Last night, PJ and I watched Julie and Julia again (this time on DVD). I love the movie — Meryl Streep is amazing!

This time, I was struck by the song that plays over the closing credits. So, I checked it out. It’s Margaret Whiting‘s “Time after Time”:

Whiting first came to my attention when I saw a documentary about Jack Wrangler. Wrangler had been a famous gay porn star in the 1970s and had branched out into straight porn before meeting Whiting. Despite his sexual orientation, if that’s even the right way to put it, he and Whiting married and by all accounts remained happily together until his recent death.

I was raised on these kinds of songs, especially ones that were featured in old black and white movies. A prime example is the song “Always,” which I first heard in the movie Pride of the Yankees:

Side note: Watching this movie as a kid (my parents loved old black and white movies, and my mom has always been particularly fond of Gary Cooper) is when I fell in love with Teresa Wright! Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, and Patsy Cline subsequently covered “Always.”

Here are the lyrics to “Time after Time”:

Time after time
I tell myself that I’m
So lucky to be loving you

So lucky to be
The one you run to see
In the evening
When the day is through

I only know what I know
The passing years will show
You’ve kept my love so young
So new

And time after time
You’ll hear me say that I’m
So lucky to be loving you

I only know what I know
The passing years will show
You’ve kept my love so young
So new

And time after time
You’ll hear me say that I’m
So lucky to be loving you

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