I’ve been working on the 2002 News pages here and there. There are so many old links that it is taking a while. This morning while doing a quick perusal of the May-September news to see how many links there are to deal with, I came across a small tidbit that I wanted to mention. A bit of ‘backstory” for you: Years and years and years ago, fans were talking about autographed photos and the like and I had found a color LAC glossy that would have been perfect for my scrapbook. I even left a space for it in the scrapbook and mailed it to Kevin at the address that was current at that time for that kind of thing, in a photo mailer envelope with a return photo mailer envelope stamped with extra postage in case the postal rates went up and asked if he could autograph it and return it to me. Then I decided to forget about it in case it took a long time to get back to me.
Several months later that same picture turned up autographed and on sale on ebay. I had never, ever seen that picture autographed and on ebay before then and what struck me as an amazing coincidence was that the seller was showing as based in Hollywood and had nothing else for sale. I have long believed someone who worked at the WMA at the time took my autographed photo and sold it instead of mailing it back to me.
So anyway, I mentioned on the 2002 news that I had been waiting for three years for the picture to show up in my mailbox and it was no longer looking promising. I am still waiting only now it’s been another 14 years!
This was the picture. I thought the white shirt would be a great place for an autograph.
Tonight I have added:
More Beyond The Sea interviews and a page for the soundtrack. That has the playlists and pictures from the CD cover and inserts. I also added a page for Albino Alligator to the Drive-In Theater. That page has some photos and links to 3 interviews. I think I forgot to add the cover for the BTS CD to the soundtrack page, so here it is:
I have added an additional 25 Gazette headline collages to the Spacey Gazette page under the news Archive tab. Plus, I have added the official Kevin Spacey YouTube channels to the links page. Those are the Kevin Spacey channel and the Kevin Spacey Foundation channel.
I have added the main news from 2001. Also an interview from April 2005 has been added to the Library. It’s actually supposed to be part of the Old Vic News section but since I haven’t started that yet, it’s in the Library. I still have to do the main news from 2002 and most of 2003 then that section of the News Archives will be finished. At that point I have pages and pages of Old Vic news, another page of Beyond The Sea news, all the Superman Returns news and the smaller news pages from other movies. Then I can start on the stage and movies sections of the site. Here’s an old picture of Kevin to look at while you wait.
I have undertaken the ROOT (Read Our Own Tomes) challenge at Librarything.com. This involves reading the books that you already have before getting more. I have vowed to read 20 of my unread old books in 2016. So far I have read one and am now on the second. This one is quite interesting in the response I get when I tell people what I am reading. It definitely shows the person’s age bracket. The book is called You’ll Like My Mother. Any guess as to what the most common response from someone of Kevin Spacey’s age bracket is when I tell them the name of the book I am reading? I wonder if he’d say the same thing?
As of this morning the site has 114 pages with some under the tabs and some not, and 542 media files and I still have not come to the major parts of the site.
I noticed that the Reblog and Follow me buttons no longer appear on the pages. I wonder where they went? They show up on the page where you add them. Odd.
I was listening to an old Rodney Crowell song which is where the post title came from.
I took a break from transferring the 2004 news and jumped to the Beyond The Sea news which spanned a few years. So much was going on back in 2004! So I added one page of BTS news and some of the concert tour stories by fans and critics to the BTS tab under Drive-In Theater. Still to come is one more page of news, fan photos, concert memorabilia, movie reviews, articles, pictures, the soundtrack and that sounds like all there would be for Beyond The Sea.
If you missed the concert tour, it was so much fun and I had so many emails from Spacey and Darin fans and Kevin was doing so many TV guest spots that were constantly being pre-empted due to various reasons. Crazy times but so much fun.
And Kevin looked so young!