Sunday, January 31, 2010

Gene: Champagne Supper, Pt. 2

Sure, it took awhile, but here’s the REST of the post for Champagne Supper. I thought these shots of Gene looked just fine by themselves; no need for a fancy background! From the story card:

That look in his famous eyes as she stood at the top of the stairs set Gene’s heart to fluttering. His reverent expression told her more in an instant of his tender new feelings than all the bouquets of roses he’d ever sent her. Her feet scarcely touched the ground, and as she took his hand in hers, she felt the warmth and gentle strength of his fingers through her gloves. From that moment on the evening passed in a rainbow-colored dream. They’d kissed dozens of times in the movies, but that was work. For the first time she found herself wondering what it would be like to truly kiss him. She wasn’t sure what she drank or ate at supper. All she knew was that she was giddy as a butterfly, and so lightheaded it must have been the champagne. Gene knew right then that this was the man her parents should meet…very soon.

Interestingly enough, this man is never mentioned by name. All that we know is that he and Gene starred in a number of movies together. The circa 1957 date makes it late enough in Gene history to mean that yes, she probably did marry this guy. To my knowledge, Mel Odom never acknowledges (even in his fictional Gene book) what happened to Gene Marshall after the movies. Will the storyline also be finished for us when Gene is "retired" this Spring? Personally, I hope it is Trent Osborn; who knows, maybe he was able to tame his womanizing ways for the likes of Gene!

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