According to the 3 seconds of research I have done, which translates to, “I signed in to Facebook and was informed,” the Emmys are happening, tonight. I guess that watching TV is still a thing that people do. I watch TV shows, mind you, but they’re generally on DVD. They have no commercials. (Well, they did, once, but we’ve moved past that inconvenience.) Pretty much, since 30 Rock got the can, I have not watched live television.
And that was me rambling. So the Emmys seem like they’re relevant to our interests, right?
One of the coolest and most admirable things about Loretta Young was her devotion to and adoration of the people who she worked with, on her show. She respected their talents and was proud of their awards. One of my favorite photos ever taken of her is of her and the show’s cinematographer, Norbert Brodine, after having won his own Emmy.
Wouldja just look at her face?! She’s looking at him like he is the absolute most important person in the entire world. In her TV show world, he kind of was, too! What’s a show without a camera filming it? While the two of them had never worked together on a movie before, Brodine had done cinematography for two movies in which her sister, Polly Ann, had appeared in. What money she had to offer as a salary was nothing compared to what he could make on a movie set, but he took it, and Loretta was beyond impressed with the results. She remarked, upon seeing the first dailies, “I didn’t know cameras could do that.”
Loretta loved her people, and we love Loretta for loving her people. 🙂 Happy Emmy Day, everybody!