Well – it’s possible!
Well – it’s possible!
Today, my last post before the blog goes on a short hiatus, I present two pics pertaining to Timothy’s magnum opus, The World’s Greatest Sinner (1962).
First up is an amazing piece of memorabilia that comes our way via Facebook friends (and super human beings) Bill Ackerman and Heather Drain. It’s a letter from Timothy to Nikita Khrushchev, the Soviet Premiere at the time of Sinner‘s release. It appeared in the May 1, 1962 issue of Variety. The print is pretty small, so here is how it reads:
Mr. Nikita Khrushchev
Kremlin, Moscow, U.S.S.R.
Dear Mr. Khrushchev:
Allow me to introduce myself: My name is Timothy Carey. I am a motion picture producer-distributor.
I am writing for one reason. It has been said by many that you are the world’s greatest sinner. I made a film by the same name, wherein the leading character is quite similar to you, a man who wants to be God. I would like to send you a print for your viewing because it can be very enlightening. The subject matter deals with a great sinner who finally repents.
I’ve tried to show that there is some good in all human beings. I sincerely believe that there is a potent moral message in the “Sinner” and this movie can help the world, especially people who are out to conquer it. “The World’s Greatest Sinner” realized that a man doesn’t profit when he suffers the loss of his soul.
I wonder if Mr. Khrushchev ever received his copy?
Secondly is a lovely photograph of Romeo Carey with Betty Rowland, taken when he interviewed Betty at her home in 2012. As previously reported, Betty, who portrayed long-suffering Edna Hilliard in Sinner, passed away recently. You can visit her online memorial here.
And that is all from me until March 31! Byron and I are headed down to Los Angeles for the Turner Classic Movies Classic Film Festival! Trust me, if anything Timothy-related should happen there, I’ll be your girl reporter on-the-spot!
I am so. excited. to be bringing you today’s pics. Thanks to my new Facebook pal Juan Ibáñez Mateos, from beautiful Barcelona, Spain, we are presenting some candid photographs of young Timothy that I can pretty much guarantee you have never seen before. They were taken at an unknown venue by an unknown photographer sometime in the mid-1950s. It looks like there is some kind of song-and-dance talent competition going on. The Johnny Otis Band is going to town in the background. And Mr. Timothy Carey is owning the room.
The fellow who gave these pics to Juan was apparently unaware that Tim was even in them. They have a marvelous LIFE magazine quality. In the James Dean article from Movie Stars Parade magazine, Tim tells Dean that he spent a lot of time at the 5-4 Ballroom in Los Angeles. I’m willing to bet that these pics were taken there. And, of course, we’ve all got to wonder – did Tim win the competition? Eternal thanks to the unknown photographer, the friend who passed these on to Juan, and Juan himself. I am just blown away by this unexpected glimpse into the life and times of young Tim. I’ve been walking around with a goofy grin on my face since yesterday. It’s showing no signs of going away anytime soon. I hope you love these pics as much as I do.
Inspired by my pals at the Fans of Timothy Carey group on Facebook, today’s pic is from Tarzana (1978), the short-film homage to hard-boiled detective flicks of the 1940s and ’50s directed by Steve De Jarnatt. Tim is customs agent Benny, about to ask a favor of his old Army buddy Milt (Michael C. Gwynne).
A DVD release of this great little film is imminent. Stay tuned – you’ll hear it here first!
Inspired by the awesome folks at the Fans of Timothy Carey group on Facebook, today’s pic takes another look at The Outfit (1973), directed by John Flynn (Rolling Thunder ). I am particularly digging everyone’s color-coordinated outfits here.
This is a great film that recalls the film noir classics of the past and gathers together many of its icons – not only Tim is here, but also Robert Ryan, Elisha Cook, Jr., Marie Windsor, and Jane Greer. There’s even a cameo by the great jazz chanteuse Anita O’Day. Don’t miss this one!
Very exciting news from filmmaker David Spodak! From the official website:
PATHS OF GLORY: ANATOMY OF A FILM is a documentary that examines Stanley Kubrick’s 1957 cinematic masterpiece, Paths of Glory. The project was conceived to study the modern art form of cinema with the same level of concentration often given to literature, music, painting and sculpture. The primary objective is to deepen audience understanding and appreciation for the craft and art of filmmaking by combining the subjects of production, technique and aesthetics with historical perspective. The result is a detailed and enjoyable analysis of a film of indisputable quality. It is a work-in-progress, awaiting the inclusion of final production elements and editorial completion.
I admin a wonderful group on Facebook dedicated to Tim. The folks there are knowledgeable, funny and kind. I hope that you’ll join us there!
Fans of Timothy Carey on Facebook (in case the link doesn’t work, just do a search on “fans of Timothy Carey)