Saturday, October 05, 2019

Saturday 9

(Dear Mr. Gable) You Made Me Love You (1938)

1) This version of "You Made Me Love You" is the teenaged Judy Garland's fan letter to Clark Gable. Tell us about one of your teen crushes. "Dear Mr. Redford, I am writing this to you." The Sting, The Candidate, The Way We Were, The Great Gatsby ... It's impossible to overestimate what a big deal Redford was during my high school years. Every weekend, it seemed, we'd slip away to the mall multiplex and just swoon.

 2) Garland sang to this to Gable at a birthday party thrown for him at MGM. Who is the last person you sang "Happy Birthday" to? I can't recall. Just last weekend I celebrated my nephew's birthday over pizza, but I didn't sing.

3) Thinking of birthdays ... Judy received an engagement ring from the man who would be her first husband, David Rose, for her 18th birthday. Are you wearing a ring, or any jewelry, as you answer these 9 questions? Not just now.

4) It's said Judy's favorite dish was steak and kidney pie. If you could have anything at all for dinner tonight, what would you choose? I dream of a nice, juicy rib eye steak.

5) Judy was ambidextrous, writing with her left hand but playing tennis with her right. Are you equally comfortable using your right and left hands? No. I can't even brush my teeth or comb my hair with my left hand. Oh, well, at least I'm not ambisinister, which means equally clumsy with both hands.

6) To relax between takes of her most famous movie, The Wizard of Oz, Judy read comics in the newspaper. Do you still read a printed newspaper? Yes. I take the Sun Times with me on the el most mornings. But it seems that every day, there are fewer and fewer or us who aren't looking at our phones as we ride.

7) She could also knit. Judy was known to make blankets and caps for the children of crew members on her films. Do you knit? Nope.

8) In 1938, when this record was popular, the March of Dimes founded. Do you have any dimes in your wallet (or pocket) right now? A couple. I have a protocol for my coins: I put any pennies I get in a piggy bank, and hoard my quarters for laundry, but dimes and nickels stay in my wallet for spending.

9) Random question: Catsup puddle next to your fries, or a drizzle of catsup on your fries? Puddle.

October Challenge -- Day 5

I'm joining Ms. Kwiz for her October blogging challenge.

Day 5: Celebrity crushes I've had. Good goobies, I've had so many!

When I reached the ripe old age of six, I met the love of my life.

But in my heart, I have cheated on Sir Paul. Most notably with Bob and The Bruces.


 My, but this was fun!