Today’s my birthday mon petit fleur – and I have a whole hell of a lot to be happy about. My novel is going to be published (more on that later, as I still don’t quite comprehend what happened), my household is currently full of contentment, and I’m married to a gentleman who has agreed to write a post about this:

Editing Dept. Shooting Script, "Doctor Zhivago", September 1964
Shooting Script, “Doctor Zhivago”, September 1964

It belonged to his uncle, who started his career in film working for the tyrannical genius, Margaret Booth – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Around here we handle this shooting script with reverence, but the stories Mr. Lester tells of his family are anything but.

Stay tuned for one of my favorite stories of old Hollywood, and thanks for reading, you are all the delight of the Internet.

Oh, and this is the last post today, I am feeling indolent, you know – turning thirty for the umpteenth time requires so much energy…

Cheers dears!

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  1. February 12, 2013

    Happy Birthday, V. It’s going to be a wonderful year. 🙂

    • February 12, 2013

      Merci Beaucoup, S.K.!

      The wonderful year will be when I can get back to Billie 😉

      Lots of love,

  2. February 12, 2013

    Bon anniversaire!
    Is that the script that actually got shot?
    I guess I’ll have to wait to hear. Oh Lawrence of Arabia on ice but with Lara’s Theme – the Dandy just adores it!!
    Warmest congratulations on the novel.
    Yours ever
    The Perfumed Dandy.

    • February 12, 2013

      It’s the script that was shot, marked by Continuity (in the States we call them Script Supervisors) and then handed over to the editorial dept.

      Thank you Dandy – you’re a doll,

    • February 12, 2013

      Thank you! How perfect is that? I learned how to use a stereo dropping the needle on my big brother’s Beatles albums!

  3. February 12, 2013

    Happy, Happy Birthday, my friend!! Have a wonderful day basking in your current state of marvelous! I can’t wait to hear more on the book. I’m so excited for you. 🙂
    Lots of love and birthday hugs,

    • February 12, 2013

      Thank you! Today my big plan is to kickback, have lunch out, and pick up some decade remover… otherwise known as under-eye concealer 🙂

  4. February 12, 2013

    Happy Birthday wishes to you Vicki and huge congratulations on the magic words, “novel” and “to be published!” Well done, enjoy your day and thank you for being the constant delight you are!

    • February 12, 2013

      Ms. Patti,
      Next time you and Mr. Kuche are in town let me know and I’ll make you those cream puffs.

  5. February 12, 2013

    Happy birthday sweetie!!

    • February 12, 2013

      Mr. Lanier,
      I’m having a blast.
      Much love from a gal who needs to go find out what Chanel #5 smells like – hopefully with you!

      • February 12, 2013

        You don’t know??? Didn’t I tell you? “Palmolive! Your soaking in it!” anyway we will go smell some when I come down. I love it. And I love you too!

      • February 12, 2013

        Lanier! I forgot–Palmolive… I just can’t get the image of that bright green bottle out of my mind. I would dab some behind my ears but I’m afraid it’s radioactive.
        I love you Mister,

      • February 13, 2013

        Love is all around! Love you too.

  6. February 12, 2013

    Hope you have a lovely birthday 🙂

    • February 12, 2013

      It’s been as lovely as your prose, thank you darling 🙂

  7. February 12, 2013

    Novel to be published? Happy Birthday to yoooooou….. 🙂 Hip hip hooray!!

    • February 12, 2013

      Thank youuuuuu!

  8. February 13, 2013

    Happy Birthday!

    • February 13, 2013

      It was swell, and thank you very much!

  9. February 13, 2013

    Happiest of begetting days, darling!

    I hope it was as sublime as you are beautiful.

    Love, chartreuse and vintage pearls from Britannia. .

    A xxx

    • February 13, 2013

      Thou art swell, Atreyu!
      Funny you should mention pearls, I was looking at a Swiss concocted eye cream today and one of the selling points was that it contained ground pearls – what a waste.
      I like yours from Britannia much better.
      As a matter of fact I love them,

  10. George Kaplan
    February 13, 2013

    Belated Best Birthday Wishes! I hope you had a simply Wonderful day with many more luminous ones to come and hears hoping you have a delightful St Valentine’s Day, too! Oh, and well done with the tome. 🙂

    • February 13, 2013

      Thank you, darling George –
      It was a wonderful day, made even more wonderful by messages like yours.
      I was just looking up St. Valentine’s traditions and traced them back to Chaucer, but for some reason 😉 … I think we’ll have to talk about Cary Grant tomorrow instead.

  11. George Kaplan
    February 13, 2013

    Glad you had a super day – and now Valentine’s! Sorry for writing “hears” rather than “here’s” I guess my brain is on holiday today…

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