When I was a small girl, as a family, we went to the drive-in every weekend, we would pop or own popcorn and use paper bags to put it in but we would still visit the concession stand to buy those wonderful footlong hotdogs smothered in mustard and onion and pop (soda), I can still smell it all now:)
Yes, I was one of the lucky ones I got to see all of those old, to you younger ones out there, movies and my favorite actress of all time, was Elizabeth Taylor!!! I always thought she was the most beautiful lady in the world, those violet eyes!
My favorite movie that she made was The Giant playing opposite of her good friend Rock Hudson who later in their friendship passed away from Aids. Liz then became an advocate of that horrible disease, raising millions for Aid victims.
Yes, she had many marriages, eight I think, but truthfully I think Michael Todd was her first true love then later Richard Burton, who she married twice. As she was quoted as saying “We loved each other too much.” They were fantastic in Cleopatra she was 25 and Richard 50…what a love story that was…very stormy one!
I saw them all, National Velvet, The Giant, Raintree County, Elephant Walk, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Butterfield 8, Cleopatra and many more all on the big screen on a hot summer’s night!
So thanks Liz for being a part of my childhood, so many great memories you gave me! After playing on the swings, that the drive-in provided for the children, dusk would come and we would return to our cars, adjust the speaker to the car window and settle back to be swept away to a place where Elizabeth reigned as Queen!