Friday, January 29, 2010

I'm so easily led astray

I didn't get any further than the picture of Olivia Newton-John in spray-on leggings but I'm told Scarlet-Blue tagged me on a meme "to share three classic movie moments that have, in some shape or form, made me buy things/do things/think things that perhaps I shouldn't have."

I'm not proposing to open a debate about whether or not I should have been having *those* thoughts about Fay Wray and Louise Brooks and Jacqueline Bissett in a wet t-shirt. Though I do feel kind of guilty about fancying Anita Harris in "Carry on Doctor"...

Bogie in Casablanca Being a failed romantic at heart I always fancied getting myself a white jacket so that I could do that brooding, mysterious "Casablanca" look. I was streets ahead already, after all. Well, I could do brooding and utterly baffling, which is pretty close.

The time came when I could go for it. I bought myself a white jacket. It looked great on the hanger. It looked great when I put the dark grey hankie in the top pocket. Honest. It did. I don't know quite what went wrong when I put it on.

We'll draw a veil over the white flannel trousers. If it worked for Basil Radford... Well, it didn't for either of us really.

I hate umbrellas. I loathe and detest umbrellas. I once bought an umbrella. Because...


And if you imagine I'm going to explain this one you're off your head...


I should be nominating a few people to follow this meme. Consider yourself tagged if you fancy a crack at it.

10 comments:

Gadjo Dilo said...

With you all the way on umbrellas. So did you buy a plywood chair after seeing Marlene Dietrich in Blue Angel??

Scarlet Blue said...

No Gadj, I reckon it was the hat...?
I'm right aren't I?
Sx

Lulu LaBonne said...

white jackets are great as long as you don't need to eat anything.

And Marlene well...

willow said...

I just picked up a set five Marlene Dietrich movies at the library.

Kevin Musgrove said...

Gadjo: umbrellas are buggers, aren't they?

Scarly: not saying. (-:

Lulu: this is another truth.

Willow: ooh.. what did you get?

Madame DeFarge said...

I see you more as George Sanders in The Picture of Dorian Gray. Quite why I'm not sure. Me, I'd be a munchkin in the Wizard of Oz. But I'd love to be Margaret Lockwood in the Wicked Lady

Kevin Musgrove said...

Madame deF: such flattery! (the postal order's in the mail)

Pat said...

I'm a stranger here myself. Why have I never been here before?
Tell me you didn't end up in black silk stockings?
And so Marlene was the original sitter on a chair backwards - not Christine Keeler.

Kevin Musgrove said...

Welcome Pat!

Elizabeth said...

That was definitely the wrong kind of a white jacket, Kevin. But you know it, of course.