Sunset Boulevard, considered by some critics as one of the greatest films of all time, ends with a scene in which actress Gloria Swanson, playing character Norma Desmond, stares eerily into the camera and says “All right, Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my close up.” It’s a dark film and like others of the “noire” genre, it’s unsettling; the cinematic techniques, the acting, and the dialogue promote disintegration.
I’m not Norma Desmond. I might be dramatic on occasion and sometimes slightly over the top. I was voted “Best Actress” by my high school graduating class and I still don’t understand it because there were other women in my class who were far better at dramatic pursuits. My biggest “role” was Queen Guinevere in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court. I didn’t have many lines.
I didn’t have any lines on Saturday when the Moxie Media Maven, Deb Wagner, took some pictures of me cooking with Moxie at Chummy’s Midtown Diner in Lisbon Falls. I wore my Moxie apron and poured and stirred a few cans of Moxie into an orange Pyrex bowl, smiling and laughing. A press release will be going out this week about the recipe contest.
After the photo shoot, I drove home and sat on the steps at my parent’s house.
Get ready for your close up!
The Moxie Festival Recipe Contest will be held on Friday, July 13, 2013 at Chummy’s Midtown Diner, located at 580 Lisbon Street, in Lisbon Falls, Maine. Additional dramatic information can be found here!