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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Vacation! And Jean Harlow.....

I was going to take a picture of all the chaos around my house; and my pin-curled and covered with a scarf head...but I decided Jean Harlow is much prettier!

For a classic movie aficionado, I've somehow managed to avoid ever seeing a movie starring Jean; probably because my taste in classic film runs more to the mid-to late 40's Film Noir up to the early 60's; and poor Jean died at the absurdly young age of 26, in 1937 (a fact that I had to google, after trying to figure out why I had never seen a Harlow film). Last night, while folding laundry and packing, I watched a movie I had DVR'd; "Hold Your Man" which starred Clark Gable, whom I love. It was a very early film, 1933; and I was amazed to see the styles of hair and clothes, and how much life has changed (and not changed) in 78 years. The vernacular was too funny, several characters, including the train conductor said Cincinnati like this "sin-sa-NA-ta"; which is something I've never heard before and found interesting. Could those two people act or WHAT! The chemistry was amazing, I love Clark Gable and hated him in "Gone with the Wind", because I think it wasn't the best casting choice, both for the fictional Rhett Butler, who I heart, and Clark Gable, whom I also heart to pieces.

Anyway, I'm standing here in my kitchen, blogging; when I should be loading the car; but I wanted to pop in and post because I probably won't be doing a whole lot of blogging in the days to come. Although, who knows, I may blog my head off about Disneyland!

Have a great week everyone, and wish me luck while I drive for 16 hours with five children across the wilderness!


  1. I've never been to Disneyland. Only Disneyworld like 8 times (my mom drug us there for all our family vacays). We too packed everything up (into a station wagon) and drove cross-country to get there on several occasions. It's something that your kids will remember forever!! Enjoy your trip!!

  2. Brandi, I hope all goes well for you on your trip! So excited for your kids! I love Jean; she is just so fascinating. One of my favorite films of hers is "Libeled Lady." I think it's on Netflix live streaming if you have it. She was so spunky...On a side note, I am also an old movie fanatic; just curious...who would you have cast as Rhett? =) Can't wait to hear how everything goes for you!

  3. We made it! We're in a hotel suite bigger than our house and survived a nighttime drive through Nevada!

    Thanks for all your well-wishes!

    Liana; As much as I love Clark Gable, I firmly believe he was NOT Rhett Butler; I loved his charm and his dimples, but Rhett was darker; I read the book at 11, and it had a huge impact on me (obviously) ;D I would have cast Gary Cooper, who with his physical impressiveness and dark style would have made a perfect Rhett; if he had had a proper South Carolina accent; another reason I didn't like Clark!

    But, alas; I was born too late to shape film history!

    Have a great weekend, everyone!