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This Behind-the-Scenes Tell-All About Doubling for Celebrity Superstars Also Reveals the Compelling Life Story of an Insecure Hollywood Arrival Who Rises to the Top of Her Field, But Pays a Hefty Price.
- Big Egos collide with the surprising kindness of superstars.
Discover the magic and the tragic stories of many great films & TV shows through the eyes of a stuntwoman. Dalton reveals what it took to hang over cliffs, get hit by a moving car, drop from five stories up, dodge an avenue full of speeding cars--and to ignore the Universe's more gentle prompts that it was time to quit and follow her passion into acting full-time or teaching acting.
The resulting career-ending spinal injury has a story of its own, how she researched medical and alternative paths that form the heart of what she shares with the world today. "What stands out in this book is the indomitable spirit the author has, despite the extraordinary price she paid for her stellar career--including misogyny, a miscarriage, and a life-long back injury. And each juicy story she relays in her fascinating chronicle, brings home an important life lesson for the reader--one that she learned the hard way.
- Stunt Gal Lisa Dalton tattles about humorous and harrowing tales culled from over 200 films, television shows and commercials including
- Money Pit
- Crocodile Dundee
- Married to the Mob
- Legal Eagles
- The Last Dragon
- Saturday Night Live
- The Highlander
- World According To Garp
Working with or doubling such superstars as Meryl Streep, Cher, Madonna, Grace Jones, Robert Redford, Katherine Hepburn, Sean Connery, Tom Hanks, Chevy Chase, Robin Williams, Ed O'Neill, Michelle Pfeiffer and more.
From a bullied, dyslexic, messy, freckle-faced, klutzy pixie, Lisa Loving Dalton grew into a statuesque and skillful stuntwoman, actor, director, teacher, author, filmmaker, leadership and life coach, and ceremonial minister. Always seeking and finding the silver lining, she has made the most of whatever life threw at her. She says, “I spill stuff, trip and drip all of the time so I made a career out of it. My advice: Embrace what is as perfect.”
Dalton appeared in more than 200 films, television shows and commercials in New York, Hollywood and Texas, including work in Ghostbusters, Money Pit, Crocodile Dundee, Married to the Mob, FX, Legal Eagles, and Splash on the big screen and ER, HBO’s Carnivale, Dr. Quinn and Melrose Place among her many TV credits.
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Seeing Eyes with Hi, Hi, Hi’s
By Lisa Loving Dalton
As a stunt gal, I came up against fear on a regular basis. So I love to write about things that can calm fear.
My puppy greets me passionately each and every time I come and go, yet people don’t greet each other as well as they greet their pets. If we did, life would change. We can give each other at least that one moment of direct connection if we want the rewards it brings. But we have to get over the fear of rejection.
Sometimes, I am only gone for sixty seconds to the mail box and still, the pup is panting, Hi! Hi! Hi! His endearing eyes gaze into mine with delight, furry white tail wagging with zest, “Can I kiss you, mom? Can I? Can I? How about licky kiss, please?” He doesn’t care how fat I am today or whether I have my make up on.
Our pet dogs really see us. That’s perhaps the main reason we love them. They love us and they show it. They show it a lot more than most people show their love. So often, we pass through our daily moments, glazing over those around us while bemoaning the growing sense of isolation in our lives. We fail to greet each other. We fear to meet each other directly.
We come and go without stopping to look straight into each other’s eyes. We neglect to see the cashier, the sales person, our neighbor. We never even notice the server. We rarely stop to breathe and see into the eyes of our loved ones.
Perhaps, worst of all, we never greet ourselves. We look into a reflective surface and we fix ourselves. Whether mirror, window, selfie, or someone’s sunglasses, inevitably the first thing we do is fix what we think is wrong with us. Then we turn on others. It cuts us apart.
Tips for Deeper Connections:
- First thing in the morning, look straight into our own eyes, say Hi, Hi, Hi! and wag your tail. I bet you will smile. Perhaps you are smiling just thinking about how silly it would be. Do this with each reflection you see all day long.
- Look at each person you see, and just for a moment, think or say, Hi, Hi, Hi, and feel your imaginary tail wag. This gets the fun all the way down to your toes, just like a baby’s toes wiggle with delight. The clerk, your spouse, the mail person, see them all.
- Practice this, knowing you can do it fully or just in your imagination. Notice how present you feel. Notice how others respond and connect with you more openly.
- Make a “Hi, Hi, Hi” Selfie and watch it. Make a post-it for your mirror.
- Sometimes men prefer “Hey, Hey.” Try it, you might like it.
Most of us are living lives in search of a connection. Since the Garden of Eden, we have been looking to get past that sense of separation, hoping someone or thing will complete us. With today’s technology, our phones are the things that complete us.
Let’s create a world where people are our primary connections, where we feel seen without judgment. We begin by seeing ourselves and then seeing others.
I love to connect with readers so reach out. Meanwhile, thanks for reading…Bye, bye, bye!