Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A Movie Post

Gentle Readers and Dear Friends thank you so much for your kind comments about my stitching story and how I came to really enjoy this hobby.  I had a couple of emails asking if my mom or grandmother stitched - and the answer is yes and sort of.  My mom used to stitch much more, usually needlepoint pieces and the cross stitching she did was the printed linen kits - and my paternal grandmother was more a crafter than a sitcher.  She could turn her hand to just about anything she set her mind to - her favorite hobby was ceramics and even taught classes in Raleigh for a few years in the late 50's early 60's.  I have a couple of pieces of her stitching that I haul out every year during the Holidays that I love - I have posted snaps in the past of them and will again this year....  but not today.  :)

Last night I caught a great little film called "Vivacious Lady" - 1938 - starring Ginger Rogers, James Stewart, Beulah Bondi and Charles Coburn.  

The basic story is about a Professor from a very conservative college, played by Stewart, is visiting New York to fetch his happy go lucky cousin home.  Finding the cousin in a nightclub the professor runs into Francey, a headliner from the Club played by Rogers.  After a whirlwind romance they are married and on their way home to break it to his parents - The Professors father is President of the College, played by Coburn and his mother is played by that wonderful actress Bondi.  At the Station waiting is the Father and the Professors Fiance!!  Some quick shuffling and the cousin leaves with Francey and the Professor with father and Fiance!  The rest of the movie details the ins and outs of telling the parents about his new wife.  A fun film at about 90 mins - shown on TCM frequently.  An interesting tid bit about this film is that this was Stewart's first starring roll in a top film.

There you go sports fans - not much else going on.  Thanks for stopping by - do come again!!

Take care,


butterfly said...

Dear Edgar, thank you for telling us all about your films, since i have been a follower (not that long) i am writing down all the films in my writing pad and will try and watch them all, i love the old ones the best.
Have a great week.

Margaret said...

Oh, I've never noticed this movie before! Sounds like fun! I love Jimmy Stewart. I actually got to see him in person once, walking down the street. So cool! And my mother got to help his wife at the store she worked at once too.

DonnaTN said...

I'll have to keep an eye for this one. It sounds like a winner.

And This Little Pig said...

Both wonderful actors, will have to try and find it. Really love Ginger Rogers, what is the saying...

Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but she did it backwards and in high heels!

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