Thursday, April 30, 2009

THE SPLASH AWARD!

Okay, so I am quite sorry that I have taken so very long to respond to the great honors bestowed upon me by the inimitable Alexis of Ingrid Bergman Life and Films and the equally amazing Casey of Noir Girl.

They were both such lovely surprises. I was checking my e-mail at Heathrow Airport in London (on route back from Sierra Leone, Africa). And I got so excited. I was walking back to my group and they all thought something had happened, they asked me and I said..."My blog won two awards" (hahaha, they weren't quite as excited as me)....

Anyways, down to business:

"The Splash award is given to alluring, amusing, bewitching, impressive, and inspiring blogs. When you receive this award, you must:

1. Put the logo on your blog/post.
2. Nominate up to 9 blogs which allure, amuse, bewitch, impress or inspire you.
3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
4. Let them know that they have been splashed by commenting on their blog.
5. Remember to link to the person from whom you received your Splash award."


Here are some of my choices (although I wish I could give it to everyone!):

Graciebird (aka Harley) of Dreaming In Black And White
Harley is amazing! Her blog is super amazing too. I get so excited when I see a new post from her on my Dashboard because I know it will entertain me, make me smarter, and teach me a bunch of super-cool new words...;-)

Sarah of Cinema Splendor
Sarah and her blog are the very essence of this award. Her blog allures, amuses, bewitches, impresses, and inspires me! In fact, she inspired the very start of my blog. Sarah (Harley too) and I go way back to the TCM Message Boards. Sarah started her blog and asked for my input. I thought it was AMAZING! And that started me wanting a blog. So, for better or worse you have Sarah to thank (or blame profusely) for this blog. Anyways, Sarah and her blog are too loverly for words!

Lolita of Lolita's Classics
Lolita is cool. Quite enough said. Okay, a little more: Lolita is funny and clever and her blog is one of my absolute favorites. I would write more, but I used all the good phrases the last time I gave her an award. ;-)

Matilda of Matildas Delights
Matilda is fantastic. She writes so well and I adore her blog. Plus she lives in England...and that is an obvious cool-factor. ;-D Besides, she was so nice and encouraging to my blog when it first started that my blog-esteem went WAY up! Thanks, Matilda!

Kate-Gabrielle of Silent's and Talkies
Kate-Gabrielle does crazy-cool drawings and paintings. She's super funny. And I simply adore Eloise and Ramona. And her apartment posts. And her song of the week. And well, everything about her blog!

Nicole of Classic Hollywood Nerd
Nicole and I have amazingly similar tastes. And, I just adore all her posts. There is tons of variety, but with each post she has complete knowledge of the subject. Her current dancers theme is simply amazing. And love her new heading...ahh, James Dean...

Andrea and Kristine of On the Marquee
This blog is a new find, but I really like it. It is quite hilarious, and the posts are a definite joy. I love their "Quick Quips" and the other cool series they do. I am quite excited about finding their blog.

Thank you all for your great blogs!

-Millie

P.S. I have just discovered another great blunder I have made! WAY back in March, Emme of Songs I Sing gave my blog the Excellence Award! I never even acknowledged it! Please forgive me Emme...it was super-nice of you!

Photo of the Day!


Clark Gable and Carole Lombard...one of the infinitely amazing couples of Hollywood.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A little James Dean for the day...

So, here is another slide-show created by me and my little (just turned nine a few months ago) brother James. But, fortunately this one turned out SO much better (even if the music still seems a little strange)! James is so funny, he has this great adoration for James Dean...despite the fact that he's not even allowed to watch any Dean films. He even dressed up like James Dean in Rebel Without A Cause for 50's day at his co-op. He told me that he was hoping that maybe his teacher and T.A. would tell him different things to do, so he could exclaim: "You're tearing me apart! You...you say one thing and you say another...and you all switch back again". I seriously don't know where he get's this from....;-D

Anyways, he wanted me to share the slide-show with you guys...so here it is:

video

I hope you liked it!

-Millie and James

Photo of the Day!


A shot of Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer that I love...

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Photo of the Day!

The theme of the week is: Cute Couples


Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner...AKA "The Battling Sinatras".

Monday, April 27, 2009

Photo of the Day!

My theme this week is rather loose. I decided to just do photos of some of my favorite (and most photogenic) vintage couples.

First, one of my very favorite photos of one of my very favorite couples:


Prince Rainier and Princess Grace Kelly of Monaco.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Photo of the Day!


Clark Gable, Van Heflin, Gary Cooper, and Jimmy Stewart enjoying a drink and a laugh.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Photo of the Day!

The theme of the week is: Stars with a little drink...or two


Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart at the Mocambo Club in 1947.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Photo of the Day!

The next photo in the theme of the week: Stars with a little drink...or two

As per Matilda's request: Betty Grable with a couple of cocktails...

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Photo of the Day!

Continuing on in my theme: Stars with a little drink...or two


Audrey Hepburn with her fiance James Hanson. (Thanks for the info: Kate and Harley).

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Photo of the Day!

The theme of this week is: Stars with a little drink...or two


Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Photo of the Day!


Esther Williams on the set of Take Me Out To The Ball Game (that title is still a pain to write...too many words)!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Coincidence? I think not.

So, I randomly was in the library today (I love going to the library, I'm there so much the librarians know me by name). And I checked the film books section to see if they had anything new. They did have a couple of new books. One of them looked semi-interesting so I checked it out. It's called: Flickipedia: Perfect films for every occasion, holiday, mood, ordeal, and whim.


The moment I started reading...I started getting creeped out. First of all, there were exactly three films I had mentioned to my mom as we were driving to the library: The Blue Bird (I'm one of the weirdies who finds it fascinating), Psycho, and The Awful Truth (the final two were mentioned because of the similar lines: "After all a boy's best friend is his mother"-Psycho; "I guess it's true what they say: a man's best friend is his mother"-The Awful Truth). I open the book, to a section of films to watch on Mother's Day. Each section is introduced by a quote...guess what quote? "A boys best friend is his mother" as said by Norman Bates. Next I look at a section of films to watch with kids...The Blue Bird is singled out as one of few. Almost immediately after that I look at a section of films to watch on one's anniversary: The Awful Truth is suggested.

That was weird enough, but it was about to take turn for the weirder.

I looked at a chapter titled: "Sick Day". It deals with films to watch when your sick. It lists ten or twelve (and remember this is not just "old movies" but films of all time). One of those listed is Laura, the winner of my last poll on "what would you want to watch when your sick".

By then I'm just laughing. It's like some weird Twilight Zone thing or something.

A few chapters later I was looking at the very strange section titled "Childbirth". I was just gonna skip over it, when I saw the first film on the list, none other than....Pride & Prejudice (1940). The very film my mother watched the day I was born.

Hahaha, it's so weird. I'm almost too freaked out to continue on in the book ;-D. Just kidding. It's actually a pretty good book. Rather amusing and an enjoyable read.

But, boy those coincidences....

Photo of the Day!


A completely enchanting (to borrow from Raquelle) shot of Orson Welles, Rita Hayworth, and their daughter playing around the house.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

The Results Are In...

The results to my poll: "If you were sick which film would you want to watch?" are in.

Coming in last place with 0 votes was the only silent on the list: City Lights



Four other films managed to sneak by with 1 vote each:

All About Eve (I have a hunch this one was saved by Lolita)


Casablanca


Singin' In The Rain (My youngest brother wishes to express his thanks to the person who voted)


His Girl Friday (This one tops the list of my favorite comedies and I often watch it when I am sick, but it's not my absolute, absolute favorite sick film.)


The next candidate, Anything Hitchcock got a little farther with 2 votes. I know it isn't exactly a single film, but really it is hard to choose just one Hitchcock to watch!


Two films received 3 votes each:

The Thin Man


And Roman Holiday


The grandest epic ever made (and one of my personal least favorites) Gone With The Wind finished with a respectable 4 votes.


Coming in second place with 5 votes is It Happened One Night


And the winner with an impressive 7 votes (considering how many choices there were) is none other than the fabulous film noir:

Laura


I actually don't remember which one I voted for. It was either IHON or Laura. Both are indispensable when I'm sick. As are many of those on the above list. I tried to include films from many genres: Comedy, drama, epic, musical, Hitchcock (truly his own genre), romance, film noir.

Hope to see you again in my next poll!

Photo of the Day!


Cyd Charisse, looking absolutely gorgeous!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Photo of the Day!

I'm back! It's 12:13am right now. I just got back from the airport fifteen minutes ago. I've been up and traveling for 50 hours now...with a few short naps on the flights, so I should probably go to bed...hahaha!

Anyways, this is how I feel right now:



Audrey Hepburn.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Hey!

Hey, guys! I'm in a internet cafe in Sierra Leone. Hahaha, I'm in Africa, yet the key board is British and all the web pages show up in Italian! ;-D

Great trip so far...getting a lot done! Be back on the 17th!


-Millie

Friday, April 3, 2009

Farewell my blogging acquaintances



Alright, so I put this off until the last possible moment (seriously I am leaving super-early tomorrow and need to go to bed soon). But, I will be gone until the 16th. I am going to Sierra Leone, Africa (the poorest country in the world and the least livable according to the U.N.). I will be pretty much just playing with the kids the whole time (some others in my group will be building a school, but my asthma stops me from helping very much)!

It's gonna be a great experience and I am quite excited!

And, expect a Photo of the Day, directly on the 17th!

Photo of the Day!


Beautiful Ingrid, with an umbrella.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

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