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Title: POACHED EGGS
Post by: bk on December 17, 2005, 12:05:06 AM
Well, you've read the notes, you know The Story of The Poached Eggs, and now it is time for you to post until the poached cows come home - the cows were poached and now no one can find them.  Perhaps they're with the three French hens that have gone missing.
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Post by: bk on December 17, 2005, 12:05:49 AM
And the word of the day is: BUCOLIC!

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Post by: Tomovoz on December 17, 2005, 12:27:50 AM
TOTD:
"All About Eve" and "Applause" head my list.

42nd Street -  film and musical

On Your Toes

Bullets Over Broadway

Noises Off.

A Chorus Line
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Post by: Tomovoz on December 17, 2005, 12:29:43 AM
Word Of the Day:  I like Beethoven's  6th - The Bucolic.
Good music for shepherds to wash their socks by night.
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Post by: elmore3003 on December 17, 2005, 06:01:18 AM
Good morning, all!  It took me nine hours to finish my notes on the Act Two score of Toyland yesterday, and today I will begin Act Three.  This morning, I have to hit the office for a couple of hours with Tom Murray on Appendix material from 1923, the Lambs Club revue sketch "Toyland Today."  There's been a rumor for years that Herbert was burned out by the 1920s - he died in 1924 - but the "Toyland Today" songs are fantastic, and his very cynical Foxtrot dance band version of his hit song "Toyland" is an amazingly funny piece of music.  

I need to stop at Staples for a carton large enough to hold the items I'm shipping to Ohio on Monday, and I've got (again!) two more Mario Frangoulis pieces to turn in on Monday.  

TOD:  
  "Topsy-Turvy," which I think is the greatest backstager
  "All About Eve"
  "There's No Business Like Show Business"
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Post by: Michael on December 17, 2005, 06:20:40 AM
Yesterday DR Jane said...............

I am re-reading David Copperfield, all 800 plus pages.  This time around it is taking me much longer than usual to read, but then I know how it ends.

He stills doesn't marry Claudia Schiffer,  Las Vegas, he tours with his magic act and does the occasional tv special.
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Post by: Charles Pogue on December 17, 2005, 06:24:00 AM
My all-time favourite movie about the theatre is THOSE LIPS, THOSE EYES with Frank Langella and BK's old pal, Tom Hulce.  It's one of those things I watch whenever I get jaded or depressed about the business to remind me why I got in it in the first place.  Just wonderful love letter to the theatre that hearkens back to my own beginnings and immersion in it.

I'm also fond of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE...which I think shows the power of how one can get seduced by theatre...both as a practitioner and an audience.
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Post by: Michael on December 17, 2005, 06:28:18 AM
I'd like to add

Gypsy
Easter Parade
Star Is Born (Garland or Gaynor versions)
Victor/Victoria

some awful films
Staying Alive
Heading For Broadway
Title: Re:POACHED EGGS
Post by: Michael on December 17, 2005, 06:29:41 AM
My all-time favourite movie about the theatre is THOSE LIPS, THOSE EYES with Frank Langella and BK's old pal, Tom Hulce.  It's one of those things I watch whenever I get jaded or depressed about the business to remind me why I got in it in the first place.  Just wonderful love letter to the theatre that hearkens back to my own beginnings and immersion in it.

A film I forgotten about. I concur.
And it then also made me think about

Enter Laughing
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Post by: Matt H. on December 17, 2005, 06:51:37 AM
GOod morning!

Very overcast here and they're forecasting another "winter mix" tomorrow, so I suspect the temps will stay in the 40s today and start dropping tomorrow.

I'm glad I got the roof cleaned off during the one slightly warm, sunny (~50) day we've had this week, even if the leaves weighed more because they were wet.

Not terrifically sore this morning, but I've noticed that sometimes, muscle soreness waits a day before hitting me now at my age. Yuck.
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Post by: Matt H. on December 17, 2005, 06:53:53 AM
The first film that came to mind re the topic of the day was the Garland/Cukor A STAR IS BORN. I guess it will forever be my favorite film about making it in the movie business. Score, direction, performances, production all just first rate.

But right up there are ALL ABOUT EVE and EASTER PARADE. Guilty pleasure is, as always, I LOVE MELVIN.

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Post by: Matt H. on December 17, 2005, 06:54:57 AM
As for stage works, I don't think FOLLIES would apply exactly since it has show business as its background but is not really about making it.

So, A CHORUS LINE would head that list unquestionably.
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Post by: Matt H. on December 17, 2005, 06:56:29 AM
Going to do some home theater adjustments and calibrations late this afternoon and then going out to dinner tonight.

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Post by: Matt H. on December 17, 2005, 06:58:58 AM
I still have a couple of episodes on the MURDER SHE WROTE second disc, side 1 to watch this afternoon, and then I'm thinking I might re-watch SUNSET BLVD. Haven't seen it in awhile, and would love to spend some time with Norma "I AM big; it's the PICTURES that got small" Desmond.

BTW, I read this morning that season 3 of MURDER SHE WROTE comes out in March. Glad Universal isn't dragging its feet on releasing this one.

Now, give us ELERY QUEEN!
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Post by: Matt H. on December 17, 2005, 07:03:30 AM
I read this morning that President Bush is speaking to the nation on Sunday night at 9, but I guess ABC's ONCE UPON A MATTRESS will be over by then. I assume it starts at 7. Haven't checked the listings to make sure, but I'm guessing that's when it will air.

Who else is planning to watch it?
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Post by: Cillaliz on December 17, 2005, 07:03:43 AM
I saw this in the newspaper today - On Dec. 17, 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright took the first successful man-powered airplane flights, near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. So in honor of Orville and Wilbur here's a poem I memorized in second or third grade and for some reason still remember.
 
Wilbur Wright and Orville Wright
 
Said Orville Wright to Wilbur Wright,
These birds are very trying.
I'm sick of hearing them cheep-cheep
About the fun of flying.
A bird has feathers, it is true.
That much I freely grant.
But must that stop us, W?"
Said Wilbur Wright, "It shan't."
 
And so they built a glider, first,
And then they built another.
—There never were two brothers more
Devoted to each other.
They ran a dusty little shop
For bicycle-repairing,
And bought each other soda-pop
And praised each other's daring.
 
They glided here, they glided there,
They sometimes skinned their noses.
—For learning how to rule the air
Was not a bed of roses—
But each would murmur, afterward,
While patching up his bro.
"Are we discouraged, W?"
"Of course we are not, O!"
 
And finally, at Kitty Hawk
In Nineteen-Three (let's cheer it!),
The first real airplane really flew
With Orville there to steer it!
—And kingdoms may forget their kings
And dogs forget their bites,
But not till Man forgets his wings
Will men forget the Wrights.
 
    -Stephen Vincent Benet
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Post by: Matt H. on December 17, 2005, 07:23:00 AM
I've been meaning to change my avatar all week since I shaved off the goatee on Monday morning. Anyway, this is a picture from a year or so ago, but it does represent the way I look right now (well, probably a few more gray hairs and wrinkles thrown in).
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 17, 2005, 07:29:33 AM
Nice new avatar, DR MATTH!

And great bear/tree picture DR TOMovOZ!

Yea, exactly where IS TCB?
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 17, 2005, 07:32:00 AM
Well....

A CHORUS LINE - the musical NOT the movie
PIPPIN - the last few minutes when they take away everything except the bare stage is very interesting!
LIGHT UP THE SKY - about a producer trying to mount a play, very funny

ALL ABOUT EVE
A STAR IS BORN - Garland
I COULD GO ON SINGING - Garland, again

MOON OVER BROADWAY
COMPANY - MAKING THE CAST ALBUM


Title: Re:POACHED EGGS
Post by: Matt H. on December 17, 2005, 07:46:51 AM
Thanks, DR JRand.

I'm off now to get into some trouble around the house. I'm sure I can find something to occupy me until I get cleaned up for my excursions later today.
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 17, 2005, 07:59:32 AM
Just got called in to work early...well.....earlier....so I am off.  That's okay.  Hopefully we will have lots of fun people in the store today.  And I get to work with Molly all day and NOT the other girl.  :)

And tomorrow all day with Molly from Noon to Six!!  

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Post by: Ron Pulliam on December 17, 2005, 08:30:27 AM
Hello, All!

Greetings from cold, wet, cloudy Johnston, South Carolina!

My flight in was without serious consequence, although my shuttle ride to SFO was fraught with peril as the driver seemed hellbent on breaking some record or other for taking curves at breakneck speed.  I was sliding all over the place.

The flight from SFO to Atlanta was lovely and relaxing.  Very quiet and laidback with plenty of sleeping potential (but not nearly enough sleep).  It was 4 hours.

Atlanta's airport was, in a word, hectic.  It is one of othe busiest places I've ever been through.

The flight from Atlanta to Columbia was on bus someone attached wings to.  I did get a few winks in during the hour-long flight.  And I arrived to a blustery, rainy, foggy day.

It's good to be here and so far, so good.  
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on December 17, 2005, 08:33:57 AM
Favorite back-stage stories (movies):

In addition to the ones named in other posts on this topic, I'll add:

With A Song in My Heart -- the biographical musical of the professional life of Jane Froman.

Love Me or Leave Me -- the Ruth Etting story.

I'm also fond of "Good Morning, Babylon," the story of two Italians who came to the U.S. (from a long line of cathedral builders) and got jobs with D.W. Griffith to design his sets for "Intolerance."  Don't have a clue whether it's based on a true story, but it's a fascinating film.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on December 17, 2005, 08:35:50 AM
I am eating well.  I'm sleeping well.  I could very easily get used to "retirement" and doing what I felt like doing when I felt like doing it.

That said, I'm using my mom's computer (dial-up modem) and will probably post only once daily while I'm here.

Let me say it now, lest I forget:

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ONE AND ALL AND ALL AND ONE!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on December 17, 2005, 08:37:40 AM
P.S. When I logged on at 11:25 a.m. est, I thought it very odd indeed that I was the only one here...not a creature was stirring anywhere (I checked "Who's Online").

I guess folks are busy.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 17, 2005, 08:39:06 AM
Good Morning!

DR Ron Pulliam - Glad to know that you're safe and sound and comfortable in South Carolina.  There's no place like home.

:)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 17, 2005, 08:39:51 AM
And on that note, I need to get ready to get ready to head out.  Matinee in two and half hours.  And a few errands to run before heading to the theatre.  I'll be back between shows...

Laters...
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Post by: MBarnum on December 17, 2005, 08:39:55 AM


BTW, I read this morning that season 3 of MURDER SHE WROTE comes out in March. Glad Universal isn't dragging its feet on releasing this one.


Well, they certainly are dragging their feet on seasons 2 of DRAGNET and ADAM-12  :-\
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Post by: bk on December 17, 2005, 09:05:13 AM
I'm up, I'm up, and feeling decent.  She of the Evil Eye is here already, but I have to hang around until ten, when the gal is coming to replace the bamboo blinds in the dining room.  Perhaps I'll fill out Christmas cards until then.  

Nine o'clock and there's no one in the jernt.
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Post by: Matthew on December 17, 2005, 09:28:39 AM
Here it is, the Saturday morning after the last Friday of school before Christmas Break, what a relief! This week was filled with running from school to school and back again, rehearseing, calming down freaked out teachers that are freaking out over the condition of the Christmas Program. They couldn't believe how calm I was. If they thought the final rehearsal was bad, they should attend some final dress rehearsals of a full scale musical.

One school does a Christmas Prayer Service. The same idea each year. I try and vary the music as much as possible. It's a good service, very prayerful, and from a "diretor's" standpoint, a piece of cake. Nothing is memorized, all the words for the songs are projected on the wall and no one has lines, it's all read by a series of readers and then acted out. It's a really good thing,

The other school's program is a bit more of an undertaking. I create it from start to finish. This year's theme was "Share the Light". Songs about light, and the theme of being "light for the world" held together by some patter about the songs. Word to the wise... never put flashlights in 350 kids hands and expect them not to play with them during the program. Well, it wasn't that bad, as mom said, it added to the charm of the evening. One of the highlights of the evening was the singing of "Go Light Your World" and 350 flashlights swaying in the air at one point. The program went VERY well, one of the best, as mom said. Good times... and now it's over.

It will be nice to slow down a bit this week, maybe I'll be able to post more!
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Post by: S. Woody White on December 17, 2005, 09:33:58 AM
As for stage works...A CHORUS LINE would head that list unquestionably.
I'm glad you said stage works.  
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Post by: bk on December 17, 2005, 09:42:19 AM
For me:  Singin' In The Rain, A Chorus Line, Footlight Parade, Enter Laughing (I haven't seen it since it came out, so I don't know if it holds up, but I sure loved it back then), The Stunt Man, parts of Stage Struck, All About Eve, and I'll think of others.

Isn't it interesting that at least four things I've written all are backstage things: Stages, Together Again, Writer's Block, The First Nudie Musical.
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Post by: S. Woody White on December 17, 2005, 09:43:55 AM
I read this morning that President Bush is speaking to the nation on Sunday night at 9, but I guess ABC's ONCE UPON A MATTRESS will be over by then. I assume it starts at 7. Haven't checked the listings to make sure, but I'm guessing that's when it will air.

Who else is planning to watch it?
The President, or OUaM?

All this becomes even more problematical for the WestCoasters, who would be getting the President at 6.  Exactly how this would mesh with the football games being aired on CBS is even more uncertain: could George W. become the new Heidi?

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Post by: TPunk on December 17, 2005, 09:50:25 AM
Greetings everyone!

In response to MattH's question, I will plan to watch OUaM.  Our holiday gathering will overlap with it so I will probably have to tape it and watch later unless everyone feels like watching it.
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Post by: S. Woody White on December 17, 2005, 09:51:16 AM
It was one-hundred and sixty-two years ago, in 1843, that a Holiday classic made it's debut.  That day marked the first release of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

“Oh! All that steam! The pudding had just been taken out of the cauldron. Oh! That smell! The same as the one which prevailed on washing day! It is that of the cloth which wraps the pudding. Now, one would imagine oneself in a restaurant and in a confectioner's at the same time, with a laundry nest door. Thirty seconds later, Mrs. Cratchit entered, her face crimson, but smiling proudly, with the pudding resembling a cannon ball, all speckled, very firm, sprinkled with brandy in flames, and decorated with a sprig of holly stuck in the centre. Oh! The marvelous pudding!”

Now, that's good writing!
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Post by: JMK on December 17, 2005, 09:54:30 AM
The Stunt Man

Now I could have sworn you gave one of your patented curmudgeonly thumbs down to this film when it came out on DVD many years ago.  But maybe I'm thinking of someone else.  You may know that its director credits a certain "fictionalizing" Seattle film critic with saving the film due to his rave review after the studio didn't want to release it (sound familiar? ;) ).
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Post by: S. Woody White on December 17, 2005, 09:54:57 AM
We also need to crank up our WaBac Machine today, setting it for 1892, St. Petersberg, Russia.  What happened then?  The first production of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker, of course!
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Post by: JMK on December 17, 2005, 10:00:01 AM
Has anyone mentioned THE DRESSER with Albert Finney?  And was it Tom Courtenay?  Can't recall right now.   ???
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Post by: Ginny on December 17, 2005, 10:04:18 AM
Saturday greetings!  This is my last Sat. to work until January 28, and I just completed one of my favorite tasks - teaching this month's version my 3-hour Grantseeking Basics workshop.  Had a great audience of 15, including two new part-time librarians in my department who will be helping me.

TOD - many have already been mentioned, but I also liked the stage version of Noises Off and this year's movie Being Julia.  And Fame, both the movie (which DR elmore and I saw together in NYC) and the TV show.
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Post by: Ginny on December 17, 2005, 10:10:17 AM
DR Cillaliz - Thank you for mentioning the Wright Brothers.  They're a pretty big deal here at Dayton Metro Library (http://home.dayton.lib.oh.us/archives/wbcollection/wbtoc1.htm).
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Post by: S. Woody White on December 17, 2005, 10:12:23 AM
Has anyone mentioned THE DRESSER with Albert Finney?  And was it Tom Courtenay?  Can't recall right now.   ???
Finney and Courtenay, play by Ronald Harwood.
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Post by: bk on December 17, 2005, 10:20:20 AM
I don't think I gave a thumb's down - I find it a quirky film - not in my pantheon, obviously, but well done with a terrific score by Dominic Frontiere.  However, I might have given it a thumb's down, you never know.  
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Post by: bk on December 17, 2005, 10:21:43 AM
She of the Bamboo Blinds was supposed to be here at ten - she still isn't here (on her way, I'm told), so she of the Evil Eye has been giving me double and triple whammys this morning.  On another note (Gb), she of the Evil Eye and I flipped the mattress in honor of Once Upon A Mattress.
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Post by: Matthew on December 17, 2005, 10:27:15 AM
My turntable has finally died after 30+ years of operation.  How expensive are they now??
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Post by: bk on December 17, 2005, 10:43:32 AM
You can find a turntable for a couple hundred bucks.  Or cheaper.

Fifteen minutes ago she was "on her way" her way being about ten minutes from here.  Still not here, and I'm not willing to endure the Evil Eye much longer.
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Post by: FJL on December 17, 2005, 11:09:19 AM
I agree about a lot of the works mentioned for the topic of the day.  I'd add CITY OF ANGELS as a favorite if the category can be stretched to include it, in part due to my current Cy Coleman addiction.  I didn't actually see SEESAW, but I'd probably add that based on the cast album since there's a lot of backstage stuff in it.

On the guilty pleasure front, I'd add the Strouse-Adams one-nighter A BROADWAY MUSICAL, which I found utterly fascinating, as well as the Lauren Bacall-Michael Biehn-Maureen Stapleton film THE FAN.
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Post by: FJL on December 17, 2005, 11:11:12 AM
Favorite TV series involving backstage theater stuff - THE NANNY
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Post by: FJL on December 17, 2005, 11:13:42 AM
When Cirque du Soleil opened Zumanity, its Vegas circus show about human sexuality (as opposed to inhuman sexuality), didn't some wag term it STUNTS UPON A MATTRESS?
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Post by: Charles Pogue on December 17, 2005, 11:28:11 AM
THE DRESSER is a terrific film.
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Post by: François de Paris on December 17, 2005, 11:40:22 AM
Word Of the Day:  I like Beethoven's  6th - The Bucolic.
Good music for shepherds to wash their socks by night.

Sheperds?

No! It's all about centaurs and centaurettes, cupids and Pegassus and Zeus! ;)
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Post by: François de Paris on December 17, 2005, 11:41:15 AM
Yesterday DR Jane said...............

I am re-reading David Copperfield, all 800 plus pages.  This time around it is taking me much longer than usual to read, but then I know how it ends.

He stills doesn't marry Claudia Schiffer,  Las Vegas, he tours with his magic act and does the occasional tv special.


I LIKE that! ;D
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Post by: François de Paris on December 17, 2005, 11:42:23 AM

BUCOLIC?

That new movie with Matt Dillon?!
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Post by: François de Paris on December 17, 2005, 11:45:15 AM
I read this morning that President Bush is speaking to the nation on Sunday night at 9, but I guess ABC's ONCE UPON A MATTRESS will be over by then. I assume it starts at 7. Haven't checked the listings to make sure, but I'm guessing that's when it will air.

Who else is planning to watch it?

President Bush has a speaking part in Once Upon a Mattress?! :o

And I thought he could sing and dance! So much for rumors!! ;)
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Post by: François de Paris on December 17, 2005, 11:59:32 AM
New songs by Jody, Lea and Judy!

http://magicmusic.net/princesschristmas.htm
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Post by: François de Paris on December 17, 2005, 12:00:28 PM

Hello, Jane!

Hello, George!

Hello, François!

-- Hey? Gosh! That's me! --
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Post by: George on December 17, 2005, 12:06:15 PM
Hi, François!  I'm just sitting here like so much fish. ;)
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Post by: François de Paris on December 17, 2005, 12:09:48 PM
Hi, François!  I'm just sitting here like so much fish. ;)
Me, I'm sitting on top of the World, no less! ;)
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Post by: Matthew on December 17, 2005, 12:16:25 PM
Me, I'm sitting on top of the World, no less! ;)

Looking.... down on creation (I'm sure)
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Post by: François de Paris on December 17, 2005, 12:19:11 PM

George, do you know that Acapella Manhattan Transfer Xmas cd?

I've just discovered that on Amazon last night!
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Post by: François de Paris on December 17, 2005, 12:20:11 PM
Looking.... down on creation (I'm sure)

Yes, but the view is blurry! :-\
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Post by: George on December 17, 2005, 12:25:44 PM

George, do you know that Acapella Manhattan Transfer Xmas cd?

I've just discovered that on Amazon last night!

Yes!  It's a Japan-only release.  It's very good and highly recommended...of course, it's pricey, but very good. ;D
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Post by: George on December 17, 2005, 12:26:43 PM
Topic of the Day (most, but not all, have already been mentioned):

Movies:
Easter Parade
Fame
The First Nudie Musical
Forever Female
Gypsy
Shakespeare In Love
Singin' In the Rain
Star Is Born (I've only seen Judy's version)
There's No Business Like Show Business
Victor/Victoria

I bought the laserdisc of "Bullets Over Broadway" on eBay, but I've never watched it.  Should I?

Stage works:
A Chorus Line
City of Angels
Kiss Me, Kate
Noises Off (I played Tim Allgood in a local production!)

Would The Mystery of Edwin Drood count?
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Post by: George on December 17, 2005, 12:28:08 PM
Well, I must be off.  My mom is at my sister's house (next door) and then I have to leave to usher for a show.  Our very own Jessica Skerritt is in it!  Here in little ol' Olympia!

BK, I'll tell her you said hi! ;D
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Post by: MBarnum on December 17, 2005, 12:37:02 PM
TOD:

4ND STREET
CHARLIE CHAN AT THE OPERA
DEATH KISS
FOOTLIGHT GLAMOUR
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on December 17, 2005, 12:48:37 PM
BK, I'm glad your tummy is back to normal.

This morning I went for a walk, but since my camera is in the shop, I can't show you the photo of the falcon I didn't take.
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Post by: Tomovoz on December 17, 2005, 12:49:43 PM
Thank you for the reminders

I will add "The Dresser" and "Topsy Turvey".

Also on my list:
Film and Musical versions of "A Man Of No Importance"
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Post by: Matt H. on December 17, 2005, 01:01:07 PM
Glad to hear you arrived safe and sound, DR Ron. Hope you have a great visit with family and friends.
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Post by: bk on December 17, 2005, 01:02:30 PM
The Gal With The Bamboo Blinds won't be here until four.  Why?  Because she somehow wrote down my address incorrectly when I was carefully giving it to her on the phone (she'd already been here once).  Here's what she did: She wrote down the last four numbers of my phone number as my address.  I know.  Not only that, then she wrote down my phone number so she'd have it with her - that she wrote down using my address for the last four numbers.  I know.  Funnily and ironically, when she called the phone number it was the reservation line for the El Portal.  How funny is that?
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Post by: bk on December 17, 2005, 01:03:06 PM
I shall now eat five Saltines and finish watching a DVD so that I can begin watching another DVD, after which I shall watch another DVD.
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Post by: Matt H. on December 17, 2005, 01:05:33 PM
Watched more MURDER SHE WROTE this afternoon. One of my favorite episodes - with Jayne Meadows as Lila Lee, a cosmetics tycoon -  was on the disc, and it was wonderful seeing other famous folks like Millie Perkins and Robert Culp.
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Post by: Matt H. on December 17, 2005, 01:06:49 PM
By all means watch BULLETS OVER BROADWAY. It's hilarious.
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Post by: Matt H. on December 17, 2005, 01:09:43 PM
I then put in a Peanuts special I had never seen: I WANT A DOG FOR CHRISTMAS, CHARLIE BROWN. This one was probably an hour show on the network. It featured the character of Rerun, the younger brother of Lucy and Linus. The later specials were culled from actual strips rather than being written specifically for TV, so there is a more episodic feel to it as opposed to the early (superior) specials.

I have to say that I did like the voices they used in this special (many of the later Peanuts specials didn't have distinctive children's voices for the characters), and I did enjoy it. Not the classic that A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS is, but few shows are.
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Post by: Matt H. on December 17, 2005, 01:11:11 PM
On this same DVD was the special "The Making of 'A Charlie Brown Christmas'" hosted by Whoopi Goldberg. I do think I had seen at least parts of this show before, but it was interesting seeing the beginnings of Peanuts TV animation. Glad to have this special in my collection.
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Post by: Matt H. on December 17, 2005, 01:14:25 PM
Off to work on the calibration stuff now.

WBBL.
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Post by: Tomovoz on December 17, 2005, 01:16:07 PM
Thank you for the Mouseketeer link DR François
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Post by: François de Paris on December 17, 2005, 01:23:05 PM
The Gal With The Bamboo Blinds won't be here until four.  Why?  Because she somehow wrote down my address incorrectly when I was carefully giving it to her on the phone (she'd already been here once).  Here's what she did: She wrote down the last four numbers of my phone number as my address.  I know.  Not only that, then she wrote down my phone number so she'd have it with her - that she wrote down using my address for the last four numbers.  I know.  Funnily and ironically, when she called the phone number it was the reservation line for the El Portal.  How funny is that?

Please, BK, let us know if that Gal is.... blond?!! :D
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Post by: François de Paris on December 17, 2005, 01:25:05 PM
Thank you for the Mouseketeer link DR François

You're very bienvenu, DR Tom!

I had not heard about Don Grady in ages!
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Post by: Tomovoz on December 17, 2005, 02:24:53 PM
Quiet day. Maybe everyone is getting ready for birthday celebrations - Penny O and DtM.
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Post by: Tomovoz on December 17, 2005, 02:26:05 PM
I remember someone asking about "Salad Days" a while back.. there is a CD being issued early in the New Year (Dress Circle).
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Post by: François de Paris on December 17, 2005, 02:29:31 PM
I remember someone asking about "Salad Days" a while back.. there is a CD being issued early in the New Year (Dress Circle).

With what kind of Dress... ing?!
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Post by: FJL on December 17, 2005, 02:37:51 PM
I remember when DALLAS was on there was a joke going around about a producer pitching a variation on DALLAS called SALAD - wealthy Texans who go digging for oil...and vinegar.

Sorry, that's what some of us found funny in the early 1980's.  :)
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Post by: Tomovoz on December 17, 2005, 02:38:05 PM
100 island -- There are cutbacks these days.  
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Post by: François de Paris on December 17, 2005, 02:39:50 PM
100 island -- There are cutbacks these days.  

Don't tell me we "need" to blame Jose for that too??? ;)
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Post by: Tomovoz on December 17, 2005, 02:40:35 PM
I do remember Tim Rice's "Saladin Days". (Blondel).
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Post by: Tomovoz on December 17, 2005, 02:42:55 PM
I did not watch an episode of "Dallas" nor of "Dynasty".
It's amazing that "Who Shot JR?" still means something to me. It's difficult to escape from such things.
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Post by: François de Paris on December 17, 2005, 02:44:21 PM
I remember when DALLAS was on there was a joke going around about a producer pitching a variation on DALLAS called SALAD - wealthy Texans who go digging for oil...and vinegar.

Sorry, that's what some of us found funny in the early 1980's.  :)

Oh, but it came true and it's called IRAK Days! :(
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Post by: François de Paris on December 17, 2005, 02:45:08 PM
I do remember Tim Rice's "Saladin Days". (Blondel).

Shrimps And Rice Are Very Nice!
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Post by: François de Paris on December 17, 2005, 02:47:04 PM
I did not watch an episode of "Dallas" nor of "Dynasty".


Ooooh, it's YOU?!! :D

We won't spoil it for you, dear friend! :)
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Post by: François de Paris on December 17, 2005, 02:49:03 PM
I did not watch an episode of "Dallas" nor of "Dynasty".

Something's work with words starting with a D?
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Post by: FJL on December 17, 2005, 02:50:29 PM
I recall at the opening night of PIAF, they served salad, and the dressing choice was either Vinegrette or Vinegrette Rien.

:)

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Post by: François de Paris on December 17, 2005, 02:51:09 PM
I did not watch an episode of "Dallas" nor of "Dynasty".
It's amazing that "Who Shot JR?" still means something to me. It's difficult to escape from such things.

I'm sorry to tell you that it was......


SPOILER


















Mary Martin! ;D
(She could get a man with a gun, after all!!)
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Post by: Tomovoz on December 17, 2005, 02:51:20 PM
I believe that "Hissing Sid" may have shot JR but that is, I think, an obscure UK reference!

(Captain Beaky)
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Post by: François de Paris on December 17, 2005, 02:52:53 PM
I recall at the opening night of PIAF, they served salad, and the dressing choice was either Vinegrette or Vinegrette Rien.

:)



Very good!
Far fetched but very good!
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Post by: Tomovoz on December 17, 2005, 02:53:33 PM
Coincidence:  I've just been listening to "The Sound Of Music" (OK not the OBC album but the Percy Faith version).
Never seen the charm of Ms Martin myself!
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Post by: FJL on December 17, 2005, 02:54:41 PM
My criminal law final exam in law school in 1981 contained an involved issue-spotter narrative that had many people shooting each other but ended with "Nobody shot J.R."  

I didn't do too well on that exam.
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Post by: Tomovoz on December 17, 2005, 02:55:37 PM
Well I liked it DR FJL.
See you in September. With such puns we must meet!
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Post by: François de Paris on December 17, 2005, 02:56:09 PM
I believe that "Hissing Sid" may have shot JR but that is, I think, an obscure UK reference!

(Captain Beaky)

An obscure UK reference indeed, because, with the fog, the continent is isolated, as they say over there! :D
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Post by: FJL on December 17, 2005, 02:59:35 PM
BTW, Tom, what are the days of your New York visit?
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Post by: François de Paris on December 17, 2005, 02:59:42 PM

Never seen the charm of Ms Martin myself!

Oh, I guess you were the one she was thinking about when singing
I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair!
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Post by: FJL on December 17, 2005, 03:02:45 PM
In my very early twenties, I dated someone that, as I saw years later, was on the cover of a "film" called DYNASTUD.

I was shocked, I tell you.

Where else on the internet could you find such information?
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Post by: François de Paris on December 17, 2005, 03:03:27 PM

"With such puns we must meet!"

Try saying that fast, ten times in a row!!
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Post by: Tomovoz on December 17, 2005, 03:05:05 PM
Arrival Wednesday September 20th (evening) and depart on the following Monday.
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Post by: François de Paris on December 17, 2005, 03:06:00 PM
In my very early twenties, I dated someone that, as I saw years later, was on the cover of a "film" called DYNASTUD.

I was shocked, I tell you.

Where else on the internet could you find such information?

Please, will you stop "bragging"!! ;)
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Post by: Tomovoz on December 17, 2005, 03:07:06 PM
I read that as DIALASTUD. I thought you had found DR Jose's phone book.
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Post by: FJL on December 17, 2005, 03:09:34 PM
Francois - Just free associating with DYNASTY.  Believe me, the guy was nothing to brag about having dated.

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Post by: Tomovoz on December 17, 2005, 03:12:14 PM
He may well be bragging DR FJL.

Is it still legal to free associate in the USA? I thought that freedom had been taken away as well. Be careful what you post - it will be read!
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Post by: FJL on December 17, 2005, 03:12:29 PM
Tom, looks like you're going to be in NY over Rosh Hashanah weekend.  The New Year in Times Square is always quite a do, with the (matzoh) ball dropping and such.
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Post by: François de Paris on December 17, 2005, 03:13:14 PM
Francois - Just free associating with DYNASTY.  Believe me, the guy was nothing to brag about having dated.



Ooops.... because there was such a film called DYNASTUD and even DYNASTUD 2 so I thought it could have been Christopher Lance! :)
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Post by: FJL on December 17, 2005, 03:25:41 PM
Francois - I won't comment further.  But it was someone who is on the outside cover of that movie, but long before he ever got into that area of filmmaking.

Shocker when someone who knew I had dated him brought that film to my attention.  
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Post by: Jennifer on December 17, 2005, 03:29:27 PM
This might sound stupid but it's been driving me crazy. What is rice and butter?  I know people put butter in the pot to help it cook.  But do people also mix butter in their rice????
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Post by: FJL on December 17, 2005, 03:34:34 PM
Does an aversion to shows that start with D extend to The Debbie Reynolds Show?  I love the theme song for that one.
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Post by: Tomovoz on December 17, 2005, 03:40:50 PM
Don't remember the show.. Was the song "Dammy"?
Perhaps we did not have it screened here.

I also have not watched "Days Of Our Lives" or the "Dolt and The Dutiful"
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Post by: Tomovoz on December 17, 2005, 03:42:02 PM
DR Jennifer.. A Mystery to me. If the rice is ground you have a recipe for shortbread.
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Post by: Tomovoz on December 17, 2005, 03:45:05 PM
Not a complete aversion to "D". I'm listening to Ms Kappelhoff's Christmas CD this morning.
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Post by: bk on December 17, 2005, 03:53:26 PM
Cook white rice, but butter on it.  Yummilicious.
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Post by: FJL on December 17, 2005, 04:05:31 PM
The Debbie Reynolds Show theme song was "With A Little Love, Just a Little Love."  I so wanted a recording of that theme song that  when I found out the Monty Python group had used it as its theme song for "The Attila the Hun Show," I bought that Monty Python DVD collection just to get that song.  (And it turned out not to be the complete song, darn it.)
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Post by: François de Paris on December 17, 2005, 04:09:13 PM
Francois - I won't comment further.  But it was someone who is on the outside cover of that movie, but long before he ever got into that area of filmmaking.

Shocker when someone who knew I had dated him brought that film to my attention.  

That's ok! I was just dropping that info after "googling" the internet!
I wonder if they're planning a Dynastud the musical?!
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Post by: François de Paris on December 17, 2005, 04:10:17 PM
The Debbie Reynolds Show theme song was "With A Little Love, Just a Little Love."  I so wanted a recording of that theme song that  when I found out the Monty Python group had used it as its theme song for "The Attila the Hun Show," I bought that Monty Python DVD collection just to get that song.  (And it turned out not to be the complete song, darn it.)

Ther's a link here!
Debbie Does Dallas! :o
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Post by: François de Paris on December 17, 2005, 04:11:17 PM
Not a complete aversion to "D". I'm listening to Ms Kappelhoff's Christmas CD this morning.

I'm showing my ignorance here!

Who's Ms Kappelhoff??
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Post by: François de Paris on December 17, 2005, 04:14:58 PM
Ooooh.... sorry! I know! (blush!)
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Post by: François de Paris on December 17, 2005, 04:15:49 PM
Not a complete aversion to "D". I'm listening to Ms Kappelhoff's Christmas CD this morning.

NOT the whole cd; just a few songs I'm sure! ;)
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Post by: FJL on December 17, 2005, 04:15:55 PM
DYNASTUD THE MUSICAL?  There's an idea whose time has come.  It's quite good as far as plots go.  (Well, seeing it made me plotz, anyway!)

I assume BTW that you do know that DEBBIE DOES DALLAS was done in New York as a stage piece, in a pretty respectable full off-Broadway production.  

So why not DYNASTUD?
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Post by: François de Paris on December 17, 2005, 04:17:52 PM

New page;

Love Me Or Leave Me Dance by Doris Jour!
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Post by: François de Paris on December 17, 2005, 04:20:15 PM
DYNASTUD THE MUSICAL?  There's an idea whose time has come.  It's quite good as far as plots go.  (Well, seeing it made me plotz, anyway!)

I assume BTW that you do know that DEBBIE DOES DALLAS was done in New York as a stage piece, in a pretty respectable full off-Broadway production.  

So why not DYNASTUD?

Yes, with that blond singer whose name escapes me right now.... Renée Something!
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Post by: bk on December 17, 2005, 04:24:57 PM
The Gal With The Bamboo Blinds has come and gone.  Unfortunately, they weren't the right Bamboo Blinds.  I'd told her I'd found the exact match in a catalog that came here (the catalog probably comes here since that's where they were purchased), but she'd already thought she'd found the match.  It was close, but no ceegar, so she'll be ordering the correct ones on Monday and hopefully they can ship them out Fed Ex and I can get them installed before the Christmas Eve Do.
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Post by: François de Paris on December 17, 2005, 04:25:55 PM

Sherie Rene Scott!

Funny how we (French) would spell Rene with a double ee at the end , to avoid confusion with René for men!
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Post by: François de Paris on December 17, 2005, 04:26:57 PM
The Gal With The Bamboo Blinds has come and gone.  Unfortunately, they weren't the right Bamboo Blinds.  I'd told her I'd found the exact match in a catalog that came here (the catalog probably comes here since that's where they were purchased), but she'd already thought she'd found the match.  It was close, but no ceegar, so she'll be ordering the correct ones on Monday and hopefully they can ship them out Fed Ex and I can get them installed before the Christmas Eve Do.

Is she BLOND?!... apart from being "blind"!
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Post by: vixmom on December 17, 2005, 04:52:01 PM
I believe that "Hissing Sid" may have shot JR but that is, I think, an obscure UK reference!

(Captain Beaky)

HISSING SID IS INNOCENT!!!!

When the evil deed was being done he was having a quiet hiss behind a tree

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Post by: vixmom on December 17, 2005, 05:01:31 PM
Hello fellow HHW'r!! I have no time to be her at all as the tree standing in my living room corner is still not wearing ornaments.  I tried to convince the family that we were going for a simple understated look this year... just lights... but the Vixter is having none of it


The cards are not done - the shopping is not done- the cleaning is not done....


The cable guys were here most of the day... first one guy in themonrning and then he came back witha friedn in the afternoon... they finally managed between them to hook up our new cable modem.... NO MORE DIAL UP!!!!

.I must say the speed is quite nice.

If nayone has been using my AOL address to reach me, that address will be no more soon.




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Post by: vixmom on December 17, 2005, 05:02:02 PM
I am glaf that Ron arrived safely.  Enjoy the visit with your family!
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Post by: vixmom on December 17, 2005, 05:02:58 PM
Well I must go crawl in the crawlspace and find the Christmas tree ornaments now....


Hope there are no spiders


I hate the spiders............


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Post by: bk on December 17, 2005, 05:20:59 PM
Finished second DVD o' the day, and shall now begin a third.  Then I must shave and shower and be on my way to sup at The Gardenia and see Miss Linda Purl.
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Post by: vixmom on December 17, 2005, 05:27:09 PM
Caught up on yesterday... I was sorry to hear about John Spencer dying I was enjoyed watching him  both on LA Law and West Wing


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Post by: vixmom on December 17, 2005, 05:27:40 PM
Now I really MUSt tackle that crawl space... is it obvious I am stalling?







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Post by: vixmom on December 17, 2005, 05:29:28 PM
We watched out dvd of Into the Woods while gettting the tree up .


I didn't remember how much BP mugged for the camera.... it was a bit grating.. loved the show though


Agony much more painful than yours!
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Post by: vixmom on December 17, 2005, 05:29:52 PM
OK I 'm going  I'm going!
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Post by: vixmom on December 17, 2005, 05:30:29 PM
OH! Jed your music arrived in the mail today!! Thank you!!  The Vixter is delighted!
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Post by: MBarnum on December 17, 2005, 06:25:37 PM
I am also getting some DVD watching done today! I watched a veeeeeeeeeerrrrryyyyyy long Bollywood mythological extravagance from the 1960s (in Eastmancolor!), then I watched a fantastic B&W Mexican soaper from the 50s, now I shall eat dinner and watch a great American Cinemascope musical in Technicolor!

After that, who knows!
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Post by: George on December 17, 2005, 06:28:41 PM
In my very early twenties, I dated someone that, as I saw years later, was on the cover of a "film" called DYNASTUD.

I was shocked, I tell you.

Where else on the internet could you find such information?

But do you have a copy of this "film"?? ;)
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Post by: MBarnum on December 17, 2005, 06:29:29 PM
I also discovered that the leading lady of today's Bollywood film now lives in in the USA.

Ms. Padmini, now Mrs. Padmini Ramachandran of Hillsdale, NJ! LOL!

(http://www.bollywood501.com/classic_f/Padmini/Payal/01.jpg)
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Post by: Jane on December 17, 2005, 06:32:41 PM

Ron I’m glad you arrived safely.  


Hi Matthew.  Your Christmas programs sound pretty.  I can picture the kids with their flashlights. ;D
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Post by: George on December 17, 2005, 06:34:40 PM
Well, I must be off.  My mom is at my sister's house (next door) and then I have to leave to usher for a show.  Our very own Jessica Skerritt is in it!  Here in little ol' Olympia!

BK, I'll tell her you said hi! ;D

I saw the show today with Jessica Skerritt, but sadly, I was not able to say "hi" to her...from BK or even me.  It was a matinee and the actors didn't come out to greet their adoring fans in between the shows. :( I might usher again in the next week or so.  I sure they need more ushers because they extended the run.
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Post by: George on December 17, 2005, 06:36:47 PM
Well, I have some TV watching to ketchup on. ;) Be back later.
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Post by: Jane on December 17, 2005, 06:39:05 PM

Hello, Jane!

Hello, George!

Hello, François!

-- Hey? Gosh! That's me! --



Hello.  :) Sorry for not responding sooner.  I only had time to visit last nights post.
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Post by: Jane on December 17, 2005, 06:49:12 PM
I think all those cute bears, courtesy of Tomovoz got to me.  Today I went on an errand for Keith and the store had a really cute, very large, stuffed Bernese Mountain Dog.  I couldn’t resist at $12.00.  

I think she is depressing Keith but I just love her.  As I walked around carrying her, in the store and the parking lot, people just kept smiling.  If Keith doesn’t want her in the house I might keep her in my car.
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Post by: Matthew on December 17, 2005, 06:50:30 PM
Coincidence:  I've just been listening to "The Sound Of Music" (OK not the OBC album but the Percy Faith version).
Never seen the charm of Ms Martin myself!

Tom... wow... we agree on something... Mary Martin :)
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Post by: Jane on December 17, 2005, 06:52:56 PM
Tom, looks like you're going to be in NY over Rosh Hashanah weekend.  The New Year in Times Square is always quite a do, with the (matzoh) ball dropping and such.

 ;D
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Post by: Jane on December 17, 2005, 07:00:36 PM

Sherie Rene Scott!

Funny how we (French) would spell Rene with a double ee at the end , to avoid confusion with René for men!

It seems to me the name should be spelled with a double e, as my friend from Austria spells her name.
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Post by: DearReaderLaura on December 17, 2005, 07:09:35 PM
Good evening, fellow Dear Readers. Today my DS and I did a bit of Christmas shopping, which included a trip to the mall. A busy busy place it was. And quite festive.
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Post by: François de Paris on December 17, 2005, 07:18:07 PM
As I walked around carrying her, in the store and the parking lot, people just kept smiling.  If Keith doesn’t want her in the house I might keep her in my car.


Is she car trained? ;)

You could call her Sauce!
You know: Sauce Bernese! ;D
Even SWW would approve!
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Post by: Jane on December 17, 2005, 07:21:38 PM
LOL-You know she is Swiss, not French.
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Post by: S. Woody White on December 17, 2005, 07:21:53 PM
The Gal With the Bimbo Blinds is going to be the title of my next novel.

OK, OK, that's not the exact quote, but it sounds a lot more interesting.   8)
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Post by: Jane on December 17, 2005, 07:23:45 PM
Pogue did Mosby the Grey Ghost fly in the passenger section of the plane?

Krogers, brings back fond memories of Michigan.
 

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Post by: S. Woody White on December 17, 2005, 07:26:04 PM
It's almost ten-thirty in the evening.

Time to fix dinner.

 :o

(I didn't get off work until 9:30 PM, if that counts for an excuse.   ::))
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Post by: François de Paris on December 17, 2005, 07:29:16 PM
LOL-You know she is Swiss, not French.

Oh, but they speak French in Switzerland too and that sauce can be served anywhere in ze world! ;)
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Post by: Jane on December 17, 2005, 07:30:20 PM
The stuffed dog is upsetting Keith-she looks too much like Echo.  Odd how two people have such a different reaction.  She makes me happy.
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Post by: François de Paris on December 17, 2005, 07:30:56 PM
It's almost ten-thirty in the evening.

Time to fix dinner.

 :o

(I didn't get off work until 9:30 PM, if that counts for an excuse.   ::))

Fix dinner? Fix dinner? What's wrong with it?
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Post by: Jane on December 17, 2005, 07:32:05 PM
Sauce is cute-LOL

'night
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Post by: François de Paris on December 17, 2005, 07:37:57 PM
Sauce is cute-LOL

'night

Saucisse cuite??

No! No! Poached eggs with sauce béarnaise!

'nuit!
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Post by: Rodzinski on December 17, 2005, 07:38:52 PM
I dig Tomovoz's bear set-up.

Under are tree are a lot of Stitches. TPunk is a big Lilo and Stitch fan.

And an electric train.
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Post by: François de Paris on December 17, 2005, 07:40:41 PM

See last picture! Poached Egg Bragance!

http://www.chefsimon.com/bearnaise.htm
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Post by: FJL on December 17, 2005, 07:54:42 PM
Reminds me of the line "Don't get saucy with me, Bernaise" - from Mel Brooks' History of the World Part I.
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Post by: FJL on December 17, 2005, 07:57:53 PM
George - I did own a copy of the film at one point.  

But I think it accidentally got thrown out when we got rid of most of the VHS videos.

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Post by: Matt H. on December 17, 2005, 08:37:46 PM
Ah, different strokes. I adored Mary Martin.
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Post by: Matt H. on December 17, 2005, 08:40:25 PM
The calibration touch-up went just fine, and I also solved a couple of other set-up problems that have been needling me for weeks.

We then watched WHITE CHRISTMAS in glorious Technicolor (a SILK STOCKINGS reference).
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Post by: Matt H. on December 17, 2005, 08:45:49 PM
I didn't get to SUNSET BLVD. today as I had planned. Let other, shorter programs deter me. Maybe tomorrow.

May have to save CINDERELLA MAN for another day.
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Post by: Matt H. on December 17, 2005, 08:49:07 PM
A friend loaned me a movie called WHITE NOISE. I know nothing about it, but he assured me it was suspense without a lot of gore, so I guess I need to watch that so I can get it back to him.

That may have to take precedence over CINDERELLA MAN.
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Post by: Matt H. on December 17, 2005, 08:52:16 PM
Going to head for bed now.

Good night, all.
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Post by: Joy on December 17, 2005, 09:07:27 PM
Hi all!

I was trying to ketchup when I saw the John Spencer news... ouch, that hurts.  :(

Well, I'm finally off for the holidays, so I can come visit more often now!  Just wanted to stop in and say hey... I'll try to do more ketching up and then come back to hang out.
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 17, 2005, 09:33:07 PM
A SONG IS BORN  is coming on TCM....another Danny Kaye film that I like.  And I will be reviewing two of my FAVORITE films for the upcoming Scarlet Street.

It is very exciting to write about films I REALLY REALLY like - even if it is only 300 words for each!
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 17, 2005, 09:36:10 PM
I also like parts of STAGESTRUCK, but Susan Strasberg's performance is such a surprising and humiliating failure....and that English woman is grating beyond belief!!!

I think it would make some sort of Twilight Zone episode....the numbers of BK's address....if used as the numbers of his telephone.....call the ticket office of the THEATRE where his new play is being produced!!!

There are NO coincidences!  And to think, he was considering another venue!!
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 17, 2005, 09:37:45 PM
Time for bed.

Good news from DR RLP that he has arrived at his destination.

Lovely pics of BEARS from DR TOMovOZ.....

As for Dynastud - I think I saw this video advertised, but could not afford it at the time -
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Post by: Jrand70 on December 17, 2005, 09:38:15 PM
Still debating about watching ONCE UPON A MATTRESS....although I thought of using the title for my autobiography.
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Post by: François de Paris on December 17, 2005, 09:58:46 PM

Does anybody know what Hisaka is up to? She has not posted for over a month and that is quite unseemly....
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Post by: François de Paris on December 17, 2005, 10:00:58 PM

td has not posted for quite some time too!

And this jernt being "empty" right now, I'm talking to myself, waiting for myself to say something! Ah!
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Post by: MBarnum on December 17, 2005, 10:01:30 PM
I hope to have an interview in the upcoming SCARLET STREET, JRand55!! Woohoo!
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Post by: François de Paris on December 17, 2005, 10:01:53 PM

Oh, DR MBarnum's paying a visit, between two Bollywood epics!

Hooray For Bollywood!
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Post by: MBarnum on December 17, 2005, 10:05:24 PM
No one is ever alone, DR Francois!

I just finished watching OKLAHOMA, a musical that for some reason or other I have never seen. I enjoyed it. It was certainly MUCH more entertaining (IMHO) then CAROUSEL.

However, it still has not made me a fan of Shirley Jones.

On the other hand I thought Gloria Graham stole the movie! She was a riot!

And what is not to like about Gordon MacRae...he just makes me swoon.

Thank you DR Elmore3003, for the DVD!
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Post by: Joy on December 17, 2005, 10:08:05 PM
BK, sorry to hear about your food poisoning episode... I had it from some bad guacamole while on the road in Abilene, TX, and had to ride the bus for 6 hours the next day... and then when we got to the next stop, there was no drinkable water anywhere.  I had to get a ride 30 minutes to Walgreen's to get bottled water and saltines.  And do two shows.  Ugh.

It ain't pretty.  Glad you're feeling better!
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Post by: MBarnum on December 17, 2005, 10:08:43 PM
LOL! That is right DR Francois...and now I shall pop another Bollywood in!

It will be the 1949 melodrama NAMOONA.

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Post by: François de Paris on December 17, 2005, 10:20:58 PM
LOL! That is right DR Francois...and now I shall pop another Bollywood in!

It will be the 1949 melodrama NAMOONA.

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Boy! I'm just one year younger than this film!

Carousel is more "meaningful" I think than Oklahoma!

You swoon over Gordon? That does NOT surprise me! ;) :D
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Post by: François de Paris on December 17, 2005, 10:21:47 PM

Namoona: Anooman, backwards!
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Post by: Rodzinski on December 17, 2005, 10:29:35 PM
Caught the bulk of WHAT'S UP DOC? playing on the local PBS station this evening.  Probably one of the favorite films of my childhood.

A funny thing though is that the things I loved about it as a kid, the car chase and all the slapstick, do not seem that funny now, but the other things about it that I didn't get as a youngster seem quite enjoyable now.

And I don't think Streisand ever looked as gorgeous.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 17, 2005, 10:32:41 PM
Good Evening!

Well... I would have posted between shows, but I ended up heading back home between shows and working out.  I had slept in this morning, and just didn't have time to get my workout in before heading in for the matinee.  Sometime during the matinee, I realized that I had a nice three and a half hour break between shows, so...

I was very glad that I got my workout in today.  -Especially since I've been "indulging" a little bit the past few days.  -I have to eat my Opening Night chocolate some time, don't I?  ;)  In any case, I was thinking that I would make today my "off" day, but I'm glad it turned out to be an "on" day.  -The next two weeks will be the real "test" with all the Christmas goodies bound to cross my proverbial path.  -All in moderation.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 17, 2005, 10:35:59 PM
I'm toying with the idea of heading up to NYC either tomorrow night after the show or sometime Monday morning.  I don't have to go up for anything, but I'd like to go up.  We'll see.

Otherwise, I think I may head down to Richmond again for the day.  There are a couple of things I need to dig out of my storage unit - again - and it would be nice to get some of those things in my hand before Christmas.  -And then I'm also toying with the idea of heading up to NYC on Christmas Day.  My family mainly does Christmas Eve so...  This way, I could spend a good chunk of Sunday up there, as well as all day Monday and Tuesday morning.  Hmm...  Again, we shall see...
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 17, 2005, 10:40:33 PM
...And, of course, today, my Secret Santa at the theatre gave me a bag of Lindt Dark Chocolate Truffles - one of my favorites!  -Maybe I'll let what my scale tells me on Monday morning determine when I open that bag up.  ;)  *And last Monday, I have to say I was very happy with the numbers.  :)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 17, 2005, 10:47:12 PM
As for the Topic of the Day...

Ditto

;)

However...

I have to say, I did not like "Topsy Turvy".  I actually found it quite a bore.   But that may have something to do with my less than fervent adoration of the works of Gilbert & Sullivan.  I think I was turned off by some of the "crazy" Savoyards I've come across in my travels.

Compleat Female Stage Beauty I liked a lot.  -I still need to see the film version, "Stage Beauty" that came out last year.

Does anyone recall a movie that dealt with a group of unlikely people - perhaps an insane asylum - putting on a production of Mozart's "Cosi fan tutte"?  I remember seeing a preview for this movie, but I never got to see it.  And I can't remember the title.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 17, 2005, 10:49:21 PM
Well... Another matinee in twelve hours, and I really do want to get my morning workout done in the morning, so...

Goodnight.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on December 17, 2005, 10:50:15 PM
BK - Hope you had a good time at The Gardenia with Ms. Purl.  -And that the food was good too.

*Is The Gardenia that club on Santa Monica just a few blocks from the Hudson?
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Post by: bk on December 17, 2005, 11:17:21 PM
Yes, that's the Gardenia, very close to the Hudson.

Miss Purl was in fine voice and was sexy and beautiful.  My intention is to not keep much of what she did tonight (and has been doing forever), maybe twenty percent tops.  I really want to start from pretty much scratch.  She's wonderful, though.  Interesting folks in attendance - Carole Cook and hubs Tom Troupe, Ann Turkel (sitting next to Miss Barbara Deutsch and I, and looking quite beautiful), Stephen Bishop, Tom Bosley, and others.  The sidemen were my very own sidemen from our benefit, so it was nice to see them on bass and drums.  
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Post by: Jed on December 17, 2005, 11:33:23 PM
Glad the music arrived, Vixmom!
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Post by: Jed on December 17, 2005, 11:35:10 PM
All week, when I look in the digital cable TV guide, I see a listing for "TCB's Nutcracker."  Who knew the contents of Larry's VCR had made it to basic cable out here?
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Post by: Tomovoz on December 18, 2005, 12:07:39 AM
DR Jose.  "Cosi" is the movie - Australian of course! Toni Collete was in it.

"Stage Beauty"  For m ea good movie almost ruined by the heavy-handed score!