The most adorable acceptance speech for an Oscar, Ruth Gordon, wit, actress, writer of Adam’s Rib and Pat and Mike

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  1. Heather in Arles
    March 2, 2014

    Perfection. They don’t make ’em like they used to now do they?

    • March 4, 2014

      Oh, I have a feeling I know a gal in Arles who may just be a wee bit similar…actress, writer, etc.

  2. George Kaplan
    March 2, 2014

    Don’t forget Ms Gordon’s late-life acting turns in Harold and Maude, Rosemary’s Baby (oh, EVIL!), and, of course, the Which Way films of Clint Eastwood featuring Clyde the Orangutan! 😉
    PS And isn’t that a hatfest for those ladies?! Claudette pulls that look off best. 🙂

    • March 4, 2014

      I think hats are making a comeback, now that the ozone layer is shot. Is that an upside to radical climate change?

  3. March 2, 2014

    Dearest V
    Brevity is surely the most underrated virtue of them all when it comes to awards.
    Yours ever
    The Perfumed Dandy

    • March 4, 2014

      They knew not brevity at this year’s awards. Nor have they this decade or last!

  4. Luanne
    March 2, 2014

    I’m sure it doesn’t look good for me if I admit that one of the highlights of my life was the evening I had dinner in an Indian restaurant with my husband, and Ruth Gordon and Studs Terkel were eating at the next table.

    • March 4, 2014

      What??? OH MY GOD. I think that is the height of fabulous! Do you remember anything they said?

      • Luanne
        March 5, 2014

        Uh oh. I feel a blog post coming on. Maybe next week.

      • March 5, 2014

        That would be WONDERFUL! xox, V

  5. March 2, 2014

    Ruth Gordon is where it is at, now and forever.

    • March 4, 2014

      I don’t think playing Maude was much of a stretch for her 😉 . Love her, love that movie!

      • March 4, 2014

        I agree, and it didn’t need to be! She was wonderful. 🙂

  6. March 2, 2014

    She is as cute as a button! And look at her, in her pearls and up-do and a million-dollar smile.

    I want to be just like her.

    • March 4, 2014

      Isn’t she exquisite? And the only thing lifting her face is her very fashionable bun.
      That makes two of us!

    • March 4, 2014

      She’s just got verve, and that perfect comedic timing!

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