Tag: love

June 26, 2013 /

Some combo…happy and desolate. A certain young man is in Europe, poised for a two day exam that will set the course for his next four years. Exciting, wonderful, challenging. Here at home it is very quiet, very still. None of that distinctive loping footfall that denotes an impatience with…

June 13, 2013 /
May 12, 2013 /

FADE OUT . His memories shifted to his second wife Gerda, a striking woman twenty years his senior, a woman, suffice to say, with “connections” in the industry. Another woman with a great belief in him, another woman who he had loved, but used. Yet, it was different with Gerda,…

May 11, 2013 /

FADE OUT Jake Toper looked into the mirror and watched himself disintegrate. Still recognizable as the handsome, virile matinee idol of the ’30s and ’40s he may have been but the features that always leaned toward cragginess had long since begun to crumble. In a way, Toper was glad. Here…

February 10, 2013 /

“My Favorite Year” was loosely based on Mr. Brooks early experiences working on Sid Caesar’s “Your Show of Shows” and it was the first film Richard Benjamin directed — I got sidetracked. We were talking about enduring love. Anne and Mel met in 1961 and were married in 1964. “From…

February 10, 2013 /

Married 51 years, she started as a contract player at MGM and became a noted comedienne – his breakthrough film role was in “Goodbye, Columbus” and he went on to direct. (A big aside: one of my favorite movies, “My Favorite Year”, watch it on Valentine’s!) . .

February 10, 2013 /

Married 57 years… They also owned most of Camarillo – the original place, the Joel and Frances McCrea Ranch Foundation, is still there, and, I will not speak of the Kardashians here, or the outlet mall 🙁 OK, my beguiling beloved just stopped me, being both shopping and TV impaired…

January 28, 2013 /

By David G. Savage, Los Angeles Times January 26, 2013, 7:20 p.m. WASHINGTON — Marriage should be limited to unions of a man and a woman because they alone can “produce unplanned and unintended offspring,” opponents of gay marriage have told the Supreme Court. By contrast, when same-sex couples decide…

December 18, 2012 /

Beloved the world over: On May 26, 1947, the FBI issued a memo stating “With regard to the picture “It’s a Wonderful Life”, [redacted] stated in substance that the film represented rather obvious attempts to discredit bankers by casting Lionel Barrymore as a ‘scrooge-type’ so that he would be the…

October 12, 2012 /

A LIMITED ENGAGEMENT ~ For Vickie Lester.