Classic Film Dress at the MFA - Recently I went to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and in the Contemporary Art wing I saw this:
The piece is called "Hollywood Stars Paper Dress" and it's from 1968. It's a paper dress which were popular in the late '60s. This one was made by Universal Studios to promote their biggest stars. Actors and Actresses featured on the dress include Elizabeth Taylor, Marlon Brando, Steve McQueen, Julie Andrews, Paul Newman, Henry Fonda, Kirk Douglas, and more. I really dislike Contemporary Art (I'm more traditional) but I loved this piece!
Classic movies seem to follow me everywhere!
It's so hard to pass up a good sale - I was at B&N with Carlos the other day and we were browsing in their Music & Movies section. We stumbled upon this great selection of DVDs for 50% off. With the discount, most of them were $7.50 or $10.
These were the ones I really wanted:
From Top to Bottom: Random Harvest (1942), Top Hat (1935), The Long, Long Trailer (1953), The Sundowners (1960), Night Flight (1933), Lolita (1962), Mildred Pierce (1945), River of No Return (1954) and Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948).
I asked people on Twitter what I should get and several people suggested their favorites. While I was narrowing down my selection to my 5 must-haves, I got a call from the car mechanic shop. My vehicle needed $1,300 worth of repair! Yikes! So I reluctantly put all of these back. Carlos took pity on me and bought me Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House as a gift. That's the one I wanted the most.
James Bond Breakfast - To celebrate the 50th anniversary of James Bond, Carlos and I have been watching early Bond films. Last night we saw From Russia with Love (1963) and in it James Bond (Sean Connery) orders a breakfast of green figs with yogurt and black coffee. I absolutely love it when characters in classic movies either order food or explain what they are serving for dinner. It gives me great ideas. For breakfast this morning, I served up a bowl of Lactose Free Yogurt (Green Valley Organics brand), some chopped Green figs I got at Whole Foods and drizzled honey over the top and added a sprinkle of cinnamon. It was divine. It's a very Mediterranean breakfast considering the James Bond character is in Istanbul, Turkey in the movie.