We tend to think the child-star story begins with great success, and ends with a great fall. But what if things weren’t really so great when the success was happening? And what if something greater came out of the fall?
That’s the Patty Duke story, charted for Yahoo!
I suspect Scott Schwartz hasn’t gone a holiday season since 1983 without being asked about the frozen-pole scene, so I’m glad he didn’t mind talking about it, and sharing some triple-dog-dare insider info. (For Yahoo! Movies)
And nearly as many years of Macaulay Culkin not caring if you ever pay attention to him again: Here’s a piece on Culkin and Home Alone I wrote for Yahoo!
For this interview I did for Yahoo!, I figured Scott Schwartz would talk about his two signature films, A Christmas Story and The Toy, as well as his current work with the child-actor advocacy group, A Minor Consideration. I did not figure on Schwartz talking so much, and with such affection, about Richard Pryor: “I joked with Richard for years, and he joked back: I was the white son he never had.”
All right, Episode 20 posted a few days ago, so it’s more like the semi-latest edition, but my point about doughnuts being treasures that should be kept under glass stands nonetheless.
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