Sunday, August 24, 2014
I just wanted to write a quick entry to let everyone know I am still here, still alive. The past two weeks have been me moving from Nashville to Michigan to see family and then heading out to California. I got here a few days ago and am still trying to get my bearings. I have been able to pay a visit to Valentino, Florence Lawrence, Mickey Rooney, and Marion Davies though...had to. AND yesterday my friends and I ventured to Hearst Castle and it was incredible! We went into Hearst's private theater and saw home movies featuring stars like Dolores Del Rio and John Gilbert and of course, Marion Davies. It was amazing and I can't wait to go back.
Another thing I wanted to comment on is the Lifetime show "The Ghost in My Child" (or some crap like that). There is an episode that just aired that has a 17 year old claiming to have the spirit of silent movie star Lucille Ricksen living inside of her. I wanted to put my stance on that whole situation because I was friends with the girl in question. Facebook friends, but still, I knew her. Reading the reasoning behind her 'revelation' is complete BS to me. Judging by that logic (if you even want to call it that) then I have the spirit of Olive Thomas, Martha Mansfield, Rudolph Valentino, Florence Lawrence, Florence La Badie, and every other tragic star I have covered living inside of me. I don't know why I love silent film stars so much, but liking them doesn't mean that you have their spirit living inside of you. Also, if you were actually Lucille Ricksen...you would know how you died, you would know who is interred in your niche, and you wouldn't be sharing a body with another person. That would be possession. It just pisses me off that THIS is the reason that Lucille Ricksen will be known by the people who watch that show. Lucille should be remembered for being a lovely child star who was going to grow up and become a truly wonderful adult, and she was tragically taken at a young age.
So, there is that! I will write an actual entry when I get the chance, but just wanted to make sure that you didn't think I was leaving you hanging. I'm still here!!
See you later, cats!