Happy Birthday, Greer!
Not a very original photo, but I thought she looked chic and lovely in this.
Today is Greer Garson's birthday. Not knowing enough about her to write a full birthday post (and, like I said, I thought I did too much of that this month, in addition to the Deborah Kerr birthday blog I'll be writing for a blogathon), I wanted to talk about her a little anyway. ;) Greer would be a 107. You want to hear something shameful? I haven't even seen a Greer film in completion! Yes... not even "Mrs. Miniver." (I know, I hang my head in shame). Well, actually, I came quite close - a couple of months ago "Mrs. Miniver" was on On Demand (a service to watch movies on instantly) for free, and I jumped right into but wasn't more than twenty minutes in when I had to stop it. Of course, it's in my Netflix queue and I'll be watching it quite soon. And then last week on Walter Pidgeon's birthday (how ironic that their birthdays are about a week apart!) they were showing a Greer/Walter film on TCM called "Scandal at Scurrie." I watched it from someplace in the middle and onwards to the end, and I loved Greer in it and when I discovered her birthday was today, well, I had to write about her.
So something I promise to do in the next weeks or so is to watch a Greer Garson movie (most importantly, or firstly, "Mrs. Miniver" and "Goodbye, Mr. Chips"). And then hey, I'll come and review it! Also, I shared one of my favorite Greer stories (that has to do with Lucy and Claudette Colbert, as well) in Claudette Colbert's birthday post earlier this month. You can read it here.
That's all for today. By the way, I'm thinking of doing what would be a ten part series called "I Just Want to Write About ---". It would be ten posts, and each individual post would focus solely on one of my top ten favorite actresses. I guess I would just write about what I like about her and what makes her a special actress, etc. - I'll try not to be repetitive... I just think it would be a nice tribute; also, the ten posts would be spread out over a period of time, not ten days in a row and there would be a variety of posts in between.
I also need to write my post for the Bette Davis Contest hosted at Film Classics - since Bette is in my top ten, perhaps I could enter my "I Just Want to Write About---" post about her into the contest! Perhaps. We'll see. ;)
That's it. Happy birthday, Greer, and I'll see everyone tomorrow at the Darling Deborah Blogathon (Waitin' On a Sunny Day)... =)