Monday, July 23, 2012

Cut The Cake!

With my wedding already one month behind me, one of the things I am still reminiscing about is the cake. Oh yum! Wedding cake is always good, and when you are the couple of the day you get to cut it yourself!

Tyrone Power and Linda Christian
 Even the guy next to them wants a taste!

Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward:
simple and classic.

Rita Hayworth and Aly Khan getting down to business with a sword.

Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner cut their tiny 
cake after some beer.

I mean really, could there be a cuter couple?!

Jean Harlow and Paul Bern getting some friends to help out. 
(I spy the Thalbergs!)

Liz Taylor with Nicky Hilton, the first of many. 
Maybe the cake was the reason she remarried so often?

Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner. Nothing says, "ever after" like finger-less gloves, lace hoodie, and three tiers of sugar.

Everyday Alfred

Alfred: The Rolly Polly

Saturday, July 21, 2012

"Forever Darling" 1956

Hello friends! I am back from my honeymoon and what better film to watch than "Forever Darling" about a married couple. Throw in Lucille and Desi some technicolor and you have a
 cute picture about love and relationships.

Susan and Larry have been married for 5 years. Larry is a chemist working on a bug killing formula, and Susan holds down the house. Susan spends a lot of time with cousin and BFF Millie whom Larry can't stand. 

Even Amy, the maid, can't stand her!

Larry finds out he is packing up the wife and headed on a vacation/bug formula trial run trip and decides it is the perfect time to tell Millie what he thinks of her over dinner. Susan is left upset after a bed time fight about the evening. The couple yell and complain about the things they hate about each other.

Larry goes to sleep in the study and Susan sees what she thinks is a ghost. Or an angel. Or she needs to lay low on the booze. Suddenly James Mason appears and chases her around the room until she runs to Larry. She thinks she is loosing it, he thinks she is freaking out about their relationship and the next day things don't get much better.

Susan starts to see James everywhere and even goes to a shrink. After some long talks with her dad she realizes she has a guardian angel, who happens to look like James Mason. Now she's OK with it. 

As Larry and Susan try to work out some problems, James is there to give Susan support and advice, while Larry just thinks Susan is out of her mind. The time comes for the big vay-cay and Susan decides to be supportive and go along to help, thinking it might be a second honeymoon. First stop, Yosemite to camp out and kill some bugs!

What Lucy and Desi production wouldn't be fit without some cute comedy scenes? Lucy is in her prime as she tries to fish, helps pitch the tent, and has trouble in her sleeping bag.

The next morning it is time to try out the bug formula and find out if all of Larry's work was worth it. Things don't go to plan as the couple fight and capsize the boat. Luckily, James shows up to give Susan some life lesson advice and help to fix Susan and Larry's problems. 

This film was originally intended for William Powell and Myrna Loy, but it was shelved. This was the first Desliu film. Cary Grant was in line to be the guardian angle, but he wanted too much money. 

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Light The Fireworks!

Hello fellow Americans! This year for the 4th I am unable to celebrate proper, being that I am on my honeymoon out of the country...but that doesn't mean The Affair needs to go without celebration!

Jimmy doing his civic duty

Ann Miller, pledging her allegiance to the flag. Nice cuffs!

Looks like Joan forgot to run after she lit that firecracker!

Matches, Betty. You need matches.

Wow! Marilyn posing in a bathing suit...what a surprise!

Mary Pickford, showing off her explosives.

Happy Independence Day friends! 
Be safe!