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Oh. My. Goodness! What an interesting life! I've always wanted to go to Hollywood. The closest I came was Hollywood, Florida LOL
Yes, I agree. I, too, enjoyed many of the films in which Glenn Ford appeared. I especially liked "Teahouse of the August Moon."
But then, I've also always been more attracted to many character actors, men and women, leading men who never won much recognition with awards. To my way of thinking they are the true actors of the profession.
Michele sent me over, Naomi. Hi! BTW, it's 4am over there, isn't it??? Sleep!
I haven't seen much of Glenn Ford. I've not seen Gilda so I don't know about how he appeared there. I have seen Blackboard Jungle and Pocketful of Miracles and he sure did a great job in those movies. For some reason Sam Neil's face reminds me of Glenn Ford.
Wow... NO WONDER you love movies and theatre so much... It was "raised" in you. Such stories from a front row seat.
I've met many celebrities too as a casino dealer for so many years, but these days unfortunately, you're more dissapointed than pleased.
Your so educated Lady... thanks for sharing... so many deaths to report lately... and each one so important, but isn't it funny...
Those who grew up in stature and glamour report different ones, and some who grew up in simple means find others noteworthy. Thank goodness, between us all, everyone gets remembered :)
I learn so much reading blogs :)
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Wag that I am, my fovorite Ford flick is "Don't Go Near the Water". Who could ever forget Glenn's trials and tribulations with able-bodied seaman Farragut Jones? That film is as relevant today as when it was made. Perhaps now that he has relocated to Pearly Gates Estates, he will be rediscovered by the "cineasts".Ditto grossly underrated director Charles Walters.
It was sad to hear about his departure...not only because he belongs to that very special generation of actors...he deserves all the tributes he didn't get while he was alive. He might get a special Oscar now that he is gone, but:couldn't the Academy remember these wonderful actors and actresses who hare leaving us because of old age and finally offer the Oscar tribute while they are still alive??? How wonderful you have that great memory of seeing him for 20 secs!!!
i loved reading your post! i only know glenn ford from his movies. it sure was nice to know that he was a great guy even when the cameras stopped rolling. ;)
That was very interesting about Glenn Ford's career and your seeing him back then. I can't say I was a huge Ford fan although I liked what I heard about him as a person and he certainly made some good films; but oh my, you know Earl Holliman! Now that is an actor I always enjoyed in anything I saw. He was great in Police Woman but anytime anywhere I have seen he was going to be in something I know I would enjoy his performance. He had a rodeo series for awhile, where he played one of two brothers. That was back in the days I watched TV series and tried to never miss that one. He is and I am sure still would be one sexy guy in any part he played.
You have indeed led an interesting life and from the sounds of it still are :)
What an amazing run at life this guy had! I think every generation knows Glenn Ford...or at least of his work.
Wonderful tribute Naomi!
You are right Naomi, he was one good looking man!! I can imagine how thrilled you were to see him back all those years ago!! What a memory! This is one actor that I certainly remember. Great post as usual dear Naomi!!
Just great post, Naomi! I also loved so much Glenn Ford, he was a handsome men and a good actor! In all my life I only made one single album of actor’s photos, and this album and memo was of Glenn Ford. Believe me, till today I have this album, an old notebook, with spiral, where I glue the photos of Glenn Ford. When cleaning closets, shelves and drawers I did not the courage to throw away this notebook. It's made a part and it was the witness of my youth and teenager's years. So, I love your memories about Glenn Ford and you are so lucky to had the opportunity to see him in person!
Love alse the photos! Thanks for sharing this moving post!
I loved Glenn Ford, Naomi. Teahouse was one of my favorites, and Gilda too.
Beautiful tribute to him. I've always liked him.
When I watched the Emmy's and saw how many good actors we lost this year. Just so hard to say goodbye to such talent.
I knew I could count on you to do a great tribute to Glenn Ford!! I enjoyed reading all of it!.. how lucky are you to have seen him in person! woohoo!.. bet that made for some fun dreams!
I just love the old movies, probably because my mom always insisted I watch "old" movies because they don't make them like that anymore. Every one of those movies you listed, I saw. My favorite was Courtship of Eddie's Father. Pretty soon, we will have no more of those wonderful actors left, if we don't already.
Your stories are wonderful. You should publish as well! I just love reading everything you write. One day, we must meet my friend. And tell my crush, Mr. Holliman, I'm still swooning. lol.
And to think you SAW him with your own two eyes that day years ago.
85 films. What a wonderful career.
I always appreciate actors who make acting look so easy. They seem so natural and nothing is overdone or fake when they do it. It's those kinds of actors that make you forget you are watching a movie. You get invested in the character and for just a short time, it seems like their character is real.
Hey Naomi - you have such a history - I think you should write a book too.
I always liked Glenn Ford in movies through the years. When I heard he had passed this week - it was with a pang for the passage of time.
Oh Naomi - I LOVED - Wicked - it was grand. So moving - so unique.
Take care dear one - S
I always thought Glenn Ford was an amazing actor and good looking, too!
Yes, he was even older than my grandparents, but hey! Even someone as young as I can appreciate a good-looker like him!
What a great story, Naomi. Imagine turning 16 in Hollywood when Hollywood was in it's hey day. Such memories you have and thanks for sharing them with us.
And what a nice tribute to Glenn Ford. He really was a classic actor. It's sad that so many of that calliber are passing away.
Loved this post, Naomi, and loved Glenn Ford! Believe it or not, Kendall and I just came from the Beverly Hills Hotel where we were lunching at the Polo Lounge for my birthday. Didn't see any movie stars driving by in their cars but at least we were sitting next to George Hamilton in the Polo Lounge!
I love so many of Ford's films. You only need to say the title "Put the Blame on Mame, Boys" and I get a little woozy. The next time anyone calls someone like Paris Hilton a sex symbol they need to have a lobotomy and then go see "Gilda."
I have to admit that I love "Pocketful of Miracles" and "The Courtship of Eddie's Father" even though they weren't Glenn Ford's most "serious" films. But those films always make me cry!
What a full life you've led. My wife told me I would like you and your blog. I looked last night and I like your garden, but I didn't leave a comment becuase I had not quite finished setting up my own blog. I look forward to reading more of your stories and seeing more of your garden.
As for Glenn Ford, I went to his imbd filmogrophy to try to find the name of a World War II film I thought I saw him in and liked a long time ago, but I couldn't find it. I'm still looking.
What a wonderful tribute. Glenn Ford was in so many great movies. I love all of those old movies and I hope that TCM will do a day of Glenn Ford movies.
I loved the story about you seeing him on that day outside the Beverly Hills Hotel in that powder blue convertable.
That was a beautiful tribute of Glen Ford. I remember him in so many pictures that my dad and mom always brought us with them. I started to like him even in my teens already.
A very wonderful tribute. I was actually shocked to read it, because I didn't hear that Glenn Ford had died. I guess this is what happens when you have a 2 year old and the only tv you see is Blues Clues and The Wiggles...
I loved Glenn Ford in Blackboard Jungle!!! That was an incredible film. Way ahead of it's time too, I think, for the way it dealt with the subject matter.
You recollection of seeing him that day so many years ago was really nice to read too. I have had similar experiences to this in Sydney, and it really is a moment of magic, isn't it, when you're so young and starstruck and to see someone like that in the flesh...!!! Kinda wears off though, after you get a bit older (well, did for me anyway...).
Thanks again for sharing. Great post!
All I can say is, WOW. What a great tribute to a great actor. I loved him in the westerns. I thought he made a better cowboy then John Wayne. I liked him in YUMA and he did Texas with Holden, another fine actor. OH, and Earl Holliman is one of the greatest character actors ever.
He was so handsome and in so many great movies. Actors like these are why I love Turner Classic movies. *s*
What a wonderful tribute you have paid to him in your post. It is funny how people can touch your life and they never know.
Thanks for visiting my blog. I will have a new post up soon but at the moment my life is completely up in the air and I cannot find the energy to put together a post. I am visiting other peoples though. I do hope you are well adn enjoying your wonderful garden. With all the wet and warm weather we have had here my garden is turning into a bit of a jungle!
What a wonderful tribute. My dad loves westerns and Glen Ford is one of his favorites. I would hope that they will give him an honorary lifetime award at the Oscars, although "shame on them" for not already doing so.
What a lovely tribute. Thanks for sharing your memories and insights.
I totally agree. Mr. Ford was everything an actor should be and a whole lot more.
I was in love with him too, as were all of my girlfriends.
You have certainly had an interesting life, and to be living right there where its all happening!
I still have a few old movie mag's around here someplace. My mom used to buy them and we read of the actors and actresses and their incredible lives.
When I was 57 I finally went to Hollywood with my daughters. It was like a dream come true for me, except for the flat tire we got as we entered the town.
Hi Sweet Naomi. It's such a pleasureto catch up with you! I've always enjoyed Glenn Ford--esp Teahouse of the Auguwst Moon, and I loved your retrospective. Your posts are especially wonderful because they are first person---YOU were there in the day!
Snodgrass sounds like a made-up name---sort of like Plotnik or Goodbody. Anway, thanks for sharing the pics and the story!
What a great post about Glenn Ford - I felt the same way about him as you did! Not only a great actor but sexy also..I would just drool over him as a teenager! Cathy
Snodgrass is NOT a made-up name! I used to date one in college!
A classic! The car and the man.
Naomi, I hope you have a good back up for your posts and/or are printing them out because it could become your book.
Wow that was incredible thank you Naomi.. I love reading your posts, they are so informative and delivered with such great sensitivity, it is great to hear a real view of Hollywood from someone who knows it and lives it. It makes an excellent learning experience :)
Oh, the Cocoanut Grove. I wish the age of night spots like that was still here. I was too young to have visited those places.
I was saddened when I heard he had passed. I enjoyed many of his films. And for his time, quite a *hottie*! LOL
He was a rock solid guy. If Hollywood were a swing band, he'd be in the rhythm section, playing bass, holding the whole thing together. Beautiful, beautiful tribute to this scoutmaster/teacher/neighbor/shipmate/lounge lizard/powder blue sweater man par excellence!
Naomi, you just tell the best stories! I don't know Glenn Ford -- I've heard of him, but I guess he was a little bit before my time, as I don't remember any of these films either. BUT... I still enjoyed reading what you had to say about him! And I was trying to think back to "who" would have been MY Glenn Ford... and the only ones I can really think off the top of my head would have to be either Robert Redford / Paul Newman I guess. But I never got to "see" either one of them!!! LOL! What a great memory for you!
Awwww, I didn't know that he died. :(
He was 1 of those stars who was forever young, I would've guessed his age in the 70s, not 90! I'm glad he was honored.
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