Black and White film is such a great teacher of composition.
You take all the time to mourn you need.
I do realize that a Memorial Celebration is about all Betty was..her talents, her family, her friends..her life.. I remember going to a memoral service at Paramount for DeForest when he passed away and although it's a celebration of ones life, it's a flood of memories..all good.. but hard to get thru. I know you will have your friends by your side to help cope with your loss.
Big hugs Naomi. please know Betty would not want anyone sad, she loved and lived life to the fullest.
Liz Taylor has just joined Betty...I thought of you.
You had a wonderful friend for all these years and now she is gone and its hard to get passed it but tyou will sometime..
Please take the time you need to heal your heart my friend. I am an e-mail away if you need to talk to someone. You have alot of friends on here.. Take care and hugs.. N..
I was sad to hear about Liz Taylor. :(
The photos are fascinating. Wow what exciting projects you worked on. I love how you have so many photos too!
Don't be hard on yourself, this must be an extremely difficult time for you. My thoughts and prayers are with you. xxxxxx Time is a great healer, but I know you won't want to hear that now.
Lovely as always- love the black and white.
And, of course, understood! XO
Wow Naomi...what great photos and a wonderful capturing of the time. So happy you shared this wonderful time with us. How creative and talented everyone was. The mylar idea is brillant. What an
extrodinary life you lived.
you have my heart during this difficult time, sugar! xoxox
What wonderful creative experiences you have had. You so need to write a book.
I realize what a rough time you must be going through. Healing is such a slow, painful process.
Just know we are here for you.
Love the pix. Getting ready for the vision always the most exciting part! Listen, Betty should take all your energy right now, not a blog. Take it easy and take care.
I have been thinking of you. I know this is an extremely difficult time for you. Take care of yourself, and update when you can. Although we've never met you in person, we love and care about you very much.
Lately, concerned about you but this needs time. Understand.
Thanks for sharing the photographs and stories about "The Dressing Room". Cooperation between everyone is a wonderful experience. Please continue to tell us more about your work in the arts. Love reading about it.
Love the photos and the memories, as always.
I hope you're well, dear.
I'm sending you loving strength for Betty's memorial. She will always be with you Naomi.
What a brilliant idea for the set, and getting the actresses to shift the furniture keeps the whole spirit of the play alive. I'd love to have been part of it - or just to see it.
Very, very clever, the movers transition idea. What great photos, too.
I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers...
Lady of the hills......Cleopatra died..Even though she was a tad before my time..i feel a sense of loss....i can change how you feel..but i can let you know i count on reading your stories and hearing about your journey we call life...stay with us and that smile will be back...your friend wants you to smile and move fwd...zman sends
Btw I gave you a special mention on my blog. :)
thank you so much for sharing more about your play. Such a rich time!
I think of you fondly, and am so glad you had so may wonderful years with your dear friend. xo
You are so in my heartfelt thoughts right now, Naomi. I'm wishing you peace and strength.
I am glad that you documented this so well, to be shown in the future (today!). The curious part of me wants to know what the conversation in the dressing room was about and how it played into the hospital scene, if it did. Were they plays within plays, or scenes within one?
Prayers to you Dear Naomi.
I feel as though we need to talk again...soon. I missed Part 1 but will go back and read it and I do know how you cared for Betty. I'm so sorry for your loss, Naomi, as she was such a huge part of your life. Please know that I think of you often, and I hope to chat again with you soon.
PS - Love the idea of these women looking at each other through a mirror in this play. Difficult...and reminds me of "Love Letters" with Eli Walach and his wife. Remember that one? Just the typewriters and still they were able to pull it off. A wonderful play...my FIRST real play, actually.
Love and hugs, Ily (Miss you, my friend!) xo
at a time my friend
the photos are so wonderful
All these photos are fascinating, Naomi! I am amazed with the great collection of pictures you have.
I would love to watch your plays...
Dear Naomi, please take the time you need to heal your heart.
I loved doing plays in public school, in college, and in community theatre, then I stopped. I was never very good at it, but oh I loved it. I love the creative solution with the mylar! I also like the idea of the actresses delivering their lines as if looking in their makeup mirror. It's like the audience is viewing a private conversation. Very creative. I can't imagine the thrill you must have had to create all this and then get to see it performed. It makes me emotional just thinking about seeing something you create coming to life at the hands of others. I only had a small glimpse of that in college when other students read my poetry for events. I almost felt naked, my thoughts, ideas, emotions, so exposed. Would "they" like it, would the students deliver the lines right, would the audience understand what I was trying to convey? So much pressure. It all went well, but I kind of pulled back from publishing and performing after that because I felt so exposed.
I enjoy your reminiscences tremendously. Your style of writing is so elegant and vivid that we can really feel the atmosphere surrounding your play. It must have been very gratifying to work with such a professional and talented group of people. I hope that spring and the beauty of nature outside your windows will help with your sorrow. Hugs to you and Sweetie.
Those black and white photos are a wonderful walk "down memory lane". What a fascinating life you have led. Thank you for sharing those memories with us.
That must have been a wonderful project to work on. Yes low budget is always a challenge but it makes you so creative at the same time.
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