Saturday, June 21, 2014

So long, Bob! I'll miss you.

This is the autographed cel Disney gave me to thank me for my part in the Who Framed Roger Rabbit movie.

 It's autographed by Charles Fleischer, the voice of Roger Rabbit, Kathleen Turner, the Voice of Jessica, director Robert Zemeckis, lead animator Dick Williams, producer Steven Spielberg, and Bob Hoskins who so stunningly portrayed my detective Eddie Valiant.

When I looked at the cel the day Bob Hoskins died, I realized that, in a sad bit of irony, his signature, done with blue pencil instead of black pen, had totally vanished from the image.

Bob will never vanish from my memory.  He was, is, and always will be my idea of the perfect hardboiled private eye.

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