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Re:FILLING IN THE BLANKS
« Reply #30 on: October 22, 2007, 06:10:50 AM »

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DR CASON!!!!!





*Would you like some Monkey Cake?  With a candle or two in it?  :)
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« Reply #31 on: October 22, 2007, 06:13:01 AM »

PAGE TWO MONKEY CAKE DANCE!!

*Just imagine a candle or two stuck in it. ;)

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« Reply #32 on: October 22, 2007, 06:13:21 AM »

And I'm off!!  To the gym that is...

Laters...
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Re:FILLING IN THE BLANKS
« Reply #33 on: October 22, 2007, 06:14:02 AM »

Happy birthday to DR Cason!
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« Reply #34 on: October 22, 2007, 06:14:06 AM »

Good morning, all! I am felling better today than yesterday, but I slept quite badly with an ongoing nightmare about trying to produce a musical for PBS.  Oy!

Today, I am indeed back to Toyland: there are several things I need to learn, such as whether or not conductor Max Hirschfeld had a possible space of time during his Broadway career to return to Germany and conduct Spielland,  the Berlin adaptation of BABES IN TOYLAND. Yesterday, on eBay I tracked down the 2-volume set of supernatural stories by Fitz-James O'Brien, whose 1859 story "The Wondersmith" was a primary source for the BABES IN TOYLAND libretto.  O'Brien was an Irish-American writer who died in the Civil War in 1862, but I was amazed to learn yesterday how much he's been anthologized in horror and macabre collections.

I've been reading Neil Gould's forthcoming biography of Victor Herbert, which is enormous (700+ pages) but I'm running into things I know are inaccurate and that worries me since it colors everything I'm reading.  The book is quite well-researched, but some of his undocumented comments, such as that on the size of Herbert's theatre orchestras on Broadway and tour, are so off base.  Now, while it's possible that Herbert wanted 50 musicians for NAUGHTY MARIETTA, which was written for Oscar Hammerstein's opera company, I have the documentation that the Broadway orchestras for IT HAPPENED IN NORDLAND (1904) and THE LADY OF THE SLIPPER (1912) had no more than 30 players.  According to the press releases for the 1905 second-class tour of BABES IN TOYLAND, the orchestra was around 20 players.  Mr Gould claims that Herbert's contracts required 34 musicians for the tours.  Well, maybe the first-class ones.

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« Reply #35 on: October 22, 2007, 06:23:03 AM »

                                           22?  22???

O, come on! He's forty, if he's a day!
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!!!!!!!!!!! Happy Birthday, DR Cason !!!!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #36 on: October 22, 2007, 07:01:49 AM »

DRJOSE - what did John Barrowman have to say in the elevator?  And what did you say?
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« Reply #37 on: October 22, 2007, 07:07:32 AM »

Happy Birthday DR Cason!!
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« Reply #38 on: October 22, 2007, 07:09:44 AM »

Happy Birthday CASON!!!

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« Reply #39 on: October 22, 2007, 07:11:18 AM »

Thanks DR SWW (and DR MattH) for clarifying my TORCHWOOD question. I was trying to figure out why i mis-interpreted DR MattH's post.

I think it was because:

DR MattH wrote:"I think there have been 7 TORCHWOODs which have aired (I could be wrong about that number). Weren't there 13 in the first season?"

To me it just sounded like you were talking about a second season and that you'd viewed the first.

But i guess what you meant was it aired in the UK already and is now airing in the US and you are up to 7/13. I didn't realize that the US also had a time delay (which i guess was where my confusion started).

We are up to 3/13. So i guess we are a month behind you. Here it airs on Fridays on the CBC.
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« Reply #40 on: October 22, 2007, 07:13:26 AM »

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Not what I won, but what I sold.

To finance my first trip to LA. I sold some of my Broadway playbills and programs.

I sold a touring program from Richard Harris' production of Camelot. By the time I saw it Robert Cucciolo (sp?) was playing Lancelot. I interviewed him for the radio show I was doing at the time.

Now this was years before he was doubg Jeckyl & Hyde on Broadway. I ended up selling it for $175.00!!!


It paid for my rental car and food.

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« Reply #41 on: October 22, 2007, 07:22:57 AM »

Good morning, fellow Dear Readers. Only one thing on my to-do list this morning, so maybe I can catch up on things around home today.
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« Reply #42 on: October 22, 2007, 07:25:12 AM »

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DR CASON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #43 on: October 22, 2007, 07:34:16 AM »

CILLALIZ-

How is KITTY CALLIE?
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« Reply #44 on: October 22, 2007, 07:34:52 AM »

Good morning!

Looks like the really hot weather is behind us for now. High in the low to mid 70s this week, and decent lows in the morning so we can stay cool and not have to use A/C.

It's overcast this morning, and we're supposed to have rain the next two days. That should be interesting since we're 14 inches below normal for this time of year.
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« Reply #45 on: October 22, 2007, 07:35:56 AM »

Ebay - hmm I've won tons of things.  

I think my favorite is a spoon I gave to Rupert Holmes when SWING was published.  The story is set at the 1939(or is it 1940 - can't remember) Golden Gate Expo and near the beginning of the book, a woman falls to her death from the top of the Tower of the Sun.  Was it suicide, was is murder?

The spoon I won was a souvenir from the Golden Gate Expo with the date on the back of the spoon. It has the Tower of the Sun at the top of the handle and the handle is a woman with long flowing hair who seems to have just jumped off the tower. I thought it was an amazing find.

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« Reply #46 on: October 22, 2007, 07:36:13 AM »

Rain predicted for today here, but right now the sun is shining.
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« Reply #47 on: October 22, 2007, 07:36:57 AM »

CILLALIZ-

How is KITTY CALLIE?

She is doing quite well, thanks for asking.  She has to take an additional pill twice a day and it is quite large for her.  This morning she had a look of shock and terror as she tried to swallow it.   I think it will get better
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« Reply #48 on: October 22, 2007, 07:37:17 AM »

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« Reply #49 on: October 22, 2007, 07:42:41 AM »

I spent the morning watching the best special feature in the Criterion/BREATHLESS set.

It's an 80 minute 1994 documentary called Chambre 12 - Hotel De Sude. The filmmaker Claude  Ventura spent 9 days traveling to the various locations in BREATHLESS and interviewing as many of the major participants as would talk to him (or who were still alive). Godard hung up on him, but he managed to find plenty of people still around (including Belmondo) who could give him little known facts about making the film. At the end of his stay at the hotel where the famous interiors for the movie were shot, the hotel is demolished, so it's the last record of that location in a movie.

Really a marvelous film in its own right and great to see these locations so many decades after the movie was shot.
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« Reply #50 on: October 22, 2007, 07:43:47 AM »

Today I'll try to get to the two TV shows from last night that I recorded (DEXTER, COLD CASE), but I have to start on the 4th season box set of THE L-WORD, a series I've never seen. I hope I'm not thoroughly confused coming in after the show has been running for three previous years.
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« Reply #51 on: October 22, 2007, 07:43:48 AM »

It is cold in the office today. We have good old fashioned radiators and they have started the boiler yet.   You would think with the temp getting down to freezing tonight...
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« Reply #52 on: October 22, 2007, 07:45:06 AM »

I've won 80 items on Ebay, but I can't say that any one of them is any better than any other. They were all things that I wanted and eventually won.
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« Reply #53 on: October 22, 2007, 07:46:29 AM »

I have those Fox horror movies and long to get to them, but I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel (a STARLIGHT EXPRESS reference), and possibly by the weekend, I'll be able to see one of them. I'll probably choose THE LODGER first.
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« Reply #54 on: October 22, 2007, 07:51:25 AM »

I may have to get this BREATHLESS dvd.....I am intrigued by DR MATTH's description of it.
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« Reply #55 on: October 22, 2007, 07:51:30 AM »

She is doing quite well, thanks for asking.  She has to take an additional pill twice a day and it is quite large for her.  This morning she had a look of shock and terror as she tried to swallow it.   I think it will get better

Can't you cut the pill in half or grind it up into a powder? Poor Kitty Callie. Good Health Vibes to Callie Cat.
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« Reply #56 on: October 22, 2007, 07:51:50 AM »

Someone was born on October 22, 1942, in Utica, New York.
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« Reply #57 on: October 22, 2007, 07:52:18 AM »

You guessed it!!!   ;D
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« Reply #58 on: October 22, 2007, 07:58:20 AM »

Good Morning! once again...

And I'm back from the gym. :)
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« Reply #59 on: October 22, 2007, 08:00:54 AM »

I need some of DR JOSE gym resolve.
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