While I was making dinner this evening, I turned on the TV in the kitchen [yes, Virginia, there is a TV in my kitchen], and stumbled on the classic 1950 movie, Born Yesterday, with the inimitable Judy Holiday, and Broderick Crawford and William Holden. If you have not seen it, I urge you to find it somewhere and watch it. It evokes a simpler and happier time when it was possible to believe, at least for the moment and if you were not Black, in the redeeming American dream. Holiday, who died at a tragically young age, won the Oscar for her luminous performance. This seems to be Judy Holiday day on TCM because earlier, that station was also screening Adam's Rib.
Holiday died in 1965, when I was thirty-one. I would have liked to meet her.