Saturday, March 20, 2010

the perfect mom

'fred astaire and myrna loy. i wish they were my parents.'- daisy clover

when young 'daisy' was being groomed by the film studio in the delightfully dark and enlightening film 'inside daisy clover' she was told to say the above lines. she was told that the public believed her mother to be dead. her mother was alive! she was more than alive as she was played by the tiny miracle known as ruth gordon.

natalie wood was quite a bit older than the 15 year old she portrayed but no matter. her huge eyes were full of teenage wonder.

painting of myrna loy who played great vamps before she played great moms.

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