Dedications: My four late friends Rory, Stan, Bryan, Jeff - shine on you crazy diamonds, they would have blogged too. Then theres Garry from Brisbane, Franco in Milan, Mike now in S.F. / my '60s-'80s gang: Ned & Joseph in Ireland; in England: Frank, Des, Guy, Clive, Joe & Joe, Ian, Ivan, Nick, David, Les, Stewart, the 3 Michaels / Catriona, Sally, Monica, Jean, Ella, Anne, Candie / and now: Daryl in N.Y., Jerry, John, Colin, Martin and Donal.
Tuesday, 14 September 2010
Showpeople (2): When heart-throbs meet...
Italy 1957: Dirk and Rock meet at Cortina D'Ampezzo where the jet set ski. Dirk was making that Canadian adventure CAMPBELL'S KINDGOM while Rock was filming A FAREWELL TO ARMS, both in the Italian dolomites. Wonder what the boys had to talk about, probably about the price of fame and keeping their fanbase happy.
There is another picture of them looking at their respective pinups but I cannot find it. Dirk went on to shake off that matinee "Idol of the Odeons" tag, but Rock played it to the end.
Right: Christmas 1956: best pals Dirk and Kay Kendall with Kay's new beau Rex Harrison, and Margaret Leighton. [Kay was with Rex in New York during his 'My Fair Lady' run, they married in 1957]. At least Kay had a few more good years until 1959 and left us those imperishable movies LES GIRLS, THE RELUCTANT DEBUTANTE and ONCE MORE WITH FEELING.