If you've been wondering where I've been the past couple of days you can rest assured I'm not off on a bender inspired by Colin Firth's loss at the Oscars. No, I'd pretty well resigned myself to that a few weeks ago when a good friend of mine who is very good at Oscar predictions informed me that Jeff Bridges was a lock. I still held out hope, but I knew deep down Colin was like Ralph Nader in 2000 in that he was the latest in a long line of lost causes which I've supported. At least no one is going to blame me for George Bush getting elected this time.
Nope, I've been off in the library digging through old movie star biographies, reading plays and poems that relate to some of the movies I've been watching. I love inter-library loan. It's like Netflix for books. Check out this sa-weeet image from an out of print bio of Robert Donat. This is Robert Donat and Flora Robson in Mary Read, a stage production in 1934 at His Majesty's Theater. How much of a hottie was Flora in her riding pants and over the knee boots? Wow, and I always think of her as Queen Elizabeth!
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.