I have been contemplating, and not my navel, for the past couple days and have been absent from my post. Soon (ish) I’ll be back chattering and responding to your comments which I apologize for neglecting.
I might have something profound to say about social networking — but probably not — because here’s the deal; behind all the flash and speed and superficiality of the Internet are people.
Not that I’m equating myself with Norma Desmond, but I thought I’d throw this out there:
And I promise you I’ll never desert you again because after Salome we’ll make another picture and another picture. You see, this is my life! It always will be! Nothing else! Just us, the cameras, and those wonderful people out there in the dark!… All right, Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my close-up.
If only more folks would concentrate less on navel gazing …
I don’t recommend it – it gives me a crick in my neck 😉
Oh My…This is a treat!
I thought you’d appreciate that 🙂
we adore those wonderful people out there in the dark too.
your blog is delicious.
just. had. to. say. t h a t.
Ms. Gloria we have been both contemplating and lurking and have thoroughly enjoyed your new site, which, now that we’ve rediscovered our fingertips on the keyboard – will visit again and say a proper hello!
visit us anytime!
you glorious creature.
Oh, I just have – and you are a spellbinder, with tales of moxie ghosts and one intrepid young lady named Charlotte (in her Macintosh) who pays calls on cemeteries… Glorious yourself!
Well welcome back Vickie to your own site ha ha.Nice picture of an artist.Such great charm even in fairly ordinary images.
Ah yes navel gazing.I think that its been renamed today as radical subjectivism.Smile.
Thoughts are the only knowable – ach (Austrian for: oh, I’m confused already 😉 Thanks for the welcome home, V
That lady looks like she’s painting onto a cloth rather than a canvas.
The Dandy wonders why and what the story might be?
The Perfumed Dandy
Canvas tapestries were very popular in the 1920s – and this one painted by Marcellite G. (the voice of Minnie Mouse – thank you, Metan) is of Aladdin and his lamp 😉
That’s Minnie’s voice?
Why, I’ll be blowed… was she a animator too?
The Perfumed Dandy
Mais oui, bébé!
“Madame is the greatest star of them all.”
Oh, Max. And they’ve torn the old place down on the corner of Wilshire and Irving (and that silly man thought it was Sunset Blvd.)
Yes Madame….silly man. Oh and Madam, Pareamount called this afternoon…..
I just looked up Marcellite Garner, what an unexpected combination, artist and the voice of Minnie Mouse! 🙂
Hat’s off to you my Australian darling! So much for navel gazing when Marcellite was standing right there in front of me.
We can only hope that Minnie wasn’t her normal speaking voice, can’t we!
I wonder if that picture is of Aladdin and his lamp?
Ooops, now I have looked at your comment above and see that it is indeed Aladdin. I would love to see that picture in colour. 🙂
It’s always good to step back and take it all in. I’ve come to a similar, or maybe the same conclusion. When everything gets stripped away, you’re still left with very real people and their very real lives. We like to think our story is so unique, that we’re so different, but in the end, our feelings are the same and end up binding us to one another. It’s really beautiful when you think about it. 😉
Be well, Vickie, and know that any time you step back or away, for however brief a time, you are always missed. xoxox L.
Now, that’s the profound statement that eluded me. You are a love, V
I have been searching for this painting for my step father for years… His name is Camden Wall and he is the son of Marcellite. Do you know if this mural still exists? Please email me or post any information you have on this painting and its whereabouts, you can only imagine my excitement to stumble upon this!
Hello Amy, I just sent you an email. 🙂 V
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