“Forgotten Hollywood”- Password is ‘Harold and Maude…’

Posted on May 9, 2015 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   If you enjoyed the cult classic, Harold and Maude, you’re going to love this story! It takes place in Indiana…

   An Indiana teenager who took his 93-year-old great-grandmother to his junior prom says he had a great time, even though her early bedtime nearly cut the night short. Drew Holm says his classmates thought it was pretty cool that he asked Kathryn Keith to last Friday’s Crothersville High School junior prom.  DREW AND KATHRYN –>

   Holm picked Keith up in her Cadillac for the dance in Seymour, about 60 miles south of Indianapolis. Keith, who wore a blue dress, told the Seymour Tribune that she’s proud that he asked her. The pair hit the dance floor for only one song, sharing a slow dance. Their night ended by 9p because Keith has an early bedtime. Holm then took his actual girlfriend to an after-prom event at a bowling alley.

   Harold and Maude is the unconventional tale of a young man who falls for an octogenarian. Directed by Hal Ashby, the Colin Higgins screenplay featured Ruth Gordon and Bud Cort in the title roles. The 1971 film is ranked #45 on the American Film Institute’s list of 100 Funniest Movies of all Time and was selected in 1997 for preservation in the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. At the 29th Golden Globe Awards, Cort and Gordon each received a nomination for Best Actor and Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy Film.

   Colin Higgins later adapted the story into a stage play. The original Broadway production, starring Janet Gaynor as Maude and Keith McDermott as Harold, closed after just four performances in February, 1980. Higgins had expressed interest in 1978 about both a sequel and prequel to Harold and Maude. The sequel, Harold’s Story, would have Bud Cort portray Harold’s life after Maude. Higgins also imagined a prequel showing Maude’s life before Harold, Grover and Maude had Maude learning how to steal cars from Grover Muldoon, the character portrayed by Richard Pryor in Higgins’ 1976 film Silver Streak. Higgins wanted Ruth Gordon and Pryor to reprise their roles.

   Now, real life captures a similar moment..

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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