S4E4: You’re My Best Friend | Penny Marshall and Rob Reiner & Carrie Fisher and Paul Simon
A while back, we covered the tumultuous relationship between John McEnroe and Tatum O’Neal and learned something funny: TV legend and record shattering film director Penny Marshall and Hollywood royalty/Star Wars icon Carrie Fisher threw each other a birthday party every year.
This week, we have the not-that-trashy divorces of lifelong best friends Penny Marshall and Carrie Fisher. Stacie has Penny, who was married twice, first to the father of her daughter, and next to fellow TV legend and later film director Rob Reiner. The first lasted three years, the second ten, but it seems that Penny maintained warm ties to both.
Alicia has Carrie, who was in a long relationship with musician Paul Simon that included a brief marriage in the middle. Simon’s song Hearts and Bones documents the end of the relationship, but it sure seems like their love never really died.
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A recent NYT opinion piece on anti-Italian racism in the 19th and early 20th century, by Brent Staples.
The wikipedia page for The March 14, 1891 New Orleans lynchings.
Penny Marshall’s Favorite Mistake: Getting Pregnant at 19. Newsweek, 2012.
Excerpts from Penny’s memoir “My Mother Was Nuts.”
Heavy.com’s Penny and Rob Marriage Facts.
1999 Washington Post interview with Rob Reiner, by Rita Kempley.
Biography.com on the long and wonderful friendship between Carrie Fisher and Penny Marshall. By Brad Witter.
“A Timeline of Carrie Fisher and Penny Marshall’s Enviable Friendship.” Devon Ivie, Vulture.com, December 20, 2018.
“David Bowie Once Crashed Carrie Fisher and Penny Marshall’s Legendary Joint Birthday Party.” Hillary Weaver, Vanity Fair, January 5, 2017.
“Carrie Retakes Hollywood.” Joan Juliet Buck, Vanity Fair, August 1990.
“Carrie Fisher and Paul Simon’s Turbulent Love Affair Detailed in Homeward Bound.” Sam Gillette, People magazine, December 27, 2016.
“Inside Carrie Fisher’s Turbulent, Inspirational Relationship with Paul Simon.” Nick Deriso, Ultimate Classic Rock, December 27, 2016.
Paul Simon: “Hearts and Bones.” Jim Beviglia, American Songwriter, April 16, 2012.