Tales from Tinseltown…recording them now…I'll let you know when it's story time.
Unravelling secrets of man who dressed the stars – Orry-Kelly
Jello shots – with Vickie Lester
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I want to be Auntie Mame when I grow up.
Am loving this series, Ms V. Is there more? The drawings are so lush.
As you wish, more Orry-Kelly… This time for his award winning work in Some Like it Hot 😉 .
One of my favorite movies. The clothes worn by Auntie Mame and Vera Charles were so divine.
I read the book again over Christmas – it’s wonderful, and Rosalind Russell is one of my heroines… I think she said she developed the characterization of Mame based on her older sister…
Patrick: “cubism, squiffed..heterosexual.”
Mame: “OH my my my you won’t need some of these words for months and months…Now Patrick tell your Auntie Mame, am I anything like what you expected?”
Verbatim! So LOVE that book, as you know!
OMG…I just quoted off the top of my head! LOL.
“Mr. Babcock! Knowledge is power!”
Open my heart, and you will see
Graved inside of it ‘Au-n-tie’… 😉
“Well, when your from Pittsburgh you have to do something”
I adore everything about this version of “Auntie Mame”. Rosalind Russell sports the best sets of bracelets of any movie.
I’ll have to keep an eye out for those the next I see it!
Oh, I adore Auntie Mame! The moment my sister announced she was pregnant I decided I’d be Auntie Mame (let’s face it, I’m more than halfway there). And yes, the bracelets! *swoon*
I can’t, for the life of me, remember those bracelets! Which means this weekend it’ll be on the top of my viewing list 😉 .
Oh, what a shame. 😉
Vera Charles: If you kept your hair natural like I do…
Auntie Mame: If I kept my hair natural like yours, I’d be bald.
(reminds us of Dolly Parton’s greatest line: “When people ask me ‘How long does it take to do your hair?’ I always smile and say, ‘Honey, I have no idea. I’m never there.'”)
So much to love in the writing! And, Dolly Parton’s nearly Marie Antoinette wigs were sheer genius — a well known performer who becomes unidentifiable when out of costume — like Moms Mabley…
Put the blame – bam, bam! – on Mame! Oops! Wrong film… Never mind… *winks*
Love Auntie Ros!
Everybody should have an Auntie Ros 😉 !