As I’ve often said, there are certain stars who have careers or levels of fame that bumfuzzle me. How some stars hit it BIG while other, easily as talented (often even more so) stars never quite took off. How some stars are so remembered today that they’re household names EVEN in households that don’t even like old Hollywood.
Or how certain stars were given chances that weren’t afforded to other (again, just as worthy stars). This would be where Ann Miller’s career and filmography frustrate me. How was this stunningly beautiful and ridiculously talented lady not used in more films? Why was she not given leading lady roles – the girl everyone was chasing.
I mean.. come on… why wouldn’t they?!?
Don’t get me wrong, she has a VERY impressive filmography and outstanding body of work but her talent should have dictated a career and level of fame where, if the name were mentioned to one from the uncultured crowd, they could name, at the very least, two of her movies.
As it is… people who aren’t as engrossed in old movies and classic Hollywood as I am usually react like this when I mention Ann Miller, “I know the name… she was a brunette, right?”
Right. She was a brunette.
I sat down to post her as the picture of the day with ZERO intention of ranting and raving… and yet here we are! Ha, that’s vintage me.
Before wrapping it up, I hasten to say that I was joking… okay, mostly joking… when I referred to those unfamiliar with Old Hollywood as uncultured. I have a bunch of them in my own family, so I have nothing but love for them.
Okay… maybe a hint of contempt…
Ha… I kid!