Saturday, March 15, 2008

An update

This is an apology to myself, for not keeping up with my reading as I should be. In my defense, I can only say that I have been both busy and reading a tough book, as I mentioned in my earlier post. No, I'm not referring to Uncle John's Bathroom Reader, although I'm reading one of those too. I'd like to point out, for the record, that those Bathroom Reader books are dang interesting and great reads. I'm sure some of you literati types reading this blog will scorn, but they're like some addictive sour candy that you just can't stop eating.

The real reason for my post is that I've discovered something exciting and I feel like I have to share it with the world, even though I'm sure no one else will find it even remotely interesting. As people who know me will attest, I make so secret of my love for Tyrone Power. I'm not so naive as to believe he was a complete angel, though he may come across as one in comparison to say, Errol Flynn. No, what really got my knickers in a twist (in a good way), is the discovery of this article, in which he comes across as smart, articulate and shockingly feminist. What a swoonbeast.


Mrs. R said...

I'm not sure how much of a feminist Tyrone was, but if you love him, you might be interested in knowing the following: there is a 10-film collection coming out later this year based on the great response to the previous collection; and American Cinematheque is doing a three-day tribute to him at the Egyptian Theater in LA in conjunction with his annual memorial service - this is to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his death - November 14, 15, 16, 2008, with the memorial at Hollywood Forever Cemetery being held on the 15th. It would be great if all Ty fans could make it. There will be five movies, appearances by whomever is still alive that he worked with, his family will be there, and there will be a huge memorabilia display. There will also be a tribute in his hometown of Cincinnati, date yet to be set. Think about it!

KJH said...

Alright, he may not have exactly been a feminist. But his views in the article were certainly ahead of his time.

That festival sounds awesome! Exciting news about the 10-film collection as well.