Tuesday, December 28, 2010

janice rules

janice rule was a beautiful actress. the fact that her looks were considered unconventional is crazy.

i am most familiar with her from the film, 'the chase.' even though it is not a stellar film, the cast, including brando (and his sister) and tons of great people, is heaven. the allure of janice rule is beyond question. to learn that she and ralph meeker played the leads in 'picnic' on stage and were together off stage is dizzying. they just don't make 'em like meeker anymore.

'Rule had a brief engagement to Farley Granger in 1956 followed by a relationship with Ralph Meeker. Rule married and then divorced three men, N. Richard Nash, Robert Thom and Ben Gazzara.

'During the 1960s she became interested in psychoanalysis. She began studying it in 1973 and received a Ph.D. 10 years later from the Southern California Psychoanalytic Institute in Los Angeles. She practiced in New York and Los Angeles and continued to act occasionally until her death.'

photos: janice/with meeker/perhaps reading freud

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