30 April 2022
Welcome to Saturday: 9. What we've committed to our readers is that we will post
9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other
times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do "random
questions," so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and
leave a comment. Because we don't have any rules, it is your choice. We hate
rules. We love to answer the questions, however, and here is today's questions!
Saturday 9: As Time Goes By (1958)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it
1) This song begins with, "You must remember this." Do you often write things
down to help you remember?
So much more now than I used to. I can't remember anything unless
I've written it down somewhere...and remember where I wrote it!
2) The lyrics tell us that moonlight and love songs are never out of date.
Tell us about something else that seems timeless.
3) Originally written in 1931, "As Time Goes By" is best known as the love
theme from the 1942 film, Casablanca. According to the American Film
Institute, there's only one song from a movie soundtrack that's more expressly
identified with the film: "Over the Rainbow" from The Wizard of Oz. What
song reminds you of your favorite movie?
"The Man Who Got Away" from the 1953 A Star Is Born.
4) This version is from "The George Sanders Touch," an LP recorded by an
Oscar-winning character actor. There is scant evidence that it sold well. Tell
us about something you thought was a good idea at the time, but looking back, would have done differently.
Three of us wrote a history of The
Lamplighters Musical Theater to celebrate its 25th anniversary in 1977.
When we finished the book, we left all the material and original copies of the
book with the company, which apparently threw them out. Today new people in
the company would like to know its history, but no more books exist and we can't
have them reprinted because they threw out the original.
5) This album was really something of a consolation prize for George. He
worked with a vocal coach, hoping to win the romantic lead in the film version
of South Pacific, but alas, the role went to a younger man. He had fun
making this record instead. Have you recently taken lemons and made lemonade?
What a silly question to follow the comment about a consolation prize. But
no, I have not made lemons and made lemonade in a long time -- have you priced
6) He usually played suave but unsympathetic characters. That's why he gave
his autobiography the self-aware title, "Memoirs of a Professional Cad." What
would you call your life story?
"Funny the World," of course.
7) The night he won his Oscar, George Sanders accepted the statuette, bowed
deeply and then, safely behind the curtain and away from cameras, surprised
onlookers by crying. Have you ever cried tears of joy?
8) George Sanders wed perennial talk show guest and occasional actress Zsa
Zsa Gabor in 1949. Sixteen years after their divorce, he married Zsa Zsa's less
famous but also glamorous sister, Magda. After a month, George and Magda thought
better of it and had the union annulled. Sam thinks this is one of the oddest
romantic tales she's ever stumbled upon while researching Saturday 9. Have you
ever known anyone who divorced one sibling and then married another? (Hallmark
movies don't count.)
My oldest aunt was married 12 times, to 11 men. #5 and #7 were the
same guy and in between the marriages to her, he married her sister.
9) Random question: You're in a line of 25 people at the post office. How
many of those other 24 are more patient at waiting than you are?
I'm pretty patient. i always have my Kindle with me and think of waiting
in line as an opportunity to read.