Sunday, April 22, 2012


WHAT A THRILL IT WAS...TO SEE KIM FINALLY GET HER HAND AND FOOTPRINTS IN CEMENT AT THE CHINESE THEATRE!!!  I had no idea that they hadn't been there for years. In my mind I envisioned Kim and Jimmy Stewart, side-by-side, doing it years ago. Thank you to TCM and Robert Osborne for the lovely invitation. The TCM Festival is a beautifully-run homage to the real Hollywood, when stars actually had to be stars and putting a sex-tape on the internet didn't count.

You can't manufacture a star. I don't care how much make-up, lighting, wardrobe, lessons, etc. are given. A star has a luminosity that glows from within. They are incandescent on a screen and jump right into your psyche and soul. There was Garbo, Dietrich, and..........Novak.

Ricki Noel Lander, Brian Novack, Kim Novak

Me, Debbie R, Connie Armijo, Robert Osborne

This is Kim actually rehearsing signing in cement in a "dummy" block of cement before the ceremony

The real thing

Waving at the crowd

Kim, Bob Malloy and me

Connie Stevens, Kim, Me, Lainie Kazan at Musso's

One of the proudest moments of my life was to give this hand/foot ceremony to Kim

TCM and its entire staff, made this the best professional experience Kim and I have ever had. There are so many to thank and I don't want to leave anyone out. I will say that Darcy Hettrich had been calling us for seven years in a row to do this. I'm glad we finally did. Kim and Robert Osborne taped a two-hour interview that will be on TCM later this year, and Robert said, "This was the best interview I've ever done." Later Kim hosted a screening of "Vertigo," and the next morning she did Grauman's. And a special thank you to the amazing Debbie Reynolds for her kind/hilarious words at the ceremony. TCM then gave Kim a private lunch for her friends at Musso's. Her husband, Dr. Robert Malloy, myself, Stephen Rebello, Dr. Brian Novack and Ricki Noel Lander, who, incidentally plays "Kim Novak" in the "Hitchcock" movie shooting right now were there, along with Stephen Rebello, writer of the book and screenplay for the "Hitchcock movie, Dr. Ed Phillips and his wife Nancy, Dr. Peter Goldman and his son, Connie Armijo, Hope Smith, Dawn Moore, Bob Samson, and last, but SO NOT LEAST, Lainie Kazan and Connie Stevens.


Dawn said...

One of the MOST incredibly "Hollywood" days I've ever had! Congrats to YOU for pulling this legendary day together - you're the best!

Karyl Miller said...

Sue so happy for this day 4furniture U and Kim!

Karyl Miller said...

Sue so happy for you and Kim!

Lia Elliott said...

That's so wonderful, she deserved this a LONG time ago! It sure would be nice to meet my cousin (Kim Novak is related to my great grandmother Irene Podrabsky who passed away) before it's too late!