Young Alain Delon

Young Alain Delon

Alain Delon started it all. In the beginning of March I rented LeSamourai from Netflix. Jef Costello got me hooked on Alain Delon. I spent the next few months devouring every Delon movie at Netflix. I bought the titles I really, really loved  like from Amazon.

I wanted to know who was the person behind this beautiful visage. I started an internet research which led me to articles from around the world.  At this point my children started to notice my obsession. It was difficult to explain that this hobby truly was strictly academic and cerebral.

Recent Alain Delon

Recent Alain Delon

Watching 20 plus movies in a few months, it was fascinating to watch Mr. Delon’s face age  over 50 years. I was impressed that an actor known for physical perfection allowed his face to wrinkle and sag so normally. I found him even more attractive as Fabio Montale and Frank Riva than I did inPlein Soleil. His talent was obvious even in his less than fantastic movies.

I collected photos of Mr. Delon from the internet and put them into a powerpoint presentation which I sent to my children. At this time I was emailing my children links to numerous articles on various topics of general interest. Jessica, my eldest, encouraged me to start blogging. She thought a blog would cut down on the daily number of emails I sent to her and give me a project to work on other than Alain Delon.

July 2, 2009 I started Momchap.  I made myself a commitment to post at least one entry every day for one month. This post on August 22, 2009 is my 100th entry. I love working on this project. I have learned to post pictures, videos, and link to other articles. I thank Jessica for suggesting I do this, and I thank Alain Delon for being my muse and starting it all.

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