Sunday, April 06, 2008
No actor is more recognizable than Charlton Heston and a few moments ago I was stunned to read he had just died. Charlton Heston was a friend and we shared experiences and letters over several years when I worked on his biobibliography. I have collected and been given many of Heston's memories in individual cels from some of his movies as well as memorabilia from his own collection and those of his friends. I treasure the gift of his friendship and his insights. He made an impression on me when I was a child. He was a complex and private man who stood up to be counted for his beliefs, whether or not they cost him personally. He will be missed.