Monday, May 31, 2010

Proving that the best things happen while you dance...

And now, for my completed list of favorite dancing couples...

1. Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers
Favorite dance: impossible to answer
2. Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse
Favorite dance: the hoofer and the vixen from "Broadway Melody" in Singin' in the Rain
3. Danny Kaye and Vera Ellen
Favorite dance: "The Best Things Happen While You're Dancing" from White Christmas
4. Cyd Charisse and Ricardo Montalban
Favorite dance: "Dark Duet" from On An Island With You
5. Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse
Favorite dance: "Dancing in the Dark" from The Band Wagon
6. Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth
Favorite dance: "So Near, And Yet So Far" from You'll Never Get Rich
7. Vera Ellen and John Brascia
Favorite dance: "Abraham" from White Christmas
8. Bob Fosse and Carol Haney
Favorite dance: "From This Moment On" from Kiss Me Kate
9. Donald O'Connor and Mitzi Gaynor
Favorite dance: "It's Delovely" from Anything Goes
10. Shirley Temple and Bill Bojangles Robinson
Favorite dance: dance from The Littlest Rebel

Cyd Charisse and John Brascia

Favorite dance: "Frankie and Johnny" from Meet Me In Las Vegas
Ann Miller and Tommy Rall
Favorite dance: "Why Can't You Behave" from Kiss Me Kate
Fred Astaire and Jane Powell
Favorite dance: "How Could You Believe Me" from Royal Wedding
Gene Kelly and Rita Hayworth
Favorite dance: "Put Me To The Test" from Cover Girl
Donald O'Connor and Vera Ellen
Favorite dance: "Something to Dance About" from Call Me Madam

Thank you everyone for following with this list of dancers! I had a lot of fun making it! I'm going to start a new list in June. My schedule has been pretty darn crazy lately so I'm not sure if I'll be able to do the daily posts as much. It's been burning me out a bit. I hope no one minds me packing a few people into one post, like I did with this list. That worked out rather well and made the whole thing less stressful and more fun! So, that's what I'm planning to do with this coming list. I can't believe June is almost here already! It's all going by so fast! This is the first time I've been without school to sort of mile-mark the year for me. I feel as if I'm still in February or something. It's weird. Anyway, I hope everyone has a marvelous Memorial Day!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

It's a lovely day today

Now, for my shorter list of dancers, the dancing teams that were paired but once - either for one film or for one number. I fear I must apologize for being inconsistent. You see, I put John Brascia and Vera Ellen in the longer list because they were in about 3 dances together and I figured that was enough. However, when I came back to look at this list later, I realized that Ann Miller and Tommy Rall and Fred Astaire and Jane Powell have also met that criteria. What do you think? Should I rearrange my list so tha John Brascia and Vera Ellen are moved to the shorter list? Or does it really matter? I suppose in the grand scheme of things it doesn't matter too much, but I'd like to be consistent. I'll think about it. In the meantime, the list in no particular order:

Cyd Charisse and John Brascia
Favorite dance: "Frankie and Johnny" from Meet Me In Las Vegas

Ann Miller and Tommy Rall
Favorite dance: "Why Can't You Behave?" from Kiss Me Kate
(which is, unfortunately, unavailable)

Fred Astaire and Jane Powell
Favorite dance: "How Could You Believe Me?" but since that one is not available, here is my second favorite which is also from Royal Wedding

Gene Kelly and Rita Hayworth
Favorite dance: "Put Me To The Test" from Cover Girl

Donald O'Connor and Vera Ellen
Favorite dance: "Something to Dance About" from Call Me Madam

Saturday, May 29, 2010

I can't afford to hate anyone, I'm only a photographer.

Exciting news! I decided to create a new blog! This one will be dedicated to my photography so that I can test out different photos before putting them in a shop. Check it out at

Friday, May 28, 2010

Genteel dancing and high class patter

1. Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers

Favorite dance? Quite frankly, I have about ten. Every time I list my top 3 favorites of theirs, I remember another one that's right up there too. At the end of the post, I've embedded a movie I made a couple of years ago that highlights some of my favorite moments.

Fred and Ginger. They were so classy, so elegant, so fun. They were beautiful, graceful, and somehow sexy (even though some have mentioned that their dancing had nothing to do with sex, which is a fair argument). With their dancing, they could meet and fall in love,

they could joke around and have fun,

they could cover every aspect of romance effortlessly and believably.

They're dancing was so flawless that they made it look like anyone could do it, and yet you could imagine the hours of rehearsal that went into their art. I'd say that I could go on and on about them but it often seems harder to put the right words into praising your absolute favorites. They were incredible, amazing. And they are my favorites. I have about 8 of their movie posters and 10 photographs. I have 2 books and all of their movies. It's not a terribly impressive collection compared to others, I'm sure, but it's what I've got and I'm immensely proud of it.

Before I move on to the video and close this little post up, I want to briefly discuss the poll I posted up on my blog a few weeks ago. I posted the poll after discussing the matter with my sister who stated that she always preferred Fred and Ginger in the supporting roles like Follow the Fleet and Roberta. In those roles, they seem to have more fun, goof off a bit more, and get the wisecracking lines. Whereas in the primary roles, they spend a good portion of the film being sad and frustrated. The only problem with them in secondary roles, that I find, is that we don't get to see very much of them. I, for one, don't really care much about what happens to John and Stephanie or Bilge and Connie. I'm much more interested in their witty friends. Whereas in the starring roles, we get to concentrate on Fred and Ginger; but, we don't get to see them joking around and having quite as much fun. It's a good argument either way and I find I'm quite torn on the matter. Your thoughts?

And now, without further ado, here is the aforementioned video: I hope you enjoy it! The music is performed by the incomparable Emma Wallace (who just came out with a stellar new cd! You should all go buy it!! - One of the songs, by the way, is called "Fred Astaire" which ties in beautifully to my current subject!)

"All is fair in love and war and this is revolution!"

Quote of the week! Name the movie that this quote is originally from:

"All is fair in love and war and this is revolution!"

And everyone give Amanda Cooper a warm round of applause for correctly naming last week's quote! Hooray! Also, I should point out that Amanda has an awesome new blog that focuses on Astaire and Kelly. It's awfully exciting!!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Let's be outrageous

All right, now for the second installment in my Fun Times segment. I'm afraid I'm going to cheat, in a way. I'm going to mention a contemporary film. Okay, it's not really cheating. Besides, this movie is set in the 1930's and so it has the same fantastic fashion, clothing, and hair that we all know and love. The movie is Easy Virtue and the scene is my favorite in the film, when John and Larita are dancing around the room with John's father. Every time I watch it, I want to get up and dance! I like the way she dances too, basically bouncing about the place. It's completely silly but she somehow makes bouncing about look somewhat glamorous. When my roommate and I got bogged down in homework and papers, we used to turn this song on and take a mini dance break. It definitely relieved the stress, but I have a feeling that the presence of either Ben Barnes or Colin Firth might have helped a bit too... hm. Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

More curves than a scenic railway

Let me preface this post with an acknowledgment that the above quote is actually not relating to the couple in question. Okay, now I can continue with a clear conscience. Phew!

2. Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse

Favorite dance: the hoofer and the vixen portion of "Broadway Melody" in Singin' in the Rain

Individually, they were beautiful dancers, athletic, graceful, and sexy. Together, they had a definite chemistry, whether in the hills of Scotland or in the famous jazz ballet.

(Can you tell I've been reading TCM books lately? I'm testing out their style. It's difficult to sound original, though, when you work your way through multiple amazing people. You end up using synonyms like "electrifying," "scintillating," or "sizzling." Okay, sidenote is over.) I had originally slated this couple is number 4 in my list. But when I started writing about them and started discussing how powerfully sexy and incredible their dancing was, I realized that I needed to rethink my list.

Any guesses on my number 1 couple? All right, all right. I know that they're probably a dead giveaway. But at least I can offer you a few surprises (hopefully) on the short list of once-paired dancing couples that will follow.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Things that you would not do at home come naturally on the floor

3. Danny Kaye and Vera-Ellen

Favorite dance: I'm sure this will come as a huge surprise - "The Best Things Happen While You're Dancing" from White Christmas

I've waxed eloquent on this one several times over and I'm not entirely sure you require hearing my enthusiasms yet again. Suffice it to say that this dance is so fun to watch; it makes me want to be Vera-Ellen and makes me yearn for a partner like Danny Kaye. They really are a tough tie with number 2 but (as I said in my last post on the subject) as I started writing number 3 and started saying "this is the sexiest dance ever and it's so incredibly amazing..." I realized that perhaps I should rearrange just a tad. It's a close second, (well, third) though.

Any guesses on number 2?

Saturday, May 22, 2010

You appear like a radiant star

I've been debating what to do with my next post on dancing couples. I liked the whole two-fer thing and I thought of doing that again but, if I do, then I'll end up 6&5, 4&3, 2&1. And I really like counting down with 3, 2, 1 - it makes the whole thing more exciting, don't you think? So, instead, I think I'll do a three-fer feature instead, discussing couples 6, 5, and 4 - in that order.

6. Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth

Favorite dance: I'm always going back and forth on this one. On the one hand, I say the tap duet from You'll Never Get Rich and on the other hand, I say "So Near, Yet So Far," also from You'll Never Get Rich.

I love their elegance and sexiness. I like the way they look together as a couple. The more I watch their scenes together, the more I like them. I really think I need to revisit their movies.

5. Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse

Favorite dance: I am going to choose to waffle again (because waffles and waffling can be fun) and say that it's a toss up between "Dancing in the Dark" from The Band Wagon and "All of You (Reprise)" from Silk Stockings.

I think Fred Astaire was a very good balletic partner because he was always dependable and solid and Cyd Charisse was a perfect ballerina because she was graceful, fluid, athletic, and sexy. Thus, they made a perfect pairing. They could be sweet and gentle (as in "Dancing in the Dark"), fun and athletic (as in "All of You") or jazzy and dangerous (as in "Girl Hunt Ballet").

Now, for number 4... this bit is a little funny because I've actually changed this 3 times since I started this post. I originally had one couple but changed it because I was going on and on about how absolutely wonderful their dance was... and then I was talking about another couple and was wondering why they weren't in the top 3. So, after much deliberation, I've decided to rearrange a bit and make this couple number 4. They really are tied very closely to number 3 (who is tied, I might add, very closely to number 2).

4. Cyd Charisse and Ricardo Montalban

Favorite dance: Here I go again! Hmm... I'm thinking "Dark Duet" from On An Island With You is very close to being the top one. But their dance in Fiesta (of which I have shamefully forgotten the name) is remarkable as well.

They were two incredibly beautiful, athletic, and sexy dancers who should have been paired together more often, in my humble opinion. They were paired on several occasions, but not as often as I'd like. I don't think their romance was ever brought to the forefront of any plotline and so their dance routines were more like fillers, thrown into the movie as if as an afterthought. It's a shame, really because they were both so talented and I think they worked really well together. Maybe the producers didn't think they had any chemistry (although, goodness knows, that didn't stop them on other occasions). I'm not really a good judge of such things. In any case, I'm grateful for their dances together, however few they may be.
(Also, I love, love, love that photo of them. I want to hang it up on my wall.)

Friday, May 21, 2010

"Yes, what are we to do with the wretched creatures? Perhaps we should have drowned them at birth."

Quote of the week! I just received this movie in the mail yesterday. Hooray! I finally own it!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Wife, do we know anyone who smells of violet?

Today, I'm going to highlight a particularly good scene. (It seems like a long time since I've said that, doesn't it?)

This scene is from Holiday (1938) with Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn. It's my favorite part of the entire movie and when I think of this movie, I'm usually thinking about this scene. You can probably guess which one I'm talking about. It's the scene where Linda entertains her party of "very unimportant people."

You get to see all of the best people in the film all thrown together in a room, having a marvelous time. They're all getting drunk, playing instruments, putting on puppet shows, and performing acrobatic feats - another one of those scenes that makes me want to jump into the movie and join them! I'll embed the video below. I came across this clip from the incomparable Curious Mel, whose own blog is perfectly delightful. Enjoy!

And I realize I already used this photo for the last time I discussed this movie, but I don't care. It's such a neat photo and I love the way it's at an angle. I just find it a very fascinating shot.

Click on photos for sources.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Oh, come now, no one really hides in a clock!

Continuing in my count-up!

#27 The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934)

In discussing this movie, it really is necessary for me to discuss the book as well. So, I'll give you a brief nutshelling of the plot and then I'll go into further discussion.

The plot is as follows: Sir Percy Blakeney Bart. is the most fashionable fop in London and is adored by everyone except, perhaps, his clever wife, Marguerite. What Marguerite and society do not know, however, is that Percy leads a double life. He is also the elusive hero known only as the Scarlet Pimpernel who has been stumping the Republicans over in France by rescuing French aristocrats from the guillotine. As the Scarlet Pimpernel is known all over for being an ingenious master of disguise, no one even suspects that the foolish Sir Percy could be at all connected.

Now, let me say this: I absolutely adore Baroness Orczy's The Scarlet Pimpernel. She wrote around a dozen sequels to the book and I've kind of eaten them up like literary candy. The one frustrating thing is that there has to be a film adaptation that quite follows the book. Now, I know this is a common complaint and I also know that to fully adapt the book, one would have to make an A&E-type production lasting around 6 hours (which, ironically, has already been done - quite appallingly, I might add). Despite the fact that the writers of the film do not stay wholly faithful to the plot or the characters, this movie is quite wonderful. The dialogue, for one thing, is delightful. There's so much fun word play going on. So many quotable moments. Here is an excellent example. Go to 6:00 to get to the right moment. My favorite scene is at the end of the movie but I don't want to give any spoilers! (You may notice that you can see more of the film here. I highly recommend it!)

Leslie Howard plays Percy to perfection. He has the droop of the eyes, the voice, the mannerisms down to an art. I also really love the intensity he gives Percy, because that's part of the fun. This movie makes me want to watch much more of Leslie Howard but I find that I don't always care for his other films, more's the pity. What makes the book (and the consequent movie(s)) so much fun is the character of Percy. You get a whole bunch of fun aspects rolled into one character. On the one hand, he's a fashion-minded fop, best friends with the Prince of Wales, and always fun at parties; on the other hand, he's a genius, bravely and selflessly sacrificing his safety for the innocent; and then on the other hand, he's a husband who is quietly and passionately in love with his wife. All of these make for a very fun character to read about!

I do recommend it! And when you see it (or if you already have) comment with your favorite line because there are several fun ones. My personal favorite is in the title.

Monday, May 17, 2010

No, it's a two-fer..

I looked at my dancing couples list and realized that the next two couples are ones that I've talked about a lot. So, I figured that instead of waxing eloquent, yet again, I'll just post the links to the videos because you've heard it all before, really.

8. Bob Fosse and Carol Haney
Favorite dance: I think you can guess it. "From This Moment On" from Kiss Me Kate. This number is so sexy and cool. I just can't get enough of it!

7. Vera-Ellen and John Brascia
Favorite dance: I think I'm going to have to say "Abraham" from White Christmas I actually haven't talked about this number a lot, mostly because the video of isn't very good quality and I'd rather share a number that's more share-able. But I really do love this number. It shows what absolutely incredible dancers they are. They're so athletic, sexy, and energetic. This is one of those numbers that inspires me to learn to tap dance whilst intimidating me exceedingly.

P.S. I'm sorry I've been so behind on blog commenting lately. I've had some pretty crazy work hours.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

I'll stick to them thousand-to-one shots.

I'm here to announce the winner of the giveaway [you may add a drumroll if you prefer]...

Lindsay Frost of Lindsay's Photography! Congratulations Lindsay!!! Woohoo!!

I chose the winner through

Thank you everyone who entered my giveaway! It's so wonderful to have so many wonderful followers! It was a lot of fun to discover your favorite 40's musical. The most popular was decidedly Meet Me in St. Louis. Everyone seems to really like Tootie's character

although, for myself, I'm a little more partial to Judy Garland's fella:

He just so happens to be in my favorite '40's musical: Two Girls and a Sailor.

Thank you, once again, for entering my giveaway! I'm now going to go add the titles that I have not yet seen to my Netflix queue. After all, I do love 1940's musicals!

Friday, May 14, 2010

"Are you one of these talkers or would you be interested in a little action?"

Quote of the week!

Sad to say, no one got last week's quote. It was from That Funny Feeling. Hopefully more people will get this one:

"Are you one of these talkers or would you be interested in a little action?"

P.S. You still have a couple of hours to enter the giveaway. I'll be posting the winner when I get home from work tomorrow. Hooray!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

which shows you have admirable good taste

I know I'm scheduled to do a segment post today but I'm going to skip that for now and just write a short little post about polls.

I want to thank everyone who voted in my poll about High Society vs. The Philadelphia Story. I wasn't surprised that the original won, but I was a little surprised that the musical remake didn't get even one vote! It's nice to know I'm not alone in my sentiments.

I've posted a new poll up which will be discussed at the end of the month.

Have fun voting!

Oh, and a couple reminders: if you haven't already entered my giveaway, don't forget that you still have tomorrow to do so! And if you happen to know the answer to last week's Quote of the Week, you still have the opportunity to supply the answer and dazzle everyone with your cleverness!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

So please be sweet, my chickadee

So, I've been ridiculously negligent lately. It's mostly due to a busy schedule and being quite exhausted when I come home from work. I think that it also has to do with the fact that I've been kind of burning myself out a bit with this whole posting every day thing. Hopefully this brief break has gotten me back to normal. We'll see.

I'd like to thank everyone who has entered my giveaway so far. I'm incredibly excited! Don't forget - you can still enter!

Now, continuing on this month's list of dancing couples...

9. Donald O'Connor and Mitzi Gaynor

Favorite dance: "It's Delovely" from Anything Goes

This number is so cute! I do like them as a pair. I think they're adorable together. My favorite part is when they're doing the soft shoe shuffle type bit on top of that platform thing. It's so cute and kind of intimate. I like their relationship. They always seem kind of pal-ish, both in this one where they're a romantic pair and in There's No Business Like Show Business where they're siblings.

I hope this post will put me back into gear. I've kind of missed blogging.
Which brings me to a quick question. I've been thinking about opening up an etsy shop with my photography. I have a lot of photos, some better than others of course. I was thinking of testing some of the photos out on a blog and people could comment on whether or not they like them and then I'd know which ones are marketable. Good idea? What do you think?

Friday, May 7, 2010

"Harvard man. Magna Cum Loudmouth."

Quote of the week!
"Harvard man. Magna Cum Loudmouth."

Thursday, May 6, 2010


Long ago, I promised a giveaway but failed to actually follow through with it. Well, long over due but finally here...

the first ever giveaway at Flying Down To Hollywood! This one is celebrating my accumulation of 50+ followers! Hooray!

I will be giving away a Movie Night Fun Box. This box will include: popcorn (unpopped), fuzzy socks, a Flapperdoodle print, and The Harvey Girls on dvd. You'll have everything set for your movie night of fun!

To enter, you must be a follower of my blog. That's really the only qualification. (I've been job searching lately and currently feel that the world should require less taxing qualifications for things.) If you're interested, please leave a comment naming your favorite 40s musical. Your taste in 40s musicals will have no bearing on your ability to win. I just think it will make for more exciting entries than "I'd like to enter." If you want to win bonus entries, then you can tweet about the giveaway and/or mention it on your blog. Please leave additional comments for each bonus entry (you don't have to mention a different movie choice although you can if you'd like).

The last day to enter the giveaway will be one week from tomorrow: May 14th.

** If you do not have your email connected to your blog, please leave your email address in the comments.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

If I had one wish to make...

First, I'd like to bring the theme of dancing ladies to a proper close by discussing the poll. Thank you to everyone who voted in the poll! There were 30 votes total. Personality was the winning factor, earning 20 votes (66%). Elegance was a close runner-up with 18 votes (60%). Tapping skills came relatively close behind with 10 votes (33%) and trailing along behind were high kicking legs (5 votes - 16%) and sex appeal (3 votes - 10%). One of the main reasons I chose these factors for the poll is as follows: you may or may not have noticed that Eleanor Powell is not on my list of favorite dancing ladies, despite her fame as the queen of tap. I simply don't care for her much. To me, she lacked a femininity and elegance that I think is important. I think female dancers can get by without it if they enough personality and sex appeal to carry them through. But I don't think she's very sexy and I don't care for her personality very much. So, I thought I'd post the poll to see if other people rate these qualities as highly as I do. Clearly, very few people think sex appeal is important, which is pretty interesting. Anyway, thanks again so much for voting! And thank you for sticking with me through my list of dancing ladies!

Now, to continue with the next list.

For the month of May, I want to highlight my favorite dancing couples. I was going to compile a long list of couples but then I realized that it would be best to tackle this thing in two tiers: dancers who were coupled together multiple times and the ones who were paired up for one film or even one dance. I'm going to go with the first tier first, working my way up to number one couple and then I'm going to go on to the second tier (the 'honorary mentions' if you will, although they're worth more than simple honorary mention). The second tier will all go into one post. The reason I've split these posts up, after all, is because I didn't want to overload you with videos to the point where you wouldn't want to watch them. But if I'm only talking about 5 or maybe 6 couples and, consequently, 5 or maybe 6 videos, that isn't quite so overwhelming. So, here we go. My 10 favorite dancing couples, starting with:

10. Shirley Temple and Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson

Favorite dance: oh, so many! But I think I'm going to go with this one from The Littlest Rebel

I love the way they get to infuse their personalities into this number. I'd love to read up on them as a pairing, to see what their relationship was like. I realize that what you see on the screen is not quite reality but when I watch them, it's easy to imagine that they were really good friends. In her dances with him, she's often imitating him and she seems to carry that dancing style into some of her other dances. I don't know. Just speculation. If anybody knows where I can read up on them, do let me know! I think these two are a great example of chemistry in the more platonic sense. They worked so well together.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

I twitch only for action.

Continuing in my movie count-up:

26. The Court Jester (1955)

I decided a couple of weeks ago when I posted a quote from this movie and nobody got it that I needed to write about this movie. This is a movie I grew up with and it is one of the funniest movies ever.

Basic plot line: when usurper King Roderick (Cecil Parker) takes the throne of England, a small band of bandits, led by the elusive Black Fox (Edward Ashley), rescue a small baby, the rightful heir to the throne and hide him in the forest. They send the baby under the care of Hubert Hawkins (Danny Kaye) and beautiful bandit, Maid Jean (Glynis Johns) to an abbey where the heir will be safe. However, when Maid Jean suggests that Hawkins go to the castle under the guise of the Incomparable Giacomo (King of Jesters and Jester of Kings) to spy on the false king, Hawkins finds himself in the thick of the action. And when the fair Princess Gwendolyn (Angela Lansbury) falls in love with Giacomo, complications arise. And when the cunning Sir Ravenhurst (Basil Rathbone) mistakes Hawkins for the Black Fox, then the trouble really begins!

This film is so delightfully funny. There are so many fantastic lines and wonderful scenes. I honestly had a difficult time deciding which line to use for my title to this post. Should I have gone with "I'm not loo-loo-ing, Sire, I'm willow-willow-wayling" or "There'd be more room if you raised your arm... the other one" or perhaps "Or in so many languages, 'Why tarry? Let us off to the castle!'" Oh my goodness. So many good lines. Danny Kaye is at his comedic finest in the film. The classic "Pellet with the poison" scene, which is laugh-out-loud funny, is featured in the Best of Danny Kaye video (which I watched rather obsessively a few years ago). It's incredible, really, how well he can mess up the words - to the point where you can barely remember what the real words are. The whole magnetic thing is so incredibly wacky but is also remarkably funny. (I also really like Jean's outfit in this scene. Some of her clothing is absolutely lovely!)

The film also boasts one of the funniest fight scenes ever (even surpassing, in my opinion, such well-known ones as The Princess Bride and Monty Python and the Holy Grail). I would embed the scene here to share it with you, but there's a spoiler at the end and that's no fun. I've read a couple of interesting tidbits on the scene but they seem slightly contradictory. One tidbit states that Basil Rathbone, because of his talents as a swordsman, was largely responsible for keeping the two characters injury-free. The other tidbit states that the fight scene was too fast-paced for the older Rathbone and the fight choreographer had to stand in for him a lot.

Since I can't post that one, I'll post this one instead. This is a very funny little scene when Hawkins first meets the king. When I was little, I sat down and wrote out this dialogue because I was so impressed with Kaye's tongue-twisting capabilities and I was determined to imitate it (I must admit, rather proudly, that I used to have this whole thing by heart. I'm really relatively good at tongue-twisters. I haven't practiced this scene in a while, though, so I miss a couple of lines here and there these days).

If you haven't seen this movie and you enjoy comedies, musicals, and/or adventures, you should definitely check it out! If you have seen it, then add a comment with your favorite line (or lines) in the film. There are so many good ones and I'm curious to know which ones stick out to you.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Will you leave or do I have to ring for the butler?

I have to leave for work in about 30 minutes but I wanted to quickly tell you the answer to the quote of the week because, judging by the fact that guesses are still trickling in, the unknown of this is bothering people! So to end all of your suspense...

the quote is from Follow the Fleet during the script rehearsal between Bake and Miss Manning. Bilge walks in on them and suspects the worse, just as Bake intends. Congratulations to emma wallace, Sassy Ginger, and VKMfan for correctly guessing it! Hooray!!!

This scene is so stinking funny. I'd go on and on about it but I really have to go get ready for work. I'll write a post soon about the dancing ladies poll and then introduce this month's theme. Any guesses as to what it will be?