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.
Wednesday, 10 August 2016
Summer re-views: Lee and pals at Roddy's in 1965 ....
We have not done a Lee Remick post for a while either. Let's return to Roddy McDowell's home movies, now available to all on YouTube. I like this particular one where Lee looks marvellous in several closeups. Also enjoying the lazy Sunday at Malibu are Hayley Mills, Tuesday Weld, Suzanne Pleshette, Ricardo Montalban and more.
Lee is in some of the other home movies as well, along with Lauren Bacall, Paul Newman, Julie Andrews (with naked toddler), Simone Signoret, James Fox (both filming in Hollywood then) and others. Can you imagine a group of actors in a situation like this today - they would all be tweeting and posting pictures of themselves with their celebrity friends - but back then it was a group of friends and co-workers enjoying a quiet sunday afternoon away from the studios, at Roddy's Malibu beach house. . See Remick label for more on these.
Sadly, most of these are long departed now ..... Remick is with her then husband Bill Colleran who seems to be pestering her and being a nuisance, they later divorced before her re-marriage and move to London, and yes Martin, I will repeat that I had a nice meeting with her in 1970, as detailed at labels, and I also saw her on stage in London in BUS STOP in 1976.
We might now have to re-watch ANATOMY OF A MURDER, WILD RIVER, DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES or NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY ...