My latest video was far more trouble than it's worth.
I made it late Monday night, during a merciless bout of insomnia, when I had nothing better to do.
I finished the video around 5:00 a.m. - breathed a big sigh of relief, pressed the "Save" icon, and.....
....watched the entire thing disappear before my astonished eyes.
I had accidentally pressed "delete".
After I wore out my entire repertoire of curse words and phrases (which is vast), I collapsed into bed - ready for Dreamland.
Being a persistent masochist, I remade the video this evening - despite the fact that I had a zillion more important things to do (I counted them).
Thank you, Microsoft Movie Maker.
Thank you Rudy Vallee.
And thank you, beautiful ladies of the silent screen.
Why the video?
Because it nourishes my craving for the delicious past.
I was born fifty years too late. I belong in another era. I savor the distant ambience of the teens and twenties - - when songs were beautiful, and life seemed sweet..
(life is never exactly sweet of course, but nostalgia renders it that way).
...when men were men, women were women, and there was no bullshit about gender (see some of my previous posts, if you dare).
Since I have a fierce passion for silent films, I chose photos of some of my favorite actresses of that era. It was very difficult to do, because I had to leave a lot of them out.
Cover photo for the video is Dorothy Janis, whom I absolutely love.
Ironically, she only made five films - before retiring in 1930. She married a musician and lived to be 98.
I fell for Dorothy Janis when I saw her in The Pagan (1929) with Ramon Novarro.
Of course, I had a big crush on Novarro, too, but that's beside the point.....
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