My name is Mario Alvarado and I am from Southamerica. I lived in Toronto, Canada while I was studing at the Toronto University, but thas a long time ago, so that is the reason why my english is so bad. I have a white cat called Beau-Minon, but it is no use since he is deaf
. My interest on Titanic started when I was seven years old. My parents had a summer house in the beach, it was rather a familiar resort, since everybody knew each other and because we were far from the madding crowd and we never had tourist, we were like a big family. There were two places to go: the circus and a big tend that was the local movie teather, and it was there I saw for the first time A Night to Remember. I went alone and I was so impressed that I almost did not spoke for a week. Then, back in the city, a year later, I went with my gradmother to a book store were she used to buy me children's books, and the lady who showed us the latest editions, suggested a book for my grandmother as well: A Night to Remember. She never read the book, she had no chance because I never left it out of my side. And the memory of the movie and the book were for many years the only information I had on Titanic.
When I was about twenty five and living in Canada, I saw on the TV a week series called S.O.S.Titanic, a very bad series, but even the worse had something to offer, and I remember that series was the only one who showed the Turkish Bath. Colonel Astor was played by David Janssen(The Fugitive) and Cloris Leachman was Molly Brown. Also Ian Holm played Ismay and David Warner the rol of Lawrence Beesley. In the Cameron movie, Warner plays the manservant of «Cal» Hockley, the wicked Lovejoy, so, Mr. Warner has survived twiced the sinking...and then came the Internet and I could buy all the books on the subject, and at the same time a number of movies and series on Titanic.
Nowadays, I still buy books and DVD's, and I have other interests as well, such as piano clasical music, old movies of the 40's, Paris and Versailles from Louis XIV up to Louis XVIII and many other subjects.
I would be glad if somebody wants to write to me to chat on Titanic or any other subject.