Sunday, March 7, 2010

Quote of the Week, Fans of "The Fearless Vampire Killers" and Ali MacGraw talks about Steve McQueen

Thanks to everyone for wishing me well.  I am, thankfully, starting to feel better.

Now here is the quote of the week:
By Claudia Cardinale:

"Sharon was such an amazing person, worldly but not in any negative way, she was so grounded, still seemed to show such a delight in the little things. A good waiter or waitress, a terrific sunset, ANY animal, little things never lost their magic for her. She had the world at her feet, but never lost touch with who she was, or became blase about how fortunate she had become. The superficiality of the movie world didn't fool her one bit, she often said, 'If I start to believe I'm as good as they keep telling me I am, I'll get out, there's still so much to learn.' "

Here is another great review of "The Fearless Vampire Killers" along with fans commenting below:

Also, be sure to check out the latest edition of Vanity Fair for March.  It has an interesting article and interview with Ali MacGraw.  She discusses two men she loved, Steve McQueen and Robert Evans.  McQueen and Evans were also good friends of Sharon and Roman.
Speaking of MacGraw, in the article it talks about how giving and kind she was and still is.  It also says she became a fashion icon in the early 1970s.  Sounds like Sharon, doesn't it?  Furthermore, this quote by Gloria Steinem who lived for a short while with MacGraw, also reminds one of Sharon even though it is really about MacGraw:

"She was a remarkable creature.  Ali seemed unaware of being beautiful, though I remember thinking it was like living with the most magnificent and graceful cat.  It was proof of her warmth and kindness that those pre-feminist days, when we were all suppose to be in competition with each other, I don't remember a female human being who resented her."

That reminds me of how Sharon got along with so many actresses in Hollywood.  Patty Duke said, "I was crazy about her and I didn't know anyone who wasn't."  And Sharon never fought with anyone on the set.  Robert Viharo who starred with Sharon in "Valley of the Dolls" said, "Everybody was competitive with everybody (on the set of the Valley of the Dolls). The only one that I felt was above it, was Sharon Tate. The sweetest, purest, most open spirit."

The article also talks about McQueen not always being everyone's favorite but of Ali, like a saint.  This is sometimes the way Polanski is talked about as compared to Sharon.  But McQueen's love for McGraw is as genuine as Roman's was for Sharon, according to the magazine. 
Lastly, the article mentions her love of Scottie dogs and how she has always had one.  That sounds like Sharon and her love of Yorkies.
Anyway, it is a long article but worth reading.
This week I will try to get around to the promised translated articles.  Sorry for the delay.

1 comment:

  1. Glad you are starting to feel better, Mike!

    Everything's good here. I especially liked the things Claudia Cardinale had to say about Sharon. Thanks for posting this.