This was a special week for Once Upon a Screen as the site passed 100,000 views and published its 200th post with the commentary on Christmas in Connecticut. Although these are small things in the grand scheme I want to make a formal note of them because they mean something to me.
I’ve stated over and over again that I started this blog for my own enjoyment and that remains true. Watching classic films, listening to classic radio shows and/or simply looking at images of classic Hollywood and the stars that graced the silver screen in days gone by pose endless hours of entertainment for me. I just can’t get enough of them. And sharing my thoughts on all of it has become one of my favorite escapes, much-needed periods of repose from the daily grind. If not for the support and encouragement of other bloggers, friends I’ve made by way of social media and others however, I’m not sure the time I put into these posts would have been as rewarding or as enjoyable to share. So to all who stop in regularly, take the time to comment, offer recommendations and who have welcomed this blog so warmly into the classic film blogosphere I say THANK YOU! With a special note of recognition to the biggest fan of Once Upon a Screen, Chuck!
To show the depth of my gratitude, here’s a gallery of classic Hollywood leading men and other dashing players for your enjoyment. I hope I included your favorites.
I end this short but sincere post of gratitude with the words of author, poet and activist, Alice Walker:
“‘Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.”