View from the Cheap Seats

Displaying items by tag: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Thursday, 22 August 2013 13:47

Reaching Out

Our topic today was prompted by a conversation I had after my dear friend Bill Thrash’s funeral a couple of weeks ago.  His surviving sister told me that when my pal, about whom I thought I knew everything, was 16, around 1954, in the small southeastern Oklahoma town of Ada, he commandeered a shitload of dimes and tried, to the very best of his ability, to call his hero, Frank Sinatra.

I started thinking then about how many of us have attempted to be in touch with our favorite movie star, director, producer, writer, composer or author?  I used to do that very thing a lot when I was single and bored.

Here are two stories that are so personal that I’ve never written about them before...  [...]

Contact Bud Elder

Please type your full name.
Invalid email address.
Please send us a message.
Invalid Input

Bits Latest Tweets

The Digital Bits
Bits #4K Review – @BillHuntBits spins Andrew Stanton’s Pixar animated classic, WALL•E (2008), in a one-off #UltraHD collaboration between Disney & @Criterion thedigitalbits.com/item/walle-cri…
RT @KLStudioClassic: Coming February 28th! kinolorber.com/product/marath… Marathon Man (1976) • Brand New HDR/Dolby Vision Master – From a 4K Sca…
The Digital Bits
Bits #4K Review – @BillHuntBits reviews Quentin Tarantino’s masterpiece, PULP FICTION (1994), in a reference-quality #UltraHD remaster from Miramax via @ParamountMovies thedigitalbits.com/item/pulp-fict…