“The quietness and the proud look of it; nothing very bad could happen to you there” Holly Golightly, Breakfast at Tiffany’s

There is lots about this movie that I love and I am very glad George Axelrod changed so much of Capote’s original novella – which was altogether a rather more real and depressing… Continue reading

Yeats and Marilyn

“Tread softly because you tread on my dreams” Someone who doesn’t know me terribly well was at my house recently  for the first time and as he existed the bathroom, well downstairs toilet,… Continue reading

Malice in Wonderland

Sorry that there are so few images – every time I try to add some my computer crashes so for now this is it – otherwise my laptop will be going for a… Continue reading

I love Lucy

Lucille Ball was born Aug. 6th 1911 in  Jameston New York. To get her away from a youthful and unsuitable – according to her mother- romance, she was enrolled at the John Murray Anderson School… Continue reading

“I cannot abide stupidity in myself or in others.” Ginger Rogers

Ginger Rogers is known for two things: dancing with Fred Astaire and doing everything he did, but backwards and in heels. He may have choreographed the dances, he may have been a phenomenal… Continue reading

“Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as its black” Henry Ford

Ford was apparently only joking when he said this, and in fact the Model T was offered in more than one colour, however a quick glance in my wardrobe would suggest, and confirm,… Continue reading

“I coulda been a contender” Marlon Brando as Terry Malloy in On the Waterfront

This line is one of the most famous movie lines of all time. It is used by people who in all likelihood have never seen the film, or any Brando film for that matter. Hell… Continue reading

“Sister is the sensible twin, she see things in black and white. Monty sees all the colours.” Nurse Wilke

  Despite my ever growing number of years on this planet, I am still surprised when people  see things as black or white, and who, despite their number of years on this planet, never seem to deviate… Continue reading

Jamaica Inn –

Jamaica Inn is the 1939 film adaptation of the Daphne du Maurier 1936 novel of the same name. It is known primarily for being both the last film Hitchcock directed before going stateside,… Continue reading

Rio Bravo

  Rio Bravo is a 1959 western with John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson and Angie Dickinson. It was produced and directed by Howard Hawks and was based on a short story of… Continue reading