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    Anyone who knows me knows that I have a deep and very passionate love for classic films. I mean, yes, they fill more shelves than I should probably admit while others take up more space in the DVR than my family would probably like but it runs a little deeper than that.
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    After all, they're what I fill my sleepless nights with in order to drown out the monsters that live inside my head and what I turn to on the days when I'm too exhausted/sad/broken to function. Mostly, though, they're my escape and my connection to a world that whirls and zooms and-yes, at times- overwhelms me.
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    So what's that got to do with the great Debbie Reynolds? Because she was responsible for laying the foundation upon which that passion and love would be built. You see my earliest film memories revolve around walking into my grandmother's house to find her watching movies like The Affairs of Dobie Gillis (1953), Tammy and the Bachelor (1957), and The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964). Oh and Singin' in the Rain? Yeah, a complete and total game changer for me.
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    Would have I have found a love for classic films without those early days of watching Debbie Reynolds on my grandmother's television? Maybe, but I also don't think I would have developed the appreciation for film history and the preservation of it without her.
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    She was an incredibly fierce, wise, funny woman. But is that really all the surprising considering who her daughter was? After all, Carrie was my hero but I think in many, many ways Debbie was hers, and I hope that wherever they are, they're together again. πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”
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    "I never dreamt of being in the movies. I was from a very average, I would say, a rather poor family, so my big treat was to work hard all week. I mowed lawns and babysat and washed dishes and washed cars β€”to go to the movies.”
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    β€œI gave it all that I had, and it’s gratifying that others seem to be receiving it so well.”