Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Debbie Reynolds (and Elizabeth Taylor)
When she was a little girl, my mother had a paper doll of Debbie Reynolds. She thought that Debbie Reynolds was the prettiest woman in the world.
I was always a bigger Elizabeth Taylor fan, and I felt you kind of had to choose between them. Were you Team Debbie or Team Elizabeth? I loved "Singin' in the Rain" starring Debbie, but I loved way more of Elizabeth's movies (Butterfield 8, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Suddenly Last Summer). Back then, Debbie was Jennifer Aniston and Elizabeth was Angelina Jolie and ol' what's-his-name was Brad Pitt.
Even though Elizabeth stole Debbie's husband, the women eventually made up and even starred in a movie together in their old(er) age. I've realized you don't have to be Team Debbie or Team Elizabeth. I like them both! Who says you can't enjoy both Coca-Cola and vodka tonics? Everything has its time and place. Debbie's is being sweetly romanced by Gene Kelly. Elizabeth's is wearing a white slip.