Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Well, Polanski Certainly Got His Way

Anyone who lived in the DC area in the 1970s and the early 1980s remembers the so-called "Ourisman Chrevrolet girl." Her actual name was Susan Gailey, and she used to sing a catchy little ditty about "You'll always get your way-aay/At Ourisman Chev-ro-let!" Then at some point she just kind of disappeared from the local airwaves. Though everyone remembered her, no one seemed to know what had become of her.

Well, now we know. She's the mother of Samantha Geimer. Who? Well, Geimer was 13 years old in 1977, and was the girl at the center of movie director Roman Polanski's statutory rape case. After his arrest, but before the case could go to trial, Polanski fled the country. To this day he can not set foot in the U.S. without risking arrest.

Gailey finally came out of the closet--so to speak--last month when she showed up with her daughter at the premier of a new documentary called Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired.

I'm suddenly a lot more impressed by Chevrolets.

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