Hello, everybody. Joe Morella and Frank Segers, your classic movie guys, here today to reinforce the notion that we LOVE reader response in any electronic form you choose. The more we get, the happier we are.

Frank took some time off recently, and received a semi-alarmed note from Joe that the flow of comments from readers has slowed somewhat. Perhaps it’s the time of year, the weather or the state of the world.  In any case, we don’t like it.

We prefer hearing from more rather than less of our readers. We know you are out there.  We get daily tracking numbers from our server, and if we have to say so, they ain’t bad.  Reading us is wonderful — but reading us and commenting about what we write is sublime.

So make us happy. The procedure is simple.  On each day’s blog there is formatted a “Leave A Reply” box on the upper right hand corner. Click on it and a “leave a reply” box will pop up.  Type away, and when finished hit “post comment.”

Also, we at Classic Movie Chat are happy to say we have hundreds of followers on Twitter. Sometimes, one of our readers responds to one of our blogs via twitter, as did Kit Power, who was obviously moved by our April 25 blog on The Lost Weekend (‘Lost Weekend’ – ‘Great Movie’ But ‘Nasty Novel?’).

Kit tweeted: “I watched “The Lost Weekend” again days ago . It’s a great film that doesn’t skirt around the misery of the disease/victims.”  Thanks for your comment, Kit. We encourage all our followers on Twitter to let us know which stars and blogs they love (or dislike?) most.

Two-way exchanges with readers is a great pleasure afforded by our blog.  We have had many interesting and highly informative back-and-forths, sometime a tad argumentative but always with the realization that fans of classic movies often have strong opinions that must be heard and respected. Thus, debate becomes healthy exchange.

Besides, as our blog name suggests, we enjoy simply chatting. So whatever strikes your fancy (or doesn’t), let’s hear from you.

One of our regular readers and correspondents is Patricia Nolan-Hall known also as “Caftan Woman.” Her latest missive was in response to our May 8 blog (George Sanders — Bored To Death?) about the factors that led up to the actor’s suicide in 1972.

Writes Patricia:

I was a teenager when Sanders died.  At that time I only knew him from “The Jungle Book” (the 1967 animation feature pictured above in which Sanders voiced the role of Shere Khan, the Tiger). The years have changed that and it saddens me that someone who brought nothing but pleasure to so many people, many of them not even born in his time, should face such sadness.

Thanks much for that thoughtful response, Patricia.

OK, readers.  We said our piece.  Now let’s hear from YOU.


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