saturday 9

Goodbye, Cruel World

1) This week's song has a circus theme. Have you ever been to a circus? If yes, did you enjoy it? yes, I have been and no, I didn't enjoy it
2) James Darren sings that he's running away to join the circus. When you were a kid, did you ever run away from home? no
3) While he understands intellectually that this girl is no good for him, he tells us his heart is stubborn. Do you have a stubborn streak? it's more than a streak!

4) Though he had three top 20 singles, including this one, James Darren found more consistent success as an actor. Between 1959 and 1963, he played surfer Jeff Matthews, aka "Moondoggie," in three Gidget movies. Have you seen any Gidget movies? What about the TV show, starring Sally Field? I know I've seen one of the movies (at least) but I don't recall the show

5) "Moondoggie" got his unique nickname because he enjoyed surfing in the moonlight. Looking back on Summer 2023, did you visit the beach (by moonlight or otherwise)? no beach for me
6) While he was playing Gidget's teen dream, he was a married man. He wed Danish beauty queen Evy Norlund in 1960. They met when she came to Los Angeles to pursue a career and they were both working at Columbia Studios. More than 60 years later, they're still together. Tell us about the longest-married couple you know. my Pennsylvania sister and her husband have been married since 1982 💖

7) James Darren also played Officer James Corrigan on ABC's police drama, TJ Hooker. Have you ever considered a career in law enforcement? no, no, no, nooooo
8) In 1961, when this song was on the radio, matching his & hers mohair sweaters were on trend. Do you have a favorite sweater? I have several favorite sweaters

9) Random question -- They say we're all young at heart. In what ways are you childlike? taking delight in simple pleasures--and loving to laugh


Diana_CT said...

#1 In high school one of my classmates parents were tightrope walkers for a circus, in their backyard they had a tightrope, it was only 3 ft off the grond.).
#4 Her beach movies tend to blend into one another. But I loved her in Norma Rae.

songbird's crazy world said...

Loving to laugh is a great trait

CountryDew said...

I think I need a favorite sweater. Must make a note to go look for a sweater.

Stacy said...

#9...I suspect that makes you a great teacher!

The Gal Herself said...

#4: I really think you'd appreciate the show. (You can find full episodes on YouTube.) The premise is that Gidget and her teacher-father are rattling around alone in this house since Mom died and the older daughter, Ann, got married. Don Porter is such a great TV dad.