SECTION ONE
PAGE TWELVE

sm
COLUMN SIXTY-THREE, SEPTEMBER 1, 2001
(Copyright 2001 Al Aronowitz)

AMERICA'S ANSWER TO BARDOT
THE YOUNG JANE FONDA

XII.

It was left to Lee Strasberg to tell her that she was sensitive. Using his Method, Jane looked inside herself and found an actress.

"When I first started studying with Lee, I thought it was a lot of bunk," she said.  "I was watching what they were doing and I said, "What is this?' Men crying on the stage and women shrieking, and people doing all the crazy things that he's asking people to do.  And my turn was coming and the week before I'd said, "I'm not going back."

"I was ridiculing it because I was terrified, but some friends forced me to go back.  And I got on the stage and I'll never forget it, the first thing I ever did.  It was a simple little exercise, drinking orange juice.  And I felt things happen to me during this exercise, and Lee started talking to me and he was very enthusiastic and he started telling me that I was sensitive, that I gave up too soon, that I didn't make enough effort with the will and that there were all kinds of things going on, and something began to happen to me.

"It was the first time in my life that somebody whom I admired a great deal, who didn't


Lee Strasberg
told her
she was sensitive


have to tell me these things was telling them to me.  And it wasn't a member of the family and it wasn't a friend.  It was Lee Strasberg, who had actors passing before him all the time and he was telling   me this. And I began to work for him, with him, and acting became something completely different.  Suddenly there was a fulfillment.  There was a place where I could put things and things could come out of me that had never come out before. And I would feel relieved and fulfilled.

"'You see," she said, "with Lee, nothing more was demanded of me than what I felt innermost, which had never been demanded of me before. No one had ever asked me to reveal myself.  You see, all my life I was the healthy one. I was always the mature one. I was always calm. I was always able to say, in the face of something tragic, "Well, it's a blessing in disguise.' And I wanted somehow to have the other things recognized.  And yet the way I was brought up, one did not display those things, one did not raise one's voice, one did only the proper things, and the other things were not accepted.  And suddenly the only this that were demanded of me were my most innermost truths.  And someone who was not   related to me and someone who did not have to give me encouragement said, 'You are sensitive.' No one had ever told me I was sensitive before."  ##

CLICK HERE TO GET TO PAGE ONE OF SECTION ONE---AMERICA'S ANSWER TO BARDOT: THE YOUNG JANE FONDA

CLICK HERE TO GET TO PAGE TWO OF SECTION ONE---AMERICA'S ANSWER TO BARDOT: THE YOUNG JANE FONDA

CLICK HERE TO GET TO PAGE THREE OF SECTION ONE---AMERICA'S ANSWER TO BARDOT: THE YOUNG JANE FONDA

CLICK HERE TO GET TO PAGE FOUR OF SECTION ONE---AMERICA'S ANSWER TO BARDOT: THE YOUNG JANE FONDA

CLICK HERE TO GET TO PAGE FIVE OF SECTION ONE---AMERICA'S ANSWER TO BARDOT: THE YOUNG JANE FONDA

CLICK HERE TO GET TO PAGE SIX OF SECTION ONE---AMERICA'S ANSWER TO BARDOT: THE YOUNG JANE FONDA

CLICK HERE TO GET TO PAGE SEVEN OF SECTION ONE---AMERICA'S ANSWER TO BARDOT: THE YOUNG JANE FONDA

CLICK HERE TO GET TO PAGE EIGHT OF SECTION ONE---AMERICA'S ANSWER TO BARDOT: THE YOUNG JANE FONDA

CLICK HERE TO GET TO PAGE NINE OF SECTION ONE---AMERICA'S ANSWER TO BARDOT: THE YOUNG JANE FONDA

CLICK HERE TO GET TO PAGE TEN OF SECTION ONE---AMERICA'S ANSWER TO BARDOT: THE YOUNG JANE FONDA

CLICK HERE TO GET TO PAGE ELEVEN OF SECTION ONE---AMERICA'S ANSWER TO BARDOT: THE YOUNG JANE FONDA

CLICK HERE TO GET TO PAGE THIRTEEN OF SECTION ONE---AMERICA'S ANSWER TO BARDOT: THE YOUNG JANE FONDA

CLICK HERE TO GET TO PAGE FOURTEEN OF SECTION ONE---AMERICA'S ANSWER TO BARDOT: THE YOUNG JANE FONDA

CLICK HERE TO GET TO PAGE FIFTEEN OF SECTION ONE---AMERICA'S ANSWER TO BARDOT: THE YOUNG JANE FONDA

CLICK HERE TO GET TO INDEX OF COLUMN SIXTY-THREE


CLICK HERE TO GET TO INDEX OF COLUMNS

The Blacklisted Journalist can be contacted at P.O.Box 964, Elizabeth, NJ 07208-0964
The Blacklisted Journalist's E-Mail Address:
info@blacklistedjournalist.com
 
 

THE BLACKLISTED JOURNALIST IS A SERVICE MARK OF AL ARONOWITZ