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Hello! My name is Tina and this blog is a mixture of classic Hollywood and modern shows you see today. Likes: Ginger Rogers, Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Ingrid Bergman, Judy Garland, Paul Newman, Cary Grant, Robert Redford. Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, Pretty Little Liars, The Twilight Zone... so much more!

Justine: Well, I’ve decided what I’m going to do.
Meggie: I thought it was already decided. Arts at Sydney University, isn’t that right?
Justine: Oh, that was just a red herring to lull you into a false sense of security while I made my plans. But now it’s all set, so I can tell you.
Meggie: Go on, I’m all agog.
Justine: I’m going to be an actress.
Meggie: A what?
Justine: An actress.
Meggie: Good Lord! Look, Justine, I hate to be a spoilsport and truly I don’t mean to hurt your feelings, but do you think you’re—well, quite physically equipped to be an actress?
Justine: Oh, Mum! Not a film star; an actress! I don’t want to wiggle my hips and stick out my breasts and pout my wet lips! I want to act.
Meggie: Are you quite sure, Jussy?
Justine: Quite sure. I’ve known for a long time.
Meggie: I still don’t understand. An actress!
Justine: Well, where else can I scream and yell and howl but on a stage? I’m not allowed to do any of those here, or at school, or anywhere! I like screaming and yelling and howling, dammit!
Meggie: But you’re so good at art, Jussy! Why not be an artist?
Justine: You’re so impractical, Mum, really. I thought it was supposed to be the children who didn’t stop to consider a career’s practical aspects. Let me tell you, I don’t want to starve to death in a garret and be famous after I’m dead. I want to enjoy a bit of fame while I’m still alive, and be very comfortable financially. So I’ll paint as a hobby and act for a living. How’s that?
Meggie: You’ve got an income from Drogheda, Jussy. It would never come to starving in a garret. If you’d rather paint, it’s all right. You can.
Justine: How much have I got, Mum?
Meggie: Enough that if you preferred, you need never work at anything.
Justine: What a bore! I’d end up talking on the telephone and playing bridge; at least that’s what the mothers of most of my school friends do. Because I’d be living in Sydney, not on Drogheda. I like Sydney much better than Drogheda. Do I have enough to pay to have my freckles removed with this new electrical treatment?
Meggie: I should think so. But why?
Justine: Because then someone might see my face, that’s why.
Meggie: I thought looks didn’t matter to an actress?
Justine: Enough’s enough, Mum. My freckles are a pain.
Meggie: Are you sure you wouldn’t rather be an artist?
Justine: Quite sure, thank you. I’m going to tread the boards, Mrs. Worthington!
Meggie: How did you get yourself into the Culloden?
Justine: I auditioned.
Meggie: And they took you?
Justine: Your faith in your daughter is touching, Mum. Of course they took me! I’m superb, you know. One day I shall be very famous.
Meggie: Is it important to you, Justine? Fame?
Justine: I should say so. I’m absolutely iron-bound determined to be famous.
Fee: Have you been on about fame and glory, Justine?
Justine: They enter the picture.
Fee: Justine, why do you persist in putting things to your mother so badly? You know it isn’t a question of fame and fortune. It’s a question of self, isn’t it?

Emotional scene between Fee and Father Ralph.

The saga that spans half a century echoing through three generations.

A love unattainable forbidden forever.

Meggie: What is it?
Ralph: The plane bogged in the mud when we landed. I must have bruised my side.
Meggie: Let me see… you rode all the way from Gilly like this?
Ralph: I hardly noticed it. I was worried about the horse making it through all that mud. I borrowed him in Gilly… oh, God. Don’t. Meggie, don’t. No! Meggie, what have you done to me? What might you do to me if I let you?

Meggie: You’ve come back.
Ralph: Darling Meggie, don’t cry. The world hasn’t come to an end because of a fire… no matter how terrible it was. You’re safe. That’s all that matters. I was so worried. Harry Gough called me and I flew right out. Imagine…
Meggie: Then you don’t know. Father, Daddy, and Stuie… they’re dead!
Ralph: No. Meggie.
Meggie: Daddy died in the fire, and Stuie found him. And then, there was a wild boar… and it killed my Stuie.
Ralph: Oh, Meggie. Meggie.

Sydney Penny and Richard Chamberlain as Little Meggie and Ralph in The Thorn Birds.

Sydney Penny and Richard Chamberlain as Little Meggie and Ralph in The Thorn Birds.

The Thorn Birds Cast today. Honorable Mentions: Barbara Stanwyck and Jean Simmons; RIP.

The Thorn Birds Cast today. Honorable Mentions: Barbara Stanwyck and Jean Simmons; RIP.

Barbara Stanwyck and Richard Chamberlain as Mary and Ralph in The Thorn Birds.

Barbara Stanwyck and Richard Chamberlain as Mary and Ralph in The Thorn Birds.

Rachel Ward as Meggie Cleary in The Thorn Birds.

Richard Chamberlain as Ralph de Bricassart in The Thorn Birds.

Barbara Stanwyck as Mary Carson in The Thorn Birds.