Hey, Mom! Talking to My Mother #541 - Debbie Reynolds dies and More On Carrie
In the last two days, two of your favorite women have died.
We loved two of the best films showcasing these talents: Carrie Fisher in When Harry Met Sally and Debbie Reynolds in Singin' in the Rain.
Are any of the cast members of Singin' in the Rain still alive?
When I first saw Singin' in the Rain in February of 1983, I fell in love with it. I saw a double feature of Top Hat and Singin' in the Rain, which my then girlfriend insisted we watch. I resisted because I didn't think I would like these movies. I was such an arrogant poser, such a serious "artist." But the films and my girlfriend's love for them won me over. It was one of the greatest learning moments of my life. I have tried ever since not to dismiss things that others, whom I trust, lover dearly. My wife has introduced me to many wonderful things, and I have tried to share many things with her as well.
This is the gift of great things and great experiences. And now with all the death this year both close to home (people I know) and people on the grand stage (people I admire and love but don't know personally), we have two more extraordinary people and women to mourn.
Lots more re-posting, Mom, but there was some original content.
The take away? Always take the recommendation of women one trusts.
from : http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-38455777
The Unsinkable Debbie Reynolds: On Carrie Fisher, Elizabeth Taylor, and Her Wild Hollywood Ride
|Carrie and Todd Fisher with mother Debbie|
As I wrote, in person, despite the dimpled cheeks and outward sunniness of her personality, Reynolds—like her daughter—had a sharpness; she was more steel than magnolia. Todd, who seemed an extremely loyal and protective son, bemoaned the lack of industry support to safeguard his mother’s collection.
Debbie Reynolds I SAG Awards Acceptance Speech 2015 I TNT
Reynolds didn’t know how to dance before she was cast opposite the legendary Gene Kelly. That didn’t stop her from stealing the show.
This viral post perfectly captures why Carrie Fisher will be missed so dearly.
On Tuesday, Dec. 27, Carrie Fisher died at age 60.
This viral Tumblr post from user angelica-church explains just what made Fisher so special:
"Carrie Fisher isn’t just Princess Leia. Carrie Fisher isn’t just an actress we all admire from a famous series of movies made a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Carrie Fisher isn’t just another name on the list of shitty things 2016 has done to people I admire.
Carrie Fisher is a woman who struggled with addiction and mental illness and never sugar coated it — she spoke honestly, openly, about every ugly truth, and made me so much less ashamed of the things I struggle with in my daily life."
John Boyega and Carrie Fisher attend the world premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in Hollywood, California. Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for Disney.
"Carrie Fisher is a woman who fought back against body shaming and misogyny, against agesim, who looked at critics and said, 'Yes, I am a woman who has aged, and had children, and struggled with depression* and addiction and my body has changed, so you can just shut the fuck up and deal with it,' and it was absolutely beautiful.
Carrie Fisher is a woman who was placed in the role of 'princess,' but didn’t conform to the typical Hollywood idea of what a princess should be. She’s loud, brash, crass, and unapologetic for being so."
Fisher with her dog Gary in 2015. Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney.
"She’s an idol and an inspiration and she’s a woman who saved my life many times just by being who she was and never shying away from it or feeling the need to say sorry. Carrie Fisher is so much and more and I cannot begin to stomach the thought of 2016 taking her away from me, from her family, from the rest of the world and those of us who love her so dearly.
I love you, space momma. We all do. Keep fighting the good fight."
Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Fisher attend a Star Wars fan concert in 2015 in San Diego, California. Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney.
Reflect and connect.
Have someone give you a kiss, and tell you that I love you.
I miss you so very much, Mom.
Talk to you tomorrow, Mom.
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- Bloggery committed by chris tower - 1612.29 - 10:10
NOTE on time: When I post late, I had been posting at 7:10 a.m. because Google is on Pacific Time, and so this is really 10:10 EDT. However, it still shows up on the blog in Pacific time. So, I am going to start posting at 10:10 a.m. Pacific time, intending this to be 10:10 Eastern time. I know this only matters to me, and to you, Mom. But I am not going back and changing all the 7:10 a.m. times. But I will run this note for a while. Mom, you know that I am posting at 10:10 a.m. often because this is the time of your death.