Wednesday, October 09, 2013


My Man Godfrey is one of my all-time favorite movies, and it was the one shown last night to my classic film Meet Up. I'd never seen it on the big screen or with a group. The print was sharp and wonderful -- I could actually see that little half-moon scar that Lombard was so self-conscious about!

There's a woman in our group -- Rebecca -- who I thought had real friend potential and was disappointed by how annoyed she was with Lombard. Screwball heroines are supposed to be silly! (And cagey-smart and beautiful and very well dressed.) Oh well, I forgive her.

Spent more time with Martha. Found out she's 60, with a 41 year old daughter, and she longs to be a grandmother. Also, like me she lost her mother recently and commented on how high-spirited her mom was. "She was the most beautiful woman at her funeral." I found that comment very touching.


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• What are you currently reading? W Is for Wasted by Sue Grafton. Just started it, so I can't really say much about the mystery at the heart of the book. I am happy to report that the Pitts siblings have already made an appearance, and it looks like Henry is going to share his home with a stray cat he's named Ed.

• What did you recently finish reading? Lennon Revealed by Larry Kane. As a lifelong Beatle fan, I've read many, MANY books about The Lads and do recommend this one. The author not only actually knew John, he's a mainstream journalist -- not a fan or an entertainment writer. If there's a book-loving Beatle fan on your gift list, I suggest you consider this one. (Today would be John's birthday, so I'm glad I got to mention him.)

• What do you think you’ll read next? Five Days at Memorial about the Memorial Medical Center in New Orleans and how they coped during the crisis of Katrina. I meant to be read this now, and did in fact start it, but it was too intense for my state of mind just now. I'll return to it in a few weeks.

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