Hello, everyone! This is Poseidon's Underworld's 500th post. For so long I anticipated what I would do to commemorate the occasion, be it a splashy photo essay or an in-depth feature. For a while I intended to do a lengthy look at the movie that started it all, where my obsession with movie stars began -- The Three Musketeers (1973) and its 1974 sequel, but then I thought maybe that might be too taste specific for the sort of things I tend to showcase here on a milestone post. In the end, I wound up not being able to do much of anything because, once again, fate has stepped in and clobbered my ability to put up frequent posts at The Underworld!
For so long, my job contained decent lapses in free time that allowed me to hammer away at pictures and writings, but increasingly as the market has improved it has become harder and harder. Now I've been informed that a co-worker of mine is extremely sick and will be out for three months and, as a result, I'm doing two jobs basically. So, horror of horrors, I find myself reporting for work and being exceedingly busy from start to finish! (Imagine?!)
This isn't the end of the website. But... I think that where I most often have done lengthy, in-depth, sometimes encyclo- pedic (or beyond!) posts with as many as 80 photos, I'm going to have to segue to briefer, but hopefully more plentiful, posts. Knowing me, there will still be the occasional mind-numbing, endless read, but in order to keep things bubbling around here, look for more bite-size things coming to the surface.
I love working on Poseidon's Underworld and don't wish to give it up, but feel like I have to pare back on the heavy workload or I will go crazy. So beginning today, I'll be doling out these briefer tidbits and turning to longer posts whenever possible. Thank you so much to my loyal readers and commentators who never fail to add interesting reflections to the site!
"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