...I was very much saddened to learn via Matthew's beautiful tribute at Movietone News that Gerald, aka Gordon Pasha of Laszlo's on Lex, passed away last month.
Regular readers may remember Gerald's name as he left some wonderful comments here from time to time, and I also very much enjoyed his occasional email. I watched THE GALLANT HOURS (1960) last Memorial Day weekend thanks in part to Gerald's strong recommendation of it via email.
Gerald was a lovely gentleman with a lifetime of interesting memories on movies and much more, and I regret, especially after reading Matthew's post, not having the chance to know him better. He will be missed.
Here's an enjoyable example of Gerald's blogging. I've had the same Andrew Sarris book on my shelves since I was a young teenager learning about classic movies.
Visit Laszlo's on Lex for the blog's farewell post.
Update: Be sure to read another wonderful tribute at Motion Picture Gems.
Update: And here's another remembrance of Gerald, from Hollywood Dreamland.
Update: Here's a very touching tribute from Java's Journey.
Update: KC at Classic Movies also has some lovely thoughts to share on Gerald.
KC made me aware that Tom compiled a list of some of Gerald's most memorable posts at Motion Picture Gems. Gerald is much missed in the classic film blogging community!
...Character actress Frances Bay has passed on at the age of 92. She most recently appeared on the TV series THE MIDDLE.
Decades ago I saw Bay on stage as the dotty old relative opposite James Whitmore as THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER.