Longtime reader/commenter Porter asked if I'd cross-post his latest on Mr. Siegel. Here's the opening:
"Didn’t Siegel get some prize or whatever, a while back? Or am I thinking of somebody else?Yesterday he was ‘considering’ a new film that deals with the speech problems of King George VI, and Colin Firth, the lead actor in the picture, was there to explain. He did so quite well, despite the fact that Siegel was more interested in the king being some sort of out-of-date figure, or whatever...."