Tony Curtis has gone to the great trapeze in the sky. Though he had a sometimes illustrious career I remember with most cheesy nostalgia the television show Hollywood Babylon. The reenactments are absolutely stunning and the Danny Kaye/Laurence Olivier prison scene will forever be a bad TV masterpiece lost to us mere mortals. Well unless the right and decent thing happens and they release it on DVD.
My favorite part was the ending which was a minute with Tony. He’d give some random memory often with no real point. Cut to the cheesy saxophone music and I was a pretty happy kid. My “I remember the beautiful Audrey Hepburn” impersonation may have not been from an actual story but it’s a part of my psyche and oft said to those who remember those moments with Mr. Curtis. He lives on in a real way in so many histories and brings us together. That’s really the point in this crazy world.
It’s the only clip on youtube I can find. But let’s all pray a novena for the entire series to be available. After all, artists great and small, are meant to unify.
On a side almost Halloweenie note the spirit of George Reeves supposedly thwarted a robbery attempt in the home where was killed. BOO! Thanks for leaping the afterlife in a single bound. May we do so a very, very long time from now with the happiest ending or rather beginning on the next part of this journey.
Good luck Mr. Curtis and Godspeed.