Sometimes in the midst of giving a Star on the Walk of Fame to a Tom Cruise or another worthy (?!) recipient, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce get it right!
Who better to get their Star then members of a cast that were in one of the most ageless films of all time. Who within eyeshot of this Blog have not seen at least a small part of THE WIZARD OF OZ? Congrats Munchkins and especially Jerry Maren who was one of the Molemen in one of my Fav Films, SUPERMAN AND THE MOLEMEN.
Munchkins from 'The Wizard of Oz' celebrate receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, site of the film's 1939 premiere, in Los Angeles Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007. The Munchkins from left: Mickey Carroll, the Town Crier; Jerry Maren, part of the Lollipop Guild; stepping on the star, Ruth Duccini, a Munchkin villager; Margaret Pelligrini, the 'sleepyhead' Munchkin and Meinhardt Raabe, the coroner.
It seems like yesterday. A small kid seated in front of his families 25 inch T.V. in Arcadia Ca. While my Sister/Babysitter was off on another boyhunt, I waited for Channel 9 to unvail a cool sounding flick. That film of course was GODZILLA, KING OF THE MONSTERS. WOW! was I in for a surprise! a Giant, Fire Breatheing, Take No Prisoners, Town Terrorizing Lizard! I eventually saw every GZ movie either in a Drive In or in a Movie House. 40 plus years have passed and I still get a kick out of that City Stompper. When I saw GODZILLA 2000 with my adult friends, I became a kid again. My nephew Michael was along for his Uncles "Trip Down Memory Lane" and really enjoyed himself. I looked at his eyes as he experienced the joys of mass destruction by GZ for the first time. I admit to becoming a kid again just thinking of that Lizard.