|Yesterday evening's viewing started as one of
those chance stumbles. I really don't remember what I was looking over at
YouTube when I was provided with a side-link to Eve
Arden's appearance on "What's My Line.
What a classy lady. Simultaneously elegant and down-to-earth. (I think she mentions at the end something about living on a farm?)
|I know Eve Arden more for her radio
work than screen appearances. My mother enjoyed listening to "Our Miss
Brooks" in the radio years, before the popular show transitioned to television. It was among the first series I listened
to when Golden Age Radio began to become widely available online.
I had heard Eve Arden in support roles on various other radio shows, though, oddly enough, I never sampled radio's "The Danny Kaye Show" until just a few months ago. Likewise, I was unaware of her earlier film and theater work until just recently, so I did not realize how such previous roles had set the stage for the sardonically wisecracking Miss Connie Brooks.
- I try to find enjoyment in life's simple things: friends & family, gardening, nature, home projects, etc. The television and radio are generally silent appliances in my home. But sometimes we all need a little help outside of ourselves to lift our hearts with laughter or a song. In my house, that often means switching on "Golden Age" radio shows, classic television or film, or simply turning to a good old-fashioned book.