A Movie Star’s Perspective in the Spirit World.
October 5th, 2011
Received by FAB
I am here, Tony Curtis.
Yes, I wanted to listen to your Judy Garland CD along with you first. That was my time. Also, this helped me do this, as I am a new spirit, and I am getting the hang of it.
This spirit world has certainly done with that Tony Curtis/Bernie Schwartz [his real name] confusion. Here, I’m neither and both. What I mean is, I am the essence of both. And that means that whatever was good about these two gents has been helpful, and whatever was bad about those characters has been difficult.
Yes, I made the adjustment and answered the call. And I can tell you, I thank my lucky stars that I wound up in rehab, for that experience helps me so much. Had I not gone there, I shudder to think of where I’d be now. So I say to all you drug addicts and alcoholics, get yourself cleaned up, because there’s no escape from yourself, and the sooner you face yourself, the better.
Yes, I read my autobiography with you. I relived it all. It seems to me that I missed the boat, at least early in life. I see the circumstances that led to that type of life, but it didn’t help me. In fact I am finding that I am having to unlearn it.
Over here, I am learning that I have a soul. This is unavoidable and in your face. And let me say to those who live the life of an animal, you are not an animal. You are a soul created in God’s image.
There are plenty of opportunities here to indulge in art, and I take advantage of them. I am seeking to hope, and I have been assured that progression will be mine if I follow the advice that is offered. So it’s really like being in school, learning how to be better.
I had a sense of a higher purpose and of religion, but it was ill defined in my mind. Over here, there is no possible way to avoid these things, and those who came here without the requisite preparation are very much to be pitied.
The glitz and glamour of show business means absolutely nothing here. It is absent.
I continue to want to know who I am, and the more I inquire, the more I learn. You were struck by the honesty of my autobiography, and for that, I thank you. I figured, I’m just a guy doing his best to survive like everybody else. I had no illusions about fame, and I can certainly tell you, I certainly have no illusions about it now.
Why would anyone hitch his star to something as fickle and disappearing as fame? Aside from the pleasure my films gave, what is it but a manmade thing that has no substance or value? Well, I can see the sort of fame where good is done, and something of value is passed on. But that’s not what I mean. So many people in show business get so caught up with this fame thing that they lose all perspective, and thus get farther away from who they really are.
In conclusion, my message to the world is, don’t kill your soul, but nourish and nurture it, for it is the only you you have.
I thank you for this great privilege. I am hoping this message will ring a bell for some, and also give comfort to my family and children.
Tony Curtis (born Bernard Schwartz; June 3, 1925 – September 29, 2010) was an American film actor whose career spanned six decades, but had his greatest popularity during the 1950s and early 1960s. He acted in over 100 films in roles covering a wide range of genres, from light comedy to serious drama. In his later years, Curtis made numerous television appearances.
Although his early film roles were partly the result of his good looks, by the later half of the 1950’s he became a notable and strong screen presence. He began proving himself to be a “fine dramatic actor,” having the range to act in numerous dramatic and comedy roles. In his earliest parts he acted in a string of “mediocre” films, including swashbucklers, westerns, light comedies, sports films, and a musical. However, by the time he starred in Houdini (1953) with his wife Janet Leigh, “his first clear success,” notes critic David Thomson, his acting had progressed immensely.
Curtis was the father of actresses Jamie Lee Curtis and Kelly Curtis by his first wife, actress Janet Leigh.(Source: Wikipedia)