jdb1 wrote:charliechaplinfan wrote:No, you can't have Mr Laurel without upsetting Mr Hardy and vice versa.
What about Peter Lorre's naughty ways, I didn't know he ranked as a one of film's naughty boys.
Do you regret ot waiting around for Anthony Perkins? He does sound a nice guy, I'm sure he'd have been really nice to you all, you might even of got to eat it in his company.
Peter Lorre was a notorious ladies' man. He must have had several extra helpings of charm to help overcome his deteriorating looks.
The Tony Perkins incident highlights the change in how we view celebrities now. Back then, we thought we had colossal nerve to even consider going to his house, uninvited. The idea of waiting around for him was just too much for us; we were too young and not bold enough. I believe you are right - he would have been nice to us, but we were just too shy. About two years later, we did something similar with Valentine's candy for the TV comedian Soupy Sales, and this time we were old enough to have the courage to make our presence known (we went to the TV studio), and he came out and talked with us, and he took the candy. Nowadays, I don't think twice about talking to celebs in the street, or at least saying hello.
Peter Lorre was cute though, perhaps that made all the difference.
I'm glad you plucked up enough courage to speak to Soupy Sales. Did you ever see Garbo out on the street? Would you have talked to her?
It's reminded me of my Mum, we have very few celebrities in Chorley, we do have an ex rugby captain called Bill Beaumont, not that Mum would have known why he was famous. One dinnertime she had gone to the local pool for a swim and spent a good half hour talking to one of my Dad's friends only he didn't happen to know her, it didn't stop her though, when Dad joined her in the pool he thought what on earth could she be talking about to Bill Beaumont. She'd simply recognised the face and presumed he was Dad's friend. Dad was embarrassed but not my Mum and Bill Beaumont thankfully was awfully polite.