Atari 5200 Guy Posted July 17, 2018 Report Share Posted July 17, 2018 I'm sitting here watching Glenn Miller Story and remember when I would sit with my grandmother and watch movies she grew up with. In doing so I developed a sense of appreciation for what all those involved had done and accomplished. It's hard to replace the likes of James Stewart, June Allyson (who had a unique voice), and Henry Morgan because they were some of the best for their time. I also have High Society with Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong which remains one of my favorite classics. In a lot of ways I wish that they were still around and movies like those mentioned were still being made. Fred's unique dancing style has really never been duplicated or impersonated. It's been said that his style was always hard for other actors performing with him to keep up with. They paved the way for actors I remember during the 1980's. Robin Williams, Eddie Murphy, Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, John Candy, all of them performed beyond expectations. As much as I hate to say it, and while there are some good movies today, I feel the movie industry is really missing the talent that once entertained us. My Grandmother and I were really blessed one day as a vacation to Branson, Missouri, only a 30 minute drive from where I once lived, landed us a chance to meet a popular icon. Next to the hotel we were staying in was a small outlet with a Red Skelton Museum. We paid it a visit only to discover also visiting the store Red himself. We didn't ask for an autograph but we did tell him how much we still watched his shows on TV and VHS. He seemed shocked that a teenager knew who he was. He invited us to lunch with him. Best hour of my life. It amazed me that how he was in real life was not much different than how he was when performing. He passed shortly after that. I guess I'm just rambling on about memories I have. I think the movie industry could learn a thing or two from what these previous professionals did. Just don't screw it up. They already screwed up Ghostbusters and Footloose. StormSurge and MaximumRD 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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