Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Never to be Forgotten: Gail Gilmore 1937-2014
I fully expect to be chided for this post by at least one regular commenter. Her brief career means much more to me in my memories of being a pre-adolescent watcher of this film and the early percolation of my hormones than it does compared to her importance in the scheme of things related to science fiction and fantasy. Still, as often happens, I learned some interesting tidbits about her reading her obituary. She met the screenwriter Terry Southern on the set of The Loved One and became his significant other until he died in 1995. (Southern's genre credit is as the writer of Barbarella, but he is best known for Dr. Strangelove and The Cincinnati Kid.) With ghost writer Tom Lisanti, Ms. Gilmore wrote Trippin’ With Terry Southern: What I Think I Remember, which was published in 2010.
And so, invoking the First Rule of Blogging, also known as "You are not the boss of me!", this blog bids farewell to Gail Gilmore, who played the reluctant giantess Elsa in Village of the Giants some 49 years ago. She is never to be forgotten.