Photo: Myna Wallin Meets Leonard Cohen At Genie Awards – Toronto 1980s


At the after party, there was Leonard, sitting alone. I’ve never been afraid of famous people; in fact, I’m drawn to them. Plus, I was wearing an off-the-shoulder Lacroix pouf dress and jewels from my mother’s safety deposit box. That gives a girl confidence. Looking back on it, I realize I resembled one of those toilet paper holders that are all skirt, with the Barbie torso poking out of it.

From Confessions of a Reluctant Cougar by Myna Wallin (Tightrope Books, Inc: June 1, 2010). Thanks to Gordana Stupar, whose FB post alerted me to this photo.

The Genie Awards recognize the best of Canadian cinema by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. During the 1980s, the Genie Awards were presented in Toronto.

I am republishing selected posts from my former Leonard Cohen site, Cohencentric, here on (these posts can be found at Leonard Cohen). This entry was originally posted Mar 17, 2017.

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