Saturday 9: The Trolley
suggested Judy Garland. Unfamiliar with this week's tune?
1) In this movie clip, just about everyone (except Judy)
is wearing a hat. Do you wear hats for fashion, for warmth
or for both?
I have a large head
and "one size fits most" hats do not fit my head. They sit
on top like a cherry on a sundae. I hear Oprah has the same
problem, so she has her hats specially made. Not having
Oprah's budget, I just don't wear hats. Period.
2) This song is from Meet Me in St. Louis, which
was a huge hit and the second highest grossing movie of
1944. When is the last time you watched a movie in the
We went to see Room in January. It is the only movie
we have seen this year. So far. (But I really want
to see Florence Foster Jenkins next week)
3) The movie follows the Smith family as their hometown,
St. Louis, prepares to host the 1904 World's Fair. What's
the biggest thing happening in your hometown?
can't think of anything specific right now, but the last
biggest thing I remember happening was the gathering in
central park to unveil the new wall for the bathroom. We
had a band and refreshments and newspaper coverage. It was
a Very Big Deal.
4) This week's featured artist, Judy Garland, is best
known as Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz. That
movie is shown so often that Sam thinks she may have
seen it a dozen times. Is there a movie or holiday
special you've seen over and over?
I don't know how many times I have seen Judy Garland in
A Star Is Born, but easily more than 100 times
since I first saw it in 1953. It made a Judy Garland
fanatic of me. (I even got to see her perform live
three times, and met her once.)
5) Judy admitted to being perpetually tardy. Are you
usually prompt? Or are you always running late?
I am almost never late. In fact it's eerie how often
arrive exactly on time, to the minute, whether I plan it
that way or not.
6) Judy's first professional performance was a
rendition of "Jingle Bells" when she was just two. How
old were you when you entered your chosen profession?
Well, since I worked all of my life typing in some
capacity or other, I guess that would be when I was a
junior in high school. The last 15 years or so I was a
medical transcriptionist and I got started at that
in about 1987, when I was 44.
7) Thinking of "Jingle Bells," here's a wintery
question for a hot summer day: What's your favorite
(with Margaret O'Brien)
8) Judy was a very demonstrative person. She enjoyed
hugs and admitted that, when she nervous, she took
emotional support from physically reaching out. Are you
It depends. I can be. But I can also be reticent too.
9) She told Barbara Walters that people would be
surprised to learn that she was a good cook and
specialized in desserts. Do you have a sweet tooth?
Is the Pope Catholic?