Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Last of the Red-Hot Gong Strikers

I'm one of those people who really loves old movies, so it was with some sadness that I saw this in the NYTimes the other day:

"Ken Richmond, the 6-foot-5, ripple-armed wrestler who for decades was seen striking the gong that heralded the opening credits for dozens of films produced by the J. Arthur Rank Studio in England, died on Aug. 3 at his home in Christchurch, on England’s south coast. He was 80."

Therefore, send not to know
For whom the gong strikes,
It strikes for thee.

Good night J. Arthur Rank, wherever you are.


Anonymous og said...

Even Chuck Barris must be taking off his hat for this one.

7:39 AM  

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