Storyline: The handsome hunter dedicates his lives to the eternal chase after beauty, power and pleasures before finally gaining control over his own self-indulgent excesses to become an icon of the imagination through his gifts for self-expression and self-glorification.

Warren Beatty (Henry Warren Beaty) (1938) - American actor, director and producer. Outer: Of English and Scottish descent. Mother was involved in amateur theatrics as a drama coach, father was a teacher and realtor. Younger brother of actress Shirley MacLaine. Acted as a child in amateur productions directed by his mother, and was interested in show business from an early age on. 6’2”, with blue eyes and dark brown hair and classically handsome. Waited until he was nearly 20 to lose his virginity, and then was an obsessive seducer afterwards, to the point of satyriasis, leaving no female unnailed in his wake, if possible. High school quarterback, attended Northwestern Univ., but dropped out after a year, went to NYC, took acting lessons from Stella Adler and began his career on TV, before working in stock and then on Broadway. Made his film debut in his mid-20s in Splendor in the Grass and soon established himself as a leading man, with a reputation as a lothario with off-beat work habits. Capped his early career as criminal Clyde Barrow in Bonnie and Clyde, a film he also produced. Although limited as an actor, he took on many untaxing roles, while building a reputation as a successful Hollywood maverick. Continually battled for control on all his films, after selecting topnotch directors for them, which would often dictate the tenor of the resulting movie. Made an impressive directorial debut with Heaven Can Wait in his early 40s, which he also co-scripted and starred in. Won an Academy Reward for Best Director in 1981 for the John Reed biopic, Reds, in which he once again starred, and wound up being the only person other than Orson Welles to be nominated for 4 Oscar categories, achieving that distinction twice. Linked with most of his beautiful co-stars, as well as a host of other prominent women. Harbored early fantasies of being president in reflection of unremembered lives past in the political arena, and remained a longtime liberal involved in Democratic politics, while maintaining his position over the decades as one of the uncrowned kings of Hollywood. In 1992, he married actress Annette Bening, 3 daughters and a son from the close family, with the eldest transgendering to a homophile boy. Underscored his political disappointments with a farce on liberal politics, Bulworth, playing a senator turned rapper with a compulsion for the truth. Entertained the idea of running for the presidency in the year 2000, although decided against it, while giving voice to his concerns over his party’s loss of its underlying vision. In 2005, he was named to the Council on Foreign Relations, as one of its 4000 plus members, and as a career coda, he was given the American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Award in 2008. Stephen would go on to become a high profile activist with his own show business desires, and his father would eventually publicly accept him and call him “my hero”. Found rough box office going and mixed reviews with his 2016 bomb, Rules Don’t Apply, his first offering in many an annum, a paean to old Hollywood and Howard Hughes, in which he also co-starred along with his wife. Suffered a colossal flub at the 2017 Oscars when he was handed the wrong card and just froze over the Best Picture announcement. Has a net worth of $70 million. Inner: Strongly health-conscious in contrast with previous dissolute existences. Privately articulate, publicly evasive. Anti-hero and hunter archetype - always happiest when he is in pursuit, whether it’s an idea, a film or a predatory conquest. Highly social and obsessed with presenting himself in the best light, literally and figuratively, with a great need to always be in control. Manipulative perfectionist, and seen as a charming, creative vampire by many who worked with him. Uncrowned lifetime of establishing kingship over the imaginary realm of Hollywood, as well as developing his own ongoing powers of communication and creativity, along with his evolving political sensibilities, while continually giving Pan play to his reigning inner satyr. Warren G. Harding (1865-1923) - Warren G. Harding (1865-1923) - American President. Outer: Of Scotch-Irish, English and Dutch ancestry. Son of a farmer turned village physician, while his mother was a midwife, and probably earned more than her husband, leaving the family in continued financial straits. Rumor had it that there was black blood in the family tree, going back to his paternal great grandmother. Although it was never proven, it would be brought up surreptitiously throughout his career. Eldest of 8, with two brothers and 5 sisters, and raised a Baptist, to become the first of his creed to attain the presidency. one brother and two sister would live to see him president. Labored as a farm boy while going to school, entering Ohio Central College at 14, and periodically stopping to do physical work to earn more money. Played alto horn in a local brass band in his spare time. Briefly studied law and worked as an insurance canvasser, as well as teaching school before successfully pursuing a journalism career, after his family moved to Marion, Ohio when he was 19. Worked for the Marion Mirror, a Democratic paper, despite his being from a Republican family, doing all sorts of jobs, from cleaning the office to typesetting to writing editorials. 6’, handsome, with an impressive bearing, a pleasing voice, a dark complexion and blue eyes. In his mid-20s, he married Florence Kling DeWolfe (Shirley MacLaine), five years his senior, who dedicated herself to enhancing his career, no children from union. Felled by a lengthy illness following their nuptials, although she ran the paper in his stead. Had numerous affairs, which his wife purposefully overlooked, even when it involved her closest friend, thanks to her focus on his potential higher career. With a few hundred borrowed dollars, in 1884, he bought the Marion Daily Star, a moribund paper, which he made solvent, through sheer tenacity and hard work, and then parlayed it into a political career as a Republican, with the backing of his wife, whose higher ambitions he reflected, and without whom, he would have remained a smalltown small-timer. Good speaker, with a talent for ordinariness, as well as extemporaneous expression, which helped his political career immeasurably. Became a good friend of fellow Ohioan William McKinley (Richard Nixon). Had a longtime affair with neighbor Carrie Fulton Phillips, waxing poetic lust to her letters, while dubbing his penis, ‘Jerry.’ She eventually would blackmail him when he got to the White House over the letters, which were bought by the Republican National Committee for $25k. Elected state senator in his mid-30s, then lieutenant governor of Ohio, before losing the governor’s race in 1910. Became a conservative U.S. Senator at 50, winning by a large plurality and serving one term, where he was extremely well-liked by his fellow senators. His singular accomplishment was conceiving an illegitimate daughter in his Senate office, with fellow Marionite Nan Britton (Stephen Beatty), while his entire career was undistinguished. Supported his daughter surreptitiously until his death. Made the keynote speech at the 1916 Republican convention and became a compromise candidate for president in 1920, with his wife plotting every step, despite her premonitions that the office would ill-serve him. Won the nomination on the 10th ballot, largely because he was deemed malleable by the backroom boys. After running a front porch campaign, in which he stood for the status quo, he was elected by an overwhelming majority, some 60% of the electorate, thanks to negative reaction to Woodrow Wilson’s (Michael Eric Dyson) policies and proposed League of Nations, and became the 29th U.S. President. Proved to be an ineffectual chief executive, with a preference for gambling, cronies and women to affairs of state. Surrounded himself with unqualified, dishonest and inept advisers and Cabinet members. Corruption erupted during and after his administration, most notably the Teapot Dome Scandal, where federal oil reserves were secretly leased. Several of his associates wound up serving prison terms. May also have been a member of the KKK, although no solid proof exists of it. The pressures of the presidency undermined his health, so that he was noticeably more lethargic the deeper he got into it, while having a great deal of trouble sleeping. Gave up both drinking and poker towards the end, feeling he had been sullied, and began planning a trip across country, and possibly to Alaska to renew himself. Just beforehand two of his cronies committed suicide over revealed improprieties, and he looked in ill health speechifying across the country. After reaching Alaska, he was in such a poor state, that all speaking engagements were cancelled. When he reached San Francisco, he died mysteriously in a hotel, with his wife by his bedside, amidst rumors he had been poisoned by her, after earlier having been diagnosed as suffering a coronary and pneumonia. No autopsy was performed because of her religious beliefs, and the official cause of death was listed as apoplexy and a stroke. Still popular at the time, some 3,000,000 would view his funeral train as it crossed the country. Left an estate of a half million dollars. Within months, however, the various scandals would boil over, and his reputation would be besmirched forever afterwards. As a coda, Nan Britton published “A President’s Daughter,” in 1927, limning her role as his mistress, over an 8 year period, from 1916 to 1922, including trysts in a White House cloakroom, following a schoolgirl infatuation with him. Inner: Genial, easy-going and likable, with an inability to say no to anyone. Freemason, who is often listed as the worst of the country’s presidents. Limited in intellectuality and larger vision, cautious nationalist, conservative in politics and social sentiments. Wished to be America’s ‘best-loved’ president. Naive and lax, with a propensity for attracting greedy, dishonest associates. Glad-handing lifetime of chasing after power in the modern age, but little interest in it when he achieved it, a continual theme throughout most of his political careers as a hunter far more interested in the chase than the actual capture. George IV (1762-1830) - King of England. Outer: Oldest son of George III (Jeffrey Archer) and Queen Charlotte (Barbara Cartland). Brought up in seclusion with his younger brother, William (Prince Harry) although well-educated. Feuded with and plotted against his father to little avail, following a Hanover family tradition of the rebellious son. A libertine and wit, he was a very handsome, charming, dashing figure, with a predisposition for wine and women, for which his father held him in contempt. Took on actress Mary Robinson (Shirley Maclaine) as his first public mistress, but, after a 2 year affair, reneged on a £20,000 annuity to her. Eventually became the morganatic husband of actress Maria Fitzherbert (Annette Bening), whom he secretly married in his early 20s. She was the only woman he truly loved, despite countless affairs, 10 children from union. Later forced to deny the marriage to appease his political allies. Ran up huge debts with his loose priapic lifestyle, which put him in the compromised position of seeking financial assistance from the king, while he continually plotted and schemed around supplanting his sire, all the while pursuing an extravagant and fun-loving existence. Also wished for a command against the French, to which his father was adamantly opposed. Forced into marriage in his early 30s with his cousin, the daughter of his father’s sister and a German duke, the unwashed Caroline of Brunswick (Camilla Parker Bowles), who repelled him. In an alcoholic stupor for the wedding ceremony, he spent their first night together largely lying insensible on the floor, and then passed their honeymoon consorting with his drunken cronies and ignoring her. The mutually distasteful union produced one daughter, who later died in childbirth, after being estranged from him, as the two swiftly separated and publicly acted out their mutual distaste for one another. During the time she was pregnant, he deliberately wrote out a will leaving her 1 shilling, and declaring Maria Fitzherbert his only true wife. Descended into gluttony, abusiveness and bizarre behavior in his 30s, but always managed to manifest kindness. Became regent in his late 40s, on the onset of his father’s permanent insanity in 1810, and was known as Prinny, for Prince Regent. Had women expensively housed all over London, pensioning them off when he grew tired of them, while employing spies to continually monitor his traveling wife for suspected adulteries, which would have effectively ended the marriage. Ascended the throne at the age of 58, much to his delight, but proved to be an ineffective monarch, who was more interested in his own pleasures than affairs of state. Excelled at planning pomp and ceremonies, and had a spectacular coronation, making sure to exclude his royal wife from it. His crown had 12,314 diamonds in it. His cabinet tried to pass a bill through the House of Lords to deprive the queen of her title and husband, only to find her support was so great, that a revolution might have ensued and it was quietly killed. Less than a fortnight after the coronation his wife took ill and died. Showed himself to be a patron of the arts with astute tastes and a keen artistic intelligence, building Brighton Pavilion as a royal retreat and enlarging Buckingham House into a palace, although he was completely debauched, spending much of his life drunk. Declined into fantasy and ill-health towards the end of his reign, and became old well before his time because of his dissipated habits. His final mistress was Elizabeth, Countess Conyngham (Julie Christie) the daughter of a merchant banker. Died at Windsor Castle of a ruptured blood vessel in his stomach. Lay in state for two days, and his formal funeral was met by complete public indifference. Succeeded by his equally inept brother, William IV. The crown diminished considerably during his decade-long reign. Inner: Charming, talented, but extremely dissipated. Good memory, and an excellent mimic. Overweight, overdressed, over-sexed, over-indulgent. Overdone lifetime of experiencing total excess in the royal pleasure realm, while eschewing the political prerogatives that went with it. Once again, far more interested in the pursuit of rule than its actualization, an ongoing theme of his in the power realm. George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham (1592-1628) - English nobleman. Outer: Younger son of a sheriff and knight, through his 2nd marriage. His father died when he was 13. Lived with his mother, proved non-studious, and instead learned fencing and dancing in preparation for a life as a courtier. In 1614, he came to the court of James I (Kenneth Tynan) and was made a cupbearer, quickly becoming the king’s favorite, replacing the soon-to-be-disgraced Robert Carr (Bob Hope). Promoted to Gentleman of the Bedchamber, then given further high posts, titles and an estate, while enriching his own family, although he later disowned his two brothers after Parliament censured a speculative monopoly he had given them. Nevertheless, he became the second richest nobleman in the kingdom. Knighted in 1615, made Lord High Admiral in 1619, and the following year, he married Katherine Manners (Annette Bening), the daughter of the duke of Rutland, and the richest woman in England outside of the royal family. One daughter, Mary (Julie Christie), and 3 sons from the union. His first son died an infant, the 3rd, who was posthumous, died in battle, and the 2nd became the 2nd Duke of Buckingham, George Villiers (Alistair Reynolds). Continually looked to enhance his extended family through marriages, while unquestioningly serving the king’s aims, and demanding all who wished to advance, first pay court to him. Appointed people who flattered him, and showed little gift for administration, so that his diplomatic and military adventures managed to continually alienate the nobility, but his friendship with the king and his future heir, Charles I (George VI), insured his stay in power. Made a duke in his early 30s. Created a furor when he announced his lust for Anne of Austria (Gloria Swanson), while at the French court of Louis XIII (Michael Bay). Virtually ruled England during the king’s last years and his son’s early reign, although his foreign policies were a continual disaster, as were his military efforts. Impeached in 1626, but the exaggerated charges against him were dismissed through Charles’s intercession. Erratic in command, and an unpopular leader, but both kings stayed loyal to him. Although quite brave in battle, he showed little in the way of generalship, and at life’s end was the object of endless contumely, both from his fellow nobles, and commoners alike over his perceived inept leadership, after losing half his troops in his final battle with the French Huguenots. Ultimately struck on the left breast with a knife by one John Felton, a discharged naval officer who felt he had acted as a champion of God and country. His demise was greeted with great relief by both the nobility and the general populace. Inner: Amiable, vain, magnanimous, kind and jovial. Charming, dashing and arrogantly self-confident, with a singular sense of his own self-worth, despite many political and military failures to the contrary. Self-indulgent lifetime of exercising power according to his own precepts, without regard to their consequences, while relying on his personal charm with the powers-that-were to allay his failures. Charles Lennox, 1st Duke of Richmond and 1st Duke of Lennox (1672-1723) - English nobleman. Outer: Illegitimate son of Charles II (Peter O’Toole) and his mistress Louise de Keroualle (Joan Crawford). His mother was made Duchess of Portsmouth at his birth. Given numerous titles and territorities as a child, and in 1681, was invested as a Knight of the Garter. Had the same easy manner and charm of his father, who dealy loved him, and made sure he was well-provided for. Spent his teenage years in Paris with his mother, converting to Roman Catholicism and serving in the French army. Snuck back into England, renounced his religion and held several royal posts, including Lord High Admiral of Scotland. Involved in the Jacobite cause to keep his uncle James II (Martin Sheen) on the throne, but eventually made peace with his successor, William III (Lyndon Johnson). In his early 20s, he married Anne Brudenell, a widow who was the daughter of an earl. One son and 2 daughters from the union. Also had 4 illegitimate daughters via a variety of mistresses. Although the duo made a handsome couple, neither the king nor the queen approved of the match. Became a lodge master in 1696, as one of the few known freemasons of the time. Served as a patron of the sport of cricket, helping its development in England. In 1693, he took his seat in the House of Lords as a Whig, although continued to be suspect in the Jacobite cause. Exceptionally good-looking, but he eventually sank into debauchery and drunkenness, after a life of unscrupulous adventure. Mysteriously wounded on a visit to Paris in 1713. Made Gentleman of the Bedchamber on the ascension of George I (Prince Charles) to the throne the following year, and then privy councillor of Ireland, while continuing to dissipate himself the rest of his life. Inner: Dignified, hasty and ambitious, albeit an indifferent speaker. Indulgent lifetime, once again, of giving play to his dissolute side, despite high advantages of birth, preferring pleasure to the pursuit of power. Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk (1484-1545) - English nobleman. Outer: Father was Henry VII’s (Rupert Murdoch) standard-bearer and was personally killed by Richard III (Evelyn Waugh), in the battle that saw the former prevail over the latter. Large, athletic, handsome, sturdy and valiant, the only member of the future Henry VIII’s (James Packer) entourage who could do justice to him in prince’s tourneys. A courageous soldier, but ineffective commander, he, nevertheless held a succession of offices.Married Margaret Mortimer, a widow and baronness in 1506, although it was annulled the following year, without issue. Married again the following year to Anne Browne, daughter of England’s standard bearer, two daughters from the union. In 1515, he secretly wed the king’s sister, Mary Tudor (Julie Christie), after the death of her husband, Louis XII (Bernard kouchner), when she was meant to continue on the throne of France. The validity of the union was upheld by a papal bull. He was accused of treason, but sidestepped it through the intervention of powerful connections, including Cardinal Thomas Wolsey (Henry Kissinger) and a generous bribe. Henry secretly approved their marriage, although the couple initially lived under a cloud, and he went into retirement for a while afterwards. Son and two daughters from union, while his granddaughter Jane Grey (Kate Moss) was briefly queen of England. In 1523, he invaded France, laying waste to the north, before disbanding his troops. Approved Henry’s divorce from Catherine of Aragon (Queen Victoria), and rose in favor after the fall of Wolsey, attacking him on his way down, despite the latter’s earlier support of him. Gained much land from his subsequent support of the king’s ecclesiastical policies. His fourth and final marriage, after his wife’s death, was contracted in 1534 to his 15 year old ward, Catherine Willoughby, 2 sons from the union, who both died within an hour of one another of the sweating sickness, six years after his death. Inner: Acquisitive and manipulative, with little scruple. His physical prowess was not attuned to leadership skills, and he was more concerned with his own needs and desires, in accordance with all the lives in this series. Animal nature, given to corpulence, unrestrained by conventional morality, or the concept of marriage. Pleasures of the flesh lifetime, once again, of following his own instincts, while continuing his ongoing lessons about power used and power abused.


Storyline: The former persistent mistress eventually gets her familial due by blowing the mind of her earlier lover with her/his true gender/bending nature in order once more to champion a cause.

Stephen Beatty (Kathlyn Elizabeth Beatty) (1992) - American transgender celebrity. Outer: Father was actor Warren Beatty, mother was actress Annette Bening. The oldest of 4, with a brother and two sisters. Initially a female, before she announced she was a he, changing his name to Stephen and taking on a male identity. After her initial shock, his mother came to grips with his change in sexual status, while his father would be forced to struggle mightily with it, particularly in light of his longstanding status as a Hollywood seducer of the highest order, before finally declaring his transgender son was his hero. Inner: Strong-willed and more than willing to stand up for who he ultimately is. Payback lifetime of forcing his former lover turned sire to deal with his fears surrounding sexual identity, while continuing his desire to make a difference with his lives. Nan Britton (1896-1991) - American political mistress. Outer: Had a middle-class upbringing. Father was a doctor. The second of four children, with one older sister and a younger brother and sister. Grew up in Marion, Ohio, where the Harding family ran a local newspaper. Lived down the street from them and fell in love with Warren Harding (Warren Beatty) when she was 14 and he was 45, and running for governor of Ohio as a Republican, a position he failed to achieve. Began stalking him while covering the walls of her bedroom with his campaign posters. Moved to New York to work as a secretary, and wrote a letter to him, asking him to help her find a job. At 18, now that Harding was a senator, he visited her in New York, and began a six year affair with her. Their subsequent love letters, some of them voluminous, were ultimately destroyed at his request, while he showed an equal sexual obsession with her during their period together. She eventually yielded her virginity to him when she was 20. Hinted that he’d marry her if his wife Florence (Shirley MacLaine) passed on, and he set her up in a home in New Jersey, while he rose to the presidency in 1920. Wanted to abort their baby when she became pregnant, then gave her money for child care, although never met their daughter. She continued visiting him in the White House after he was elected president, and they had their assignations in a coat closet. Following his death under somewhat suspicious circumstances in 1923, his family refused to acknowledge her, particularly after she petitioned for a stake in his estate. Four years later, she wrote a scandalous account of her relationship with him, “The President’s Daughter,” which numerous publishers wouldn’t touch, although her persistence eventually paid off, as she became a champion for children born out of wedlock. Eventually handed her daughter over to a sister to be raised, because of the excessive attention given her. Largely a recluse later in life, she ultimately moved to Oregon to be near her grandchildren and died there. Later DNA tests in 2015 confirmed her daughter’s paternity. Inner: Obsessive and extremely strong-willed. Remained in love with Harding her entire life, despite all his other mistresses. Proto-feminist lifetime of fighting for the truth surrounding her illicit affair with a president, and ultimately posthumously being given proof of her maternal claims.


Storyline: The transcendental dancer shifts from sprightly to sober-sided in an all-consuming desire for self-knowledge that takes her way out beyond her own rhythmic limbs into the realms of the supra-natural, as she chronicles her adventures of the heart and soul, while trying to see beyond the ordinary limits of her own ongoing well-noted mortality.

Shirley MacLaine (Shirley MacLean Beaty) (1934) - American actress, dancer & writer. Outer: Of English and Scottish descent. Father was a teacher and realtor, mother was a drama coach in amateur theater. Older sister of Warren Beatty. Her critical, autocratic father served as a catalyst for an active career of proving herself. Studied ballet from early childhood, making her first public appearance at the age of 4. Spent summer vacations from school in NYC looking for dancing jobs, and after graduating high school, went to NYC to pursue a dancing career. 5’6 1/2”, with red hair and blue eyes. Replaced the injured star of “Pajama Game,” and won a movie contract from the performance. The show would be subtle symbol of her future interest in awakening the sleeping unconscious of the world. Entered films as a gamin, making her debut in her early 20s with Alfred Hitchcock’s The Trouble With Harry, and gradually developed into a dramatic actress of considerable power, after being typecast for a while as a hooker with a heart of gold. In her early 20s, she married a producer of Japanese entertainment, one daughter, Sachi Parker, a sometime actress, whom she believes was her mother in a past life. The duo divorced nearly 3 decades later, after hardly spending any time together. Later lived with writer Pete Hamill for 7 years, and was subsequently involved with several high-power men, including Swedish politician Olof Palme, projecting past life connections in many of her relationships. Extensive world traveler, with a genuine fascination with global cultures everywhere. Her interest in metaphysics blossomed into a 2nd career as a writer and teacher of mysteries to the masses, with a succession of bestsellers, beginning with Out on a Limb in 1983, which became a TV mini-series. The same year, she won an Academy Reward as Best Actress for Terms of Endearment. Has unconsciously played various of her own past lives in many of her roles, including widowed presidential wife. A political activist for liberal causes, a prolific author, and a highly public personality, in an ongoing career that has spanned 6 decades, spurred by a need to be continually relevant and active. In 2012, she joined the cast of the popular British import cable series, “Downton Abbey,” for its third season, adding another acid-tongued dowager to its upper crust line-up. Inner: Dynamic, adventurous, driven. Despite impish public persona, serious and imperious as well as an intense quester with an endless curiosity about the workings of her internal and external universe. Dancing taught her how to let her feet touch the Earth while allowing her imagination to soar. Shirley McLoon to some and an inspiration to others. Pajama Game lifetime of bridging the exoteric and esoteric, and acting as a popular integrator of the two. Mary ‘Texas’ Guinan (1884-1933) - American actress, singer and public personality. Outer: Parents were Irish immigrants. 2nd of 7 children, of whom only 3 survived. Had a Roman Catholic upbringing with an extended family of priests and altar boys. Adored her mother, and was always vying for everybody’s attention. Father was a wholesale grocer. In 1900, the family moved to Denver. At 20, she married John Moynahan, a Denver journalist/cartoonist, and moved with him to Cleveland two years later. The two subsequently parted amicably, although never officially divorced. Her husband would later remarry after her death. Continually fabricated her early life afterwards, making it far than what it was. Came to NYC in her early 20s, where she launched a singing career as a soprano, becoming the first performer to deliver her melodies from a swing above the stage. Modestly billed herself as “God’s Masterpiece,” while “Give the little girl a big hand,” became her catchphrase introduction. Hustled a mail-order fat reducer, before being forced to take it off the market, when accused of fraud. Appeared in a series of musical comedies and reviews, and entertained troops in France during WW I. Began her film career in her early 30s as a female William S. Hart (Tommy Lee Jones), appearing in some 36 silent two-reelers as a blunt, aggressive Western heroine, and had a short-lived production company. Became a nightclub greeter, introducing customers to women at their various tables, while greeting everyone with her trademark, “Hello Sucker.” Showed herself to be a born press agent and self-promoter, while serving as both hostess and mistress of ceremonies at various clubs, with a stream of wisecracks and good-humored exchanges for one and all. Coined the phrase “butter-and-egg man” for bigtime spenders. Put together a vaudeville act in her early 40s when the clubs she worked for were closed. Although arrested several times for violation of Prohibition laws, she was never convicted, nor were her ownership of any of the clubs at which she worked ever proven, even though she had been backed by a gangster whose own career ended in a hail of bullets. Her daily habits included rising at 11P.M., having breakfast in bed, and then being on stage by midnight. Returned home at dawn to sleep most of the day. Had a series of relationships with much younger men, although none were particularly serious. Equally renowned for her trademark diamonds. Returned to vaudeville near the end of Prohibition, and also made two talking films. After her road company was refused permission to perform in France, she renamed it ‘Too Hot for Paris,’ and took it on a Western tour. Collapsed backstage and died after an operation for colitis, never recovering from the anesthetic. Buried with diamonds in one hand and a rosary in the other. 12,000 people viewed her body, in celebration of her unusual celebrity. A month after her passing Prohibition ended, as if to underline her well-timed exit. Inner: Breezy, friendly, ebullient extrovert and driven natural performer. Hard worker, who never drank, despite her identification with speakeasies. Speakeasy lifetime of embodying the rebellious spirit of Prohibition America, while giving full play to her independence of character and gifts for unique self-expression, although she remained a risqué traditionalist at heart. Mary Perdita Robinson (Mary Darby) (1758-1800) - English actress and writer. Outer: Of Irish descent. Some question as to her birthdate. May have been a year earlier. Daughter of an American sea captain, who deserted the family when she was a child, in order to run a factory run by Inuit on the Labrador coast. One of five children. Educated at various places, before assisting her mother in running a school, only to have her father close it during one of his brief returns to the family. Sent to finishing school, where she was offered a theatrical role by David Garrick (Richard Burton), but marriage at age of 16 to Thomas Robinson, an articulated clerk delayed her debut, thanks to his promises of an inheritance, which never materialized. 2 years of living it up sent her husband to debtor’s prison, where she wrote a volume of poetry. Also had a daughter when the couple fled to Wales prior to his arrest, and the two lived with her spouse in prison. On her release, she pursued a successful acting career, culminating in the role of Perdita, in a loose adaptation by Garrick of Shakespeare’s “A Winter’s Tale.” Won notoriety and became a London trendsetter, while gaining the attention of the Prince of Wales and future George IV (Warren Beatty), to become the first of his public mistresses. A subsequent 2 year affair with him brought vicious attacks against her person and politics, particularly after she threatened to blackmail him for a promised £20,000, and she retired from the stage. Separated from her equally philandering husband, she enjoyed several affairs, including a long one with Benastre Tarleton, a Revolutionary War soldier, while sporadically collecting a small fraction of her promised annuity. Traveled for 5 years on the continent during the relationship, and while journeying on his behalf, she contracted an illness that led to her partial paralysis in her mid-20s. May have suffered from a streptococcal infection from a miscarriage, which led to rheumatic fever, and a lifelong disability afterwards. Tarleton eventually married another after 15 years with her. Had a later career as a novelist and poet, bringing her into a circle of like-minded writers, including Charlotte Smith (Gloria Steinem). In her works, she equated sexual mastery to reactionary social views and egotism with political injustice. Idealized the potential role for women in a more equitable society. Eventually succumbed to her various disabilities, and died in poverty. Her daughter became a published novelist as well. Inner: Witty, beauteous, multi-talented and strongly self-motivated. Independence-minded lifetime of giving creative expression in the 2 milieus open to women of her time, the theater and the printed page, while following her heart, rather than convention, in her relationships, only to be ultimately betrayed by both her body and her lovers. Peg Woffington (Margaret Woffington) (c1714-1760) - Irish actress. Outer: Daughter of a Roman Catholic journeyman bricklayer who died a pauper, when she was young. Mother was a washerwoman. Despite her upbringing, over which some question remains, she managed to educate herself. Hawked fruits on the street, and was onstage from the age of 10, eventually making her official Dublin debut in “The Beggar’s Opera.” Began as a street singer to support her mother, who later remarried and younger sister, and soon became an accomplished comedienne and one of Dublin’s leading actresses, with ill-treated wives as one of her specialties, before moving to London in 1741. Unusually tall, slender and well-proportioned with a harsh, dissonant voice and a plasticity of expression as well as large, expressive eyes. While playing off of him in a series of Shakespearean tragedies, she began a passionate affair with David Garrick (Richard Burton) in 1742, but refused to marry him or bow to his fantasies for her, although may have managed a menage a trois with him and actor Charles Macklin (Charlton Heston), balancing off their enormous egos. Held great personal power through fame and was socially prominent, although failed to launch her sister’s incipient stage career. Carefully nurtured her own career, studying other actresses, while also engaging in rivalries, particularly with Kitty Clive (Lauren Bacall), a fellow favorite of the London culterati. Had many lovers, but refused to commit herself to any one man, and remained unmarried, while becoming a Protestant in 1753, in what was believed to be a ploy to inherit a substantial bequest from a banker paramour, although it alienated her Irish audience. Ill health eventually forced her to retire in her mid-40s, after collapsing on stage. Spent her last three years in a home she had bought, attended by her final amour, an army officer with the resonant name of Col. Julius Caesar. Died quite wealthy, leaving most of her estate to her sister Mary. Her Memoires were published at the time of her death. Inner: Extremely strong personality and brimming with self-confidence. Highly independent, refusing to bow to the will of any man, whiile handling herself with grace and ease with a host of powerful lovers. Golden-hearted but subject to tantrums, and compared by contemporaries to Nell Gwynn, a former go-round of hers. Self-supporting lifetime of exerting her own independence from an early age onward, while accruing to her skills of expression, and her ongoing sense of uniqueness. Nell Gwynn (1650-1687) - English actress and courtesan. Outer: Mother was a brothel-keeper in which she first served drinks and then worked as a prostitute. Father was a debtor who died in prison when she was an infant. Small, sprightly, shapely and extremely attractive. Illiterate, she became an orange-seller at the Drury Lane theater, then was the mistress of its leading actor, before using her wit and sprightly personality to win acclaim on stage as a comedienne, making her debut in her mid-teens. Became a leading comedienne of the King’s Company, with a talent for both singing and dancing. Had many high-born lovers, including Charles II (Peter O’Toole), becoming his mistress in her late teens. Bore a royal son, who was later made a duke. Retired from the stage, was placed in a fine house, and given access to the inner circles of the royal court. Lived extravagantly, and had a 2nd son by the king. Served as the singular mistress of the king’s many concubines who was well-loved by the public. Set her mother up in a fine house, although the latter drowned after drinking too much brandy. Remained loyal to the king until his death, and he, in turn, made a deathbed request to his brother, James II (Martin Sheen), to not let her starve. Deeply in debt, although James II paid off enough of it to allow her a pension. Stricken by apoplexy and partially paralyzed, she died soon after in her late 30s. Inner: Fun-loving, high-spirited, generous, witty and reckless. Living antithesis of Puritanism. Cheerfully honest, able to remain friends with lovers long after their affairs were over. Couldn’t integrate seriousness with playfulness, her rigidity at life’s end as exemplified by her paralysis, coupled with her grief over her mother’s recent alcoholic drowning, hastened her own premature exit. Steppingstone lifetime of exploring her skills as a communicator without the benefit of the written word, or the solid foundation of a conventional childhood, before giving in to her own internal conflicts of character. Florence Harding (Florence Mabel Kling) (1860-1924) - American First Lady. Known as “the Duchess.” Outer: Daughter of a Mennonite, who tried to control her through strict morality. As a self-made real estate salesman and banker, he had fashioned himself into the richest man in town. His naysaying and harsh discipline acted as motivation for her considerable ambitions and love of independence. Had a similar father/daughter relationship as in her Shirley MacLaine life, with probably the same sire. Showed musical aptitude as a youngster, and grew up in affluence, attending the best school in town, as well as the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. Eloped, while pregnant, in 1880 with Henry DeWolfe, a flashy but irresponsible drinker, and scion of another wealthy Marion family, to defy her father. Her husband disappeared out west after 2 years, one son from union. Became a respectable music teacher, and after getting a divorce in 1886, she married Warren G. Harding (Warren Beatty) in her early 40s, no children from union. When he took ill after the marriage, she expertly handled all his business affairs. Her father disowned her for 7 years for the relationship, preferring a rich wastrel to a poor nobody, and tried to use his business influence to persecute his son-in-law, taking particular umbrage at his subsequent political career. Ran the business side of her husband’s Ohio newspaper, the Marion Star, and made it a success, over a 14 year period. Served as the power behind her spouse’s political rise, while ignoring all his affairs, even with her closest friend, which made her increasingly unhappy as she grew older, and caused numerous tensions in the marriage. Successfully plotted Harding’s run for the White House as a compromise and oft-compromised candidate, although frequently fell ill once he achieved that office in 1920, despite competently discharging all her duties. Had a premonition beforehand that his presidency would end in tragedy. Often consulted fortune-tellers, who only added to her sense of dread. Focused on medical care for veterans, and was also a warm White House hostess. Almost died from nephritis in 1922. Largely unaware of the corrupt cronyism that marked her spouse’s unfortunate run of office, until the nearend, when it was impossible to ignore. After he died suddenly, while on a campaign trip with her, rumor abounded she had poisoned him, although he had been increasingly internalizing his difficulties, and had been in noticeably poor health all during his last year. Following his funeral, she gathered up all his correspondence in the White House and destroyed it. On returning to Marion, she did the same with all the files at the Star, then tried to track down any other loose letters, using a corps of secretaries, so as to leave as little trace behind of his inner thoughts as possible. Expired the following year from chronic nephritis and myocarditis. Inner: Homely, headstrong and self-assured, with a stormy temperament. An agitator for women’s rights, she expanded the role of first lady. Also wooed Hollywood for its potential political support. Sober-sided lifetime of giving play to her serious side, and developing her writing skills, while playing with power at its highest political levels. This life was lived concurrently with her Texas Guinan go-round, allowing her to isolate her two elements, in two different existences, before bringing them together in her Shirley MacLaine go-round. Her failure of power partnership probably set her on a future path of spinning back in time to search for total independence on her own.


Storyline: The bohemian belle allows her incandescent personality to shine forth on screen, while ultimately using it to further her political interests as she continues to dance to her own different drumbeat, as a unique character of her times.

Julie Christie (1941) - English actress. Outer: Mother was a Welsh painter, and a childhood friend of actor Richard Burton, while her father was a tea planter on a 900 acre plantation in India, where she was born. Her brother Clive became a a professor of SouthEast Asian studies at Cambridge University. After WW II, the family returned to England, before going back to India, leaving her with a childless couple. Went to boarding schools, where she found acting grounded her, then was sent to France for a year in her teens, and lived with a family in Gascony who gave her a lot of support to be her free-spirited self. Studied art in Paris afterwards, before returning to England and Brighton Tech College, only to soon wind up training for the stage at London’s Central School of Music and Drama. 5’2”, with blonde hair and blue eyes. Made her debut with a repertory company in 1957, although didn’t really care for the stage as a vehicle for her. Appeared in a sci-fi TV series in 1961, then made her filmic debut with a small role in Crooks Anonymous in 1962, before sheestablished herself as an offbeat charmer with John Schlesinger’s Billy Liar. Soared to international stardom with a tailor-made role he fashioned for her in Darling two years later, which garnered her a Best Actress Oscar in 1965. Sent eyes goggling by accepting it in a micro-miniskirt, while the duo went on to work together twice more. Parlayed that role into a high profile turn in Dr. Zhivago, then showed herself to be far more interested in interesting vehicles than conventional stardom, through her subsequent choices. Continued working with Schlesinger, before becoming involved with actor Warren Beatty, which blunted her career, as she turned down several sure-shot roles to live with him in the U.S., although the two combined in the memorable McCabe & Mrs. Miller in 1971 and later in Shampoo in 1975, while forming a production company Katira Productions. Despite his proposing to her and considering her his wife, she demurred, feeling she didn’t want children. Following the end of her 7 year connection with Beatty in 1974, because of his continual philandering, she moved back to England, and became involved in numerous causes, particularly animal rights, while eschewing ordinary roles, in favor of ones that spoke to social issues of the times. Became involved in 1979 with investigative journalist Duncan Campbell, a fellow leftist, and has subsequently lived with him in the U.S., Wales and London, before finally secretly marrying him at the end of 2007. Returned to form in Heat and Dust in 1983, but then largely disappeared until the mid-1990s, when she assayed Gertrude in Kenneth Branagh’s Hamlet, and then followed it with Afterglow, winning many plaudits for the effort. Continues into the 21st century as a support player, while also doing occasional stagework, and as always, lighting up the screen no matter the part she plays. Inner: Strong social consciousness, highly gregarious, and a delight to everyone who knows her. Admitted to a facelift, thanks to a personal repugnance for the aging process. Fluent in several languages, and a favorite of all her directors, who were all eager to work with her again. Limelit lifetime of continuing to come into her own as an effervescent personality both onstage and off, with a social agenda equalling her need to be seen and heard. Irene Fenwick Barrymore (Irene Frizell) (1887-1936) - American actress. Outer: Early life largely unrecorded. Red-haired and petite at 4’11”. Began pursuing a stage career in local Chicago theaters as a chorus girl, before giving up acting for a while, then returned with a new stage name, Irene Fenwick, and became known as “the Pocket Venus,” thanks to a lively stage presence. Began getting leading roles and married Felix Isman in 1905, only to divorce four years later in order to move to NYC, where she made her Broadway debut in 1910 in “The Brass Bottle.” Showed herself to be adept at both drama and comedy. Decided to explore the possibilities of filmdom and moved to Hollywood, where she appeared in silents, beginning with The Commuters in 1915. Only did seven films over the next couple of years, feeling restricted by the limits placed on performers, in comparison with the relative freedom of the stage. Married Jay O’Brien, who was a stockbroker and former bobsled champion and had been married to actress Mae Murray (Miley Cyrus) from 1916 to 1918. The duo were wed afterwards only to divorce in 1923. Returned to the theater, and starred in several hit plays during the first half of the 1920s. Met Lionel Barrymore (Leonardo DiCaprio) when she appeared with him in “The Claw,’ in 1923 in Los Angeles, and the two married soon after. She had earlier been involved with his brother John Barrymore (Johnny Depp), which would cause a brief rift between the siblings, when Lionel discovered it. It would be his second marriage and her third, and, as in her first two, no children resulted from it, probably because of her body-image issues, which were related to her compulsive over-dieting. Retired in 1926, after her husband decided to focus on his film career. The duo proved to be extremely popular Hollywood couple, although she wound up bed-ridden for much of her last seven years, thanks to her compulsive need to be rail-thin. Died at home of pneumonia brought on by anorexia nervosa on Christmas Eve, with her brother-in-law John by her side. Lionel never remarried and had a complete breakdown following her death. Ultimately the two were buried side-by-side. Inner: Obsessed with her weight and figure, possibly as an antidote to her previous large-boded go-round in this series. Lively performer, relishing in both applause and the challenge of each new role. Self-defeating lifetime of finding fulfillment both publicly and privately, only to self-destruct around an innate sense of insecurity about her physical presence, brought on by her diminutive size and a need to feel in full control of all aspects of herself. Elizabeth Conyngham, Marchioness Conyngham (Elizabeth Denison) (1769-1861) - English royal mistress. Outer: Father was a cloth merchant who became a wealthy banker. Eldest of three known children, with a younger brother and sister. Grew up in privilege and in 1784, married an Irish peer, Henry Conyngham. In the early years of their marriage, they were considered downscale, with her merchant origins held against her. Nevertheless, she was socially ambitious, and able to use her voluptuous beauty to excellent advantage in ultimately elevating the status of both herself and her husband so that she eventually moved in the same circles as the Prince of Wales, the future George IV (Warren Beatty), whom she had set her sights on. Acquired a host of lovers, including future Tsar Nicholas I (Master P). Had two sons and two daughters who survived into adulthood. Became George IV’s favorite mistress in 1820, when he got rid of her predecessor. Large-bodied at the time, she became the subject of caricaturists and wits, nicknaming her “La Regnante" and “the Vice Queen.” Her husband was given a peerage in 1821, and made a member of the privy council, along with a host of other posts, while the entire family lived with the king at his expense. The recipient of continual gifts, she also had strong influence at court, gaining appointments for friends. As soon as the king died in 1830, however, her and her spouse’s power completely disappeared, and he died two years later. Excluded from court afterwards, although continued to live well, lasting until her 90s, and outliving all but one of her children. Inner: Shrewd, highly materialistic and extremely ambitious, with the beauty and drive to make her dreams realities. Manipulative lifetime of aiming high from what were considered vulgar origins, and earning a curious place in English her/story as a woman very much in control of her existence, thanks to a drive and determination well in keeping with her lofty aspirations. Mary Villiers Stuart, duchess of Lennox and Richmond (1622-1685) - English noblewoman. Outer: Father was George Villiers, the Duke of Buckingham (Warren Beatty). Mother was (Annette Bening), the daughter of the duke of Rutland, and a fabulously wealth heiress. Oldest of 4, with 3 younger brothers, the eldest of whom died in infancy, while the youngest, who was posthumous, died in battle. The middle, George Villiers (Alistair Reynolds) would become the 2nd Duke of Buckingham, after his father was assassinated in 1628. Her mother declared herself a Catholic afterwards, and wed an Irish Catholic, which so incensed the king that her guardianship was given to the Herbert family, to whose son Charles, she had been betrothed. Known as ‘Mall’ as a child, she was godchild to the king, James I (Kenneth Tynan), and had early access to court circles, participating in masques from the age of 8, while enjoying a royal upbringing, in the hopes of becoming a queen herself, per her sire’s wishes. In 1635, she married Charles Herbert, in a joyless, and probably unconsummated union which ended the following year when her husband succumbed to smallpox while abroad. In 1637, she was married to the king’s cousin, James Stuart, fourth duke of Lennox, who added the title 1st duke of Richmond, four years later. One son and one daughter from the union, which was marked by her spouse’s depressive nature. Settled in Kent, while remaining prominent at court, where she was a celebrated beauty, and the object of both poetic and artistic veneration. When Civil War broke out between the Parliamentarians and the Royalists, her estates were confiscated and she joined Queen Henrietta Marie (Queen mother Elizabeth) in Holland in exile, before returning to England in 1643. May have had a romance with Prince Rupert of the Rhine, during this period. Lost a brother in battle in 1648, and in 1655, her husband died, leaving her in debt. Went to France afterwards, where she involved herself in Royalist intrigues, and lost her son in Paris in 1660, at which point she returned to England. Converted to Catholicism, and in 1662, she was made a lady of the bedchamber to the dowager queen mother, Henrietta Marie. Despite being paid in full for her debts by the crown, her financial difficulties continued. In 1664, she married Col. Thomas Howard, the brother of the earl of Carlisle, and an inconstant husband, which strained their otherwise felicitous union. Became involved in royal intrigue between the restored Charles II (Peter O’Toole) and his sister, and remained a member of the dowager’s entourage until the latter’s death in 1669. Lost her daughter the following annum, and three years later was granted a pension of £1000 a year for life. In 1678, her husband passed on, and she spent the rest of her life focusing on her powers of expression. Penned poetry, while serving as a literary patroness, and was the reputed Ephelia, publishing a book of verse under that name in 1679. Died after a long unspecified illness. Inner: Narcissistic, charismatic, with a good sense of humor, a theatrical personality and a familial propensity for intrigue and clandestine activity. Loved masquerade and impersonation, often disguising herself, while taking on a host of identities. Highly privileged lifetime of being at the epicenter of her century’s various political struggles, while suffering great loss, and great elevation, as a theatrical character and social butterfly of the first order, during a time when high drama ruled her highly public world. Mary Tudor (1496-1533) - Queen of France. Outer: Daughter of King Henry VII (Rupert Murdoch) of England and Queen Elizabeth. One of three surviving children out of 7, along with Henry VIII (JAmes Packer) and Margaret Tudor (Doris Lessing) the future queen of Scotland. A delicate child, her mother died when she was 7. Originally betrothed to future HRE Charles V (Napoleon Bonaparte), but the engagement was broken off for political reasons, by her brother. Considered a remarkable beauty. Had a tenuous social position, but made the most of it. Hated her sister-in-law, Anne Boleyn (Katherine Hepburn), who had once been her maid of honor. In love with Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk (Warren Beatty), but given in marriage to Louis XII (Ferdinand Foch) of France. Made her brother promise she could wed Charles when Louis died, and aided that wish considerably when he wore himself out on their wedding night and expired shortly afterwards. Before she could be used as a political pawn again, she secretly married her true love in 1515, much to the displeasure of the kings of England and France, 3 children from union, and the duo lived in a quiet and relatively happy state ever after, with her husband regaining their old social position by supporting Henry’s divorce and subsequent ecclesiastical policies. Inner: Beautiful and charming. Romantic lifetime of living out her will and following her true heart, in an age when women had little power over either.


Storyline: The thinking man’s icon manages to handle a notoriously rakish but regal partner, and fashion an equally satisfactory public and private life in the process down through time.

Annette Bening (1958) - American actress. Outer: Of German descent on her paternal side and mostly British and Irish on her maternal side. Father was an insurance salesman, who also taught Dale Carnegie courses, mother became a professional church choir soloist in her 40s. Her parents were conservative Republicans and devout Episcopalians. Youngest of 4, with two brothers and a sister in a picture book American household of the time. Enjoyed a happy childhood, with lots of pretend play, and wanted to be an actress from junior high school onward, although it took her into her 30s to find her true self, having been taught to please others as a child.Her family moved from the mid-west to San Diego when she was 7. Lazy, not particularly ambitious in high school. 5’ 8 1/2”, slim, with blue eyes and light brown hair. Educated at Mesa College then served as a cook on a charter boat for several months to pay for tuition. Received her B.A. at San Francisco State Univ. and the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. In 1984, she married actor Steve White, and moved to Colorado, where he ran the Denver Center Theater. Moved to NYC in 1986 and made her stage debut that year in “Coastal Disturbances,” and her film debut in a cameo 2 years later, in The Great Outdoors, as her marriage spiraled downward. Had her break-though role in The Grifters, and became known as the ‘thinking man’s sex symbol.’ In 1992, she married the elusive Warren Beatty, 21 years her senior, after appearing with him in Bugsy the previous annum, 3 daughters and a son from the union. Her career slowed down initially after her marriage, then, following a readjustment to domesticity, it began picking up again, with both selected stage and screen appearances which were all well-received. Despite the desire for a large screen career, she has kept her children as a priority, in a careful balancing of a well-wrought public and private life.Along with her husband, deeply bothered when her eldest daughter Kathlyn announced she was transgendering to Stephen on her 18th birthday in 2010, although she was far more willing to be supportive of the decision than her spouse. Inner: Poised and confident and intensely private. Very selective of her roles, she gave a notably electric performance in 2017’s Twentieth Century Woman which has been called the most feminist film ever written by a man. Has a net worth of nearly $50 million. Inner: Poised and confident and intensely private. Strongly feminist, with the ability to balance motherhood with career, both of which are important to her. Public/private lifetime of hooking up with longtime love after first establishing her own independent career, and then returning to that career in even more noticeable fashion, once having secured her private life with him. Mary Mannering (Florence Friend) (1876-1953) - English/American actress. Outer: From a well-to-do family. Had a governess, and was educated privately, before coming under the tutelage of American actor Hermann Vein. Spent a four year apprenticeship on the English stage, under her own name, making her debut in 1892 in “Hero and Menander,” and working mostly in the provinces. Took her nom de stage from her father’s mother’s maiden name. Crossed the Atlantic at the behest of producer Daniel Frohman (Bob Weinstein), and made her NY debut in 1896 in “The Courtship of Vinnie,” as part of his Lyceum Theater Company. Secretly married matinee idol James Hacked (William Shatter) in 1897. One daughter from the union which ended in divorce in 1910. Remarried Frederick Wadsworth, a Detroit industrialist the following annum, after he created a minor scandal by divorcing his wife for her, and retired soon afterwards from the Broadway stage, at the height of her popularity, to devote her life to her husband’s civic and business concerns, taking on the title of vice-president of the Michigan Boat Works, through which she helped design cottages for his workers. Lost her husband in 1927, and eventually moved to Los Angeles, where she died. Never a big star, but always capable of polished, highly professional performances. Inner: Charming, lively, gentle and refined. Bridge lifetime of making the stage central to her earlier existence, before becoming involved in civic and business affairs. Maria Fitzherbert (Maria Anne Smythe) (1756-1837) - English morganatic royal wife. Outer: Eldest child of an old Catholic family, with four brothers and a sister. Father had been a soldier, before becoming a landholder. Educated at an Ursuline convent in Paris. Met Louis XV (Mikhail Gorbachev) as a child and charmed him. Short, with golden curls, with a tendency towards heft, which translated into obesity in her later years. Married at 19 to Edward Weld, a rich Catholic landowner some 16 years her senior, but he died after a year. Remarried in her early 20s, but her second husband, Thomas Fitzherbert, who was a decade older, died after 3 years, although he left her a considerable income, as well as a residence, allowing her to become a prominent society figure. One son from the union, who died young. Met future king George IV (Warren Beatty) who fell madly in love with her, stabbing himself in a faux suicide attempt to prove it. Fled abroad to escape his intense passion, then returned when he promised to marry her, although the secret marriage, in her late 20s, was not officially recognized. Maintained separate residences for appearance sake in Brighton and London. Discretion and dignity won her the approval of the entire royal family. A minor actress, she had 10 children by him according to some accounts, and none according to others, but he became abusive and philandering as her figure spread from either constant childbirth or a natural tendency towards weight gain. Lived together for nearly two decades, and fought to have her marriage recognized by the Pope. The two reunited, but he rejected her when he became king in 1820. When he died a decade later, however, he was wearing a miniature portrait of her around his neck. Declined his successor, William IV’s (Prince Harry) offer to make her a duchess in 1830. Continued traveling widely into old age, and eventually died at home. Inner: Highly social, but relatively subdued, keeping her emotions private, while using her communication skills to make the best of an unconventional situation. Largely consorted with fellow Catholics, although did not support Catholic Emancipation. Morganatic lifetime of trying to retain her power with longtime partner at his most dissolute and lordly. Katherine Villiers, Duchess of Buckingham and 19th Baroness de Ros (Katherine Manners) (?-1649) - English noblewoman. Outer: Daughter and heiress of the duke of Rutland, making her the richest women in England outside of the royal house. In 1620, over the objection of her father, she married Charles Villiers, the 1st duke of Buckingham (Warren Beatty). Four children from the union, with one daughter, Mary Villiers (Julie Christie) and three sons. The first died in infancy, the second, George Villiers (Aldous Huxley), succeeded to his sire’s title as 2nd duke, and the third, predeceased her, dying in battle. The latter was born posthumously, after her husband was assassinated in 1628. Announced she was a Catholic afterwards, which so incensed the king, Charles I (George VI), that he took her children away from her to be raised by guardians. In 1632, her progenitor died and she succeeded to his ancient barony. Three years later, she married an Irish peer, Randal MacDonnell, the 1st Marquess of Antrim, and was briefly involved with the intrigues of Irish rebels during the time of the English Civil Wars. Following the Catholic uprising in Ulster, she moved further south, where she eventually died intestate. Inner: High-spirited and highly independent, with a noted wit. Well-connected lifetime of linking up with longtime family members, and then showing her refusal to bend before royal authority, in a nose-thumbing display of her own fierce rebellious will.



Storyline: The feisty free spirit finally gets his act together after many a life of dissipating his talents to become a beloved icon, while still maintaining his sporting man’s sensibilities when not engaged in his serious and playful pursuit of craft.

Jack Nicholson (1937) - American actor and director. Outer: Illegitimately conceived. Grandmother owned a beauty parlor and raised him after his father, an alcoholic, had deserted the family. Long thought she was his mother, and his mother and aunt, both happy-go-lucky dreamers, were his older sisters. His grandmother, nicknamed ‘Mud’ for mother, made sure he always lived in decent neighborhoods. Finally found out the truth from his sister, when his father tried to contact him, while his mother died without ever divulging her true role in his life.5’9”, with hazel eyes and dark brown hair. Visited his sister in California and became an office boy at MGM’s cartoon department, before training with the Players Ring Theater. Began his career performing on stage and playing in TV soap operas. Made his film debut in 1958 in a Roger Corman thriller, Cry Baby Killer, and subsequently appeared in a host of horror and motorcycle films of that low-budget maestro’s, before he began producing and writing in that genre along with a partner. Married actress Sandra Knight in his mid-20s, divorced 5 years later, one daughter from union. Had his breakthrough role after a decade of knocking around Hollywood in the surprise hit Easy Rider, playing a dropout pot-smoking lawyer. Quickly emerged as one of Hollywood’s favorite stars, winning the 1975 Best Actor Oscar for his role as a sociopathic free spirit in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Continually played the eternal outsider, with strong emotional and well-felt characterizations. Won 2 more Oscars, the first in 1983 for Best Supporting Actor in Terms of Endearment and his second Best Actor 15 years later for As Good As It Gets. Close friend of actor Warren Beatty. Equally free-spirited off the set, with a longtime relationship with actress Anjelica Huston, while tomcatting galore in his secondary persona as “Jack.” Fathered a child with actress Susan Anspach, which she later divulged in 1996, during a legal dispute between the pair. Also fathered 2 children out-of-wedlock including actress Lorraine and eventually married their mother, Rebecca Broussard, although separated from her and took up with much younger actress Lara Flynn Boyle, a fellow free spirit. Also a director of several films that showed his unique sensibilities, although none were well-received at the box office. Able to maintain his high profile career for over 3 decades, although some of his later roles were more caricatures than characterizations. In 1994, he was given the American Film Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award. An inveterate sports fan, and a highly visible presence as a Los Angeles Laker basketball team aficionado. Admitted to slowing down in his 60s, although remains a romantic and love junkie at heart. By 70, he was worth an estimated $140 million. Inner: Extremely creative, a highly gifted actor with the ability to infuse his roles with an energy, anger and dynamism that make most of his movies come alive. Opinionated, well-informed, with three adjacent homes in Los Angeles, as symbol of his need for both change and constancy. Curiously insecure at the start of each film, before grasping his characters and bringing them to life. Conservative in his zeitgeist if not his lifestyle, with an uninhibited flair for fun. You-do-know-Jack lifetime of finally bringing all his skills together without self-destructing in the process for a memorable career both on and off-screen. Tex Rickard (George Lewis Rickard) (1870-1929) - American boxing promoter. Outer: Parents were pioneers from Illinois, who settled in Kansas. His family moved to Texas when he was 4, and his father, who was a millwright, died when he was 10, making him the main support for his mother. One of six children, with two brothers and three sisters. Grew up in the saddle and worked as a cowboy, while receiving little formal schooling, and lots of rough’n’tumble experience. Tall, with a bland, smooth-skinned face, twinkling deep-set gray-blue eyes, and an impish smile. At 23, he was elected town marshal of Henrietta, Texas, and was able to handle the job without gunplay. In 1894, he married Leona Bittick, daughter of a local physician, who died in childbirth the following year, as did the son she produced. In 1895, he headed up to Alaska for the Klondike gold rush, working initially as a bartender. Operated gambling houses in Dawson City for 4 years, and made 1/2 million dollars, but lost his fortune buying worthless claims. Built up collateral for a second successful gambling house and saloon, before heading for the warmth of California after eight years in the cold. Married Edith Mae Myers in 1902, one child from the union, who died in 1907. Liked to dress like a dandy, and effect Western speech, while rarely talking about his private life. Established a casino in a Nevada mining town, and in order to publicize his undertaking, promoted a lightweight championship bout, which proved so successful, he became a promoter and referee of bigtime fights, always offering them as elementary dramas of good versus evil. Guaranteed seats to his paying customers, making him trustworthy and his name respected. In 1910, he went to Paraguay and bought a ranch there, dividing his time between North and South America. Promoted the championship defense of African-American heavyweight Jack Johnson (Magic Johnson) against former white title holder, Jim Jeffries (Vin Diesel), trumpeting the race difference. In 1920, he had NYC’s Madison Square Garden at his behest, and put up the first million dollar boxing show, between Jack Dempsey and Georges Carpentier the following year, which was probably the high point of his career. During this period, he went to trial after being accused of luring underaged girls to the pied a terre he kept above Madison Square Garden, but was acquitted. His wife died in 1925, and he married a third time in 1926, to Maxine Hodges, a Broadway actress three decades his junior, one daughter from the union, whom he worshiped. His wife got him to relax more, and he bought a yacht, took up golf, and purchased a home near Miami. At the same time, he was awarded a National Hockey League franchise, which was named “Tex’s Rangers.” It was an immediate success and ultimately became the NY Rangers, one of the mainstays of the NHL. Drew a $2 million dollar gate in 1927 through the Dempsey-Gene Tunny bout, the last time that figure would be broached until the 1970s. Sought out female boxing fans through his promotions, and organized numerous bouts for charities so as to ensnare socially prominent patrons. Able to handle large crowds and think in large terms. Helped Nat Fleischer start “Ring” magazine, and compiled the first top-ten-contender ratings for it, which would become a boxing staple afterwards. Died following an appendix operation while trying to promote a contender challenger for the vacated heavyweight throne, having roared through the 20s to a sudden and unexpected end from peritonitis, which came about because of a deadly fear on his part of being put under the scalpel. His body was viewed by 15,000 in Madison Square Garden, and he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990. Inner: Aggressive and exploitative, a born promoter, with a great sense of showmanship, and nerves of steel. Inveterate smoker and a man of simple tastes, who liked to drink but never showed himself to be drunk. Always wore a fedora, in lieu of being near bald, and never lost his temper. Loved to have the higher social strata search him out for tickets. Getting-it-together lifetime centering around his ability to draw people to violent drama, and playing off their fears and prejudices, while showing a facility for garnering money and a remarkably careless attitude towards it once he had it. William Douglas, 3rd Earl of March and 4th Duke of Queensberry (1724-1810) - English noble and sporting-man. Known as ‘Old Q.’ Outer: Only son of the 3rd Earl of March. His sire died when he was 7, and he succeeded to his earldom. As a schoolboy, he was famed for his London escapades, and later was notorious for his dissolute life. Very close friend of the future English king, George IV (Warren Beatty). A diehard sport’s fan, he tried to elevate horse-racing into a science, and had great luck as a bettor. As an early mentor of Charles James Fox (David Lloyd George), he was probably somewhat responsible for some of his profligate ways. Also a liberal patron of Italian opera, less for its music than his priapic fascination with its singers and dancers. Remained a bachelor his entire pleasure-loving life, and a member in excellent standing of the Hellfire Club. Became a representative peer for Scotland in his late 30s, and served as vice-admiral of Scotland for 9 years, beginning in his early 40s. Succeeded his cousin as duke of Queensberry in his early 50s and was raised to the British peerage 8 years later. From 1760 he was lord of the bedchamber for George III (Jeffrey Archer), and was removed from his office in 1789, for daring to recommend a regency at the king’s growing insanity. In his last years, he was confined to his London home, and wound up paying a physician a tidy sum for every day he kept him alive, with the promise of absolutely nothing should he die, giving the latter excellent motivation to extend him as long as he could. Despite having any number of illegitimate children, he left no recognized issue, and his titles were scattered at his death. Inner: Dissolute, easily irritated, and foul mouthed in extremis, but highly intelligent. Sporting-man lifetime of giving voice to his penchant for pleasure, in preparation for more artistic expression in later lives in this series. Nathan Field (Nathaniel Field) (1587-1619?) - English actor. Outer: Father was a reverend and the author of a violent attack on theatrical entertainment. Brother with his name died 6 years before his birth. Eldest sibling became a bishop. Attended St. Paul’s School in London and in his early teens became a member of the Children of the Queen’s Revels, remaining with the company throughout its various incarnations for the next 16 years, becoming one of its 6 principal comedians. Made his debut in 1612 in A Woman is a Weathercock. Later joined the King’s Men, possibly replacing William Shakespeare (William Butler Yeats) on its acting rolls. Although an outstanding actor, he was equally well-known for his wild and dissipated lifestyle, and after a scandal in his early 30s, he was forced to quit the stage, and died shortly thereafter. The author of 2 plays, he also collaborated with several well-known playwrights of the time. Inner Immensely talented but equally predisposed towards self-destruction, with the latter tendency ultimately prevailing. Unintegrated lifetime of uninhibited acting both onstage and off, gaining equal reputation for his wicked, wicked ways as well as for his consummate craftsmanship whenever he dedicated himself to his chosen profession.


Storyline: The charming channel masters the art of being a deceptive vessel so that others can project their hopes and fears through him, before slipping off into the fog of his own fantasies following his curtain call as genial host with the most perplexing personality ever to commandeer the world’s attention.

Ronald Reagan (1912-2004) - American President and actor. Outer: Son of an alcoholic shoe salesman who was also a heavy smoker and a poor provider so that his family wound up on relief during the Depression. Mother was Scotch-Irish and a devout member of the Disciples of Christ, giving her sons their faith and her interest in amateur theater. Father was Irish Roman Catholic. Younger of two brothers. Had a difficult birth, and his mother was advised afterwards to have no more children. First performed as a child in church skits put on by his mother. Found his father drunk and spread-eagled in the snow at the age of 11, and hefted him home, seeing it as his own rite of manhood. 6’1”, with blue eyes and dark brown hair, as well as handsome and charismatic, a popular athlete in high school, and a lifeguard, notching 77 saved lives on his bathingsuit belt. Graduated Eureka College with a degree in economics and sociology, and became a sports announcer, fabricating live action from feeds for a Des Moines radio station. Came to Hollywood in his mid-20s and signed a 7 year contract with Warner Bros. Played romantic leads in B pictures, beginning with Love Is on the Air, in a largely unchallenging career whose one memorable moment was in his portrayal of a dying athlete asking his coach to win one more for the Gipper, in the 1940 biopic, Knute Rockne - All-American. A liberal Democrat during most of his 3 decade career as Hollywood hunk filler material. After meeting on the set of Brother Rat, he married actress Jane Wyman in his late 20s, one daughter and one adopted son from the union, as well as a daughter who died shortly after birth, which effectively ended the marriage. Extremely nearsighted, which saved him from combat duty and instead he served in the USAAF in WW II making training films and seeing no combat. On his return to Hollywood, he was elected President of the Screen Actor’s Guild during moviedom’s anti-communist furor and labor troubles, while campaigning for Democratic candidates. Devastated when his wife left him, after 8 years of marriage, citing his constant talk of politics bored her. In his early 40s, he married actress Nancy Davis, daughter Patti Davis, and son Ronald Jr. from the union. A heart-to-heart talk with his father-in-law changed his political orientation 180 degrees to Republican. A distant father himself - he failed to recognize his adopted son Michael after giving a speech at his high school commencement and asked to shake his hand - but totally enthralled with his mate, after initially feeling pressure to marry her because she was pregnant. His moribund career was revived by his host and pitchman duties on TV for several series during the 1950s and 1960s. Became a staunch conservative in his early 50s, near the end of his Hollywood days. Also owner of a 688 acre California ranch, where he could engage in his fantasy as the hero/cowboy, using his physical labors as his primary form of relaxation. When asked before he won his first elective office, about what kind of administrator he would be, he said, “I don’t know. I’ve never played a governor.” Elected governor of California in his mid-50s, serving for two terms and becoming, in the process, a symbol of conservative resistance to the out-of-control permissiveness of the Vietnam protest era. Narrowly lost a primary bid for the presidency in 1976, before finally winning the White House in his late 60s, handily defeating Pres. Jimmy Carter, and then gaining a landslide second term in his reelection bid in 1984, over Walter Mondale. Code-named Rawhide by the Secret Service. Survived an assassination attempt in his first year, which greatly enhanced his popularity and ability at personal resurrection. The assassin, John Hinckley, fired five shots that missed, but a second shooter was seen above him on a roof. He was later cropped from pictures of the incident. Conspiracy theories abound that it was a warning from the globalists not to interfere in their financial manipulations. Supposedly died on the operating table and was revived, keeping alive the 20 year cycle of presidential deaths in office, begun in 1840, and perhaps, breaking it. Despite being characterized as absent and superficial, he served as an effective front for far more astute political aides, many of whom resigned under charges of corruption. A hands-off chief executive who would often fall asleep during meetings, he largely served as a symbolic announcer for conservative ideologues, while championing the decade of greed of the 1980s, in which a monstrous national debt of $1.4 trillion was rolled up, the divisions between rich and poor multiplied geometrically, the Cold War between East and West ended and the New Deal was effectively dismantled. In the process, he became one of the most beloved presidents of any era to his vast network of admirers, thanks more to his affable style than his often contradictory substance. Served as a champion of corporate capitalism, where money trumped everything, an ideology which would remain in force long after he left office. Closely protected by his wife, who acted as his buffer against the world, using astrology to schedule many of his presidential transactions. Engineered the largest defense buildup in American peacetime his/story, and cut back many government programs, while championing all anti-communist governments, no matter their excesses. In his second term, he suffered a scandal when it was revealed that he had sold weapons to Iran, in order to fund Nicaraguan rebels, contra to Congress’s specific ban on helping them. Excelled at personal diplomacy, favorably impressing other world leaders, particularly Britain’s Margaret Thatcher and Russia’s Mikhail Gorbachev, with his genuinely likable personality, and was never adverse to going against ideology when pragmatics demanded it. Tarnished his image on leaving office by accepting a huge speaking fee from Japan, then gradually faded out of the limelight, slipping into Alzheimer’s disease and his own personal oblivion. His illness, however, managed to bring his family closer together, despite bitter books written by rejected children. Wrote his aptly titled autobiography in 1965, “Where’s the Rest of Me?” The publication of his letters, during this period, revealed a greater grasp of issues than his tenures of office ever did. Died of pneumonia and complications from Alzheimer’s, after a decade struggle with the disease. Inner: Seemingly sincere and innocent, with a simplistic view of the world. Prone to fantasy his entire life, preferring form to substance and image to idea. Excellent storyteller, genial, well-socialized, but virtually unknowable,even to his children and political intimates. Initially felt that sex was tinged with evil, although was inspired by the morality of primitive peoples never exposed to civilization to get past his fears. Firm believer in the apocalyptic fantasies of fundamentalist Christianity, although rarely went to church. Master at conciliation, negotiation and compromise, despite public stances to the contrary. Had a near-photographic memory, until the onset of Alzheimer’s and felt his assassination survival meant God had a higher purpose for him. Great love of physical activity, and a firm believer in the basic goodness of people. Deceptive vessel lifetime of serving as a willing and effective channel for far more driven people than himself, and winding up as a hero to some through his capacity for projecting heroic values from a handsome unreadable shell, and an anathema to others, who equally misread his crypto-complex persona. Leland Stanford (Amasa Leland Stanford) (1824-1893) - American politician and railroad builder. Outer: Father was a prosperous bridge and land contractor, innkeeper and landowner. 4th son in a family of 8. Helped his father on the family farm, attending school only to the age of 12. Taught at home for 3 years by his mother, then returned to school, finishing up at a seminary. Overall, he received a fair education, and was an avid reader when young. 5’11”, ballooning to 268 lbs. later in life. Took to the law at 21, and was admitted to the bar. In 1850, he married Jane Lathrop (Nancy Reagan), the daughter of a respected merchant. One son born late in the union, Leland Stanford, Jr. (Ronald Reagan, Jr.), in a loving marriage. Became a lawyer in Wisconsin, practicing for 4 years in his mid-20s until his law offices burned down. Followed his five brothers, who had migrated to California, and made a fortune off of the gold rush as a merchant, retailing mining supplies and general goods in the Sacramento area. Rose with the incipient Republican Party in California, losing his first two elections in the late 1850s, before becoming the state’s first governor in his mid-30s for a two year term. Although he was an undistinguished chief executive, the position allowed him to promote and then invest heavily in and personally supervise the construction of the Central Pacific Railroad, along with Charles Crocker (Donald Regan) and Collis Huntington (Peter Ueberroth). Often camped out by building sites, which ultimately put great strains upon his body. Became the company’s president, serving in that capacity for over 30 years, while playing a major role in rail lines coming to the West Coast and the Southwest. Present at the pounding in of the golden, actually iron, spike that linked the nation’s railroad in Utah in 1869. Harbored fantasies of national political office, and spent much of his time socializing with people who could aid him in that aim. In effect, he also sponsored the first motion picture ever made, over a bet that a horse has all 4 feet off ground when it is running. Had a series of trip-wire photographs taken by Eadweard Muybridge (Margaret Bourke-White) to prove his point. Devastated when his son Leland, Jr. suddenly died on a European trip in 1884 in his mid-teens, and helped his wife found Stanford Univ. in his memory the following year. Bought a huge ranch, and got into farming and horses on the advice of his doctor, while also infusing Stanford with much of his interest and energy. Elected a U.S. senator in his early 60, he served one full term, although, once again, did little to distinguish himself in office, exercising his real achievements outside the political realm. A long-winded speaker, he relied on clichés and platitudes, although took some progressive stands around education as an equalizer in the disparities between the races. Made a stunted try for the presidency in 1888, and in 1892, flirted with the Populist Party. At the end of his life he searched out healers for a condition of locomotor ataxia a degenerative condition of the spinal cord, that makes walking difficult, and is often accompanied by incontinence and impotence, and died at his ranch of heart paralysis from strains placed on his body through railroad work. Inner: Unusual energy, with a great capacity to work day and night. Friendly, well-read, highly ambitious. Somewhat slow mentally, susceptible to flattery, and platitudinous. Had little talent for business routines, much more the big picture type. Expanding lifetime in the power arena while opening up his personality, as well as his communication skills, through the symbol of railroad work, while trying to tune into the major currents of his times, before redesigning himself in far more effective fashion for the next century’s needs. Ethan Allen (1738-1789) - American general and patriot. Outer: Assumed responsibility for his family farm after the early death of his father in 1755, which prevented him from completing his education. One of 5 brothers, including Ira Allen (Donald Regan). Fought in the French & Indian Wars in his early 20s, and afterwards gained large landholdings that would eventually become the state of Vermont. Ran a successful iron forge, although his deism and aggressive personality soon made him persona non grata in the area. Married Mary Brownson in 1762, 5 children from union, including son Joseph (Ronald Reagan, Jr.), who died as a youngster by drowning. Founded the Green Mountain Boys in 1771, bringing a price on his head by the British, for his arguing that the land should belong to whoever worked it, and should fall under personal jurisdiction. Led the Green Mountain Boys in the American Revolution, becoming the first real hero of the war, although was distrusted for his radicalism by patriotic forces. Tried to capture Montreal with a small band, but was captured himself by the British and wound up brutalized by them in a series of prisons and prisons ships, before his family worked an exchange release for him almost 3 years later, after making him a cause célèbre. Made a colonel by Congress, but withdrew from politics and martial activity after the end of war, while writing a highly popular narrative on his captivity. During his absence, the Green Mountains had declared themselves the state of Vermont, and he became commander in chief of their military forces. His wife died in 1783, and he met his second spouse, Frances Montresor Brush (Nancy Reagan), the following year. The pair enjoyed a happy union, 3 children, including their eldest, Frances Allen (Patti Davis) who ultimately converted to Catholicism, despite her father’s staunch anti-religiosity. Became a violent territorialist in the wake of the Revolution, trying to attain separate statehood for Vermont, and when that failed, he attempted to annex it to Canada. His name still resonates with patriotism and independence despite his operating out of his own strong self-interest. His brothers lost their holdings through taxation when Vermont was made a state 2 years after his death. Had a longheld fascination with Deism, as well as a strong antipathy to the Bible, and ultimately wrote a book on the subject, “Reason, the Only Oracle of Man,” in 1784. The publisher’s building burned down shortly afterwards, consigning most of the copies to flames, which the clergy at the time claimed was divine retribution for his apostasies. Had a fear at the end, that they would make up lies about a death-bed conversion. Either suffered a stroke or fell in a drunken stupor, dying the next day at home, unconverted. Inner: Strong and impulsive. Highly acquisitive martial philosopher, looking for spiritual justification for his on-going interests. Loved to shock people, and wanted to be seen as an Enlightenment philosopher. Thought Judeo-Christian-Islam was a calamity, and he loved to point out biblical contradictions. His incarceration tempered little of his acquisitiveness, although his/story ultimately transformed him into a legend, conveniently ignoring his odd religiosity, as well as his totally self-serving motivations. There-at-the-founding lifetime of operating on the sheer martial level, as well as the eccentric spiritual, in his introduction to the unique dynamics of the New World. James Stanhope, 1st Earl Stanhope (1673-1721) - English general and statesman. Outer: Eldest son of a British diplomat. Educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge. Volunteered for military duty in Flanders in 1694, and had a distinguished military career. Served under the Duke of Marlborough (JFK), rising to the rank of brigadier general and commander of English forces in Spain in 1708. Imprisoned there for nearly 2 years, before returning to England and retaking his seat in Parliament, where he became a leader of the Whig opposition. Married Lucy Pitt, the youngest daughter of the governor of Madras in 1713, 3 sons and 2 daughters from union. Took a leading part in securing the Hanoverian succession in 1714, and was rewarded for his efforts by being appointed secretary of state under George I (Prince Charles), proving to be highly effective diplomat by giving Britain dominance in foreign affairs for a decade and a half, while being unjustly charged with treachery. Added lord of the treasury and chancellor of the exchequer to his political resume. His ministry coincided with the South Sea Bubble scandal, in which James Craggs, Sr. (George H.W. Bush) was deeply involved. Although it played havoc with the British economy, he was not implicated in it, and he died soon after delivering a vehement speech on the subject. Inner: High-minded, liberal, but subject to his own temper. Job well-done lifetime of exercising martial and diplomatic expertise and being well-honored for both, only to have his end career clouded by a corrupt economic bombshell not of his making. Lionel of Antwerp, 1st Duke of Clarence (1338-1368) - English prince. Outer: Of the royal House of Lancaster. 2nd son of 11 children of Edward III (Duke of Wellington) and Queen Philippa (Jane Seymour). Younger brother of Edward the Black Prince (Robert Kennedy) and older brother of John of Gaunt (Lyndon Johnson). Known by the name of his place of birth. As a child he was betrothed to an Irish heiress 6 years his senior, Elizabeth de Burgh (Nancy Reagan), gaining her estates, as well as the title Earl of Ulster before the two were officially wed in 1352. Extremely tall, and handsome, with exceptional strength. One daughter from the union, Philippa (Patti Davis), who would foster the York line that eventually succeeded to the throne in the 15th century, via Edward IV (Ethan Hawke) and Richard III (Evelyn Waugh). Went on several expeditions to France before his wedding, and then was made governor of Ireland in 1361. The following year he was made Duke of Clarence. His father failed to secure the crown of Scotland for him, in his family’s ongoing obsession with that country, while he inherited an equally rebellious domain. Lost his wife in 1363, and gave up on his adopted country 4 years later, after having difficulty in establishing his authority there. Returned to England, swearing he would never go back to Ireland under his own free will, and a second marriage was set up for with him with Violante Visconti, the daughter of the devious Galeazzo Visconti, an Italian prince of Milan, who had promised a huge dowry in order to link up with the royal household of England. Was feted in both France and Italy before marrying her in the summer of 1368, with the aged poet Petrarch (T. S. Eliot), attending his wedding feast. After several months of festivities, he suddenly took ill and died, under strong suspicion that he had been poisoned by his father-in-law. His wife quickly married again soon afterwards. Inner: Truncated lifetime of intimate association with longtime family members, without being given the time or space to have much effect on his age, despite his highborn beginnings and royal potential. William I (1143-1214) - King of Scotland. Outer: Grandson of David I (Dwight Eisenhower). 2nd of 3 sons of a royal Scottish earl, who died when he was about ten. Nothing known of his childhood. Brother of Malcolm IV (Alexander Haig), whom he succeeded at age 22, inheriting a relatively peaceful kingdom, and retaining many of his sibling’s officials. Large and strong, he was known as ‘the Lion,’ from his adopted knight’s emblem of a red lion on a yellow background. Accompanied Henry II (Kathleen Kennedy) of England to France and made alliance with the French king in 1168, then later allied with Henry’s 3 sons against their father. Captured and released after invading Northumberland in 1173, to try to regain his brother’s forfeited inheritance, which made Scotland totally subject to England. Dealt with several rebellions afterwards, and was successful in separating the Scottish Church from its English counterpart and making it beholden only to Rome. In 1186, he married the much younger Ermengarde de Beaumont, the daughter of a viscount who was cousin to Henry via an illegitimate line, although he had to wait until he was 56 for his first legitimate heir, 4 children, including his successor, Alexander II (Vo Nguyen Giap). Had 6 known illegitimate children and many mistresses. An effective bureaucrat and administrator, he enhanced and enlarged his realm, taming Northern Scotland, while hanging onto the throne for nearly 5 decades, an achievement in itself. As a mediocre general, he was forced to submit to English will over his obsession with extending territories into northern England, and at the end of his reign he left Scotland at the same southern parallel that he had found it. Active until life’s end. Inner: Very aware of his majesty and dignity. Good organizational skills with high ambition for himself, although a lack of imagination made him merely a caretaker of traditions handed down to him, which he strengthened and extended. Relied on vivid dreams for guidance. Sobriquet of ‘Lion’ was more wishful thinking than reality, although he was brave in battle, always leading from the front, and had a strong sense of justice. Caretaker lifetime of seeing the limits of rule, and deciding to chase after power his way, in his succeeding lives in this series.


Storyline: The royally loyal spouse proves perfect ballast for her well-loved mate, carefully shepherding his through his rise to power, while slowly integrating her queenly character into the egalitarian demands of a public life in a democracy.

Nancy Reagan (Anne Frances Robbins) (1921?-2016) - American actress and political help/mate. Outer: Mother was an accomplished actress, father was a car salesman, but the duo soon divorced after their only daughter’s birth. Spent her first 2 years traveling to small stages around the country, then was dumped off at an aunt’s house in Maryland for the next 6 years, where she almost died from double pneumonia. Finally reclaimed by her mother, after her remarriage to a Chicago surgeon. Adopted at 16 by her stepfather, a strict disciplinarian, whom she disliked. Her parents, however, served as a template of her own future union, with her mother serving as aggressive helpmate for her husband’s career. 5’4 1/2”, and trim, with dark brown hair and light brown eyes Graduated Smith College, and began performing on stage and then TV in NYC. Signed an MGM contract in her late 20s, as Nancy Davis and became a supporting player in films, making her debut that year in The Doctor and the Girl. Supposedly garnered a reputation during this time for just saying yes to oral sex with a number of prominent Hollywoodians. Graduated to leads, but never captured the public’s heart. In her early 30s, she met Ronald Reagan when her name appeared on a list of communist sympathizers, although it was another left-leaning Nancy Davis, and he wished to clear the matter. Married him in 1952 when pregnant with the first of their 2 children, although let him know immediately she was not domestic in the slightest. Emotionally abusive to her tell-all older daughter, Patti, who later went public with her childhood, describing her mother as a manipulative pill-popper. Enthralled with their son, Ronald Reagan, Jr. who also pursued an entertainment career. Two step-children from her husband’s first marriage. Continued her career until her late 30s, finally retiring from the screen to support her husband’s political career, which had begun when he was elected president of the Screen Actor’s Guild in 1947. The duo eventually bought a huge California ranch. Proved a highly useful help/mate in her husband’s subsequent election to governor of California when she was in her mid-40s, and finally President of the United States in 1980 when she was 60. Code-named Rainbow by the Secret Service. Her regal high-handedness was initially unpopular with the American public during her husband’s presidency, with her emphasis on glamour, wealth and style. Eventually found a greater sense of approval when she began evincing an interest in America’s propensity for ingesting vast amounts of drugs, loaning her own ‘just say no,’ philosophy to the cause. Strongly influenced White House decision-making, and acted as a protector and shield for her sometimes somnolent husband. Spent $3000 a month on astrological spread-sheets after her husband’s survival from an assassination attempt in 1981, and dictated the president’s subsequent schedule according to the stars. Disliked his chief of staff, Donald Regan, and was instrumental in replacing him in his second term, with someone far more pragmatic, effectively saving the latter part of his presidency. In 1987, she underwent a mastectomy for breast cancer, and in 1989, wrote her memoirs, My Turn. Subject of many unflattering portrayals, centering around acquisitiveness and regal behavior, including a Kitty Kelley bio and her own daughter’s thinly disguised novels. Continued as her husband’s protectress after he retired from office and slipped into an Alzheimer’s fog, serving as his public liaison. Her husband’s disability, did, however, bring her family closer together, and she was able to make a reconciliation with her estranged daughter, while carefully manipulating her mate’s twilight performance, and suffering the strains of care-giving in the process. Became a champion of stem-cell research, contra right-wing ideology, during this period. Rarely left her husband’s side during the 10 year ordeal, then made a valiant final showing at his funeral services, in a completion of her own rehabilitation in the public eye. Spent her last decade working at the Reagan Presidential Library. Died at home of congestive heart failure, and was buried next to her beloved spouse at his Presidential Library. Inner: Protectress of the realm, and fiercely devoted to her responsibilities, despite holding values of times past. Strong character, vain, into wealth and power, queen to the core, although able to learn from her mistakes and readjust to unpleasant realities. Learning lifetime of clinging to a queenly self-image, and weathering public rebuke for it, then showing a willingness to compromise for the sake of her husband’s ongoing popularity, before finally opening herself up to her own frailties through her mate’s discomforting decline Jane L. Stanford (Jane Lathrop) (1828-1905) - American political helpmate. Outer: Daughter of a respected merchant, came from a close family. One of 6 children. In her early 20s, she contracted a long and loving marriage to Leland Stanford (Ronald Reagan), one son from union, Leland, Jr. (Ronald Reagan, Jr.). Took care of her father’s last illness, then followed her husband and his brothers out west, supporting his rise to wealth and power. Bought a huge California ranch with her mate, and was an effective, highly social hostess. The early death of their son almost undid her, but her religious feelings carried her through her sense of absolute despair, and she endowed Stanford Univ. as a testimonial to him, and continued to aid it after her husband’s demise in 1893. Became sole trustee, taking a detailed interest in the university’s operation, until she turned over its management to a board of trustees in 1903, with herself as president. Had difficulties with the university president, and in 1905, she may have been poisoned, after taking a sip of Poland water. Left for Hawai’i, where she was poisoned again with strychnine, and died of its affects, although the official version had her succumbing to a heart ailment. Considerable mystery remains around her death, with suspicions on her personal secretary, Bertha Berner (Patti Davis?), who was the only one present both times. Inner: Well-loved and loving in return. Kind and thoughtful. Religious and pragmatic, but interested in spiritualism. Had a close circle of friends and was an enthusiastic letter writer. Support lifetime of giving lasting memorial to a deeply missed son, while suffering deep personal loss in order to open up her heart. Frances Allen (Frances Montresor Brush Allen Buchanan) (1760-1834) - American helpmate. Outer: Father was a captain who was killed in the French & Indian War. Mother remarried and she grew up in New York, in a family with strong Tory connections, via her stepfather. Married her first husband at 16, although he was killed during the revolution, 3 daughters from union. Met and married Ethan Allen (Ronald Reagan) in 1784, 3 children from happy 5 year union, including eldest daughter Fanny (Patti Davis). After her husband’s death in 1789, she moved back to her mother’s home in Westminster, Vermont and 4 years later, married for a third time, to a doctor, then spent years in litigation trying to get back her land, before finally doing so in the early 1800s. Horrified when her daughter Fanny announced she wished to become a nun, she withdrew her from a convent to spend a year at home, but at the end of that time, allowed her to pursue her dream. Spent a largely unrecorded life afterwards, although she had to deal with her daughter’s early death in 1819. Inner: An accomplished musician, she also had a great love of plants, as well as an interest in science. Support lifetime amidst her longtime family, and their alternate eccentricities and predilections for life and death. Elizabeth de Burgh, Duchess of Clarence and Countess of Ulster (1332-1363) - Irish noblewoman. Outer: Mother was the great grand/daughter of Henry III (Jacqueline Kennedy). Her unpleasant father was the Earl of Ulster, and was murdered by some of his tenants because of a feud when she was about a year old. Only child of the union, and the heiress of her family’s vast Irish holdings, as its sole legal heir, although the death of her progenitor precipitated a civil war between family members for the next 5 years. When she was 9, she was promised to Lionel of Antwerp (Ronald Reagan), the 2nd son of Edward III (Duke of Wellington), in a princely matchup that united the bloodlines of the Plantagenets with the Lancastrians. Brought up in England, and married her prince in 1352. One daughter from the union, Philippa (Patti Davis), who would go on to be the great-great-grandmother of the future Edward IV (Ethan Hawke) and Richard III (Evelyn Waugh), of the rival House of York. At one point the poet Geoffrey Chaucer (William Butler Yeats), was a page in her household. After her husband became governor of Ireland, she moved there with him, only to expire prematurely. Inner: Royal lifetime of intimacy with longtime crew, only to exit far too early to leave any kind of mark, save for personal sadness on the part of those closest to her.


Storyline: The also-rising son opens up his parents’ hearts through his early demises, before finally coming through to maturity in a karmic make-over to hone his communication skills and subtle intelligence so as to try to complement his longtime family with an equally engaging public personality.

Ronald Reagan (1958) - American media figure. (Ronald Prescott Reagan) (1958) - American media figure. Outer: Mother was former actress Nancy Davis Reagan, father eventually became President Ronald Reagan. One sister, Patti, who became an actress, while an older half-brother and half-sister were both involved in media and politics. Close relationship with his mother, who doted on him, although his father was somewhat removed, and he never felt a connection with him. Often referred to as Ronald Reagan Jr., although his middle name, Prescott, is different from his sire’s Wilson. Dropped out of Yale Univ. after a semester, to become a ballet dancer, which put his sexual orientation into question, but when his parents came to national prominence, he married Doria Palmieri, a clinical psychologist 7 years his senior to superficially allay any question as to his orientation and pursued a lightweight career as a journalist, television interviewer and public personality, although his public life initially never really took off. His highlight came when he appeared in a skit on “Saturday Night Live,” in his underwear. Code-named Reliant by the Secret Service when his progenitor was president. Dropped the Jr. from his name, and ultimately wound up as a host on the Animal Planet Network. Unrecognized by his father during his downslide into Alzheimer’s, although he gave a moving testimonial to him in his eulogy on his progenitor’s death. Became more outspoken afterwards, as an advocate for stem cell research, and was used at the 2004 Democratic convention, as a strong slap in the face to Pres. George W. Bush and his resistance to 21st century science. Parlayed his name into a dual role as political commentator on MSNBC and radio talk show host at Air America, getting his own eponymous show in 2008. In his 2010 memoir, “My Father at 100,” made claim his sire was in the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s disease towards the end of his second term, a good five years before being officially diagnosed with it. Despite questions about his own sexual orientation, came out strongly against gay marriage, comparing it to bestiality. Became a spokesman for the Freedom From Religion Foundation as a confirmed atheist, announcing in an ad, he wasn’t afraid of burning in hell. Inner: Good-natured, sensitive, good communicator and at ease in his public roles. Opening up lifetime of being given the freedom to express far more of himself while being subject to the public eye, than he heretofore had been allowed. Leland Stanford, Jr. (1868-1884) - American political offspring. Outer: Only son of Jane Stanford (Nancy Reagan) and Leland (Ronald Reagan). Very attached to his mother, to whom he bore a striking resemblance. Good student, with an interest in the arts. As a teen, he suddenly got sick on a European trip, and died, much to the shock and dismay of his loving parents, particularly his mother. His early death at age 15 inspired his progenitors to found Stanford University in his name, after he appeared in dreamworld form to his father, saying, “you can do so much better for your fellow man than I.” Inner: Delicate and sensitive, imbued with a good mind and a strong aesthetic, although ultimately opted to express it in memorium rather than direct action. Candle in the wind lifetime of self-sacrifice to the advancement of culture in his name, choosing early death to inspire learning, while opening up his mother’s heart through the deep wound of familial loss. Joseph Allen (1765-1778) - American martial offspring. Outer: Son of Ethan Allen (Ronald Reagan). Grew up in a warrior home during the period of the American Revolution, and experienced his father’s capture and disappearance for 3 years. Drowned when he was a teenager, much to his father’s eternal regret. Inner: Probably felt self too sensitive for a warrior household. Abbreviated lifetime of plunging into his own oversensitivity and being overwhelmed by it, while once again, opening up his father’s heart through devastating loss. Probably served as a karmic lesson in warriordom, where excess bloodshed of the past has to be personally experienced by parental figures in order to give them more of a balanced view of giving and taking life.


Storyline: The refractory rebel continually thumbs her nose at her parents’ beliefs, while alternating employing exposition with good works, to ultimately rediscover her heart for them, and for herself.

Patti Davis (Patricia Ann Reagan) (1952) - American writer and actress. Outer: Mother was Nancy Reagan, and father was Ronald Reagan. One younger brother, Ronald, Jr., who was clearly his mother’s favorite. Found her father distant, and her mother a pill-popping despot. initially embarrassed at being a child of celebrities. Alienated from her parents, both emotionally and politically, with a liberal take on the antics of the 60s. 5’8”, and willowy, with dark brown hair and brown eyes. Went to private school, then Northwestern University before transferring to USC. Decided to try her mother’s craft, and became an actress, making her debut in 1970 in Raising the Roof, although soon found, that was not the proper venue for her, particularly with all her pent-up anger. Lived with a member of the Eagles, and co-wrote one of their songs. Adopted her mother’s maiden name in 1974, wanting something of her own. Suffered a nervous collapse during her father’s inauguration ceremonies in 1981, then did some TV work. Code-named Ribbon by the Secret Service. In 1984, she married Paul Grilly, her yoga instructor, divorced 6 years later. During his father’s presidency, she began penning roman a clefs about her parents, which caused further estrangement from her mother, and at 41, to top off her familial apostasies, she posed nude for Playboy magazine, appearing sans clothes on the cover, with a pair of black hands over her breasts, in an ultimate nose/thumbing gesture at the seeming conservative propriety of her progenitors. It would not be until her sire’s slippage off into Alzheimer’s, that she would reunite with her mother, as their shared sense of loss finally drew them together and healed the rifts between them. Felt closest to her father at his life’s near-end when the the two sat together in total silence while he was lost in his own fog. The author of several novels, including one with a lesbian theme, which she had to self-publish, since no house showed any interest in it. Inner: Rebellious, angry, articulate, and for much of her existence, among the walking wounded. Ultimately healing lifetime of finally finding heart between her and her mother, after many a go-round of confusion around her powerful progenitors. Fanny Allen (Frances Margaret Allen) (1784-1819) - American nun. Outer: Eldest child of Frances Allen (Nancy Reagan) and Ethan Allen (Ronald Reagan). Eldest of 3 and only 5 when her father, a professed atheist, died. Grew up in Vermont, and evinced her father’s sense of skepticism, as well as her mother’s interest in the natural world around her. Her mother remarried a doctor, who, like her father, was adverse to expressions of religiosity. Attended Middlebury Seminary, then, in 1807, she went to Montreal ostensibly in order to study French, although she also wanted to sate a curiosity she had about Roman Catholicism. While there, she had a supernatural epiphany when she was unable to step into a sanctuary dedicated to the Christ, and converted to Catholicism, which probably sent her deist father spinning in his grave. Received instruction and was baptised, and felt an ineluctable draw towards the religious life. Her parents immediately withdrew her from the convent, but after a year with them, she had not changed her mind, and returned to Montreal to become the first woman born in New England to become a nun. Went on to serve as a sister for the Religious Hospitalers of Saint Joseph. and spent the rest of her life dealing with the sick and indigent. Died of consumption. Inner: Saintly lifetime of totally running again her father’s beliefs, in a successful attempt to purge and cleanse herself through good works. Philippa Plantagenet, Countess of Ulster (1355-1382) - Irish/English noblewoman. Outer: Descendant on both sides of her family from the royal household of England, through its Plantagenet line and its Lancastrian line. Born in a castle she was the only daughter of Lionel of Antwerp (Ronald Reagan), the son of Edward III (Duke of Wellington) and Elizabeth de Burgh (Nancy Reagan), an Irish heiress, who died when her daughter was quite young. Her father went to Italy for a second marriage, and either expired from the climate or was poisoned there when she was 13, leaving her an orphan, although the heiress to large estates. In 1368, she married Edmund Mortimer, the third Earl of March, and through her male progeny, she was the great-great-grandmother of the future Edward IV (Ethan Hawke), who brought the House of York to the English throne a century or so hence. 5 children all told. Little else is recorded of her life, which like her parents was relatively brief. Inner: Cog in the wheel lifetime of serving as a conduit from one royal house to another, the Lancastrians to the Yorkists, as a member of a longtime family, which, on this go-round, she barely had time to enjoy or as is her usual case, tangle with.



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