A sad note…

24 Oct

Hello everyone,

I recently acquired a number of old German film magazines and with them some, as I thought, rather rare pictures. I will post some more Berlinale news soon, but I also came across this rather sad side note. It is a picture of Deirdre and Rory at the funeral of their father. The caption says that they have been so much “Hollywood treated” (I don't know how to translate this in another way) that even at this sad occasion, they keep smiling for the cameras and forget why they're actually here…

— Inga


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  1. Anonymous

    October 24, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    Hmmm, yes, that is rather sad. Thank you for posting this.

  2. Anonymous

    October 27, 2010 at 12:43 am

    Yes, interesting that Rory, who worships her father, should have the idiot smile, while Dierdre, not carrying the torch like Rory, should have compressed lips.

  3. Anonymous

    October 28, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    Kevin, I find that remark of yours very interesting – I've often wondered why Deirdre is not so active in working for her father's memory as Rory – does anybody know why?

  4. Anonymous

    October 28, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Deirdre has done MUCH behind the scenes in particular allowing her father's Spanish Diary to be published in Linc Hurst's (hopefully) forthcoming book, and lending a hand to various documentaries over the years and in recent times as far as photos and documents go. She also has attended film festival events, but is very shy compared to her sister Rory. Linc Hurst spent many years being told stories about her father by Deirdre, who cares VERY much for her father and his memory, not less than Rory. It seems to be a matter of personality rather than a lack of interest or activity…

  5. Anonymous

    October 28, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Thanks for pointing that out. I am positive that you are right. I am sure Deidre is devoted to her parents' memory.

  6. Anonymous

    October 29, 2010 at 11:12 am

    Thank you for explaining, David, I had hoped that it'd be like that.

  7. Anonymous

    November 2, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    This is interesting and sad. When Errol wrote in his book, that he learned to laugh or smile at inappropiate times, perhaps his children learned to do the same thing. Interesting and sad indeed, Tammy