Trudi’s Corner: The Golden Globes

By Trudi Cunningham

Did everybody tune in to the Golden Globes show on Jan. 15? It’s the first time I ever stayed with this type of show all the way to the end. Monday morning, I read all the comments and heard the remarks about it from the so-called experts in their field.

I believe I’m just a down-to-earth person and can accept some of the various – and may I say possibly humorous – remarks by the various celebrities. I can also say I really didn’t get the point of some, but then again, the audience seemed to enjoy them. One in particular did “throw me for a loop,” namely by Seth Rogen, that did turn me off, for those of you who may recall it, crude to say the least.

There’s no way I would be able to make a decision in reference to the various awards and categories. I can’t remember the last time I went to see a movie, unless it was a repeat on T.V. Going back ever so many years, there were many worthwhile pictures, and people would flock to see them, plus the price of admission was acceptable.

How many can remember when there were six theaters in Elizabeth? Top of the line were the Ritz, Regent and Liberty that I had mentioned previously, but the one that stays with me is the Royal on Elizabeth Avenue and Smith Street. This was the best ever for me, as it was close to home and would show serials, such as Dr. Fu Manchu and Charlie Chan.

Of course, we can’t turn back the clock, but so many pleasant memories do remain. There are times when talking to friends, we reminisced about the “good old days” and how far things have changed – in many ways, not for the better. But then again, I do enjoy so many advantages and privileges as a result of the modern technology and advances we have today. Thank you to the readers who tell me they enjoy my comments, especially those who can relate to their way of life way back then, and look how things have changed. Scary, isn’t it?

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