Finally, in 1975, The Black Bird with George Segal, who plays Sam Spade, Jr. in a satire. Rotten Tomatoes critics gave it a 57% rating, though the audience liked it, 93%. Interesting that this version did better with moviegoers, and no one has s seen it.
Okay, so what exactly is this Black Bird, or Maltese Falcon?
Of all the things, this original figurine apparently was on a piano in a 1932 film with John Wayne (he was 25 years old) entitled Haunted Gold. You can, actually purchase a lighter replica for $100.
Oh, by the way, there is a $150 million Maltese Falcon, but it's a ship:
I had a traditional Thanksgiving dinner at the home of Betsy and Harvey Lee. Of course, scotch, champagne and white wine preceded and segued into the meal. Here is Turkey #3...no, not Harvey, but the almost totally consumed bird to the right:
Daughter Minda, with May, and Leona:
The astonishing thing is that Minda and I talked at length about 15 Craigside, for she (and note how young she is) and her husband James, are already planning their future life, and 15 Craigside is something they have already looked into. Leona was my ride home. There is benefit to not driving if you drink.