Tag Archive | movies

MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU


In my post AMERICAN POMPEII I wrote about how one idea can lead to an even greater idea. The human brain is remarkable in its ability to shift gears without actually stripping the original intention. The young George Lucas had dreamed of making a new Flash Gordon movie in full living color. It had previously […]

WRANGLER 1ST CLASS


My definition of “wrangler” was of a person who took care of horses, or of a new pair of blue jeans. That was until I met Jules Sylvester, a 6’6″ animal trainer and herpetologist who works in both movies and television. Since then I have found that movies who have any animal have wranglers to […]

TO BE A STAR


In my grandmother’s eyes, I was destined to be a star. Fortunately no one else’s eyes were aimed in the same direction. Hollywood, in the decade of the 1930’s during the height of the Great Depression, made cheerful, happy musicals; such as those featuring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Ruby Keeler and Dick Powell, and […]

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BETTE DAVIS?


Navajo Grandmother”, original watercolor painting, Kayti Sweetland Rasmussen I met an young man of 17 today who made me realize how far out of the loop I really am. He acts in his school plays wants to be a character actor, not a leading man, because they are more interesting to portray. We talked about […]