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I read Johnny Vardeman's column in The Times on Sunday. It sure brought back a lot of treasured memories for me!
I was honored and allowed to sit behind the ribbon during the filming of the move, "I'd Climb The Highest Mountain" with Susan Hayward. She was so beautiful, friendly and sweet. She treated me like I was a special guest. Unbelievable.
She also introduced me to some of the others in the filming, William Lundigan and Rory Calhoun. I do not have to say what a pleasure that was. I was almost in shock. Being a young girl, one can imagine how struck I was with Rory Calhoun. Oh, how handsome!
William was a quiet gentleman and so very intelligent and nice to meet.
I was also familiar with the locations where the movies mentioned were filmed. In fact, I lived near and visited them regularly around that period of time.
I enjoy Johnny Vardeman's columns and read them regularly.