Sh…I’m sleeping…watch this little bit of The Palm Beach Story and I’ll see you soon

The-Palm-Beach-Story-001My darlings, I first posted this the day after the Academy Awards in February, and I’m trotting it out again because; a) it’s possibly my favorite movie of all time, and b) I’m still working with my editor on the manuscript… and I feel certain he would have something to say about that semi-colon I just typed in 😉 .

It’s the day after… And, if you’re reading this any time before noon Pacific Standard Time I’m probably burrowed under my blankets and flat out sound asleep. About a month ago I finally figured out how to put film clips up on the blog (look, I’m middle-aged so cut me some slack, and yes I know the kid could do it in about 15 seconds, but he’s busy at school), the point is this is sooooo much more entertaining than anything I could come up with – so have some fun and watch.

I’m not a shopper, and considering who raised me that must have come as quite a shock. My mother, the erstwhile retail ninja, also was responsible for sitting me down when I was young and screening “The Palm Beach Story” – still one of the funniest movies I’ve ever seen. If only shopping was like this… effortless, indulgent, adventurous, and full of surprises.


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  1. February 1, 2013

    I’ve always loved this part.

    • February 1, 2013

      As you pointed out, the Sturges worldview is something else, and just about the funniest filmmaker I can think of. Not a line thrown away, not a shot wasted…

      • February 1, 2013

        His work is sublime, timeless, and hilarious. You are correct-everything he touched is so perfectly calibrated.

  2. February 26, 2013

    How utterly beguiling is this man!

    • February 26, 2013

      Joel McCrea or Rudy Vallee? 😉

  3. February 26, 2013

    Thanks for the laugh, Ms. V 🙂 This is a fabulous little clip! I’ve not seen this film but I’m adding it to a long list of must-sees. So glad you shared it!

    • February 27, 2013

      Oh, it’s a perfect comedy for a snowbound day!
      xox, V

  4. October 5, 2013

    I just watched the trailer on IMDb narrated by “Uncle Charlie”, what a hoot!

    • October 5, 2013

      David, see the movie, it’s SO good!

  5. October 5, 2013

    Dearest V
    Thank you and good to hear the edit is progressing… maturing shall we say.
    Yours ever
    The Perfumed Dandy

    • October 5, 2013

      Oh and PS
      One knows one isn’t invited to comment, but you have my considerations and concerns for your current state of governmental compromise.
      Yours ever
      The Perfumed Dandy

      • October 5, 2013

        Thank you, what’s going on right now is deeply troubling and I didn’t invite friends to comment because I felt I didn’t have the time (what with the edit) to engage in a real discussion about this. I don’t know if you can see this in your region, but it’s the President’s Saturday address:

      • October 5, 2013

        Dear V
        It’s odd, over here the ‘shut down’ has been portrayed as another of the endless machinations of congress, without any ‘real’ effect. This sets out that it is nothing of the sort… and as for the word ‘furlough’ (spelling?) I wonder if I’m alone in finding such a euphemism vaguely offensive when it means sending people home from work with no pay…
        Yours ever
        The Perfumed Dandy

  6. October 7, 2013

    Yes, if only shopping were like that!

  7. October 7, 2013

    Good to watch the President’s address. He used a very important word ” to serve”. Congress representatives were elected to SERVE , as all politicians in a democracy are elected to do.

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