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  •  Me too! (6+ / 0-)
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    Lilyvt, Munchkn, Val, wasatch, SherwoodB, Floja Roja

    I dig out musicals when I need a mood booster.  If I'm getting aggravated about the political scene I'll pull out Inherit the Wind or Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.  

    People think I have an eclectic collection, but the common thread is that they all have Donald Meek in them.  

    My g-grandmother and his mother were sisters.  He was in about 80 movies before he died in 1946.  Also did Broadway   - he brought Bette Davis to g-grandma's house for dinner one night - my mom was a little kid.  

    He's been a character / bit actor in some amazing classics - so I've got everything from Captain Blood to Stagecoach to Little Miss Broadway to State Fair....

    My son (he's 32) has watched some of my oldies and though he collects the typical young person's Star Wars (heck I have SW!) LOTR, Spiderman, Dark Knight, Terminator, Gremlins? ... he also has some great movies from my parents era (WWII) and my era (60's-70's) - Jesus Christ Superstar, Godspell, Hair (although the play at Queen's Theatre in London was better than the movie - and at 15 I was quite shocked).

    I don't buy too many of the new movies - I can watch them on demand so I don't need to own them.  But I still sift through the discount bins at various stores, looking for that odd little gem that re-issued on a 50th, 60th or 75th anniversary but nobody wanted, so it's marked down to $3.  Treasure!  

    •  Wow! (4+ / 0-)
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      Munchkn, Val, SherwoodB, Floja Roja

      Donald Meek, now that's not a name you hear every day....but, yes, I do know Donald Meek!
      Laughing, I rummage through the discounted bins looking for 'gems' discarded by the unknowing.  I don't have a real common thread running through my collection (like Donald Meek in yours), mine is truly eclectic for no reason at all, except I like eclectic.

      I think, therefore I am........................... Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose....AKA Engine Nighthawk - don't even ask!

      by Lilyvt on Sun Jul 15, 2012 at 06:49:46 PM PDT

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