and now for something completely different …

A year ago, while surfing on You Tube, I stumbled across these home movies taken by Roddy McDowell. As a movie buff, I’m a fan of many of the stars shown here (look at Jane Fonda at 27, she was gawgeous!) There’s no sound and you realize you don’t need sound. There’s no glitz or artifice, and yet the natural glamour that exudes from these beautiful people is thrilling. Back in the 1960s, Malibu was not multi-million dollar homes and gated communities, but rather beach shacks, simplicity, and natural living. Imagine … no internet, no cell phones, no paparazzi, no Botox, no selfies.

As a teen I idolized Paul Newman. I’ve seen every single one of his films. Here he is looking like Adonis. And there’s the young Natalie Wood. These folks weren’t called movie stars for nothing!

The mighty Kirk, Lauren Bacall, etc.

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