Above the Line: My Wild Oats Adventure by Shirley MacLaineA funny, fierce, imaginative memoir chronicling New York Times bestselling author and Academy Award winner Shirley MacLaines remarkable experiences filming Wild Oats in the Canary Islands and the extraordinary memories her time there brought forth of a past life on the lost continent of Atlantis.
Her agent told her not to get on the plane. The male leads werent even cast. The financing was shaky at best. The script had been re-written countless times. And yet something about Wild Oats lured Shirley MacLaine to the films location shoot in the far-off Canary Islands--and straight to the center of one of the most thrilling and paradigm-shifting adventures of her life.
The making of the film reads like a screwball comedy, as the cast and crew face unpredictable daily obstacles with ingenuity, grit, and personal sacrifice. Yet the chaos leads Shirley to a revelatory new understanding of the demise of one of historys most elusive yet endlessly intriguing places. Scholars have long theorized that Spains Canary Islands are the remnants of the mighty lost continent of Atlantis. As the movie set descends into pandemonium, Shirley finds fascinating corollaries between the islands cataclysmic fate and our own dangerous trajectory. Can we learn the lessons the citizens of Atlantis failed to comprehend?
The answer is borne out of recovered memories from Shirleys past life on Atlantis and through a series of meditations that reveal the necessity of unfettered imagination when looking for bold new truths, rendering this evocative memoir essential reading for anyone seeking a broader understanding of what it means to be human--both where we came from and where we are going.
At 82, the actress reflects on the golden age of Hollywood gossip, her quest for identity and the self-exploitation of social media. Shirley MacLaine, a film and television veteran, is happy holding attention as a walking compendium of Hollywood lore. By Ruth La Ferla. She would be having nothing more lethal herself than a decaf cappuccino spiked with raw sugar. She has been a regular here since the late s, when the space and its then-adjacent hotel were known as Holiday House, a hideaway for Ms. On this gusty afternoon, Ms. A year veteran of film and television, Ms.
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American actress and dancer Shirley MacLaine is known for her deft portrayals of charmingly eccentric characters and for her interest in mysticism and reincarnation. Wallis , who put her under contract. At the age of three, she began studying ballet, and, after graduating from high school , she moved to New York City , where she worked as a dancer and model. Around this time she changed her name to Shirley MacLaine. In she was hired as a chorus girl and understudy to the second lead, Carol Haney, in the hit Broadway musical The Pajama Game.
List of the best Shirley MacLaine movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Shirley MacLaine's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Shirley MacLaine movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Shirley MacLaine movies will be at the top of the list. Shirley MacLaine has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Shirley MacLaine movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Shirley MacLaine films to end the squabble once and for all.
Noelle — The Little Mermaid — Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver — The Last Word — Wild Oats — The Secret Life of Walter Mitty — Bernie —