|Dean Martin Family|
Just because I live in California, does not mean, I'm Star-Stuck like the rest of the country. For me, Hollywood hasn't been classy, since the Reign of the BIG Studios. 1917-1960s. When I was a kid growing up, mom always had the latest Photoplay and other gossip magazines on the coffee table. So I grew up, reading about the scandal when Eddie Fisher left Debbie Reynolds for Elizabeth Taylor. I followed them all back then - when the academy awards came out, it was neat to actually see Fred Astaire or John Wayne on the red carpet via my tv set. Yeah I was pretty star-struck back then.
When we would go down to So Cal, my dad would take us to Hollywood and Beverly Hills. We had a Map of the Stars Home. (I wish I still had that now) It was fun, seeing where Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, Dean Martin, Olivia de Havilland lived. (BTW, did you know she is still alive at 100 years old) - I mean, those were the impressive GREATS of that time. Once we were driving down Mountain Dr, where Dean Martin lived, and his teenage children, in a jeep, came around the corner and almost hit us. They were just like any other kids - joy riding in Beverly Hills. My dad wasn't too happy but my sister and I were ecstatic.
I don't know what happened. I don't feel the same way, like I used to. Maybe I just grew up and most of the Greats have died and the ones we have now, are just not the same. Not that they aren't talented - but with all the special effects they have now, even Douglas Fairbanks Jr and Lillian Gish would be able to come out with a BLOCKBUSTER Hit.
What I don't like - is when they get on their privileged HIGH HORSE and share their political opinion. And yes, that even means if they share the same opinion with me. I don't want to think of them, that way. I honestly do not care what they think. To me, it just shows them to be more self-centered than they already are.
I haven't watched award shows - in years. Even the music ones. I'm just NOT interested.
That doesn't mean I dislike the movies and all. I just don't follow the the actors or actresses. I often forget their names.