Most of you are too young to remember this night time soap Peyton Place. It was an instant hit; especially in the early years, when it had a loyal following from fans around the world Originally, it was aired twice a week, but because of its success, it was increased to three times a week.
It was the first night time soap opera and aired in 1964 and actually ran into 1969.
I can remember all of my friends gathering at each other houses to watch this show. It was watched by not only my girlfriends but our brothers and their friends. lol
We were of course in love with Rodney Harrington played by Ryan O'Neil.
He had his share of girl troubles! Barbara Parkins who played Betty was the wild girl in Peyton place and then there was Mia Farrow who as Allison was the shy lonely girl. Both out to capture Rodney's heart. Then of course don't forget about the love affair of Constance and Dr. Rossi. Steamy for 1964. haha
In recent years I have thought of this show and learned that on Amazon you can find anything your heart desires so I bought the first season of Peyton Place and I was like a kid again when it arrived through UPS. lol
I was lucky that it was delivered the week that was so cold and rainy because I did not feel guilty curled up all cozy on the sofa watching this like a kid again.
Of course 1964 was a long time ago and I had forgotten what happened from one episode to the next so it was almost as fun watching it the second time around. Not quite but close.
As strict as my Mother was with me I still am surprised that she allowed us to watch it. Funny I can still see us gathered around the little black and white waiting to see what Rodney, Betty and Allison were going to do next.
I read tonight that Mia Farrow who played Allison was married to Frank Sinatra at the time and from the very beginning of this show she tried to break her contract because Frank did not like her being on the show. Strange if I knew this info I had forgotten it. I do remember her marrying Frank but I thought it was when she was a little older. Boy what an age difference with her and Frank Sinatra.
One reason I wanted to buy this CD is I knew that Peyton Place was suppose to have been filmed on the East Coast. You know my love for New England! I just did not realize that even as far back as a teenager I loved the New England Coast.
Last week I did a post about the documentary Grey Gardens. Then yesterday I received a package from UPS and I knew I had not ordered anything but it was addressed to me so I opened it. Well it was the movie Grey Gardens starring Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lang. This movie was based on the documentary I had watched and my son Chad thought I would like this movie so he ordered it for me.
I have to tell you these two actresses looked, talked and acted just like the two women in the documentary. I just told my son Chad that it blew my mind how well they preformed in their parts.
I was not sure at first I wanted to see the movie because the documentary haunted me of how these two women lived. I found it very sad and when I wrote about it on the previous post someone thought I was being ugly toward them. In all honesty I truly felt nothing but pity for these two and I never meant to come off in my writing any other way.
It does scare me though knowing that you can go from having it all to living like these two ended up living. I do know though after watching the movie and seeing the documentary there were a lot of mental issues that were never dealt with which caused them to end up this way. Please know that I would never ever intentionally write something cruel about some one other than the idiot. (my ex)
My son Chad told me Sunday that he and his sister Christi are coming to see me Saturday. I tell you when I hear I am going to get to spend any time with my kids I get excited. It seems I live to see my babies. No matter how old your children are their always your Babies. So come on Saturday.
Clint my other son and family are still dealing with sickness. They have been taking turns being sick since Christmas and are really having some rough days. Over the weekend Bailey came down with the Flu and sweeties I can not begin to tell you how worried this ole Grandma Yellow Hair has been all week about her sweet little Bailey. He is doing better today so thank God our prayers are working. God is so Good!
I am though praying that no one else gets the flu. Especially Kaci or Chad since their diabetics. How about you and your sweet families. Are you staying well and I pray not dealing with the Flu bug. Let me know how you are?
It was actually in the 70's today. I woke up with a terrific headache but thank goodness it went away long enough for me to work a little while in the yard. These big old Oak trees out here around the ole farm house are constantly leaving me limbs to pick up and boy are the leaves falling. Most of you are dealing with snow and I am raking leaves. While watering the potted plants that have survived the freezes we have had I was surprised at how hardy they still looked. I did loose quite a few but am happy that some have managed to hang on but of course there still is the month of February to go yet.
The picket fences need painting and I keep wanting to maybe try and paint them but we have had too many rainy days to start them.
OH by the way how in the world did my music start playing on here again. What a surprise when I heard my favorites being blarred out loud and clear. So you may have to adjust your volumn for visiting me. I know it's probably better without the music but I do know it can be a pain too so sorry if it bothers you.
Well sweet friends I need to see about calling it a night. Please let me know how you are and I do hope I can swing by your lovely sites and say Howdy to you.