One of the saddest things I have ever had to do as the admin on this site was to post the news that James Stacy had lost his long, valiant battle with all life had thrown at him across the years. It was even sadder, because it was an unavoidable tragedy where – once again – Fate dealt Jim an unexpected blow that ended with his passing.
The fans have been very responsive in very kind ways in sharing their remembrances and showing support for Antigoni. Those fans include the people who have known him, worked with him, or admired him.
Shortly after Jim’s death, I received a very touching e-mail from Quentin Tarantino, a long time fan. This was his message:
It’s Quentin, I just wanted you to know I’m shocked and very saddened to hear about the passing of James Stacy.
I’m sure it must be very painful for you.
I just watched, A Little Inconvenience the other day.
My best to his loved ones during this sad time.
That Mr. Tarantino would take the time to give tribute to Jim and his family says a lot about how much he appreciated Jim as an actor and a survivor. This link will take you to his interview with Kirk Douglas (another fan); where they both mention Jim and his performance in “Posse”. (They really get down to business at about the 2:30 mark.)
Quinn O’Hara, who starred with Jim in “A Swingin’ Summer” also sent her personal condolences; as did Sharon Gless.
And this came from Wayne Maunder via Ray Nielson at Memphis Film Festival: “We were always friendly,” he said. “After meeting his fiancé, Antigoni, I became very friendly with her as well. She has been completely devoted to him and, as anyone can understand, is suffering greatly from her loss.” Wayne went on to say that Jim was friendly, funny, and very hospitable. “He was a good guy. I wish all Jim’s fans well. They must be very saddened by his passing.
Ray Nielsen’s article can be read in full here:
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Happy 4th of July!!
I hope everyone had a safe and wonderful celebration. Ventura went all out this year; great crowds, much to be seen and absolutely wonderful weather. Here’s to a glorious summer for everyone!!
Wishing everyone a very Joyous Easter
With beautiful friends, great food and tremendous weather.
God Bless you All!!
Sometimes, as site admin, it’s fun to go through the files and see just what is there. Like this picture from Memphis, provided by a fan. Who could not love this face?
Mother nature brought the New Year in on the winds of “El Niño”, but that didn’t stop Jim from celebrating on the beach, and with sushi. He sends his greetings to everyone: For a very Happy New Year, for all his fans!!
Getting in the spirit…
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JAMES!
Jim soaking up some sun at the harbor!! Nothing better than the sun and the sea; especially when you are also having breakfast!!
Just wanted to add a little something more. Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes!
Merry Christmas to all!
Seems the Seasons are passing and we are again approaching the Christmas Holidays. So here is a little greeting from Ruby, James and — of course — Santa Claus!
Blessings to everyone, with wishes for a joy-filled Christmas for you and your families.
I know we’re a little late for Halloween, but James wanted to share this with you. Wishing everyone a wonderful Fall season, filled with a lot of color and beautiful blue skies!
One of the things that constantly amazes me is the impact Jim Stacy has had on so many people; and the things he has inspired. Of course there is his tremendous personal courage, the fact he has maintained a wicked sense of humor and remains so supportive of his fans; but there are also lighter things as well.
Jim has inspired a lot of fan fiction. In fact, a baby picture of Jim as a toddler inspired Mary Hardwick (our beloved SouthernFrau) to write her wonderful “Brat Pack” stories; brilliant bits of fiction about a very young, very mischievous, tell-it-as-it-is little Johnny and his older brother, Squat. The stories are priceless.
In turn, Jim’s inspiration for Mary’s story became an even bigger inspiration for Mary’s mother, Caroline. So much so, Caroline surprised Mary with a wonderful gift.
Let me introduce you to one more thing Jim has inspired: Baby Johnny, complete with red shirt, conchos and leather pants; and those absolutely wonderful blue eyes.
Who wouldn’t be inspired to cuddle up with Baby Johnny?