Saturday, August 24, 2013
An Underworld Anniversary
The Underworld began as a place for me to explore, exhibit and elaborate upon subjects near and dear to my heart. The Sound of Music (1965), the first movie I can recall seeing in a theater, and some of its stars, like Christopher Plummer and Eleanor Parker have occasionally been lauded, though a full-on tribute to Music is yet to come.
The Poseidon Adventure (1972) changed my life forever, but so did other ones such as Airport (1970) and its sequels...
The Towering Inferno (1974), which gave me an incurable obsession with both Faye Dunaway and chiffon.
Agatha Christie mysteries like Murder on the Orient Express (1974) and Death on the Nile (1978), led to a deep love of all-star casts.
Mommie Dearest (1981), one of the most fascinatingly lunatic pieces of celluloid ever to hit cinema screens. (I presume this is Dunaway's makeup artist in this publicity photo?? If so, Lee Harman worked with her a dozen times, though often with a roller coaster-like relationship.)
Love Has Many Faces (1965) alone ensured him a place in my heart forever.
Robert Conrad, Chad Everett, William Reynolds, Steve Reeves and many others. Lee Majors was a massive childhood crush of mine and was one of the stars of The Big Valley (1965 - 1969), a series that is a top five favorite of mine.
Dynasty (1981 - 1989) was another show that I was nuts over and which was profiled here.
Bea Arthur, Betty White and Rue McClanahan have all gotten tributes to their lives and careers.
Fun Finds" or "Oh, What a Character!" caught on and amused or otherwise engrossed many readers, while the attempted "Pop Quiz" went over like a turd in a punchbowl... Oh well, you can't win'em all!
THANK YOU so much to my loyal followers and other regular readers who come here and share their own reflections and recollections about the topics here. It never ceases to amaze me that anyone would share the same viewpoint as me, but it's true! That alone has been validating to me, as I have rarely run into people in my regular life who appreciate the same things I do. Best wishes to you all and bye for now!