Aw, aint it perty?! And it’s got booze in it too. The terrible thing about opening a bottle of sherry to use for a breakfast dish is the irresistible urge to have a couple of “tiny” glasses afterwards too. Still, it’s my “Mental Health Day” upon which I am supposed to do whatever I fancy. Alors, so be it!
I’ve been doing a little of what I fancy all weekend too. I have now watched ALL of the Planet of The Apes films, and indulged myself with Brief Encounter and Genevieve. I’d forgotten how much I love Genevieve. The scene where Kay Kendall gets up on stage is one of my favourite scenes in the whole of cinema. Or at least all of the cinema I have seen so far anyhow. Wish I had a Kay Kendall recipe. I love her.
Divine on the trampoline in Female Trouble is probably my ultimate movie moment but I’ve never seen a picture of this on the internet. I must learn how to do screencaps from DVDS so I’ll have an excuse to watch it again. Another of my favourite scenes is when Carol Channing busts out with JAZZ BABY in Thoroughly Modern Millie.
Maybe what all three of these have in common is the whole showing off thing. The kind of talents you imagine as a teenager you could surprise people by having. Playing umpteen musical instruments and doing a fabulous song and dance routine at the drop of a hat for example. No wonder Glee is such a hit. Mind you, I could probably do a passable impersonation of Divine on a trampoline…
I’m not just mentioning Carol Channing so that I can post my photo of me holding her hand, honest. I’ve just thought of it. In this picture she has just told Caroline and I a blue story about Tallulah Bankhead.
And Brief Encounter is so ENGLISH. Oh my goodness the deliciousness of British politeness. I love it when Trevor Howard says to Celia Johnson, “How awfully nice you are…” I’m going to end up like Celia Johnson I expect. Or probably more like Joyce Grenfell who was fab as always in Genevieve.
Thanks to all those who have let me know that the Silver Screen Suppers website has disappeared. I am trying to find out where it has got to and trying not to panic. Imagine if five years of blogging is lost… Lots of memories of lots of lovely breakfast, lunches and dinners with friends all gone…
Recipe from “A Treasury of Great Recipes”.