Sometimes we wonder if the roller coaster of life will ever slow down enough to where we can take the time necessary to delve into one of the posts that is on deck, but never permitted to come to fruition! Work is still as busy as ever (and thanks to someone recently giving two weeks notice, is about to become even worse!) and evenings have been sucked up by a landslide of activities. I've been in rehearsals for a theatre excerpt which performs this weekend at a regional convention. So I'm going to be out of the loop for several days.
To bridge the gap a little, I'm sharing these cards. From a series called Once Upon a Time, they are from 1971, made in Italy, and feature caricatures of some of the movies' biggest stars. I actually am not a huge fan of caricatures as a rule. The artists always seem to zero in on some distinctive aspect of a face and distort it, often in an unflattering way. My grandmother used to get so upset at newspaper political cartoons that offered up grotesque renditions of our Presidents. (I'd die if someone did one of me and can never understand why people go to theme parks and pay to have one done! LOL) Some of these are more flattering than others. I believe only one of these folks is still alive today, though many of them were at the time of release. This collection isn't even half of them if the numbers on them are any representation. I'm presenting them in numerical order.
"To Jon-I really enjoyed your blog! Love Joan" -- Dame Joan Collins (via autographed menu supplied by a mutual friend!) Photos of Menu & Joan
"Thank you for your nice message, and for the link to your blog. I had actually seen your blog before - a friend showed it to me a year or two ago. You clearly have an intense and wonderful passion for cult and genre cinema... Thank you for joining my page, and for sharing your passion for EARTHQUAKE and other films of that remarkable era in our industry. My husband would have gotten a huge kick out of it! With love, Monica"-- Monica Lewis Tribute to Monica
"Oh, and for those who are looking for fascinating, funny, often outré online reading about vintage, sometimes obscure, movies, TV shows and stars, try the blog, “Poseidon’s Underworld.” You’ll find everything from detailed and witty biographies to posts on how stars wore their clothes — or didn’t — as each show biz decade constricted or loosened up. Heavily illustrated and highly informative". - Liz Smith - Liz Smith - newyorksocialdiary.com
"I just discovered your profile about me and my career. I was flattered and very happy with the photos (some I had never seen) and your talented style of writing. As a gesture of thanks, I would like to send you a signed copy of my book. I think you would enjoy it. So if you would like one or a signed photo, let me know with an address I can send it to. - Sincerely, Mark Goddard" (via e-mail) Tribute to Mark