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Molly Ringwald

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Molly Ringwald talks about her career, which took off when she starred in the John Hughes high school classics "Sixteen Candles," "The Breakfast Club," and "Pretty in Pink," and about turning 40. In Getting the Pretty Back: Friendship, Family, and Finding the Perfect Shade of Lipstick, she shares personal anecdotes and insights about sex and beauty, personal style, travel and entertaining, motherhood, and friendship.

Molly Ringwald will be reading and signing books
Wednesday, April 28, at 7:00 pm
Bookend
232 East Ridgewood Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ

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Molly Ringwald
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Comments [7]

Chris from Brooklyn, NY

Is she planning on doing any movies soon? I'm not sure if LL asked. I just turned the show on. Also, how hard is it for her to find parts now? Thanks.

Apr. 28 2010 01:51 PM
Howie from Manhattan

OK,Lenny...you've now come out as not only a Dirty Old Man, but a Dirty Old Man with OLD tastes!! Sheesh......the woman was a fantasy of gangly 12 year olds and the rest was pure marketing; the films were far from "touchstones" of a generation. This almost makes the Patti Smith interview make sense!! Next please have on Kathie Lee Gifford!

Apr. 28 2010 01:42 PM
Catherine from Upper West Side

..."Gillian" went into turn-around, and that production had to be abandoned. It resurfaced many years later in a lackluster production with Michele Pfeiffer with a re-worked script by her husband, David Chase.

Apr. 28 2010 01:37 PM
Catherine from Upper West Side

Please ask about the impact on her career/reputation in the Inustry when, in her late teens, she broke her contract and walked away from a project one week before filming was to begin: Peter Bodganovich was directing To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday with Ringwald starring. (The EST stage production had focused on the Father in thee play (David Rasche) rather than the teen (Saray Jessica Parker). Rumor at the time: Warren Beatty (with whom she was just completing a film and with whom she was romantically involved) had presuaded her to never again play a teenager.

Apr. 28 2010 01:35 PM
CJ from NY

Why would she regret leaving TFOL? She had a successful movie career for quite a while. All of the other actresses faded into TV Land obscurity, except maybe Nancy McKeon and Kim Fields. Niether of whom appeared on the Big Screen.

Apr. 28 2010 01:05 PM
hjs from 11211

please ask, does she regret leaving "facts of life" after the first season.

Apr. 28 2010 12:15 PM
Maya Toitova from New York City

Be sure to ask about DEDE ALLEN, the great editor who was so important to making THE BREAKFAST CLUB so complex a study of character...

Apr. 28 2010 10:50 AM

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