Saturday, September 27, 2008

Department of Embarrassment

As you know, I pride myself on only delivering material to the OPC readership that they are likely to be heretofore unfamiliar with. When I posted that item about Peter Lorre and Conrad Veidt being an absolute killer team in doubles Ping Pong, I thought surely here was something that none of my readers would know.

Boy, is my face red. Within hours of my posting that item, a new contributor with the handle 11 cents responded with this picture:

Get a load of those clamdiggers on Conrad Veidt! Nice legs, Connie! That drawing comes from the companion Web site for the biography from which I am drawing all these marvelous Peter Lorre items. The book is called The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, by Stephen Youngkin, and the site includes many, many photos that aren't printed in the book. If you like Peter Lorre at all - and who doesn't? - it is well worth a bit of your time.

At least I can still pride myself on having the most knowledgeable readership of any modern-culture blog on the Internet.


11cents said...

Hey, nothing to be embarrassed about. You have to get up pretty early in the morning to best me at Conradveidtiana. (Oh, did you say this was a fact about Peter Lorre? He was great too.)

Scraps said...

That is excellent!

Cheryl said...

Hey, Tom, thanks for your great comments on both Stephen Youngkin's The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre and the website. I'm the webmaster, and I'm glad you're enjoying the site. I have passed on your post to my friend Stephen Youngkin, who is always interested in comments on his book.