Great story from Donna Colton, Trish.
As opposed to many fans who get close to stars for a brief hello or autograph, having experiences to remember like watching the scene being filmed with Paul Stewart- and especially the visit to the bungalow the night of the Oscar win!!- give her a privilege not accorded to most fans.
Thanks for replying Kerry. I just wish all the members on the Facebook page would read this Board. All the comments over there go by so fast!
It is super swift over there I agree.
Despite the wealth of material accumulating on Ginger's Susan Facebook page- my problem is that I am not a Facebook aficionardo - at all. I simply dislike it. No specific reason as such, I merely avoid it usually.
However I do make an exception on the abovementioned page and visit maybe twice a week to catch up with the volley of great pics being submitted and Susan related posts.
But I don't post or linger long over there.
Just to say how lovely the reminiscence was and how fortunate Donna was. There will be fewer and fewer of us who even will recall her "second-hand" but hopefully there will continue to be viewers of her movies who will realize what a superb actress and what an individual she was'
In a larger sense I seem to be more and more aware of the dumbing down and homogenizing of actors/actresses in movies. I'll watch even a good movie and never be sure of which "big name" young actress is the lead because they all look pretty much alike and act pretty much alike (unless they are blonde or brunette but then that change too!). I mean, back in the "good old days" even the lesser actresses had their individual personalities. Adele Jergens and Janis Carter might play the same roles in different movies but you certainly knew which was which. Today, I just give up.
Thanks so much for posting this. I really enjoyed reading Donna's account of her meetings with Susan and am green with envy.
Thanks so much for replying - I am green with envy too!!
Bill - I agree with you regarding the "new" Hollywood ladies - except for Jennifer Lawrence - I think she will go far but of course, no-one can hold a candle to "our Susan" who entered our hearts so many years ago and will stay there forever.
I always say of old Hollywood, "They had voices then." Now they all sound alike.
Bill, so true about the sameness of the actors. I agree with your post in every respect.
Trish, I posted the photo that you sent. Thank you for sending it to accompany the letter from Donna Colton.
I'm so sorry for my delay in commenting on this post. As you know, I haven't been able to get to the Board much recently.
But reading this post and Donna's story is so intriguing, I'm so glad I've seeen it! It is the exact fantasy that so many young people with crushes on actors and actresses have so often during that period of life----that something amazing like Donna's experience happens in their OWN lives!
I just loved reading the story and learning of Susan's kindness to Donna.
Thanks a million.