Saturday, December 04, 2010

What Saturday afternoons are made for #1

Right, it's been far too indie-boy/girl credible around here lately - what we need is a dose of some proper good stuff.

I know I'll be talking to the right crowd here - but really, can you honestly think of a finer way to spend cold and grey afternoons/your adolescence/a spell of unemployment than with a film, definitely vintage, preferably musical, always with a large mug of tea?

It's a lift-up joy in itself, and then you get the added shibboleth delight of talking about it with a small but archly knowing crew of fellow afficionados for years to come.
Bit like blogging really.

Ah, take it away, Doris: (she can't remember a worse December, and neither can I)

Listen: Doris Day - I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm (Buy)

This post is inspired by Davy's music to roast potatoes to series - consider it a Saturday afternoon counterpart. I feel an occasional series coming on. Next up, ooh, Rex?

P.S. I used to have this very picture in A3 cardboard prop-up format, as lemon as you like, fresh from Leicester market in the the mid 90s. There was a green Elizabeth Taylor one too. Both lost forever after an over-scrupulous charity shop clear out. Let that be a warning to you all.


  1. Curses! Now I want to watch Pillow Talk or Don't Eat The Daisies and they're not on! x

  2. Joan Collins in Land of the Pharoah just starting on 2, if that's any good?

  3. I think we both know the answer to that.

  4. (dickvandyke really)

    It's a fabulous picture right enough, Beth.

    It's the cleverly composed pearls and wedding ring that do just enough to stop her from being a 60s bleach blonde beach babe to reminding us how a lady needs to always keep 1 foot on the floor.


  5. this is the post i needed today. granted its sunday rather than saturday but still so true

  6. Today it's Avalanche Express - Lee Marvin, Russia, trains, the cold war - I'm liking it already.