Saturday, September 27, 2008

Paul Newman: 1925-2008

One of my earliest memories as a young child was my brothers and me barefoot in our pajamas in the backseat of an old brown Buick Riviera with a speaker attached to the window. It was dark outside. We were eating popcorn. My parents' laughter was coming from the front seat. We were at the Sunset Drive-In in Gilbertsville watching Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid flicker across the old wood screen. Now this was in Kentucky, so it was probably a couple of years after the movie was actually released, maybe in 1970 or 1971. I fell in love with those dreamy unforgettable blue eyes, at my first drive-in movie. ~**sigh**~ Paul Newman was sO00oooooo beautiful and life is good!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Loved the eyes, loved the movie, loved the evening!!

Michael Manning said...

Paul was amazing. I especially enjoyed "The Verdict", "Nobody's Fool", "Absence of Malice", "Slap Shot" and "Cool Hand Like". But whatever he did, let's face it--Paul made the role his own. He will be missed badly!

3 Magpies said...

Anon: Me, too!

Michael: He was an awesome role model. His legacy will live through cinema and philathropy.

muse said...

I was really looking forward to his latest project...Steinbeck's Mice and Men and I thought he was just adorable in Message in a Bottle.

But more than the talent we saw on the screen, what a great humanitarian he was. Organizing tirelessly, and donating mega amounts of cash for children's causes. That's what I find most endearing.

Jamie Dawn said...

He has a great acting legacy, but it is charitable heart that I think will define him for many years to come.

Those blue eyes were dreamy!!

Walker said...

A great actor i will miss in the years to come.
Its hard watchig all the greats slowly passing on

3 Magpies said...

Muse: He is a great example for Hollywood and the world. Thanks for stopping by!

Jamie: I agree about that big heart and those dreamy eyes. Thanks for the comment.

Walker: It is hard to see them go, isn't it? Who will take their place? Thanks for adding your thoughts. (: