Also caught another amazingly weird oldie on Talking Pictures. 1934's BROKEN BLOSSOMS, with Emlyn Williams .looking a bit like Angela Rippon, playing a Chinese.
I found out what happened to the deceased neighbour, M, from his grandson who was clearing out the flat (' How could he have a grandson? He was gay.'- R Next Door) Poor old feller was diabetic, alcoholic, and got pneumonia. 'That is why I worry so much about YEW'. sez R, 'Old people are always dying of pneumonia.'
Must say I'm intrigued by the news of John Paul II's long romantic friendship with a laydee. Right from the time he became Pope, I'd always wondered how such an obviously sexual man had ever wanted to become a priest. He really had an unusually strong sensuality about him. Some people just radiate 'it'.