So today at work I asked some friends and co-workers out of two classic film stars, which one do they know. I randomly chose Joan Bennett and Joan Crawford, figuring even non-classic fans know who Crawford is. I only got to ask two people before I got bombarded with work. The two people I did ask make for a short funny story and I figured I would share. So the woman calls me up needing some information from me, which I didn't know right then. Had to look it up and then call her back. Then I asked her out of the blue..Joan Bennett or Joan Crawford? She was like, excuse me. And I said again Joan Bennett or Joan Crawford? do you know them? She replied what department do they work in? Who do they work for? I was like are you serious? I had to explain they were not employees but classic film stars.
She was like...Monty, how old do you think I am? But I was for sure she would know Crawford. I was stunned and said ...you never heard of Joan Crawford? She said no again. And then I said, well how about Bette Davis? You must have heard of Bette. And she said I think so. But then she yelled over to her co-worker..and asked had he heard of Joan Crawford. I heard his answer in the background..he said..."Yeah, she was an old actress..from Dynasty, right..Alexis somebody.". I was like dude that was Joan Collins, not Joan Crawford. I was flabbergasted.
The woman then said..Monty, you can ask me about Brad Pitt, George Clooney, The Rock..I know all those guys..very well. Do you? I said Of course I know modern people, but can't believe you guys. She had a good laugh about it though. I said I was glad to make her day I guess. Just another little story to share and show that we classic film lovers are a rare breed.