Walter Mencken 10:06 a.m., Feb. 6
The Movie Star Mural at Edwards Mira Mesa, Part 1
There's a movie star mural in the lobby at Edwards Mira Mesa, which is not all that surprising. What is maybe a little bit surprising was the muralist's choice to include contemporary movie stars, instead of the more stable stars of yesteryear. Remember the old saying, "Call no man blessed until he is in the grave"? Sort of a warning that the guy who is on top today may be on the bottom tomorrow, and then people may wonder why exactly he is on your mural. This is perhaps especially true of Hollywood celebrities in an era of unfettered inquiry into their personal lives and foibles. Let's take a look, shall we?