She signed three books for me (all three were Christmas presents) and she personalized each one. She got a genuine kick out of the people buying multiple copies (I wasn't alone -- and my three was on the low side!).
Two amusing things:
I have that friendly approachable face, so I seemed to be the one passersby came up to to ask what the line was for. I told one teenager and he looked at me with his mouth wide open and said, "No. Way!" (Yes, I replied with "Way" -- he didn't seem to react to that.) He turned to his friend and said, 'Did you ever hear of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers? She's in there!" (The friend seemed a little confused).
Second, while waiting on line, a limo pulled up and Rosemary Clooney got out. Had this been a sit-com, someone would've shouted, "Hey! No cuts!" but that didn't happen.
Academy Award winner (Kitty Foyle) and able to compete with Academy Award winners. A quintuple threat—she could dance, sing, act, do comedy along with being absolutely adorable. Know any of those around today? Didn’t think so.
“She got a genuine kick out of the people buying multiple copies.”
I bet she did. She was good, hardworking capitalist after all.
Dancing Waiting for the Robert E. Lee with Fred Astaire-
And some fun with Cary Grant in the pro-American/anti-Nazi comedy “Once Upon A Honeymoon”-
“It’s our honeymoon! We’re not taking the horses!”
“Well, it would be a little crowded!”
“Well I can’t see him now. I’m dressing.”