Here is my wish list for a few of my needy favorites:
Vivian Revere ("Three on a Match")
I wish Vivian a trip to rehab before her son was kidnapped and she took that final swan dive out the window. It might have helped.
Lina Lamont ("Singin' in the Rain")
I wish Lina a seat on the board at Monumental Pictures. After all the money she made that studio, she needs a nice cushy job. I guess I should wish Kathy Selden a job at MGM, as I'm sure Lina would not hire her.
Max Von Mayerling ("Sunset Boulevard")
I wish Max one more chance behind a real camera. I also hope he has Norma's power of attorney, so that he can pay her legal fees and maybe move the chimp to a pet cemetery.
Rocky Sullivan ("Angels with Dirty Faces")
For the boy who could not run as fast as his pal, Father Jerry, a brand new pair of sneakers. Maybe these would have helped him avoid a life of crime.
Mr. Bernstein ("Citizen Kane")
I wish Mr. Bernstein a visit from the girl in the white dress with the white parasol. She will tell him all about her life and confess that not a month has gone by since she saw him over 20 years ago that he has not crossed her mind.
Wishing you and yours a lovely holiday and a very happy new year. See you in 2015!