Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Lookie what I found!

I was in Portland, Maine on Sunday with Carlos and we happened to come across a little store called Pandemonium.

And just look what they had in their window display. A Gone with the Wind (1939) lunchbox! It was so endearing I just had to snap a picture of it.

Now I'm not a big Gone with the Wind fan, but if I were I would have pulled out some cash for this little darling!

TCM will be airing a documentary called "1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year". It will be on again July 31st and it's available On Demand for Comcast customers. This year produced many superb films, GWTW and The Wizard of Oz just to name 2 biggies.

So what 1939 film would I like to see in lunchbox form? A Norma Shearer film of course!

Idiot's Delight (1939) - Image - Clark Gable being carried away by his blonde entourage after singing Puttin' on the Ritz. Elegant wigged Norma Shearer is in the background smiling.

What is your favorite 1939 film? What film would you like to see on a lunchbox? I'd love to hear your thoughts.


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  2. I would absolutely love to see a "Gunga Din" lunchbox with Victor McLaglen, Douglas Fairbanks Jr, and Cary Grant in the picture of them all smiling. That would be an awesome lunchbox. :)

  3. My 1939 fave is The Rules of the Game, maybe I could keep a dead rabbit in the lunchbox :)

    I'd buy a Destry Rides Again lunchbox if Marlene Dietrich was on it!

  4. I'd spring for an Of Mice and Men lunchbox. ("Tell me about the rabbits again, George.")

    But I'd run--not sprint--to that store if they had one featuring The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Quick, Watson--the needle!

  5. How cool! And cooler still that you took a snap & shared with us.
    I would love a THE CAT & THE CANARY 1939 lunchbox. Then I could drool over Paulette Goddard while eating my tuna salad.


  6. Gosh! My favorite 1939 picture is and will always be The Wizard Of Oz. Its over all splendor has never been surpassed.

    I think it already has been subject to all kinds of merchandise over the years but I would like to own that macical ball Glinda the good witch appears in and would like to travel around in one of those for the rest of my days.

  7. I'd love to see The Wizard of Oz, although given the amount of merchandising for that movie over the years, there probably is a Wizard of Oz lunch box. If there is, then I'd go with Gunga Din.

  8. off the top of my head my fave film of 1939 would probably be Stage Coach, but I would dearly love a Doge City lunchbox!

  9. I'm a romantic; I'd love to see a Love Affair lunchbox :)
    (btw, your post has triggered a little art project idea that now I am too excited about for words! ah!)

  10. Mr Smith Goes to Washington-- lunchbox with Jean Arthur cheering on a punchy Jimmy Stewart.

  11. Even though it IS cliche (sigh) I'm a huge Gone with the Wind fan. :P I've seen it too many times to count.

  12. I would definitely go for a Mr. Smith Goes to Washington lunchbox. Jimmy Stewart is incredible in that film. Maybe an image of Stewart when he's giving his filibuster on the senatee floor - that's a great moment.

  13. I'm all for an Idiot's Delight lunchbox. In fact, I think I'll make one!

  14. Hm, I'm not sure what my favourite would be but 'The Little Princess' will always have a special place in my heart. I also really like 'The Roaring Twenties'.
    -Andi x

  15. Nicole - Gunga Din sounds like an eclectic choice. I like it!

    Tommy - I'm going to need to check out The Rules of the Game!

    Ivan - Oohh Sherlock Holmes lunchbox would be so sweet!

    Rupert - Thanks for stopping by. Paulette Goddard gracing a lunchbox?! Nice!

    Jonas - If I could make you that magical ball, I would. I so would.

    Mercurie - If I ever see a Gunga Din one, I'll get one for you and Nicole!

    Artman - Neato!

    Kate - I'm on board for the Love Affair lunchbox! And I'm excited for your new project.

    John - That would become a classic lunchbox for sure.

    Crystal - You need that lunchbox then for sure! Maybe there is a GWTW one in DC.

    Robby - I have you and John down for Mr Smith Goes to Washington. Heck I'd get one too.

    Kayla - Wouldn't that be swell? No one else would have it for sure.

    Andi - Oh The Little Princess is a darling little film!

  16. I'd love THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME lunchbox: maybe it could have a little "hump" where the thermos goes:) I'm old enough to have carried metal lunchboxes to grade school (mine was Emergency One!...anyone else remember that TV show?) and it always smelled like bologna sandwiches and fritos.


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