Happy Blogiversary to Me — 4.0!
I believe it was that great thespian Julianna Margulies who once said, “Do what you love doing.”
It was four years ago, today, that I first clicked the “Publish” button on this site and started the Shadows and Satin blog, combining my passion for writing and my passion for classic movies. And I’ve been doing what I love ever since!
As I do every year, I’m privileged to tip my hat in the general direction of Kristina, author of the outstanding Speakeasy blog and Senior Writer for the Dark Pages newsletter, who encouraged me to start this blog. I can’t find enough ways to say thanks! And thanks, too, for anyone who’s ever read anything here – from regulars to one-timers – I appreciate you all, far more than I can say.
And in keeping with what’s now a four-year tradition, I leave you with a film quote from one of my favorite actresses – this time it’s the awesome Marie Windsor – from one of my all-time favorite noirs, The Killing (1956):
“It isn’t fair. I never had anybody but you. Not a real husband. Not even a man. Just a bad joke without a punch line.”
By the by, if you’ve never seen this first-rate noir, bump it up to the top of your must-see list!
You only owe it to yourself.
But you knew that.