SoCS — The Wax Museum

“Yul Brynner,” said Mary, pointing to the display as they walked through the Hollywood Wax Museum.

“Who?” asked her husband Neil.

“That’s Yul Brynner,” Mary said. “You know. From ‘The King and I.’ I loved him in that movie.”

“Oh, right. I thought he was good in ‘The Ten Commandments’ as Pharaoh,” Neil said.

“And wasn’t he also in a couple of Westerns?” Mary asked.

“Yeah, I think he was in ‘The Magnificent Seven’ and in ‘Westworld,’ the original movie version,” Neil said.

“He’s still alive, isn’t he?” Mary asked.

“No,” said Neil. “I think he died years ago.”

“I think he’s still alive,” Mary said. “Look it up. You’ll see.”

Neil took out his smartphone and did a Google search on Yul Brynner. “He died in October 1985,” Neil said. “More than thirty years ago.”

“No wonder he hasn’t been in anything lately,” Mary quipped. Then she glanced at her watch. “It’s getting late and we promised Harry and Grace that we’d be over early tonight to help them set up for their annual Christmas party.”

“Is that tonight?” Neil asked.

“Yes,” Mary said. “Grace wanted us to be there when they burn their traditional yule log in their backyard firepit.”

“What fun,” said Neil sarcastically. “I can’t wait.”


Written for this week’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt from Linda G. Hill, who asked us to start our posts with “yule, you’ll, or Yul.” I used all three in my post. Hooray for me!

4 thoughts on “SoCS — The Wax Museum

  1. Michael December 23, 2017 / 12:39 pm

    Lol…I was hoping and you satisfied me with another hint at ‘humbug’…..the old movie The King and I was great show wasn’t it….

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Eden December 24, 2017 / 2:46 pm

    I knew he’d died, but not quite so long ago. My childhood was filled with seeing movies with him in them.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango December 24, 2017 / 4:04 pm

      As was mine. I hadn’t realized he died that long ago until I looked it up as I was preparing this post.

      Liked by 1 person

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