Sunday, March 2, 2014
Unless and until we see something as fabulously demented as this, I'm not going to get too excited about all this Oscars red-carpet brouhaha.
I wonder if we'll see any of the old guard - who could show up? What's left of Mickey Rooney? I suppose there's a chance for Shirley Jones or Jane Powell, but really the ones I'm interested in will mostly be featured in memoriam - Miss Fontaine will surely be included, and Shirley Temple. Oh, but wait - I've just read that Kim Novak is coming, so that's something. I recently rewatched Picnic, and even my hard heart had to admit that she had some very effective moments, overshadowed as she was by Holden and Russell.
If nothing else, it's my first chance in yonks and yonks to watch the festivities in real time, which is kind of fun. Even if we won't in all likelihood get a glimpse of a real star in diamonds and an elf cap...