Fortunately there was no switch to the moomba masters night niche sport of the sixties and I watched Mr Blandings Builds His Dream House as scheduled. This is part of a Cary Grant Festival but after sufficient grant watch, boynton became interested in the actor playing the architect, Simms (no less). This was the lovely Reginad Denny, whose understated congeniality I recognised from Rebecca.
Googling I was quite surprised to find a very comprehensive section on Denny at a local site on Aviation history, (previously visited here - thanks to a tip off from Barista.) Denny was a pioneer in the field of Pilotless Aviation. This fascinating tangent provides filmography, biographical details, photo galleries and a small section about his log cabin located in the San Bernardino mountains of Southern California - which seemed to tie in with the last shot in Mr Blandings, a scene that Simms might have imagined.
A pioneer in "flightless aviation" -- how did he ever get that field off the ground? :)
Posted by MG at March 8, 2004 04:17 PM
deeply blushing, MG
have since corrected my terrible error, committed in haste.
I am an old hand at editorless citation
or witless imagination...
Posted by boynton at March 8, 2004 04:44 PM
Being in a recursive mood, I have taken the Denny and popped him into another story.. Back and forth, back and forth..
Posted by David Tiley at March 12, 2004 03:42 PM
the chinese-whispering blogging tongue ...
(and my topic for today, anon)
Posted by boynton at March 12, 2004 03:56 PM