Anna Nicole Smith has been gone now for 2 years.She may be gone,but she is certainly not forgotten! Anna Nicole Smith was often compared to Marilyn Monroe.I’ve always thought that she really resembled & acted more like Jayne Mansfield (pictured above).The voluptuous blond bombshell was known more for her looks & antics than her talent.Unlike Marilyn Monroe, I’m not sure if she ever really wanted to be taken seriously as an actress.Anna Nicole Smith just seemed to really crave & enjoy the fame & fortune that a celebrity gets.She was a very animated,colorful character whose life has now been adapted for a libretto. Here’s more from the Telegraph:
“Her controversial relationships, court battles over the paternity of her children and the sudden death of her 20-year-old son will among the dramatic twists in a libretto written by the co-creator of Jerry Springer The Opera.The anti-heroine is considered by artistic directors at the Covent Garden venue to be a relevant character in a tale of modern times. The project is part of the Royal Opera House policy of staging a new opera on the main stage approximately every two years, with recent premieres including Harrison Birtwistle’s Minotaur, and Thomas Adès’ The Tempest.Elaine Padmore, Covent Garden’s director of opera told The Guardian. “It is not going to be tawdry; it is going to be witty, clever, thoughtful and sad. In broad outline, it will tell the story of her life, the people who influenced her, her progress … Clearly the story is about a woman who met an ancient gentleman in a wheelchair, but it’s not going to be a straight narrative; choices have been made about significant moments, selecting which incidents in her life are to be built up.”The opera will be written by Mark-Anthony Turnage, one of the most celebrated names of British contemporary music, with the libretto provided by Richard Thomas.Ms Padmore added: “It is not just a documentary about her, but a parable about celebrity and what it does to people. It can be moving, it can be funny and it tells universal truths about human frailty.”It is a very sad story – a larger-than-life American story, as was Puccini’s Girl of the Golden West. It will be a slice of our times – of America in the pre-Obama days.”(End of Excerpt) Read the rest here.
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