There’s a New Challenge In Town! One Day With A Star..

This challenge was created by Ray of Ray Not Bradbury and it’s a very unique premise!

I was nominated by A Guy Called Bloke and you can read his post by clicking on the hyperlink.

Here’s the ‘How To Take Part’:

Describe a very famous person (preferably historical, or well known – to everyone!). Include the details in your story so people can guess who is that STAR, but do not mention the real name.

You can add one photo-detail (non obligatory).

The style and the genre of the writing – any.

Ping back to this post: https://raynotbradbury.com/2018/06/25/writing-challenge-one-day-with-a-star/ so Ray can read and comment.

Spread the word around, up to 3 – 5 blogs. Have fun!

The followers should guess in the comments who is ‘your star’.

So who’s my mystery star?

I thought of several I’d love to have used, personal favourites like Edith Cavell, Florence Nightingale, Emily Pankhurst and Harriet Tubman but in the end I chose to stick to Hollywood to give everyone a sporting chance.

My mystery star was a famous Irish redhead who was probably best known for playing the feisty heroine in many westerns. Although it wasn’t quite a ‘western’ my favourite film of hers was set in the west of Ireland playing the heroine to the Duke. Many of my favourite childhood films starred her opposite the Duke. They were pure magic together.

She retired from show business in 1971 after starring with the Duke for the last time, but returned 20 years later to appear with John Candy.

She sadly died in 2015 – one of the last stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood.

I’m nominating:

Mel Gutiér

They Call Me Tater

Miss Honeybug

34 thoughts on “There’s a New Challenge In Town! One Day With A Star..

  1. Gorgeous inside and out! I loved watching these films growing up. The quiet man is a favorite as well as McLintock!

    Loved her! Didn’t she also star as a child? Also the Parent Trap 1950s version. I think. You made a great choice! Love ut!

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    1. She was the mum in the original Parent trap – Hayley Mills was the daughter. John and Maureen were the best Hollywood combo ever and the Quiet Man was filmed where my mum grew up so it’s very personal 😊

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  2. YAY! It’s Maureen O’Hara, The quiet man is one of my favourite films. When I went on holiday to Ireland, we stayed in Bantry Bay, which is near to the place she lived, I hoped to get a glimpse of her, but didn’t She also had a home in the Caribbean so may have been there. I also went to Galway and drove across the border into Mayo and the little village of Cong (weird name isn’t it?) where they actually made part of the film.

    Brilliant.

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