Wow,it's been almost a month since I last posted. I didn't mean to be gone so long...really, I didn't.
I'd like to say it's because I'm a member of a striking union...but that would be a lie. I'd also like to say it's because I was on a 'round the world cruise, and while that would be nice, it too would be a lie. No, I haven't posted in a while because I had been so busy for a few weeks there that I neglected blogging, making a mental note to myself that a week of not blogging would be the limit. But of course that turned into a week and a day, or two, or three and here we are, almost a month later.
But I'm back.
So much has happened in the last few weeks. Stuff that others have commented on much better than I could have, so I don't feel as though I missed giving my two cents on any issue.
Though, I will say one thing happened that was both sad and nice. The passing of Deborah Kerr was, for me, really a terribly sad day. I have always thought she was somewhat overlooked by Hollywood. That is an odd comment to be sure. After all she was nominated for an Academy Award six times! And she received an honorary Oscar in 1994 and it's inscription read, in part "An artist of impeccable grace and beauty, a dedicated actress whose motion picture career has always stood for perfection, discipline and and elegance." I don't know that truer words could have been written about her.
The nice thing was the write up that Keith Simanton provided for IMDb. Most of you know that IMDb stands for Internet Movie Database. Nearly everyone in checks out that site at least once during the day to keep up on all things film and television.
I was so afraid, upon hearing of her passing, that the write up would have been a brief one, mentioning only her movies The King and I and From Here To Eternity. I was sure that current Hollywood had forgotten one of the greatest actresses to ever grace the silver screen.
But that was not to be the case. In a few short sentences Simanton managed to educate those who may not have known her, as to what an accomplished actress she was.
I always thought she was a terrific actress, and one of the few that could honestly claim the moniker Movie Star. She will be terribly missed. But she will never be forgotten.