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Title: DO YOU KNOW THE MILKY WAY?
Post by: bk on March 21, 2009, 12:08:30 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes were milky and had a way about them, and now it is time for you to post until the cows come home - they're currently eating Snicker's, as they don't like Milky Ways.
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Post by: bk on March 21, 2009, 12:09:13 AM
And the word of the day is: OVERSLAUGH!
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Post by: bk on March 21, 2009, 12:21:22 AM
Here is revised Nudie art, taking into account a few comments from here.  We're going to try one other version, but that can't happen until I get him something to work with, which will be on Sunday.

(http://i44.tinypic.com/2qxm9no.jpg)
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Post by: George on March 21, 2009, 12:29:16 AM
Nice revised poster. :D
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Post by: Sam on March 21, 2009, 01:56:28 AM
sorry this is late, from 2 days ago

I have a copy of "The Creature Wasn't Nice".

I wish I had a copy of "One From the Heart".

BK looks simply marvelous with foil and under the hairdrier.

Dear JRand58,  I think the  monavie thing is way out of my price range.

Dear JoseSPiano, always love the pictures with monkey.

Dear SweetIrma:  Hi newly registered, and thank you for the Barbra Streisand song and link.

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Post by: Sam on March 21, 2009, 01:56:50 AM
now to read yesterday's posts
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Post by: Sam on March 21, 2009, 02:20:53 AM
From yesterday

Happy 1st day of Spring to everyone.

Dear Jane,  I agree with you, re: the poster, what is she doing with her hand ? 
                                          ============================================

Listened to both "That Man from Rio"  and "Anya"
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Post by: Sam on March 21, 2009, 02:24:53 AM
Good night all,  I enjoyed reading everyone's posts.

It was fun to stay up till 2:30 in the morning.

Almost like being young again.
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Post by: Michael on March 21, 2009, 03:13:35 AM
Here is revised Nudie art, taking into account a few comments from here.  We're going to try one other version, but that can't happen until I get him something to work with, which will be on Sunday.

(http://i44.tinypic.com/2qxm9no.jpg)



This suggestion is not being prudish, but move the title slightly to the left, so the first letter of each word is on the body.  A little more centered? I thionk it is justified to to the right a little too much. The F & N will still have some of the lettering on the blue.
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Post by: Michael on March 21, 2009, 03:28:25 AM
TOD

Now I don't know if this is considered avant guard, but

Tom Stoppard's  Dogg's Hamlet/Cahoot's MacBeth. 

The first play is spoken in Dogg that was created by a Philospher. English words that we know have a completely different meaning. It culminates in a mini in a "highlight" version of Hamlet of 20 minutes or so.The curtain call is a sped up version of the play.

Cahoot's MacBeth took place somewhere in the USSR (I think Czechoslovakia)and it told the story of a theater troupe that would perform in people's house because theater was banned. This is based on a true story. The ending of the play somehow connects with the first play. I no longer remember how. Cahoot  is an Anglo-sized version of a name that was based on a Czech playwright
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Post by: Jennifer on March 21, 2009, 05:39:40 AM
DR Jane,  re: the Barbie cake beauty.

It is a new barbie design.

Btw, i'm not sure if they are selling them in the US. Cake Beauty is a Canadian company. And while they sell their products in the US they have a website where you click where you live. On the
canadian site they had the barbie products. But not on the US site. :(
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Post by: FJL on March 21, 2009, 05:41:26 AM
I'm back from Florida and heading into the tax office today.

Must try to catch up, must try to catch up.
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Post by: Jennifer on March 21, 2009, 05:42:03 AM
Vibes for Joe. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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Post by: Ginny on March 21, 2009, 06:33:23 AM
Saturday morning greetings!  I'm about to leave for my 4-hour stint at the book sale.  Do you think my Michigan sweatshirt will have a negative impact on our sales, considering that Ohio State lost last night in double overtime?

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Post by: elmore3003 on March 21, 2009, 06:36:25 AM
Good morning, all!  Lebanon, OH, is a hop and a skip from my hometown, BK. I could have come to see you in the  show. The famous inn is "The Golden Lamb," which seems to have housed everyone famous in the 19th Century as they treked across the country.

Last night, I finished Lewis' book, so I'm ready for something new. Today is a heavy blitz with the Ron Raines concert, and this will make up most of my week. I have no plans beyond working on the concert today or tomorrow.

Welcome back, DR FJL! How was the trip?
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Post by: Ginny on March 21, 2009, 06:45:36 AM
Good morning, all!  Lebanon, OH, is a hop and a skip from my hometown, BK. I could have come to see you in the  show. The famous inn is "The Golden Lamb," which seems to have housed everyone famous in the 19th Century as they treked across the country....

And it's still there - we could have a HHW gathering there sometime!
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Post by: DAW on March 21, 2009, 06:56:35 AM
***LACCTAA EVENT VIBES***
for bk!!!
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Post by: DAW on March 21, 2009, 06:58:35 AM
TOD:

Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
Aria da Capo by Edna St. Vincent Millay
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Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on March 21, 2009, 07:20:11 AM
And the word of the day is: OVERSLAUGH!

And The Song Of The Day Is: POLITICS AND POKER
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Post by: Jrand70 on March 21, 2009, 07:27:53 AM
Monkey on a Joggle Board - that is the name of my new historical novel.
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Post by: Jrand70 on March 21, 2009, 07:28:15 AM
Thanks to MR BK who wrote about THE BISHOP'S COMPANY today.  Most interesting.
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Post by: Jrand70 on March 21, 2009, 07:28:44 AM
I am home from work one last day.  Right now watching BRUTE FORCE on TCM.
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Post by: Jrand70 on March 21, 2009, 07:29:44 AM
TOD:

I hate avant garde plays, movies, and television shows.  I will not watch them.  However, I will enjoy reading about the choices of the friends here at HHW.

Obama is on Long Island near Phoenix?
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Post by: Jrand70 on March 21, 2009, 07:30:09 AM
Dionne Warwick is going to read the notes this morning.
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Post by: Kerry on March 21, 2009, 07:39:36 AM
Good Morning, All.  I'm going to have Sugar for the weekend! Yay!  There are painters scraping and working around the complex, so I have a feeling I will be doing my best to keep Sugar from barking.  She's very well-behaved and only barks at things like the doorbell ringing or someone standing outside the scraping and poundung.    Maybe if i just take her out to meet the guy, she'll lick him to death.  Or maybe I will.....

Nah!  Not I!
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Post by: Ben on March 21, 2009, 07:43:11 AM
Saturday greetings. It's colder in New York than in Fort Atkinson.

I'm about to begin my morning ablutions and then I will be out and about.

I've had my oatmeal and coffee and washed the bowl and the mug and now it's time to wash myself.
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Post by: Ben on March 21, 2009, 07:44:13 AM
I might go to the Gay and Lesbian Expo this afternoon at the Javits Center.
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Post by: Jrand70 on March 21, 2009, 07:48:50 AM
Dionne Warwick just called, she is ill and will not be able to read the notes today.
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Post by: Ben on March 21, 2009, 07:48:56 AM
If one were into avant-garde and absurdist theatre one would be able to see two, count 'em, two plays of that genre.

There is a new production of Waiting for Godot with Nathan Lane, Bill Irwin, John Glover and John Goodman.

There is also a production of Exit the King with Geoffrey Rush, Susan Sarandon, Lauren Ambrose and Andrea Martin.

I must admit, in spite of the casts, I have little desire to see either production.
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Post by: Ben on March 21, 2009, 07:49:43 AM
Oh, Hell. Why sit around on Page 1
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Post by: Ben on March 21, 2009, 07:49:54 AM
That's better.
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Post by: Ben on March 21, 2009, 07:50:05 AM
My work here is done for now.
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Post by: Matt H. on March 21, 2009, 07:51:22 AM
Good morning!

Quite cool this morning but an otherwise beautiful day here. Beautiful light blue sky and lots of sunshine. It is breezy, though, and one needs a jacket to stay outside for long.
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Post by: Laura on March 21, 2009, 07:51:35 AM

Obama is on Long Island near Phoenix?

That's what I heard.
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Post by: MBarnum on March 21, 2009, 07:56:17 AM
TOD:

I don't know from such plays.
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Post by: Matt H. on March 21, 2009, 07:57:32 AM
I read the ANYA booklet last night before turning out the lights. I really enjoyed Walter Willison's liner notes and the backstage stories he had to offer.

There were a couple of fact gaffes, however. Laurence Guittard did not win the Tony for A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC. George S. Irving won for IRENE that year, ironically mentioned by Walter elsewhere in his notes. Obviously, he had forgotten that the two men were competing against each other for the Tony that year.

Hanya Holm did not win the Tony for choreographing MY FAIR LADY. Michael Kidd won that year for bk's beloved LI'L ABNER.

Far be it from me to tell you your business, bk, but you've got a forum here of folks who are very knowledgeable about theater and film (as you yourself are). You might want to have some of us fact check liner notes for you if you're amenable to the idea. It's just a suggestion. I just hate having anything going out with your name on it that isn't as perfect as it can be.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 21, 2009, 07:57:55 AM
Good Morning!

I'm up, I'm up... And I'm at rehearsal.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 21, 2009, 08:01:28 AM
Great story/profile on John Cullum this morning on NPR. -He's currently in two shows in NYC right now. One On-Broadway and one Off-Broadway. At the same time!!!
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Post by: Matt H. on March 21, 2009, 08:03:15 AM
Since I have watched all of my review items, I have the entire weekend to myself. I have some shows on the DVR that I'll watch as I eat lunches over the weekend, but I'm eager to dive into the Blu-ray pile that's ever-increasing. If THE ROBE will arrive today (PLEASE!), I'll watch that tonight. If not, I'll start on ALEXANDER - THE FINAL CUT. That will probably take all evening since it's so long.

Tomorrow, I may get to THE WILD BUNCH, '21,' or TROY - THE DIRECTOR'S CUT all on Blu-ray. I haven't seen THE WILD BUNCH in decades and never, obviously, in high definition.
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Post by: Matt H. on March 21, 2009, 08:08:30 AM
Just a reminder that those who missed this week's CASTLE or want to check it out, ABC is rebroadcasting its second episode tonight at 10 p.m.

CAT BALLOU comes on TCM tonight. I haven't seen that in decades either.
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Post by: Matt H. on March 21, 2009, 08:11:03 AM
DR JRand,

Criterion released BRUTE FORCE on DVD last year, and I watched (and reviewed) it and was quite spellbound by it. It's a marvelous film.
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Post by: Jrand70 on March 21, 2009, 08:29:51 AM
Great story/profile on John Cullum this morning on NPR. -He's currently in two shows in NYC right now. One On-Broadway and one Off-Broadway. At the same time!!!

Talent is like a rubber band, if you stretch it too far, it's gonna snap back!
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Post by: Jrand70 on March 21, 2009, 08:30:24 AM
Oldies.com is offering I, CLAUDIUS for just $29.95

http://www.oldies.com/product-view/10731M.html
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 21, 2009, 08:31:35 AM
And now a break...

Sing out, Ladies!
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Post by: Matt H. on March 21, 2009, 08:40:42 AM
Guess it's time for me to head downstairs and check the mail (with fingers crossed) and then start on preparing some lunch.

WBBL.
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Post by: bk on March 21, 2009, 08:43:20 AM
That's a little disturbing about the incorrect facts - and I've learned my lesson - I did no fact-checking because Walter was having a very knowledgeable theater writer proofing every comma, every period, every line - I guess he didn't proof the CONTENT.  So, from now on, either I write the liners as I do for the soundtracks, and as I'm doing for Illya, or I fact check myself, which is a pain but I'll do it. 
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Post by: bk on March 21, 2009, 08:44:40 AM
I got up in plenty of time to do the long jog, but it's really gray out and looks like it's going to rain, and I don't want to take the chance that I'll be two miles in and it will start pouring.
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Post by: Jrand70 on March 21, 2009, 08:47:38 AM
DR JOSE are you working with the old ladies and their walkers this morning?
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Post by: Jrand70 on March 21, 2009, 08:48:14 AM
I did not order I CLAUDIUS, but I did order VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA, Season Two Volume One.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 21, 2009, 08:52:04 AM
DR JOSE are you working with the old ladies and their walkers this morning?

This morning was devoted to the chorus girls. This afternoon will be devoted to "Little Old Lady Land". -Pray for Rosemary's baby.
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Post by: Jrand70 on March 21, 2009, 08:55:55 AM
Uh - oh.....learning the song or choreography?
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Post by: Sam on March 21, 2009, 08:59:17 AM
Good morning everyone,

topic of the day:   WAITING FOR GADOT   (I forgot I saw this at the Music Center until I saw DAW's post), thank you for reminding me how much I loved it.
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Post by: Sam on March 21, 2009, 09:02:10 AM
Dear Kerry,   she'll lick him to death (is Sugar just a wonderfully sweet dog?) that's what I pictured when I read this.
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Post by: Sam on March 21, 2009, 09:07:40 AM
Dear Matt H.  I'd love to see Cat Ballou tonight, but I don't pay for cable. I can't seem to sit for more than a couple of hours a week to watch something.  I don't have a clue as to why other than lately I'm a really fidgety person.   
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Post by: Sam on March 21, 2009, 09:10:43 AM
I'm one of those west coast lurkers who will be at BK's event today.

See you tonight.  Hope everyone has a wonderful 2nd day of Spring.
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Post by: Jrand70 on March 21, 2009, 09:33:54 AM
Ask good questions DR SAM.
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Post by: JMK on March 21, 2009, 09:39:47 AM
Oldies.com is offering I, CLAUDIUS for just $29.95

http://www.oldies.com/product-view/10731M.html

And it looks like that's the first DVD release, with the 13-part version.  As I "broke" the news in my review of the recently reissued version, the new one, despite having minimally better image and audio, contains what was evidently a BBC version, with only 12 episodes.  The editing in the first two episodes is pretty bad, IMHO.
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Post by: Jane on March 21, 2009, 09:50:07 AM
From yesterday

Dear Jane,  I agree with you, re: the poster, what is she doing with her hand ? 
                                          ============================================

;D And she is still doing it.
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Post by: Jane on March 21, 2009, 09:53:10 AM
Keith has been attempting to fix our bathroom faucet.  He just screamed for my assistance.  There is water EVERYWHERE. ;D

I think I won't be back for awhile, lots to clean up.
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Post by: Michael on March 21, 2009, 09:55:53 AM
I am now listening to a live recording of the original Broadway production of Follies (including dialogue). I think Follies is my favorite Sondheim score including the all the cut songs.

The only song I don't have is The World's Full Of Boys/The World's Full Of Girls
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Post by: bk on March 21, 2009, 10:02:04 AM
I've finished the questions for today's events and printed out everything I need.  I'm sure David Lee will be talkative - if he isn't, my questions probably won't take more than thirty minutes - if he is talkative, that will turn into an hour or ninety minutes, and the rest is audience Q&A.
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Post by: Michael on March 21, 2009, 10:09:57 AM
BK

David Lee directed the production of Do I Hear A Waltz that you recorded?
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Post by: JMK on March 21, 2009, 10:12:44 AM
I am now listening to a live recording of the original Broadway production of Follies (including dialogue). I think Follies is my favorite Sondheim score including the all the cut songs.

The only song I don't have is The World's Full Of Boys/The World's Full Of Girls

If it's the same soundboard one I have, you might notice there are actually some interpolations from the OBC recording.  The guy who gave it to me years ago had the history as to why that had happened, but I can't for the life of me recall right now.  I want to say it's at least "Waiting for the Girls Upstairs," but it might be something else and/or more.
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Post by: JMK on March 21, 2009, 10:13:27 AM
I've finished the questions for today's events and printed out everything I need.  I'm sure David Lee will be talkative - if he isn't, my questions probably won't take more than thirty minutes - if he is talkative, that will turn into an hour or ninety minutes, and the rest is audience Q&A.

Just a little benzedrine mixed in with his orange juice should take care of that quite nicely.
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Post by: bk on March 21, 2009, 10:20:07 AM
BK

David Lee directed the production of Do I Hear A Waltz that you recorded?

Yes.
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Post by: bk on March 21, 2009, 10:20:31 AM
I've printed out everything, I've shaved, and I'll now shower and then be on my way to LACC, after which I shall return.
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Post by: bk on March 21, 2009, 10:25:23 AM
You'll either thank me for this or hate me - but Warners has taken a leaf from Arkiv Music and they're about to release a whole slew of movies via their new Warners Archive line - only available on the Internet - some incredible titles that I think we can now assume won't ever see the light of a proper release - I'm sure they're spending nothing on remastering them properly, but I think our dear readers will definitely want to get some of these. 

http://www.wbshop.com/Warner-Archive/ARCHIVE,default,sc.html?prefn1=format&prefv1=Warner%20Archive&psortb1=name-sort&psortd1=1
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Post by: elmore3003 on March 21, 2009, 11:00:42 AM
I'll thank you. At last the Laurence Olivier/Peter Brook version of THE BEGGAR'S OPERA gets a US release! It was never available here on VHS either. I suspect it's the same as the Region-2 DVD, but I could be wrong.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 21, 2009, 11:01:35 AM
Good Afternoon!

Lunch... Well, what's left of it...

Laters...
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Post by: TCB on March 21, 2009, 11:04:03 AM
George, I have been catching up on the posts while I was in Vegas (BK's notes I read the evening I returned) and I read that you attended a matinee of FOOTLOOSE last Sunday, and that you knew several people in the show.

How was the show?  Who did you know?  I heard that they had a very bad epidemic of that horrible flu that went thru the entire cast and crew during Hell Week.
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Post by: TCB on March 21, 2009, 11:05:15 AM
Here is revised Nudie art, taking into account a few comments from here.  We're going to try one other version, but that can't happen until I get him something to work with, which will be on Sunday.

(http://i44.tinypic.com/2qxm9no.jpg)



Much better!
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Post by: TCB on March 21, 2009, 11:11:28 AM
Good morning!

Quite cool this morning but an otherwise beautiful day here. Beautiful light blue sky and lots of sunshine. It is breezy, though, and one needs a jacket to stay outside for long.


Matt, Warners will be out there shortly to work on that blue sky!
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Post by: George on March 21, 2009, 11:36:39 AM
TOD:

Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
Aria da Capo by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Count me as another who had to sit through "Waiting for Godot." :P

It was a great production with very good actors, but the show...not my cuppa.
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Post by: George on March 21, 2009, 11:39:35 AM
George, I have been catching up on the posts while I was in Vegas (BK's notes I read the evening I returned) and I read that you attended a matinee of FOOTLOOSE last Sunday, and that you knew several people in the show.

How was the show?  Who did you know?  I heard that they had a very bad epidemic of that horrible flu that went thru the entire cast and crew during Hell Week.

I didn't know anything about an epidemic and couldn't tell.  They put on a good show.  I knew Chris Serface (of course) and Matt Posner (the lead).  Matt and I were in Side Show and Reefer Madness! The Musical together.
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Post by: George on March 21, 2009, 11:51:15 AM
And now, I'm off to work.  After that, I'm stopping at my sister's for a short bit.  Our parents are coming over and my sister is having a fondue dinner, but I can't stay for very long.  I'm working concessions for Lauren Weedman in BUST (http://www.washingtoncenter.org/season/season_detail.asp?event_id=1056) and need to be there before 6:00 pm.  It sounds like it'll be great:

Bust is Lauren Weedman’s semi-autobiographical work built around her experiences working as a volunteer advocate in a Southern California prison for women. With one foot in Hollywood and the other in jail, the former Daily Show with Jon Stewart correspondent careens wildly between the two worlds, taking us on a hilarious, poignant, and completely unforgettable ride. The LA Weekly called her work "breathtaking... a female Robin Williams".

;D

Have a good day, all!
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Post by: JMK on March 21, 2009, 12:21:13 PM
TOAST OF NEW YORK is there, but not FLOWING GOLD, oddly.
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Post by: JMK on March 21, 2009, 12:30:33 PM
Undaunted by my lack of a sparkling prize, I will gift you all with a WB Shop promo code:

WATCH

you'll get $5.00 off an order over $50, and free shipping.  You may thank me later.
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Post by: François on March 21, 2009, 12:32:58 PM
Saturday greetings. It's colder in New York than in Fort Atkinson.

I'm about to begin my morning ablutions and then I will be out and about.

I've had my oatmeal and coffee and washed the bowl and the mug and now it's time to wash myself.

Do you need a hand to scratch your back??? :o

Oh! Too late!! ;)
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Post by: François on March 21, 2009, 12:34:56 PM


Do You Know The Milky Way??

I think that has just been made into a movie starring Sean Penn, hasn't it?! ;)
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Post by: François on March 21, 2009, 12:36:11 PM
Dionne Warwick just called, she is ill and will not be able to read the notes today.

Sounds like lyrics to a Cole Porter song, no? ;)
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Post by: JMK on March 21, 2009, 12:36:49 PM
I highly recommend TOAST OF NEW YORK to anyone who wonders why JR and I spend so much time discussing FF.  It's one of her better pictures, certainly the most expensive she ever made, with wonderful supporting performances by Cary Grant, Edward Arnold, Jack Oakie and Donald Meek.  She doesn't sing particularly well (in fact, she's pretty bad), but her performance is spot on, with several fantastic scenes.  For you trivia lovers, that's Albert Brooks' mother Thelma Leeds playing Fleurique.
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Post by: François on March 21, 2009, 12:37:45 PM
Oh, Hell. Why sit around on Page 1


H E Y !?!?  DR Ben wrote "HELL"!!!!! :o
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Post by: François on March 21, 2009, 12:44:15 PM
That's a little disturbing about the incorrect facts - and I've learned my lesson - I did no fact-checking because Walter was having a very knowledgeable theater writer proofing every comma, every period, every line - I guess he didn't proof the CONTENT.  So, from now on, either I write the liners as I do for the soundtracks, and as I'm doing for Illya, or I fact check myself, which is a pain but I'll do it. 

Oh well, "errare humanum est" ... and the mistakes are signed by Mr Willison, Walter for the ladies...

And that was "food for the thought" for DR MattH.

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Post by: François on March 21, 2009, 12:45:42 PM
Great story/profile on John Cullum this morning on NPR. -He's currently in two shows in NYC right now. One On-Broadway and one Off-Broadway. At the same time!!!

Talent is like a rubber band, if you stretch it too far, it's gonna snap back!

I like Rubber Bands for their great swing!! :)
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Post by: François on March 21, 2009, 12:46:40 PM


I know DR JMK likes Rubber Band Rumbas!! Olé!
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Post by: François on March 21, 2009, 12:48:26 PM
DR JOSE are you working with the old ladies and their walkers this morning?

"Little Old Ladies Passing By" .....

I bet DR Jose shows them his monkey!! :o :D
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Post by: François on March 21, 2009, 12:50:12 PM
DR JOSE are you working with the old ladies and their walkers this morning?

This morning was devoted to the chorus girls. This afternoon will be devoted to "Little Old Lady Land". -Pray for Rosemary's baby.

I am sure you're eager to check the chorus boys! Oops! Family Site!! ;)
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Post by: François on March 21, 2009, 12:52:28 PM
Good morning everyone,

topic of the day:   WAITING FOR GADOT   (I forgot I saw this at the Music Center until I saw DAW's post), thank you for reminding me how much I loved it.

Here, it's GODOT. (Still waiting for him, by the way!)

Might be "gordo" in the Spanish adaptation!.... ;)
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Post by: François on March 21, 2009, 12:53:50 PM
 
Do You Know The Way To Milky Fe  :)is a new song by Dionne W.
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Post by: François on March 21, 2009, 12:59:22 PM
George, I have been catching up on the posts while I was in Vegas (BK's notes I read the evening I returned) and I read that you attended a matinee of FOOTLOOSE last Sunday, and that you knew several people in the show.

How was the show?  Who did you know?  I heard that they had a very bad epidemic of that horrible flu that went thru the entire cast and crew during Hell Week.


Yes, they call the show FLULOOSE now!! :)
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Post by: François on March 21, 2009, 01:00:37 PM
Good morning!

Quite cool this morning but an otherwise beautiful day here. Beautiful light blue sky and lots of sunshine. It is breezy, though, and one needs a jacket to stay outside for long.


Matt, Warners will be out there shortly to work on that blue sky!

If they have the right filters!!

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Post by: Ben on March 21, 2009, 01:09:40 PM
Hey, François, I was never able to record that Disney Friday Night is Music Night broadcast from last year. We were running back and forth between Long Island and Manhattan and all of a suddne 7 days had passed and it was gone from the Listen Again.

Sorry.
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Post by: Jrand70 on March 21, 2009, 01:13:16 PM
Interesting titles in the link MR BK posted.  As DR JMK wrote - TOAST OF NEW YORK is an interesting flick - that almost put RKO out of business...but there you are.

Titles seem a bit pricey.
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Post by: Jrand70 on March 21, 2009, 01:24:07 PM
Hmmmm.....there are six or seven I would like to have.....but at 19.99 each!  Whew!
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Post by: François on March 21, 2009, 01:32:55 PM
Hey, François, I was never able to record that Disney Friday Night is Music Night broadcast from last year. We were running back and forth between Long Island and Manhattan and all of a suddne 7 days had passed and it was gone from the Listen Again.

Sorry.

Oh, That's all right!
I know You Don't Bring Me Flowers Anymore! :D
I made an audio tape of it at my working place with the recorder positionned in front of the Mac's loudspeaker. It's better than nothing else!

BUT, if I were (A Rich Man and...) in Chicago, Illinois, right now I'd go and see (In that order!) Ashley Brown and Gavin Lee in Poppins!
You know... the nanny with the umbrella and the guy with the brush?!
I'd be flying high!

Terrific voice and talent.

I wish (Wishing list!!) BK would make a cd with Ashley Brown!! ... and Marin Mazzie ... and Karen Morrow ... and a new one with Jason Graae .... with arrangements by elmore, of course, and piano playing by José .... and liner notes by Walter Willison ...  :)


Oh .... Gavin CREEL is Claude in HAIR in N.Y.C. right now!

Another great voice and talent!

How's Ants doing?
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Post by: François on March 21, 2009, 01:37:42 PM
  We haven't heard from Vixmom lately!

 Hope she's doing ok!

 She might be tired ....
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Post by: François on March 21, 2009, 01:39:36 PM


Michael Shayne's gone and JRand's ordering a Shirley Temple at the bar, and Ben's listening to a Chorus line on his iPod!  :)
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Post by: François on March 21, 2009, 01:41:31 PM


Those Happy Hours at HHW don't "work" anymore!!
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Post by: Ginny on March 21, 2009, 01:53:01 PM
Back from my bookselling stint - 2 hours cashiering and 2 hours straightening and restocking tables.  When we sort the books, we put extras from each category in boxes under the tables and, by the time Richard and I left at 2pm, we had the floor space almost cleared.  That means we've sold a lot of books in the last couple of days.  It will pick up in about 15 minutes, when the half-price sale begins, and again tomorrow when, all day, customers buy a brown grocery bag (remember those?) for $5 and fill it.

We actually had people have the nerve to ask today if they could put books aside and come back for them during the sale periods.  Come on, the most expensive items were recent hardcovers at $3!
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Post by: Matt H. on March 21, 2009, 02:10:44 PM
Oldies.com is offering I, CLAUDIUS for just $29.95

http://www.oldies.com/product-view/10731M.html

And it looks like that's the first DVD release, with the 13-part version.  As I "broke" the news in my review of the recently reissued version, the new one, despite having minimally better image and audio, contains what was evidently a BBC version, with only 12 episodes.  The editing in the first two episodes is pretty bad, IMHO.

Why was I under the impression that the image was substantially better in the new release? I didn't buy it; I've watched the original so much that I knew a newer version wouldn't get enough viewings now to warrant the expense.
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Post by: Matt H. on March 21, 2009, 02:19:28 PM
That's a little disturbing about the incorrect facts - and I've learned my lesson - I did no fact-checking because Walter was having a very knowledgeable theater writer proofing every comma, every period, every line - I guess he didn't proof the CONTENT.  So, from now on, either I write the liners as I do for the soundtracks, and as I'm doing for Illya, or I fact check myself, which is a pain but I'll do it. 

Oh well, "errare humanum est" ... and the mistakes are signed by Mr Willison, Walter for the ladies...

And that was "food for the thought" for DR MattH.



Thanks for thinking of me, but I frankly don't need your food for thought. I am WELL aware of my own shortcomings and found no joy in pointing out these mistakes. However, as a responsible producer of the album, Bruce's name IS on it, too, and it was HIS reputation I was concerned with.

In my own writing on my work site, I regularly field corrections to mistakes I make and am grateful for them. I have never considered myself unable to learn something new or be corrected on mistaken information I thought to be true.
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Post by: Matt H. on March 21, 2009, 02:25:00 PM
My viewing this afternoon began with Thursday night's SMALLVILLE. A very interesting episode (though Jimmy's volatile reaction to Chloe's relationship with Davis was juvenile. Why not sit down and talk about feelings instead of making such a melodramatic gesture as ending their brief marriage?)

The episode did give Allison Mack some of her best acting opportunities and she made the most of them.
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Post by: Matt H. on March 21, 2009, 02:28:42 PM
Next I watched DOLLHOUSE. The show has been on several weeks, but I thought since the CBS shows I usually watch weren't being aired last night, I'd sample it.

After the first half hour, I was ready to balk. It was very talky; I wasn't sure who anyone was, and I realized one did need some of the backstory from the previous episodes to kind of know what was going on (having read about the show's premise, I managed to barely keep my head above water.)

The second half did begin to draw me in, however, so I was glad I stuck with it. I'll likely give the show another week on my radar before deciding whether to stay with it or dump it. There were some interesting twists in the show's last ten minutes that were surprising.
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Post by: Matt H. on March 21, 2009, 02:29:58 PM
I finished up my afternoon watching the rest of THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL that I had begun last night. I love Gloria Grahame, but I'm not sure I would have given her the Oscar that year.
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Post by: Matt H. on March 21, 2009, 02:48:08 PM
I guess I forgot to mention that I *DID* receive THE ROBE and QVO VADIS on Blu-ray today. I was beyond thrilled (and relieved as I was starting to think the package had been lost in the mail.)

Tonight I will give a major portion of the evening over to THE ROBE in high definition. I really am excited to see it in a decent copy after all these years. I never got to see it in a theater. I only have crappy pan and scan TV showings and the very damaged DVD to go by, so this is going to be my introduction to what THE ROBE can look like. I am very excited by the prospect.
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Post by: Matt H. on March 21, 2009, 02:50:11 PM
Heading down now to tidy up the kitchen and then get back into the home theater for THE ROBE.

WBBL.
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Post by: Cillaliz on March 21, 2009, 02:57:27 PM
Hi SweetIrma...I missed you   :-*
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Post by: Matthew on March 21, 2009, 02:59:08 PM
Sitting in a blocking rehearsal for The King and I and as par for the course, none of the underscore isn't working as we're not doing the show with the original stage directions!  This, of course, always happens.  In the meantime, I'm trying to finalize the instrumentation of the show, I have budget for 11, not to mention that the pit is very small.  We had 14 for Aspects of Love and I remember that we had an order in which we entered the pit each evening.  My goal is to make it as acoustic  as possible with no "piano" sounds. 
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Post by: Cillaliz on March 21, 2009, 03:00:18 PM
It's a BEAUTIFUL day here. 70 degrees and sunny.  I was a ticket taker for the film festival but since I've already seen the films being shown, decided to go home and enjoy the day, and enjoy it I have been doing.  I have many windows open in the house and worked in the yard a little.  It's really too early to rake, but I had tons of sticks and pine cones out there, so I decided to rake a little.  It was SOO nice.
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Post by: Cillaliz on March 21, 2009, 03:02:10 PM
I also took a table and chairs out of the garage and put them back on the front porch.  I know we'll get more snow and it's going to get cold next week, but that won't hurt them.  And the lions came out of the garage and are now guarding the front steps again.   
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Post by: Cillaliz on March 21, 2009, 03:03:03 PM
It's supposed to rain for the next couple days.  I'll work in the house then.  Also watching a little of the old b-ball.  Go Michigan!   Go Purdue!   I'm cheering for the Big 10
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Post by: Cillaliz on March 21, 2009, 03:05:24 PM
The girls are very happy to have the windows open and to have me here. They have been following me around and getting into things.  It's cute
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Post by: François on March 21, 2009, 03:21:10 PM
Hi SweetIrma...I missed you   :-*

Obviously, you are not the only one, says he,  in a conceted way! ;)

Thank you!

We haven't seen much of your meow friends lately! ...
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Post by: François on March 21, 2009, 03:22:54 PM
The girls are very happy to have the windows open and to have me here. They have been following me around and getting into things.  It's cute
 


Pictures! We want pictures!!
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Post by: bk on March 21, 2009, 03:22:58 PM
Back from the event, which was stellar.
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Post by: François on March 21, 2009, 03:30:33 PM
 
Story:

Last week, I found a French site that had a blurb on Miss Kim Criswell. Since I had read elmore's post about Miss Criswell doing SOM at the Chatelet Theater this year, I posted such info on that site, giving credits where they're due.

Well, the fellow answered that he had exchanged emails with elmore (Small world!) recently and didn't know about SOM BUT knew that the Châtelet in Paris will also host A Little Night Music in February of 2010!

The Châtelet Theater site doesn't mention anything yet!

I am thrilled about both shows coming to Paris. A first I believe!
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Post by: Ben on March 21, 2009, 03:30:50 PM
François, are you still prohibited from listening to the Radio while at work? Beverley is on right now and she's playing My Cup Runneth Over from I Do, I Do.
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Post by: François on March 21, 2009, 03:36:07 PM
François, are you still prohibited from listening to the Radio while at work? Beverley is on right now and she's playing My Cup Runneth Over from I Do, I Do.

Prohibition is gone, (I'll drink to that!) and I can listen to radio again! I LOVE My Friday Night Is Music show and I will listen to Beverley later, who's really my "cup"!!!
Thanks for the info!
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Post by: François on March 21, 2009, 03:38:41 PM
  The Hills Are Alive With Beverley,
  But not in Beverly Hills!
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Post by: François on March 21, 2009, 03:41:21 PM
Back from the event, which was stellar.

Stellar by starlight?

I'm trying to "replace" Daw! Am I succeeding?? :)
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Post by: François on March 21, 2009, 03:44:11 PM
  Waiter, bring us some more Baccardi!
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Post by: Cillaliz on March 21, 2009, 03:45:16 PM
I'll dig up some photos later. I haven't taken any in a while. 
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Post by: Jane on March 21, 2009, 03:46:38 PM
Back from the event, which was stellar.

:)
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Post by: Cillaliz on March 21, 2009, 03:50:49 PM
Back from the event, which was stellar.

That's Great BK
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Post by: François on March 21, 2009, 03:51:34 PM
I'll dig up some photos later. I haven't taken any in a while. 

Good! Something to anticipate!

Some weeks ago, I was visiting my mother in the South West of France, and as I was entering her living room, oblivious of my mother who was busy checking her bank account, THERE was a black cat sitting on the chair next to my mother's, as if he belonged to the place!!

We're familiar with this cat who's very snoopy but doesn't like to be petted! He had entered through the window of my mother's bedroom.

He's ALL black with darker black stripes running the length of his body.

He IS a cool cat!

I tell you!

He was sitting there like so much ... fish ... for a cat! :)
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Post by: bk on March 21, 2009, 03:51:57 PM
David Lee was delightful, he liked the questions, and the only problem was that about twenty people who'd made reservations didn't show up, including two people I know well.  I just don't get it - one of them got the time wrong (it's clearly printed EVERYWHERE), and the other just didn't show.  Not good.  Still we had about fifty people and the space we were in only has sixty-five seats.  Lots of laughs and great information.
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Post by: Ben on March 21, 2009, 03:52:14 PM
On the weekends you make a good replacement. DAW, that's not a knock on you but since we only get our Dear François on the weekends he should make up for time lost!
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Post by: bk on March 21, 2009, 03:52:40 PM
Here's the final version of the Nudie art for the reading - I had him add more of a smile and the wink - didn't like both her eyes closed - now it's saucy.

(http://i42.tinypic.com/65rer9.jpg)
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Post by: François on March 21, 2009, 03:59:12 PM
On the weekends you make a good replacement. DAW, that's not a knock on you but since we only get our Dear François on the weekends he should make up for time lost!

Does that mean that I am Daw's understudy?! ;)

"Daw et Moi are only the tools to built a song" ...
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Post by: François on March 21, 2009, 04:00:47 PM
Here's the final version of the Nudie art for the reading - I had him add more of a smile and the wink - didn't like both her eyes closed - now it's saucy.

(http://i42.tinypic.com/65rer9.jpg)


With a bow and a smile
She's dressed up to the nines!
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Post by: François on March 21, 2009, 04:01:18 PM
 In a wink of time, of course! ;)
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Post by: François on March 21, 2009, 04:04:22 PM
David Lee was delightful,

Here a Lee!
There a Lee!
Ever'where a Lee!
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Post by: François on March 21, 2009, 04:06:32 PM
 I wonder what happened to DR MBarnum?

I think he decided to go to L.A. after all and visit with Mr John Gavin!
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Post by: François on March 21, 2009, 04:13:35 PM
 Speaking of ...

Here are Jason Graae and Ms Constance Towers (Gavin) in October 2008!

http://falcontheatre.com/images/SDL_press_photo_3.jpg

http://falcontheatre.com/images/SDL_press_photo_4.jpg

Shall We Dance??????

http://falcontheatre.com/images/SDL_press_photo_1.jpg
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Post by: François on March 21, 2009, 04:16:02 PM
 If they could see me now
 Alone at HHWee!
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Post by: JMK on March 21, 2009, 04:26:48 PM
If they could see me now
 Alone at HHWee!

I'm starting to wonder if Francois is now the "wine steward" at the hotel.  ;)
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Post by: JMK on March 21, 2009, 04:27:13 PM
And may I just add, a propos of nothing, Edmundo Ros is da bomb, baby.
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Post by: Kerry on March 21, 2009, 04:30:01 PM
Dear Kerry,   she'll lick him to death (is Sugar just a wonderfully sweet dog?) that's what I pictured when I read this.

Sugar is just a wonderfully sweet dog.  Ask anyone!
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Post by: Jrand70 on March 21, 2009, 04:32:57 PM
That logo makes me smile!

Two - that's right - TWO NEW episodes of COPS tonight!
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Post by: George on March 21, 2009, 04:33:23 PM
Here I am at work (just finished) and was perusing my Favorites in my browser and wondered what "Cast_FutureReleases (http://www.jorgeplace.com/Cast_FutureReleases.htm)" was.  It's a link within "Jorge's Place: A Personal Tribute to Musicals (http://www.jorgeplace.com/)."  It's been a long time since I've been to this site, but I remember that I'd gone there before.

Anyway, looking at the future releases list, the second one down is something that several of us have mentioned that we'd love to have:

Weill: The Threepenny Opera / 1976 Public Theater Revival (http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/album.jsp?album_id=214480&album_group=12)!!  Advance Order: This title will be released on 04/07/2009. You may place an order now however, and we will ship it on the release date. You won't be charged until the item is actually shipped.

(http://www.arkivmusic.com/graphics/covers/non-muze/full/sony51520.jpg)

I've placed my order!  I got both the Mary Martin and Pearl Bailey versions of Hello, Dolly! from ArkivMusic (http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/main.jsp) and was not disappointed! ;D
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Post by: Jrand70 on March 21, 2009, 04:33:36 PM
It is 7:30 and there is still daylight around these here parts.
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Post by: Jrand70 on March 21, 2009, 04:34:54 PM
The reason I hate mistakes in liner notes - is that eventually someone will argue the point with you and give said note as a reference.....
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Post by: Jrand70 on March 21, 2009, 04:35:20 PM
Are there fotos from the EVENT?

Wonder how DR JOSE is doing in Little Old Ladyland this evening?
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 21, 2009, 04:41:32 PM
Good Evening!

Back from rehearsal.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 21, 2009, 04:41:56 PM
Back from dinner.  -Shrimps and grits. :)
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Post by: Kerry on March 21, 2009, 04:43:34 PM
TOD:  I'm not sure what counts as avant gard anymore!
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Post by: MBarnum on March 21, 2009, 04:43:43 PM
Hmmmm....nice list of WB releases (and a few Allied Artist films as well!! Glad to see they are dipping into that well)....I will be getting THE CROWDED SKY, THE OKLAHOMAN, and I WAS A COMMUNIST FOR THE FBI....eventually.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 21, 2009, 04:44:56 PM
Back from Whole Foods.  -Which turned out to have cheaper prices on produce - both conventional and organic - than Harris Teeter. -Guess I'll be buying my fruits and veggies there from now on during my stay in Charleston. *Whole Foods' "Organic Bananas" were 20 cents cheaper per pound than the regular ones at Harris Teeter.  Similar price differences were noticed among the celery, carrots, apples and sweet potatoes.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 21, 2009, 04:45:26 PM
And now I'm back at the apartment doing laundry.
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Post by: George on March 21, 2009, 04:45:39 PM
Time to go to my sister's house, then the theater.  Until later!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 21, 2009, 04:45:44 PM
It's a post.
It's a post.
It's a palpable post.

::)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 21, 2009, 04:49:09 PM
PAGE SIX LOST SOCK DANCE!!!!!!

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3565/3368547687_82373b0527.jpg)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 21, 2009, 04:54:04 PM
Wonder how DR JOSE is doing in Little Old Ladyland this evening?

Alas, I had the wrong "Ensemble Number" in my head earlier.  Instead of being in "Little Old Ladyland", I was in "Old Bavaria". Im Frühling!
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 21, 2009, 04:55:39 PM
I'll dig up some photos later. I haven't taken any in a while. 

Good! Something to anticipate!

Some weeks ago, I was visiting my mother in the South West of France, and as I was entering her living room, oblivious of my mother who was busy checking her bank account, THERE was a black cat sitting on the chair next to my mother's, as if he belonged to the place!!

We're familiar with this cat who's very snoopy but doesn't like to be petted! He had entered through the window of my mother's bedroom.

He's ALL black with darker black stripes running the length of his body.

He IS a cool cat!

I tell you!

He was sitting there like so much ... fish ... for a cat! :)

Comment s'appele-t-il?
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Post by: François on March 21, 2009, 04:56:41 PM
And may I just add, a propos of nothing, Edmundo Ros is da bomb, baby.

Yeah! AND when Caterina Valente sings with that band ... it's da doble bomb!! Boum Boum!

(NO "wine steward" here; crummy 3 star hotel; no bar, no restaurant, but crazy François at the desk all night long!)
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Post by: Kerry on March 21, 2009, 04:56:47 PM
PAGE SIX LOST SOCK DANCE!!!!!!

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3565/3368547687_82373b0527.jpg)

I wondered where they all went!
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Post by: François on March 21, 2009, 04:59:53 PM
I WAS A COMMUNIST FOR THE FBI..

I KNEW there was something fishy about you! :D
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Post by: JMK on March 21, 2009, 05:00:32 PM
Edmundo and band are currently tearing through a famous tune by a close personal friend of BK's.  And it's not Stephen Sondheim.
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Post by: François on March 21, 2009, 05:00:49 PM
If they could see me now
 Alone at HHWee!

I'm starting to wonder if Francois is now the "wine steward" at the hotel.  ;)

DR   François,  IF you please!! :D
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Post by: JMK on March 21, 2009, 05:01:26 PM
PAGE SIX LOST SOCK DANCE!!!!!!

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3565/3368547687_82373b0527.jpg)

I wondered where they all went!

No doubt Monkey took them.
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Post by: François on March 21, 2009, 05:02:30 PM
And now I'm back at the apartment doing laundry.

A elmore joke;

That's his name???!! 


SORRY! ::)

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Post by: François on March 21, 2009, 05:03:45 PM
I'll dig up some photos later. I haven't taken any in a while. 

Good! Something to anticipate!

Some weeks ago, I was visiting my mother in the South West of France, and as I was entering her living room, oblivious of my mother who was busy checking her bank account, THERE was a black cat sitting on the chair next to my mother's, as if he belonged to the place!!

We're familiar with this cat who's very snoopy but doesn't like to be petted! He had entered through the window of my mother's bedroom.

He's ALL black with darker black stripes running the length of his body.

He IS a cool cat!

I tell you!

He was sitting there like so much ... fish ... for a cat! :)

Comment s'appele-t-il?

I asked him .... and he would not say!!

Must be a sphinx! ;)
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Post by: François on March 21, 2009, 05:05:47 PM
PAGE SIX LOST SOCK DANCE!!!!!!

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3565/3368547687_82373b0527.jpg)

I wondered where they all went!

No doubt Monkey took them.

It knocked its socks off!
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Post by: Jennifer on March 21, 2009, 05:08:25 PM
I'm not sure if this has been as well publicized in the US as it has in Canada.

But starting in June everyone will need a passport to cross the border even by land.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 21, 2009, 05:12:17 PM
I'm not sure if this has been as well publicized in the US as it has in Canada.

But starting in June everyone will need a passport to cross the border even by land.

Yep, it's been publicized.  It also affects anyone taking a cruise to the Bahamas or Virgin Islands.  The U.S. Passport office has started issuing "passport cards" for anyone who would prefer the convenience of carrying a card in their wallet instead of their actual passport when traveling to and from Canada.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 21, 2009, 05:13:40 PM
I asked him .... and he would not say!!

Must be a sphinx! ;)

Il Muto.
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Post by: Kerry on March 21, 2009, 05:15:08 PM
Back from my bookselling stint - 2 hours cashiering and 2 hours straightening and restocking tables.  When we sort the books, we put extras from each category in boxes under the tables and, by the time Richard and I left at 2pm, we had the floor space almost cleared.  That means we've sold a lot of books in the last couple of days.  It will pick up in about 15 minutes, when the half-price sale begins, and again tomorrow when, all day, customers buy a brown grocery bag (remember those?) for $5 and fill it.

We actually had people have the nerve to ask today if they could put books aside and come back for them during the sale periods.  Come on, the most expensive items were recent hardcovers at $3!
We have one of those sales here   Supposedly it has become one of the biggest in the country.    It used to be book people; now there are lines of people waiting to get in hoping to find that original Picasso or Signed first edition of Dickens.  You know how it is.
Title: Re: DO YOU KNOW THE MILKY WAY?
Post by: S. Woody White on March 21, 2009, 05:15:28 PM
Here's the final version of the Nudie art for the reading - I had him add more of a smile and the wink - didn't like both her eyes closed - now it's saucy.

(http://i42.tinypic.com/65rer9.jpg)


I dunno, BK.  Now it kinda sorta looks like she's trying to take off a false eyelash or something.  (Hey, she's taken off most everything else!)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 21, 2009, 05:15:32 PM
WHOA!

The washing machine here is labeled "Heavy Duty", and I guess it is.  I just took the clothes out to put them into the dryer, and they felt like they were almost spun dry.  -And it sounded like it too!
Title: Re: DO YOU KNOW THE MILKY WAY?
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 21, 2009, 05:17:11 PM
I dunno, BK.  Now it kinda sorta looks like she's trying to take off a false eyelash or something.  (Hey, she's taken off most everything else!)

...Or that she lost a contact. ;)
Title: Re: DO YOU KNOW THE MILKY WAY?
Post by: S. Woody White on March 21, 2009, 05:18:46 PM
Back from dinner.  -Shrimps and grits. :)
Which is a surprisingly good combination!
Title: Re: DO YOU KNOW THE MILKY WAY?
Post by: Kerry on March 21, 2009, 05:19:51 PM
Here's the final version of the Nudie art for the reading - I had him add more of a smile and the wink - didn't like both her eyes closed - now it's saucy.

(http://i42.tinypic.com/65rer9.jpg)

It's got sort of a 40's quality to it, but I always liked the original design  -- was it by Pearsall (however you spell it)?  I know he is no longer with us, but he was a talented man.
Title: Re: DO YOU KNOW THE MILKY WAY?
Post by: TCB on March 21, 2009, 05:25:33 PM
Here's the final version of the Nudie art for the reading - I had him add more of a smile and the wink - didn't like both her eyes closed - now it's saucy.

(http://i42.tinypic.com/65rer9.jpg)



Okay, now I am just being picky; but I think she would look better winking with the left eye, instead of the right (and maybe not scratching her ass with her hand).
Title: Re: DO YOU KNOW THE MILKY WAY?
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 21, 2009, 05:27:38 PM
Back from dinner.  -Shrimps and grits. :)
Which is a surprisingly good combination!

Indeed it is.  And not-so-surprisingly rich one.

I dined at Locklears (http://www.locklears.com/mountpleasant.html) which is basically around the corner from the rehearsal studio.  It was a good meal.  They call themselves a "Fine Seafood" place, but it's more like a "Very Good Seafood" place - at least according to the menu choices and decor.  However, since they called themselves a "Fine Seafood" place, they call their "Shrimp'n'Grits", "Rockville Shrimps And Hominy".  ;)  But, again, it was a very good and filling meal.
Title: Re: DO YOU KNOW THE MILKY WAY?
Post by: Ginny on March 21, 2009, 05:30:44 PM
Back from the family room where we watched Michigan lose and Purdue win.  They both got what they deserved.
Title: Re: DO YOU KNOW THE MILKY WAY?
Post by: François on March 21, 2009, 05:37:06 PM
Here's the final version of the Nudie art for the reading - I had him add more of a smile and the wink - didn't like both her eyes closed - now it's saucy.

(http://i42.tinypic.com/65rer9.jpg)



Okay, now I am just being picky; but I think she would look better winking with the left eye, instead of the right (and maybe not scratching her ass with her hand).

"Scratching her ass with her hand" ... cracks (Oops!) me up! So to speak!! ;)

Me thinks her left arm should circle the title, holding a top hat!
Title: Re: DO YOU KNOW THE MILKY WAY?
Post by: François on March 21, 2009, 05:40:34 PM
 I don't know: this looks more like drapes on a window than theater curtains!

 Maybe it's BK's neighbor showing her ass-ets through her living room window.

 They're so strange in California"!

(I saw "10" you know! :))
Title: Re: DO YOU KNOW THE MILKY WAY?
Post by: François on March 21, 2009, 05:44:13 PM
  Minnie Mouse wants her bow back from that nude lady!

 ... Or Disney lawyers are to sue! :D
Title: Re: DO YOU KNOW THE MILKY WAY?
Post by: François on March 21, 2009, 05:46:00 PM
Back from the family room where we watched Michigan lose and Purdue win.  They both got what they deserved.

Purdue has not "perdu" then;

Purdue has "gagné"!

Pas de gain pour Michigan!
Title: Re: DO YOU KNOW THE MILKY WAY?
Post by: Kerry on March 21, 2009, 05:49:10 PM
My COX (cable that is) is working so slowly today!
Title: Re: DO YOU KNOW THE MILKY WAY?
Post by: S. Woody White on March 21, 2009, 05:51:26 PM
TOD:

Back in the days, at good ol' Burbank High, the Drama group would put on an annual set of one-act plays dubbed Trio.  Naturally, one of the plays in each set had to be something very "modern," which is how in successive years I became familiar with Jean-Claude van Itallie's Interview, Eugene Ionesco's The Bald Soprano (ages before Gandolfini changed the meaning of that title) and Charles Dizenzio's Sociability (which was a piece of cr@% and didn't work in the slightest).

Then I went to Fresno State for college, and their drama department didn't do theater of the absurd, mainly because theater of the absurd in Fresno would have been redundant.
Title: Re: DO YOU KNOW THE MILKY WAY?
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 21, 2009, 05:52:32 PM
Ah, well... My dryer doesn't work.  It heats up, but it doesn't spin. :-\
Title: Re: DO YOU KNOW THE MILKY WAY?
Post by: Ginny on March 21, 2009, 05:58:59 PM
Ah, well... My dryer doesn't work.  It heats up, but it doesn't spin. :-\

So, you have to bake your clothes until they're dry?
Title: Re: DO YOU KNOW THE MILKY WAY?
Post by: S. Woody White on March 21, 2009, 06:04:39 PM
Jose:

Just so you'll know, there are a bunch of James Beard semi-finalists in Charleston SC.

The Charleston Grill, Bob Waggoner chef, up for both Outstanding Service and Best Chef: Southeast.

Fig, Mike Lata chef, Best Chef: Southeast.

McCrady's, Sean Brock chef, for both Best Chef: Southeast and Rising Star Chef.

Trattoria Lucca, Best New Restaurant

and Tristan, Aaron Deal chef, Rising Star Chef.

I haven't taken the time to look up their websites yet.



Title: Re: DO YOU KNOW THE MILKY WAY?
Post by: S. Woody White on March 21, 2009, 06:05:30 PM
Ah, well... My dryer doesn't work.  It heats up, but it doesn't spin. :-\

Sounds like some boyfriends from my ancient past...
Title: Re: DO YOU KNOW THE MILKY WAY?
Post by: François on March 21, 2009, 06:09:21 PM
Ah, well... My dryer doesn't work.  It heats up, but it doesn't spin. :-\

Sounds like some boyfriends from my ancient past...

Do they have viagra for dryers?!? (This is NOT a question!)  ;)
Title: Re: DO YOU KNOW THE MILKY WAY?
Post by: Jane on March 21, 2009, 06:10:05 PM
DR SweetIrma, I enjoyed the cat story-darker black stripes, cool.
Title: Re: DO YOU KNOW THE MILKY WAY?
Post by: Cillaliz on March 21, 2009, 06:14:02 PM
Back from the family room where we watched Michigan lose and Purdue win.  They both got what they deserved.

I wondered what happened.  I was watching but decided I really should go for a walk before the day is over.   It was SO beautiful outside and it's supposed to rain for the next two days.  I skipped the end of the film festival.  I did the volunteering I promised to do, but really didn't feel like going back tonight.
Title: Re: DO YOU KNOW THE MILKY WAY?
Post by: François on March 21, 2009, 06:16:48 PM
DR SweetIrma, I enjoyed the cat story-darker black stripes, cool.

Thank you!

You should have seen my face! I sort of started to laugh and said to my mother.
"Don't be scarred; move slowly to your right and look!"

Now, speaking of black and laundry:

do you also have over there  -- and that's new to me here! -- special laundry products for DARK clothes?!

http://media.telemarket.fr/imgnwprd/005/005408/00540889/00540889-t0.jpg

Talk about "progress"!!
Title: Re: DO YOU KNOW THE MILKY WAY?
Post by: Cillaliz on March 21, 2009, 06:16:57 PM
It's finally cooling off a little. It's down to 59 this has been the nicest day we've had all year. So glad I got out in it
Title: Re: DO YOU KNOW THE MILKY WAY?
Post by: François on March 21, 2009, 06:20:03 PM
Back from the family room where we watched Michigan lose and Purdue win.  They both got what they deserved.

 I skipped the end of the film festival. 

You skipped?

http://www.bonplans.net/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/skip.gif

 :)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 21, 2009, 06:21:46 PM
Jose:

Just so you'll know, there are a bunch of James Beard semi-finalists in Charleston SC.

The Charleston Grill, Bob Waggoner chef, up for both Outstanding Service and Best Chef: Southeast.

Fig, Mike Lata chef, Best Chef: Southeast.

McCrady's, Sean Brock chef, for both Best Chef: Southeast and Rising Star Chef.

Trattoria Lucca, Best New Restaurant

and Tristan, Aaron Deal chef, Rising Star Chef.

I haven't taken the time to look up their websites yet.





Old news. ;)

*Ruth Reichl and her husband raved about FIG on Twitter.  It's most definitely on "The List".  -In fact, I believe the May issue of Gourmet will be featuring the restaurants and foods of Charleston.
Title: Re: DO YOU KNOW THE MILKY WAY?
Post by: François on March 21, 2009, 06:24:00 PM
 So it was sunny, hey?!

http://www.unilever.fr/Images/emballage%20sun_tcm76-81292.JPG
Title: Re: DO YOU KNOW THE MILKY WAY?
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 21, 2009, 06:24:02 PM
Ah, well... My dryer doesn't work.  It heats up, but it doesn't spin. :-\

So, you have to bake your clothes until they're dry?

Well, they did partially "bake" dry.  When I heard the buzzer go off, I first thought, "Wow, that was fast!".  Then when I opened the dryer, I discovered the clothes were still "in place".  However, some of the clothes did have dry spots.  :-\
Title: Re: DO YOU KNOW THE MILKY WAY?
Post by: François on March 21, 2009, 06:25:55 PM
Jose:

Just so you'll know, there are a bunch of James Beard semi-finalists in Charleston SC.

The Charleston Grill, Bob Waggoner chef, up for both Outstanding Service and Best Chef: Southeast.

Fig, Mike Lata chef, Best Chef: Southeast.

McCrady's, Sean Brock chef, for both Best Chef: Southeast and Rising Star Chef.

Trattoria Lucca, Best New Restaurant

and Tristan, Aaron Deal chef, Rising Star Chef.

I haven't taken the time to look up their websites yet.





Old news. ;)

  -In fact, I believe the May issue of Gourmet will be featuring the restaurants and foods of Charleston.

Eydie Gourmay issues?! 8)
Title: Re: DO YOU KNOW THE MILKY WAY?
Post by: François on March 21, 2009, 06:28:38 PM
Ah, well... My dryer doesn't work.  It heats up, but it doesn't spin. :-\

So, you have to bake your clothes until they're dry?

Well, they did partially "bake" dry.  When I heard the buzzer go off, I first thought, "Wow, that was fast!".  Then when I opened the dryer, I discovered the clothes were still "in place".  However, some of the clothes did have dry spots.  :-\

Are you sure this is a dryer and not an oven you're using?!
We know how much you love to cook! Barbara told me so, dear friend!
Title: Re: DO YOU KNOW THE MILKY WAY?
Post by: Jane on March 21, 2009, 06:29:57 PM
DR SweetIrma, I enjoyed the cat story-darker black stripes, cool.



Now, speaking of black and laundry:

do you also have over there  -- and that's new to me here! -- special laundry products for DARK clothes?!

http://media.telemarket.fr/imgnwprd/005/005408/00540889/00540889-t0.jpg

Talk about "progress"!!

Apparently we do.  I had no idea.

(http://www.kfoxtv.com/2006/0519/9247023_240X180.jpg)
Title: Re: DO YOU KNOW THE MILKY WAY?
Post by: François on March 21, 2009, 06:33:09 PM
DR SweetIrma, I enjoyed the cat story-darker black stripes, cool.



Now, speaking of black and laundry:

do you also have over there  -- and that's new to me here! -- special laundry products for DARK clothes?!

http://media.telemarket.fr/imgnwprd/005/005408/00540889/00540889-t0.jpg

Talk about "progress"!!



Apparently we do.  I had no idea.

(http://www.kfoxtv.com/2006/0519/9247023_240X180.jpg)


Gee! That container looks like a camping light!
How to see ... in the dark! LOL!
Title: Re: DO YOU KNOW THE MILKY WAY?
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 21, 2009, 06:37:59 PM
Apparently we do.  I had no idea.

(http://www.kfoxtv.com/2006/0519/9247023_240X180.jpg)

I prefer to use the Woolite Dark for my "pit blacks".

(http://img.epinions.com/images/opti/d4/a4/Woolite_Dark_Laundry_Fabric_Wash-resized200.gif)


Title: Re: DO YOU KNOW THE MILKY WAY?
Post by: Michael on March 21, 2009, 06:41:28 PM
You'll either thank me for this or hate me - but Warners has taken a leaf from Arkiv Music and they're about to release a whole slew of movies via their new Warners Archive line - only available on the Internet - some incredible titles that I think we can now assume won't ever see the light of a proper release - I'm sure they're spending nothing on remastering them properly, but I think our dear readers will definitely want to get some of these. 

http://www.wbshop.com/Warner-Archive/ARCHIVE,default,sc.html?prefn1=format&prefv1=Warner%20Archive&psortb1=name-sort&psortd1=1


One of the more interesting titles is one of Steve McQueen's last films and a pet project...An Enemy of the People. It played the Montreal Film Festival and I don't think it ever was released in Canada and probably played a few cities in the USA.

And I guess the Crowded Sky predated Airport 1975 by 15 years.

And my favorite film title is The Devil is A Sissy
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Post by: Michael on March 21, 2009, 06:50:37 PM
Was watching

PUTTING IT TOGETHER &

SWEENEY TODD THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET IN CONCERT

A Sondheim mini film festival although both programs were shot (I believe) Hi Def Video.
Title: Re: DO YOU KNOW THE MILKY WAY?
Post by: Michael on March 21, 2009, 06:53:40 PM
You'll either thank me for this or hate me - but Warners has taken a leaf from Arkiv Music and they're about to release a whole slew of movies via their new Warners Archive line - only available on the Internet - some incredible titles that I think we can now assume won't ever see the light of a proper release - I'm sure they're spending nothing on remastering them properly, but I think our dear readers will definitely want to get some of these. 

http://www.wbshop.com/Warner-Archive/ARCHIVE,default,sc.html?prefn1=format&prefv1=Warner%20Archive&psortb1=name-sort&psortd1=1


One of the more interesting titles is one of Steve McQueen's last films and a pet project...An Enemy of the People. It played the Montreal Film Festival and I don't think it ever was released in Canada and probably played a few cities in the USA.

And I guess the Crowded Sky predated Airport 1975 by 15 years.

And my favorite film title is The Devil is A Sissy

And an interesting side note about The Crowded Sky and Airport 1975

In The Crowded sky, Efrem Zimbalist Jr. plays a small aircraft pilot who crashes his plane into the commercial jet piloted by Dana Andrews.  In Airport 1975, Dana Andrews plays a small aircraft pilot who crashes his plane into the commercial jet piloted by Efrem Zimbalist Jr.
Title: Re: DO YOU KNOW THE MILKY WAY?
Post by: Michael on March 21, 2009, 07:00:20 PM
Has anyone heard any buzz about the Blu Ray release of South Pacific? I am curious if they fixed the color in the roadshow version so that the re-inserted footage matches the rest of the film. I hope it does.

Otherwise I think I will skip the release.
Title: Re: DO YOU KNOW THE MILKY WAY?
Post by: Kerry on March 21, 2009, 07:02:04 PM
Ah, well... My dryer doesn't work.  It heats up, but it doesn't spin. :-\

So, you have to bake your clothes until they're dry?

You could always grill them or perhaps saute them with a little white  wine and lemon!
Title: Re: DO YOU KNOW THE MILKY WAY?
Post by: Michael on March 21, 2009, 07:02:12 PM
And if they do a Blu Ray release of Oklahoma! I hope that they fixed the color on the Todd-AO version and has a bonus feature you can watch both versions at the same time!
Title: Re: DO YOU KNOW THE MILKY WAY?
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 21, 2009, 07:02:21 PM
Just had to turn on the heat to take the chill out of the air.  Even though the daytime temps here have been in the mid-60s, we're still having some very cool evenings.  It's supposed to get down to the 40s tonight.
Title: Re: DO YOU KNOW THE MILKY WAY?
Post by: Kerry on March 21, 2009, 07:06:09 PM
Here's the final version of the Nudie art for the reading - I had him add more of a smile and the wink - didn't like both her eyes closed - now it's saucy.

(http://i42.tinypic.com/65rer9.jpg)

It's got sort of a 40's quality to it, but I always liked the original design  -- was it by Pearsall (however you spell it)?  I know he is no longer with us, but he was a talented man.

I know what it reminds me of-- one of those revues like "Stars and Garters."
Title: Re: DO YOU KNOW THE MILKY WAY?
Post by: Sam on March 21, 2009, 07:07:18 PM


Today's posts are just too funny.  I wish I had a sense of humor to keep up with everyone.   But, I just sit here and laugh till it hurts.  For me humor is something I do not have.
Title: Re: DO YOU KNOW THE MILKY WAY?
Post by: Sam on March 21, 2009, 07:10:22 PM
BK's event was great.  For some reason all the pic's I took printed yellow.  I gave the photo CD to someone to correct the color.  They are going to email the corrected pics to BK to post. 
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Post by: Sam on March 21, 2009, 07:11:09 PM
I HAVEN'T STOPPED LAUGHING, EVERYONE IS JUST TOO FUNNY TODAY.
Title: Re: DO YOU KNOW THE MILKY WAY?
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 21, 2009, 07:11:30 PM
Hmm.. "Paint Your Wagon" just started on TCM.  Hmmm...
Title: Re: DO YOU KNOW THE MILKY WAY?
Post by: Sam on March 21, 2009, 07:11:42 PM
see you later, must go have some dinner and coffee.
Title: Re: DO YOU KNOW THE MILKY WAY?
Post by: Jane on March 21, 2009, 07:14:20 PM
Apparently we do.  I had no idea.

(http://www.kfoxtv.com/2006/0519/9247023_240X180.jpg)

I prefer to use the Woolite Dark for my "pit blacks".

(http://img.epinions.com/images/opti/d4/a4/Woolite_Dark_Laundry_Fabric_Wash-resized200.gif)




I prefer to use the Woolite Dark for my "pit blacks".
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41YV1D0GPNL._SL500_AA280_PIbundle-9,TopRight,0,0_AA280_SH20_.jpg)
Title: Re: DO YOU KNOW THE MILKY WAY?
Post by: JMK on March 21, 2009, 07:17:42 PM
Hmm.. "Paint Your Wagon" just started on TCM.  Hmmm...

That means you still have plenty of time to change the channel before Lee starts "singing."
Title: Re: DO YOU KNOW THE MILKY WAY?
Post by: JMK on March 21, 2009, 07:18:15 PM
I have been madly registering Sony BDs on the BD-Live site and now have quite a little bundle to spend.
Title: Re: DO YOU KNOW THE MILKY WAY?
Post by: JoseSPiano on March 21, 2009, 07:27:10 PM
Hmm.. "Paint Your Wagon" just started on TCM.  Hmmm...

That means you still have plenty of time to change the channel before Lee starts "singing."

Or I could watch my friend, Erin Dilly, on "Law & Order".  It's a repeat, but it's new to me. ;)
Title: Re: DO YOU KNOW THE MILKY WAY?
Post by: Matthew on March 21, 2009, 07:39:58 PM
In the Footloose pit listening to the 80's pre-show music and reading the 80's trivia on the video screen.  Sad to think this was the music of my high school years.  These kids have no clue!!!  However, they are rockin' the show.

Off to cut loose!
Title: Re: DO YOU KNOW THE MILKY WAY?
Post by: TCB on March 21, 2009, 08:10:03 PM
You'll either thank me for this or hate me - but Warners has taken a leaf from Arkiv Music and they're about to release a whole slew of movies via their new Warners Archive line - only available on the Internet - some incredible titles that I think we can now assume won't ever see the light of a proper release - I'm sure they're spending nothing on remastering them properly, but I think our dear readers will definitely want to get some of these. 

http://www.wbshop.com/Warner-Archive/ARCHIVE,default,sc.html?prefn1=format&prefv1=Warner%20Archive&psortb1=name-sort&psortd1=1


One of the more interesting titles is one of Steve McQueen's last films and a pet project...An Enemy of the People. It played the Montreal Film Festival and I don't think it ever was released in Canada and probably played a few cities in the USA.

And I guess the Crowded Sky predated Airport 1975 by 15 years.

And my favorite film title is The Devil is A Sissy


THE CROWDED SKY must have been one of Troy Donahue's first films.
Title: Re: DO YOU KNOW THE MILKY WAY?
Post by: MBarnum on March 21, 2009, 08:13:43 PM
BK, did you notice that your old co-star Gerrit Graham (the original Rodzinski)  is going to be at the Burbank Hollywod show next month?

Here is the link to the new website. http://www.hollywoodshow.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=40&Itemid=109 (http://www.hollywoodshow.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=40&Itemid=109)


Looking at the lineup of porn actresses I think I am not missing much by not attending this time  :P

I wonder if this is the direction the new owners are going towards.

I wonder what poor Edith Fellows will think if she is seated at the table next to Mary Carey.Oy!
Title: Re: DO YOU KNOW THE MILKY WAY?
Post by: TCB on March 21, 2009, 08:15:57 PM
I asked the stage manager of GUYS AND DOLLS to send me a cast list, so that I can see if I knew anyone in the show.  I received it earlier this evening, but it only lists last names.  Hmmm.
Title: Re: DO YOU KNOW THE MILKY WAY?
Post by: Matt H. on March 21, 2009, 08:22:39 PM
I spent the first part of my evening watching the Blu-ray of THE ROBE. What stuck me immediately and for the entire film was how thoroughly scrubbed the image is from the monstrosity of the previous DVD release. All the specks and debris were completely gone.

Were there soft moments? Sure.
Were there scenes that looked more digitized than others? You bet!
Did flesh tones vary throughout the presentation? Yep.

And none of it mattered because watching it in this clean print with beautifully saturated color and wonderfully clear, tight sound was just a marvelous viewing and listening experience.

I had tears in my eyes on several occasions during the movie, so it worked its magic on me.
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Post by: Matt H. on March 21, 2009, 08:24:56 PM
Next, I went to the bonus features and watched "The Making of THE ROBE."

I didn't know much about its genesis as a film, so all of that was very interesting. And Jay Robinson's stories about the production were also fun. Didn't know he wasn't first choice for Caligula either.
Title: Re: DO YOU KNOW THE MILKY WAY?
Post by: Matt H. on March 21, 2009, 08:25:51 PM
Next, I watched "The Cinemascope Story." Most of the facts in this I was aware of already, but it was still an OK little informational featurette.
Title: Re: DO YOU KNOW THE MILKY WAY?
Post by: TCB on March 21, 2009, 08:26:42 PM
BK, did you notice that your old co-star Gerrit Graham (the original Rodzinski)  is going to be at the Burbank Hollywod show next month?

Here is the link to the new website. http://www.hollywoodshow.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=40&Itemid=109 (http://www.hollywoodshow.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=40&Itemid=109)


Looking at the lineup of porn actresses I think I am not missing much by not attending this time  :P

I wonder if this is the direction the new owners are going towards.

I wonder what poor Edith Fellows will think if she is seated at the table next to Mary Carey.Oy!


Mikey, Peter Lupus is going to be at the show and you aren't going?
Title: Re: DO YOU KNOW THE MILKY WAY?
Post by: Matt H. on March 21, 2009, 08:28:36 PM
Of course, now after being steeped in THE ROBE and its making, I had to take DEMETRIUS AND THE GLADIATORS off the shelf and watch that.

Entertaining, but oh boy does it now look awful compared to THE ROBE! (I felt the opposite when all we had was the old ROBE DVD.) Lots of specks and debris (especially in the first half of the film). I hope Fox won't wait too long to tackle this one for Blu-ray. It needs some attention.

I didn't quite get finished with it. There are still about 10 minutes left. I don't remember at all how it ends, so I'll look forward to that tomorrow.
Title: Re: DO YOU KNOW THE MILKY WAY?
Post by: TCB on March 21, 2009, 08:28:55 PM



G'night!
Title: Re: DO YOU KNOW THE MILKY WAY?
Post by: Matt H. on March 21, 2009, 08:30:21 PM
Also on tap for tomorrow afternoon will be QUO VADIS on Blu-ray. In the evening before DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, I'll likely watch '21.'
Title: Re: DO YOU KNOW THE MILKY WAY?
Post by: Kerry on March 21, 2009, 08:41:17 PM
I recently got back in contact with a friend I worked with.  We used to have so much fun laughing at work.  When I find out he was he going to be moving,  we had interviewed several people, and it became clear (to me anyway) how difficult it was finding anyone like that to brighten my work day.  So, I asked him to come up with an interview question that I could ask that would insure I'd have something to talk about with whoever was hired. He said, "Name two Ethels-- if they say either Merman or Mertz, you know they're OK."
Title: Re: DO YOU KNOW THE MILKY WAY?
Post by: Cillaliz on March 21, 2009, 08:41:35 PM
CBS Sunday Morning is doing a segment on the West Side Story revival tomorrow
Title: Re: DO YOU KNOW THE MILKY WAY?
Post by: Matt H. on March 21, 2009, 09:03:24 PM
I'm heading downstairs to bed now.

Good night!
Title: Re: DO YOU KNOW THE MILKY WAY?
Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 21, 2009, 09:18:46 PM
I HAVEN'T STOPPED LAUGHING, EVERYONE IS JUST TOO FUNNY TODAY.


All right!  Somebody pass me a little of whatever it is SHE's having!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 21, 2009, 09:20:44 PM
  Minnie Mouse wants her bow back from that nude lady!

 ... Or Disney lawyers are to sue! :D


LOL!  Good one!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on March 21, 2009, 09:44:19 PM
Has anyone heard any buzz about the Blu Ray release of South Pacific? I am curious if they fixed the color in the roadshow version so that the re-inserted footage matches the rest of the film. I hope it does.

Otherwise I think I will skip the release.


Sorry to say it, but it looks as if Fox simply either doesn't want to spend the money or someone has told them it cannot be done.  Either way ... look at this WWW.DVDBEAVER.COM (http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film2/DVDReviews45/south_pacific_blu-ray.htm) overview and check out the "captures".
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Post by: JoseSPiano on March 21, 2009, 10:06:22 PM
Well... I had hoped to finishing up my last load of laundry by now, but... Ah, well... -And I really was "in the mood" to do laundry tonight.  ???  In any case...

Goodnight.
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Post by: MBarnum on March 21, 2009, 10:27:49 PM
Just finished watching FORGET ME NO LANE. What fun to see our own BK and with a British accent...and a very good one, too...and smoking cigarettes!
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Post by: bk on March 21, 2009, 11:26:32 PM
Man am I tired.  Tired am I man.  Am I tired man.
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Post by: bk on March 21, 2009, 11:26:47 PM
Notes are short and sweet and ready to post at midnight.
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Post by: bk on March 21, 2009, 11:26:56 PM
Why are we on page eight?