Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Christmas Stitching - and a movie

Last night I spent working on my Ornament for the Christmas Ornament Swap. I am really enjoying making this piece and do hope that Staci likes it!! So no pictures yet but they will come shortly -

While stitching away you know there was a movie or two playing - Starting off the evening with a Rosalind Russell film - "Craig's Wife" - 1936 - a very good movie that was remade into "Harriet Craig" - 1950. It is interesting to see two really great actress' go at an identical part - and to see where the movies story lines are changed to accommodate different dialogue and issues. Both of these movies are good - but I think I like the performance of Rosalind better than Joan - probably because Rosalind was more the character and Joan was really playing hard edge Joan and not Harriet Craig.

This movie was followed by "Love Me or leave Me" - 1955 - a movie bio-pic where Doris is playing real life singer Ruth Etting. I have seen this movie before and really enjoy the music. James Cagney plays Ruth's "love" interest and eventual husband. Worth seeing for the musical production scenes alone.

Thank you so much for the help with the Halloween quote - Thank you Vonna for the offer of the BBD Book - but as soon as I saw yours I got one - and just love it!!

Thank you so much Michele - I have actually picked one of your suggestions!!! Now I need to chart that sucker out!

Kendra - I also really enjoy Oscar Levant - as his interpretations of Gershwin music is top notch!!

Thank you all for stopping by - those new and old readers - your the best!!!!!

Take care,
edgar

4 comments:

Carol R said...

It will be interesting to see which of Michele's 'quotes' you choose!

Vonna said...

It's a great book ;)
AND thanks to you Edgar...I changed my whole RR around to incorporate said quote because I decided I just couldn't "live" without it being on my RR....I tried it prior...and it didn't work out...and then after thinking more about it...well I'm gonna make it work!

Carmen said...

Hello Edgar, I really like too much your work. Your stitching is absolutely wonderful. You have a great teast. Greatings from The Netherlands. Carmen

Michele said...

lol Edgar, I just typed the words in, goggle did the rest :)

I can't wait to see which one you picked! There were definately a couple of them that I could "see" very clearly on a Halloween RR :)