me in a sleeveless, high-necked, body-hugging knit. It was an ivory, A-line dress that fit to perfection. A deep hot pink hat, and beige shoes

Here’s your one chance, Brendad. Don’t let me down!

by Jess Waltonreply 1611/20/2020

On Daddy’s hot bod:

[quote]My father looked like Mike. He had black hair, similar features, and a beautiful body, similar to Mike’s.

by Jess Waltonreply 1711/20/2020

"I'm selling this virgin to the highest bidder!"

by Jess Waltonreply 1811/20/2020

Ok, I just bought it in Kindle.

You bitches are bad influences on me.

by Jess Waltonreply 1911/20/2020

OP, what did you think of the descriptions of every room in Rockingham House? It was almost as though a gayling with an IQ of 83 had tried to rewrite Swann’s Way for an audience of Tasteful Friends. So beyotiful!

[quote]There was a huge bedroom upstairs with a hot pink canopy bed. In the inside ceiling of the canopy was a large floral print of burgundy and hot pink tulips with lime green leaves, on a white polished cotton background. The walls were padded in hot pink linen fabric; there were dark wood floors and French doors going out to a balcony overlooking the English gardens. The bathroom was a great big hexagonal Jacuzzi room with two closets on each side of it. A huge oversized Jacuzzi was in the middle of the room, raised up by black granite, surrounded by a white Carrera marble floor with a black granite border. The dome-shaped high ceiling was all finely finished, dark wood, with a huge chandelier over the tub. There was a large gold sink with all-gold fixtures, a black granite top in this extraordinary hexagonal room. This room, the bedroom, the kitchen, and the Jacuzzi/ dressing room were all additions we built on to the Rockingham house.

by Jess Waltonreply 2011/20/2020

Thank you, r19. I’m climbing Amazon’s sail’s charts because of you!

Step aside, Jake A. Rolling.

by Jess Waltonreply 2111/20/2020

"OP, what did you think of the descriptions of every room in Rockingham House?"

I had to skip it. It went on and on, like someone trying to write an Architectural Digest piece without knowing anything about design. Or grammar. It was painful.

by Jess Waltonreply 2211/20/2020

Questions for Dishcousin: Chapter One

1.) Brenda explicitly lets us into her experience of being fired. Have you ever had to tell yourself. "Just focus on getting to the toilet?" What were the circumstances in your life which brought you to that moment? Did YOU make it to the toilet? Well? Did you?

2.) When Brenda inexplicablably darts along some strange timeline--being fired, a rambling dissertation about her house in Beverly Hills and the famous neighbors to whose parties we can assume she was not invited--and then to her time acting in a play, before she was fired from The Young abd the Restless, did you think her mental hopskopping across a landscape of memories evocative of Proust. . .or did you think she was bat-shit crazy? Explain in haiku.

3.) Do you think Brenda understands that alcoholics who attend Alcoholics Anonymous are alcoholics who prefer to be anonymous?

4.) Bonus Question: In the Introduction, Dickson (a modern-day Dickens, if you will) tempts us of tales to come. One of these is about a man she dated, ". . .the famous upscale clothing retailer, Fred Segal, now a publicly traded company." Have YOU ever dated a publicly-traded company?

5.) If you were to hop in a time machine and travel back in time, would you be more likely to find a Brenda Dickson poster on the wall of a teen heterosexual or a young gayling?

6.) Just how many times did her agent, who she tells us she was close to, die?

7.) Grab a pencil. On this paper, draw a crowd. Now, try to find someone in that crowd who may be a proofreader. How would you explain what you have read so far and how that proofreader couid have helped Ms. Dickson?

by Jess Waltonreply 2311/20/2020

Qwestion 2# my answer:

French antiqwities

Too valuble to leave

The country of France


Oversized tables

Finely carved wallnut armwahr

With shell carved on top


18th century

18th century anteeks

18th century


Real gold five feet high

Most elegent I’ve seen

45k, bitch


So many Miro’s

The colorful dead artest

With many colors


Lee Roy Nieman’s too

Also very colorful

My art collectsion


My eye for detail

Evokes Marcelle Proose, who was

My understudy

by Jess Waltonreply 2411/20/2020

Yet another Sunset Boulevard lady - living in the long past...….

by Jess Waltonreply 2511/20/2020

You win the extra macaron. R24! Genius!

by Jess Waltonreply 2611/20/2020

[quote] like the guy who played John Boy on The Waltons!

What? He's been accused? First I heard this.

by Jess Waltonreply 2711/20/2020

Serial Monticello - you are as mentally ill as Ms Dickson. No wonder your family had you committed you freak.

by Jess Waltonreply 2811/20/2020

Does dumb dylan know that brenda used to play jill?

by Jess Waltonreply 2911/20/2020

[quote]It goes for $200 on ebay!!

The poster or the actual poontang?

by Jess Waltonreply 3011/20/2020

On [italic]Welcome to My Home[quote]:

[quote]I wrote it in one night, put the dialogue on cue cards, and filmed it the following day. This video would change the face of television, as we all know it. It would change the trend of jeans and t-shirts to glamorous out of this world Red Carpet looks, as all the professionals were aware of the huge immediate audience response to Welcome to My Home.

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by Jess Waltonreply 3211/20/2020

Dumb Dylan got the scoop on what repeat is being shown this coming Friday. Dumb Dylan is right there with the latest scoops. He and Brendad together have almost have an eighth of a brain between them.

by Jess Waltonreply 3311/20/2020

R31 That bitch is so delusional. The only award she has ever won was a Soap Opera Digest award for Best Villainess back in 1988. She likes to lie and say it's a lifetime achievement award.

by Jess Waltonreply 3411/20/2020

[quote]"Jim got me poster deals with the men who did Farrah Fawcett's bestselling poster. Mine was also a best selling poster. Jim was killed in a car crash."

This sounds exactly like the kind of thing you find on r/oldpeoplefacebook.

by Jess Waltonreply 3511/20/2020

Brendad discovers the quotation mark and falls in love with it:

[quote]When they are just motivated to make money and they are a “Clique,” the judges stand to make money from this “Clique.” All hell breaks loose. I call them the “Rats.” It is actually “Mafia,” Organized Crime. In Los Angeles, they have been referred to as “The Westside Mafia,” a group of attorneys who act the same way. The “Mafia” is definitely in my life, and have been with my “Blacklisting” in 1988.

by Jess Waltonreply 3611/20/2020

I have this book....bought it hardcover for a buck. I'm gonna find it in my boxes of books and dust it off to read.

by Jess Waltonreply 3711/21/2020

I think I bought my copy of her book in the 50 cents bin. It was overpriced, I thought.

by Jess Waltonreply 3811/21/2020

R345 from the Brendad Ickson Melting Down Over Election thread...

You are a god among men. Not as god-like as Brendad's prublicly traded boyfriend, but a god nonetheless.

by Jess Waltonreply 3911/21/2020

I tried to read it. It is incomprehensible.

by Jess Waltonreply 4011/21/2020

I tried to read it. It is incomprehensible.

by Jess Waltonreply 4111/21/2020

I bought it... noted at R19... it [italic]is incomprehensible except the part about how she really doesn't like Bill Bell.

by Jess Waltonreply 4211/21/2020

Doesn’t the crazy whacko claim that Bill Bell stolded her money?

by Jess Waltonreply 4311/21/2020

Why Kay!

You do look worse today!

by Jess Waltonreply 4411/21/2020

[quote]So, back to the suite at the Plaza Hotel. I had my Johnnie Cochran imitation. I would put my nylons over my head, and cover up to my eyes. Then, I would jump out of the closet doing my Johnnie Cochran imitation. Nude, with just the nylons over my head! I would say, “Does this look like a disguise?

by Jess Waltonreply 4511/21/2020

She.... what with the pantyhose?

Welcome to my hotel room!

by Jess Waltonreply 4611/21/2020

so not only a deplorable but racist too

by Jess Waltonreply 4711/22/2020

Look, I think she's a cunt, but putting pantyhose over her head and making fun of Johnnie Cochran sounds harmless enough to me!

by Jess Waltonreply 4811/22/2020

She's babbling again, that miserable TRAMP!

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by Jess Waltonreply 4911/22/2020

I'm still dead bitches!

by Jess Waltonreply 5011/22/2020

I am the new and the real Katherine Shepherd Reynolds Chancellor Thurston Sterling Murphy!

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by Jess Waltonreply 5111/22/2020

Who ARE you talking about?

by Jess Waltonreply 5211/22/2020

Monticello Serial Psycho is monitoring us.

by Jess Waltonreply 5311/22/2020

Oh, great. The soap fans have invaded the Bren-dad threads.

by Jess Waltonreply 5411/22/2020

Ah. Thank you, R54, I was wondering.

Well, that's all right, they probably know all kinds of trashy things about Brendad and her world-famous publicly traded luvahs.

by Jess Waltonreply 5511/22/2020

Serial Asshole Monticello is mentally ILL.

by Jess Waltonreply 5611/22/2020

What the Hell is the backstory between Monticello and Spicen? Reminds me of the feud on CDAN between that stupid cunt Tricia and Derek.

by Jess Waltonreply 5711/22/2020

R57 I don't know, but I wish these crazy fuckers would fuck the entire way off the fucking planet, because they've all but destroyed the experience of visiting the threads here.

by Jess Waltonreply 5811/22/2020

Serial Monticello is a mentally ill idiot (much like Brendad) who fell in love with Spicen. Spicen rejected him. That sent Serial Monticello into a tailspin from which he never recovered. His own family had him committed to a mental institution. It got messy. Even Brendad commented about this on Facebook.

by Jess Waltonreply 5911/23/2020

Are they soap opera fans/watchers? Is that the connection to Brendad's book club?

by Jess Waltonreply 60Last Saturday at 12:36 PM

Brenda has no obligation to keep the identity of an AA member anonymous. Her bf who told her about the woman he met there is the person who violated the confidence of his fellow recovering alcoholics.

by Jess Waltonreply 61Last Saturday at 1:08 PM

"Brenda has no obligation to keep the identity of an AA member anonymous."

It's never anyone's place to share information of that nature. Get some decency, you oversharing, privacy-invading cunt! (AKA Brenda.)

by Jess Waltonreply 62Last Saturday at 2:10 PM

Is Brendad mentally delayed? Serious question. I didn’t know her before reading about her on DL and after looking her up I really think she’s a cerebrectomy survivor.

by Jess Waltonreply 63Last Saturday at 2:17 PM

Brendad is schizo. Koo koo. Cray cray.

by Jess Waltonreply 64Last Saturday at 2:20 PM

It’s weird. In her heyday she would have had to learn pages of script, fast now she seems barely literate. Can you read but not spell?

by Jess Waltonreply 65Last Saturday at 2:21 PM

Bill Daily of Bob Newhart was dyslexic and said he had an awful time learning lines and really struggled as the cast didn't like to rehearse. Bob felt it killed the spontaneity but Bill said he would get so worked up trying to learn lines that he would come out with jumble in takes. He apparently once walked in and said 'Hi Bob, Hi Enema' rather than Emily. I would think a soap gig would be a nightmare for a dyslexic.

by Jess Waltonreply 66Last Saturday at 2:24 PM
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