Last night I came upon this poster for Loving You (’57), the second Elvis Presley flick, and I began to think about the lives that the four leads — Presley, Lizabeth Scott, Wendell Corey, Dolores Hart — led after this moderately okay film opened. They all found differing degrees of success and creative satisfaction in their youth, but two of them — Presley and Corey — became drug- or alcohol-dependent and died relatively young, Presley at 42 and Corey at 54 due to cirrhosis of the liver. And Hart decided to become a nun at age 25 in ’63, giving up the struggle by submitting to (in her mind) a higher, stronger power. All three withdrew under the control of something other than their own determinations. Lizabeth Scott, still with us at age 92, is the only one who lived her own life on her own terms and didn’t get carried away by drugs, booze or God. Read the Wiki bio — quite the individualist. Get up right now and go into the bathroom and look in the mirror and ask yourself if you’re Presley, Hart, Corey or Scott. I’m 75% Scott, 25% Hart.