Friday, October 1, 2010
ROSEMARY: Well, I started the week with a confession, I might as well end with one.
Tony Curtis was my first celebrity crush.
I must have been ten years old when a friend and I saw him on Fifth Avenue - and we chased him! The poor man ran into the Roosevelt hotel (I think that was the one near Saks) and we were too afraid to follow him in.
No idea what we thought we were doing, but it was shades of The World of Henry Orient, a charming movie about two friends who have a crush on a composer.
The hair was always a little weird. The accent could be off-putting ("Yonder lies the castle..") And he did seem to turn into Charles Durning as he aged. But what a hottie in his youth.
These days he probably would have gotten meatier roles than some of the pretty boy ones he had in the '50s, but we'll always have his "cookie full of arsenic" Sidney Falco.
My current crushes are Morgan Freeman, Keira Knightley, Bill Nighy, and as has been well-documented on this blog...Russell Crowe.
Surprisingly, Ben Affleck is coming on strong. Not just a pretty face. (Go see The Town. Really good.)
So, who was your first celebrity crush?