Thursday, 30 September 2010

Tony Curtis

The passage of time and all of its sickening crimes.

Tony Curtis has now left the building.

A man who, in his youth, was possessed of a beauty that eludes most of us no matter how hard we primp and preen and who starred in more fabulous, bona fide, classics than many others; "Sweet Smell of Success", "The Vikings", "The Defiant Ones", "Some Like it Hot", "Spartacus", "The Boston Strangler" and an Oscar nominated performance in "The Defiant Ones".

A brilliant raconteur and a star.

He was due to make an appearance here, in Edinburgh, a few months ago...I had tickets and was giddy with excitement about the prospect of being in the company of a living legend. Sadly that will never happen but a cosy Sunday afternoon with "Some Like it Hot" beckons and I can't think of a better tribute.

My thoughts are with his family and loved ones.

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