shirley maclaine


“At the time we made The Children’s Hour, there were not real discussions about homosexuality. It was about a child’s accusation. It could have been about anything. So none of us were really aware. We were in the mindset of not understanding what we were basically doing. These days there would be a tremendous outcry, as well there should be. The profundity of this subject was not in the lexicon of our rehearsal period even. Audrey and I never talked about this. Isn’t that amazing? Truly amazing.” —Shirley MacLaine