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Old September 13 2013, 09:06 AM   #20
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Re: Is 'Woman In Cafeteria' Janice Rand, or not?

Mario de Monti wrote: View Post
To me her appearance in TMP was the best she ever looked in Trek

Very interesting story by the way. Thanks for telling
No problem.

GLW came out in her TMP costume for Robert Wise's comments and he revealed a dislike of her TOS character from his research, calling her "Kirk's geisha girl" - and then he sent her back to Makeup to have her "glam" makeup removed before her scenes could be filmed. She was distressed because Nichelle, Majel and Persis were permitted glamour makeup - and Persis even had contractual airbrushing for still photos.

Here's a pic of GLW stepping through the doors of International Departures in Sydney, Australia:

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Grace Lee Whitney by Therin of Andor, on Flickr

I took this pic of a glowing Grace Lee Whitney as she departed Australia following her first science fiction convention Down Under (1982). We had just collected her from the domestic air terminal and delivered her to the international terminal. ST II had just opened - she had been saddened not to have been included - but it was at this convention, sitting with a bunch of gregarious, supportive Aussies, that she resolved to go teetotal, although we didn't know it then. Her personal life has been on the improve ever since.

It was with great delight that I read a "Starlog" interview, years later, in which Grace mentioned Aussie fans as the turning point in her life.
Thiptho lapth! Ian (Entire post is personal opinion)
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