It was late in the summer of 1981 and I was down on the Cape enjoying some time off from work and cruising Osterville in my turbocharged Ford Fiesta. I was living and working just outside of Boston then so it was not hard to get back to my old stomping grounds.
I had stopped at the intersection of Pond Street and Main trying to decide if I should head north toward Route 28 or toward the village. I looked to my right and saw coming the other way a Dodge Omni with a beautiful smile inside looking right at me. It was Lee Remick.
I had seen her in several movies including Anatomy of a Murder, a favorite, and there she was in person, so to speak.
I knew that she had a place in the village and I was used to seeing celebrities from time to time as Osterville and its surrounds was a place many of them would visit or choose to live in. I also knew that she was an insured of my father’s agency.
This was different. Lee Remick had a smile and eyes that would melt an iceberg. She looked at me with eyes that were delighted and bright. Combined with a smile it is a memory that persists today.