Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Vote Early and Often

OK, OK, I know it's back-to-school time, but I know there are more than three of you out there who are willing to take my food film poll :) So I toast those of you who have done so and encourage the rest to pick up your forks and cast a ballot.

And in my continued inspiration from the goddess Meryl and her marvelous performance as Julia Child, I am perusing our cookbooks for new recipes and made a garlic roasted pork loin tonight. And it was delicious, if I do say so myself.

Will have a non-food related post this weekend. Sorry I don't have more time to write; Saturday I gave a presentation on Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers at the local library -- went very well, if I do say so myself.

Until my next post, as we say in Chicago, vote early and vote often! And become a follower of my blog. I'd like at least one friend (does that sound desperate?). Random thoughts ...


  1. Oh, Classic Filmboy! We'll always be friends. (I was the first vote in your poll!)

    What was the first movie you saw Meryl in? To which Golden Age actress would you most likely compare her to and why?

  2. Hello, my anonymous friend (yes, I know who you are!). Thank you for voting :) Yes, we'll always be friends. So, I first saw Meryl in "Kramer Vs. Kramer," followed by "The French Lieutenant's Woman," which I remember as liking quite a bit, even though I haven't seen it since it was released in 1981! Who would I compare her to? A great question. This may surprise some, but in trying to think of someone who was a chamelion and could tackle diverse roles, my first thought was Luise Rainer. If you watch Rainer in "The Great Ziegfeld" and "The Good Earth," you can see her range ... and this Viennese beauty is astonishingly good as a Chinese peasant. I wish Rainer had stayed around HOllywood longer. (BTW, Luise will be 100 years old in January!!!) Deborah Kerr could tackle almost anything, too, particulaly after playing against type in "From Here to Eternity."