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Monday, July 31, 2006

First Blog

This is my first page of my new blog and I just want to express admiration.
 
Is it not incredible that one can turn on one's television and see great stars whose luminosity will never dim?  -So easy to have them there to appreciate and admire.
Last night James Garner walked into a dangerous compartment in a train which was barreling along in the movie, "The Great Escape".
And I just thought-- doesn't matter what he does there's always a twinkle and an unmistakable sense of warmth of heart.
 
Is there someone in the world who doesn't like James Garner? I don't really think so.  Really.
Is there anyone, anyone at all  whom this gentle man has not treated with respect?  No.
 
Have I ever heard or read anything but gratefulness and good feelings toward this man in all my years in Hollywood?  No.
 
He is a rare treasure.  May he live forever.
 
--signing off for now,
 
But come and see me this fall in legendary Henry Jaglom's "Hollywood Dreams" with stunning new find, Tanna Frederick and Justin Kirk ( from Mike Nichol's, "Angels in America").
 
Then just a LITTLE later, I'll be starring with the ever unsinkable, piquant genius who is Alan Cumming in his next directed feature, "Suffering Man's Charity",  with Anne Heche, David Bereanaz, and Carrie Fisher.
 
And I'll return here, to my diary to talk about people I've known: Jack Clayton, Jack Nicholson, Alfred Hitchcock and others.  And to talk about people I wish I'd known.
In 1970, I turned down a movie with Mr. Garner called, I think, "Support Your Local Sheriff" and I've been biting my dialing- my- agent- finger ever since!
 
 

20 comments:

Michael Floyd said...

yay! "...no Chad, I've killed you."

Jay Carleton said...

Were you considered to play Lois Lane in 1978?

Anonymous said...

Karen - You are a natural wonder and I adore and respect your work. My fave being Day of the Locust. How was it to make that movie?

Anonymous said...

Karen,
I have just re-diacovered "Burnt Offerings" after 3 decades. "Trilogy" was good, but your ability to convey the campy sense of commitment to the mansion ws great...How was Oliver Reed to work with?
Thanks so much,
B. Adamovich

Katlady said...

Hello Karen

Hope your doing well , You still own me that signed picture . How are your cats doing . Miss you at the cat shows .
Take care
Linda
Brats Kats

Katlady said...

Hello Karen

How are your cats doing . Hope your doing well and remember you still owe me a signed picture. Take care
Linda
Brats Kats

John UK said...

Hi From The UK. What do you consider your best performance also what film was the most enjoyable to work on.

Regards

Jo said...

Hey there, Karen,

Wow, it was cool to find you here. Even more cool is the fact that Trilogy of Terror was released on DVD this week! I remember being 12 years old and watching that with my mom ... we were scared to death! Our other favorite, Burnt Offerings, still finds its way into the VCR a couple of times a month.

I'm happy to be able to tell you what a pleasure its been to view your work over all these years. You are timeless! Few actresses could have pulled off the roles you have played, and they are deservedly classics now.

Hope you are well! Jo :)

Anonymous said...

Dear Karen- Just wanted to say what an absolute pleasure it was to meet you at the 2006 Festival Of Fear in Toronto. You are a truly beautiful and extremely down to earth person. You made me feel so comfortable and I was soooo honored that you remembered my name hours after meeting you. You completely made my day, or maybe I should say my life. You are a treasure to the movie world and I can't wait to see your new projects and maybe some old that I haven't encountered yet. Keep up the amazing work and stay true and beautiful.
Regards, Stephanie

Sonia Furtado (soniafurtado@ig.com.br) said...

They say that I am its double, speak of a great physical similarity, until call me karen… It would like its opinion. (I have Page in orkut) SONIA. soniafurtado@ig.com.br
I'm from Brazil.I am its fan! I wrote right?

Suzy said...

It's wonderful to discover you have a blog! I've been an admirer of your work for many years. :o)

I also completely agree with you about James Garner. He's been my Hero since I was 13.

sherry_ridgeway said...

hi karen ..:]
ive been a fan of yours for many years, once i saw the "easy rider" film , i was hooked on your natural beauty and talent, youve become a sort of a mentor to me, ive always enjoyed ALL of your films ...please dont get this wrong, but ive styled my hair and do my makeup to look like you ...and i must say the compliments never stop coming LOLOL,,your a one in a gazillion girl, "espessally those legs" GRRRrrr i wish mine were half as good as yours...it would be an extreem pleasure to get a hello email from ya, however im sure your too busy for that...just wanted to let ya know that many fans including yours truly..still think your great, "WHOOOOoooo HOOOoooo girl!!!! as they say.
Huggzz hun ..Sherry...:]

DanNation said...

I'm pleased to find your blog- I'm a big fan and a fellow blogger. Keep up the good work - I love what you do.

Anonymous said...

Un saludo muy grande,descubri su web y su blogs hace muy poco,siempre meatrajo su trabajo de actriz por su talento y su belleza.
Años despues tube una novia muy parecida a usted,es bueno que conozca que en otos lugares del mundo,tambien fue conocida y admirada.Yo laencontraba muy sensual y atractiva,yo creo que lo sigue siendo.
un beso y un abrazo de un admirador.
saludos
Ricardo valdés A.
Santiago
Chile
Sudamerica

Anonymous said...

Un saludo muy grande,descubri su web y su blogs hace muy poco,siempre meatrajo su trabajo de actriz por su talento y su belleza.
Años despues tube una novia muy parecida a usted,es bueno que conozca que en otos lugares del mundo,tambien fue conocida y admirada.Yo laencontraba muy sensual y atractiva,yo creo que lo sigue siendo.
un beso y un abrazo de un admirador.
saludos
Ricardo valdés A.
Santiago
Chile
Sudamerica

Anonymous said...

Un saludo y admiracion por su trabajo como actriz,ademas siempre la considere hermoza y atractiva.saludos
atte
Ricardo Valdés
Santiago
Chile
Sudamerica

Anonymous said...

Hi Karen, I was your childhood friend along with Marlene! My absolute favorite work of yours is your role in The Great Gatsby. It still blows me away everytime I watch that wonderful film! I just started taking piano lessons again and remembered us studying the Chopin waltzes under the instruction of Mr. Bowen! I am revisiting Chopin. Do you still play the piano? Laina Verschoor Gerace

catherine catatcat@mac.com said...

hello karen:

i am in pursuit of pieces to a life puzzle that may only be solved in my minds eye.

your kind reply would certainly help my personal quest, either way you have been connected in thought to my lifes journey

do you have a sister named susan brown?
do you know michael quinlan brown AKA erik sonne?

Karen Black said...

I have a sister named Gail Brown. She is an actress as well.

Anonymous said...

Hi Karen - Believe it or not my name is John Schlesinger and I am an indy filmmaker but I have the misfortune of making my living in an unrelated profession. But if i had the chance Id cast yu too. :-) LOL anyway thought youd get a kick outta my name. No relation tho ( I wish )