there's a character in my last screenplay that's based directly on an ex-girlfriend of mine combined with jean simmons from the movie, "the grass is greener." (which is a fantastic movie, one of my favorites).
i've loved her from the first time i saw her in the film version of guys and dolls.
my mother raised her boys on hollywood musicals and classic comedies; my brother danny and i, much to her delight, know not just the songs, but quite a few scripts in their entirety- having watched the videos like today's kids watch the barney.
jean was sergeant sarah brown, and her scenes with marlon brando will always make me smile. you could be stabbing me and robbing my house, and if in the background jean simmons was singing "if i were a bell" on the television... i'd be smiling.
if i had a time machine, the first trip would be back to a carefully calculated place at which i stood a chance with jean simmons.
this and a british accent.
uh, killin' me.
so when i was checking out tonights AMC and TCM guide on tivo i noticed a couple of her movies, which led to me finding out today, the 31st, is her birthday. (which designates her an aquarius as well, my god)
anyway, happy birthday jean; you're a godammed goddess...
(a blast of static from the great beyond comes crashing in through the mundane drone of gatsby's masturbatory ode to the cinema of yesteryear..)
Ah, hello fans. No need to introduce myself, as it's painfully obvious who's just dropped by with a bit of unsettling news. I couldn't bear to see my sniveling compatriot Gatsby continue his love affair with this imposter! Some of the worms that I employ in the entertainment industry were horrified when they read through this *cough* posting and found, much to their chagrin, that stupid, stupid old Gatsby had been the victim of some foul, press release trickery. The photographs so lovingly included in this little diatribe are actually retouched FAKES which have been circulating through offices and archives for the better part of thirty years. Since Old Bug always makes it right, even when it hurts, I've included a rare, early photo of Simmons taken before Guys and Dolls. Get it right, Gatsby- we're starting to attract attention.