I have a soft spot for any contemporary celebrity who is a classic film nerd. I've started watching 30 Rock just because I like Alec Baldwin's geeky contributions to The Essentials. I like the host segments of the latter show so much that I've been taping them, even when I've seen the movie just because I enjoy the brief discussions. I wish TCM would put them on their website.
I read on the Smoking Gun that when Cher gives a concert she insists on having a TV with Turner Classic Movies in her dressing room. Now that's my kind of demanding diva. I've always liked her acting but that makes me like her even more.
And I'm starting to suspect that one of my favorite singers is secretly a film dork. I always thought that Kate Bush's song "Wuthering Heights" was more about the classic 1939 movie than about the book. And I just found out today that her video for the 1985 song "Hounds of Love" is (loosely) based on The 39 Steps. I quite enjoy this incredibly low budget homage to Hitchcock, but like even more this recent Youtube version which combines footage from The 39 Steps with the song.
Author of three books about classic film stars published under the name "Jenny Curtis," Jenny is equally well-known in the world of classic movie geekdom as "Nipper." If you've ever seen Bringing Up Baby or The Awful Truth, you may remember "Jerry the Nipper" on which the nom de blog is an obvious pun. If you haven't seen those movies quit reading this dang blog already and start watching some movies.
Deborah has graciously agreed to assist with copy editing at Cinema OCD. No longer will my readers have to suffer with incorrect use of the word "its." Deborah is a freelance writer and author of Other People's Children.