Saturday, June 24, 2006

Tori's Father Was Famous?

Richard Stahl, and now Aaron Spelling; seems I'm gonna be able to test my grandmother-in-law's theory about celebrity deaths occurring in groups of three...

There is no doubt that Spelling was a television pioneer and a genius of, well, some sort. I'm not sure if it was marketing, story development, production or what. But he had vision, and television execs and American culture hooked up to his vision for a long and successful ride.

My favorite Spelling production was The Boy In The Plastic Bubble. I'm not sure why, but the TV movie, which starred John Travolta and then-fiance Diana Hyland, really made an impression on me. I remember watching it with my mother, and being blown-away that something like the movie's premise could really be happening to a real person. The Boy and Aaron Spelling really kicked off the whole movie-of-the-week genre. (Which could be a good or a bad thing, considering.)

5 comments:

Stitching Barbie Girl said...

If you consider Patsy Ramsey as a celebrity then I think perhaps your grandmother-in-law is onto something.

The Film Geek said...

Hey Barbie Girl: She is a quasi-celeb, and have been thinking of counting her. It's tragic, though, and sad.

Anonymous said...

John Ramsey sure is raking in the insurance benefits. If I was that son, I'd sleep with one eye open!

2-hot-4-you said...

I always wanted to pop the boy's bubble to see what would happen!

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