WHY LORETTA YOUNG HAUNTS ME
As I’ve mentioned in this blog before, costumes based on television programs like Zorro and Annie Oakley brought me great joy in my youth. However, The Loretta Young Show, a rerun of which I saw many, many years ago has, to date, brought me nothing but disappointment.
You see, to me, Ms. Young was the epitome of elegance. The one magical time I watched the opening of her show, I was blown away by her glamour. It has forever been imprinted on my brain.
She gracefully opened a pair of double doors and appeared to float through the opening. Once she’d stepped across the threshold, she twirled in place, allowing her adoring public to view her ensemble from every angle, then glided down a wide stairway, delicately holding both sides of her gorgeous full skirt as she did so.
I was mesmerized. And dedicated to the idea that when I grew up I’d dress and make entrances everywhere I went in the exact same way.
But alas, blue jeans were in and beautiful full skirts were out in my late teens and twenties. Even when I went to the prom and other formal dances, somehow the time never seemed quite right for me to pull a Loretta Young.
Nonetheless, the desire still burns brightly inside me.
So if, several decades from now, we should end up in the same retirement home and you someday find me opening double doors at the top of a staircase, twirling in place and gliding down the steps, please don’t immediately go find someone in a white jacket to gently guide me back to my room.
Instead, if only for a few seconds, I’d really appreciate it if you’d just stand there and applaud.
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Jaycie Cash blogs on a regular basis for Writerspace.com. Her debut novel, MRS. GOODFELLER, is available through most major eBook outlets, including Amazon and Barnes and Noble. She’d love for you to like her Facebook Author page.