Saturday, August 29, 2009

~A Lot Like Love...Week-End

The week-end is here again my dear bloggers. So what treat do I have for you? How about "A Lot Like Love"?
While flying from Los Angeles to New York, the "good boy" Oliver Martin (Ashton Kutcher) meets the "bad girl" Emily Friehl (Amanda Peet) and they have sex in the restroom. They stay together along the day in New York, when Oliver discloses the planning of his life - his future career, successful job and then raising a family. He gives the phone number of his mother to Emily and asks her to call seven years later to check. For seven years, they occasionally meet each other, and in the end, their relationship becomes love.

With A Lot Like Lemon Sobet....|

Lemon Sorbet

From Country Living
This recipe has been tested by Country Living

INGREDIENTS conv. chart U.S. Metric
10 sprig(s) mint, stemmed
4 teaspoon(s) mint sprigs, finely chopped
3 sprig(s) thyme
3 cup(s) sugar
3 cup(s) lemon juice
1 teaspoon(s) lemon zest, finely grated

1. Combine 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar in three small saucepans. Add the mint leaves to one pan and the thyme sprigs to another. Bring all three to a boil, remove from the heat, and steep for 12 minutes. Strain each steeping mixture into a separate bowl, stir 1 cup lemon juice into each, and cool completely. Process each batch separately -- starting with plain and ending with thyme -- in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions for sorbet. Stir the finely chopped mint into the mint-infused sorbet once it has set. Stir the lemon zest into the plain lemon mixture when it has set. Place a film of plastic wrap directly on the sorbet surface in an airtight container and freeze until firm -- about 1 hour.


In your quest for great zest, seek lemons that are plump and heavy for their size. Bright yellow fruits with glossy, fine-grained skin are the juiciest. Timesaver: Slightly soften 2 cups of your favorite lemon sorbet and stir in the finely chopped mint or fresh-grated lemon zest.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

~Sunday in My City

Here's a fun game brought to you by Unknown Mami. Where you post pics from where you live. Make sure to stop my her blog & check them all out.Have a great Sunday!

Unknown Mami

~Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?

Friday, August 21, 2009

~Warhol's Junk Becomes Inspirational Treasure

Well I has going to clean my house today but, now...LOL Anyone want 1 worn out flip flip, some old magazines, and some junk mail? I don't want to wreck someones inspiration. :)
Warhol's Junk Becomes Inspirational Treasure

this photo taken on Aug. 13, 2009, notes from Barbara Walters, left, and Liz Smith that were found in one of Andy Warhol's time capsules wait to be catalogued at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. [AP]

Associated Press

August 19, 2009

PITTSBURGH – A cardboard lid is lifted and four archivists peer inside. A postal box from Paris. Who sent it? A piece of crusty wedding cake. Whose? Another box: $17,000 in cash. Yet another: An autographed picture of a naked Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

These are some of the many items workers have uncovered as they sift through 610 cardboard boxes, filing cabinets and even a shipping container filled with what would be considered junk by most people but has a whole different meaning since it was collected by pop artist Andy Warhol.

The archivists, hired with $600,000 from the Andy Warhol Foundation and several other smaller grants, have six years to comb through everything from taxi cab receipts to fan mail, meticulously cataloguing, photographing and, when possible, researching the often bizarre items before entering them into a database.

“He really didn’t like organization and there would be several boxes going at a time,” says Matt Wrbican, who is overseeing the cumbersome project.

Now the spouses of the 19 heads of states and representatives of the European Union coming to Pittsburgh in September for the Group of 20 global economic summit may also get a peek at the papers, stamps, photos, gifts and nicknacks that made up Warhol’s life.
See more items found in Andy Warhol’s Time Capsul.

“I would like to give them a Warhol experience,” says Thomas Sokolowski, director of The Andy Warhol Museum, who will host the spouses for lunch during the Sept. 24-25 summit.

The idea, he says, is to give them white smocks and gloves, just as the archivists wear, and a box to sift through.

The White House hasn’t decided whether to go for it, he says, and if it does, any boxes would be vetted in advance to ensure nothing crops up that is offensive – such as porn – or truly disgusting – like the oozing, decades-old soup cans Warhol often dumped inside.

Warhol was never one to throw things away, Wrbican says. In fact, when he died in 1987 at 58, his four-story Manhattan townhouse was packed with stuff: shopping bags filled with antiques, clothes, books and other artifacts from his daily expeditions, boxes, piles of furniture and even a drawer of gems worth $1 million.

“The only rooms that looked like a normal house were the bathroom and the kitchen,” says Wrbican, who has been going through the artist’s things since 1991.

However, there was no rhyme or reason to the collecting until about 1973. That’s when a Warhol associate suggested the artist carry a box around to dump things inside. Each “time capsule” was filled, taped shut, dated and sent to a New Jersey storage facility.

In the 18 months since the project began, the archivists have opened 177 boxes – each with an average of 400 items, some with as many as 1,200. Today, Wrbican said, just one of the boxes is insured for the amount of money the time capsule collection was appraised at a few years after Warhol’s death.
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In September, the archivists will begin blogging about the “Object of the Week.”

What could appear: Wrbican’s favorite, a mummified human foot belonging to an ancient Egyptian; a Ramones’ 45 record signed by the punk rock band’s lead singer Joey Ramone, found by cataloger Marie Elia; or the orange nutbread cataloger Liz Scott discovered – sent to Warhol by one of his Pittsburgh-area cousins with a note telling him to enjoy it with a cup of coffee.

“So he just threw it in a box,” Scott laughs, twisting her face to describe the tangy smell that wafted out of the box.

So, you’re wondering, whose wedding cake was it? Caroline Kennedy’s – married in 1986 to Edwin Schlossberg. And where is it? The trash.

And how did Warhol come to possess a naked poster of Jackie O signed, “For Andy, with enduring affection, Jackie Montauk”?

As it happens, says Wrbican – who along with other researchers authenticated the signature through handwriting comparisons – Onassis was a frequent visitor to Warhol’s Montauk, N.Y., beachfront estate.

So, after her second husband, Aristotle Socrates Onassis, got a paparazzi to take pictures of her skinny-dipping and it landed in the hands of Larry Flynt, who turned it into a poster for his porn magazine, Hustler, Jackie O sent a copy – likely as a joke – to Warhol, Wrbican said.

“I really doubted it was her signature at first,” he says. “But it really matches her writing.”

~Paris When It Sizzles...Week-End

Happy Friday everyone! For this week-end I bring you the one, the only Audrey Hepburn in "Paris When It Sizzles".
Hollywood producer Alexander Meyerheimer has hired drunken writer Richard Benson to write his latest movie. Benson has been holed up in a Paris apartment supposedly working on the script for months, but instead has spent the time living it up. Benson now has just two days to the deadline and thus hires a temporary secretary, Gabrielle Simpson, to help him complete it in time.

What sounds yummy with this tasty movie? How about French Vanilla Sizzling Fried Ice Cream :)

2 slices bread, crusts trimmed off
2 2-oz. scoops French Vanilla ice cream
1 cup flour
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
Oil for deep frying

Place scoop of ice cream onto each piece of bread. Fold bread around ice cream, wrap in plastic wrap and form into a ball. Place balls in freezer for two hours and then remove. Combine flour, water, and sugar and whisk until dissolved. Dredge each ice cream ball mixture until thoroughly covered and place into hot oil, turning as necessary for even browning. Remove from deep fryer, cut in half and serve. Garnish with fresh berries, warm honey or chocolate syrup if desired.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

~3 Birds

I put my IPOD on shuffle today and this song came on. Amazing after all these years how this song stands the test of time and just makes you feel good. So this goes out to any of you out there having a bad day, week , month or year."Don't Worry about a Thing...."

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

~Fashionable TV

As Summer wears me down in the Tucson heat I can't help but, being happy of the return of 2 of the most fashionable shows on television. First this week was the return of Mad Men. Set in 1960s New York, the sexy, stylized and provocative AMC drama Mad Men follows the lives of the ruthlessly competitive men and women of Madison Avenue advertising, an ego-driven world where key players make an art of the sell.

Then returning Aug. 20 th is Season 6 of Project Runway. Hopefully these 2 shows will help me make it through these next few months of Summer.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

~Cactus Flower...Week-End

I have been super busy the last few weeks & haven't blogger much but, I did want to give you a week-end movie. This week-end I give you "Cactus Flower". I'm pretty sure more of you out there haven't see this little gem .
"Cactus Flower"1969
A middle-aged dentist finds himself wild about a kooky young girl, while his nurse/assistant finds herself falling in love with him. Stars Walter Matthau, Ingrid Bergman, and Goldie Hawn. The film is adapted from an earlier Broadway stage play, written by Abe Burrows, which in turn was based upon the French play Fleur de cactus. The film was the seventh highest grossing film of 1970.

and your eats...
Ingrid Bergman Blueberry-Lavender Ice Cream
From Country Living
3 cup(s) heavy cream
1 cup(s) whole milk
1 tablespoon(s) dried lavender flowers
8 large egg yolks
1/2 cup(s) sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract
1 cup(s) blueberries


1. Make the ice-cream base: Scald the cream, milk, and lavender flowers in a medium saucepan. Remove pan from heat, cover, and allow to steep for 30 minutes. Fill a large bowl halfway with water and ice and set aside. Strain the mixture back into the saucepan and heat just until it reaches a boil. Whisk the egg yolks and sugar in a large bowl until they become thick and pale. Whisking constantly, add the hot milk in a slow, steady stream to the yolk mixture. Return the mixture to the saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly using a wooden spoon, until the mixture coats the back of the spoon -- about 2 minutes. Immediately remove from heat, strain, and cool completely in the prepared ice bath. Stir in the vanilla extract.
2. Make the ice cream: Process in an ice-cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions. Transfer to a medium bowl and fold in the blueberries. Cover completely by placing plastic wrap directly on the ice cream surface and store in freezer for up to 1 week.

Two of summer's pretty purple beauties — plump, juicy blueberries and fragrant lavender blossoms — join with cream, eggs, and sugar to make rich French-custard-style Blueberry-Lavender Ice Cream. To take advantage of the entire berry season, consider substituting blackberries for blueberries.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

~Aug. TCM Tevo Alert

Aug. 9th.

9:00am [Comedy] My Favorite Wife (1940)
A shipwrecked woman is rescued just in time for her husband's re-marriage.
Cast: Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Randolph Scott, Gail Patrick Dir: Garson Kanin BW-88 mins, TV-G

10:45am [Comedy] Awful Truth, The (1937)
A divorced couple keeps getting mixed up in each other's love lives.
Cast: Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Ralph Bellamy, Alexander D'Arcy Dir: Leo McCarey BW-91 mins, TV-PG

12:30pm [Comedy] Bachelor And The Bobby-Soxer, The (1947)
A teenage girl's crush on a playboy spells trouble, particularly when he falls for her older sister.
Cast: Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Shirley Temple, Rudy Vallee Dir: Irving Reis BW-95 mins, TV-G

2:15pm [Comedy] Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)
A New York businessman's dream of a country home is shattered when he buys a tumbledown rural shack.
Cast: Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Melvyn Douglas, Reginald Denny Dir: H. C. Potter BW-94 mins, TV-G

4:00pm [Comedy] Father Goose (1964)
A WWII drifter finds himself protecting schoolgirls and their beautiful teacher.
Cast: Cary Grant, Leslie Caron, Trevor Howard, Jack Good Dir: Ralph Nelson C-116 mins, TV-G

6:00pm [Suspense/Mystery] To Catch a Thief (1955)
A retired cat burglar fights to clear himself of a series of Riviera robberies committed in his style.

8:00pm [Drama] Notorious (1946)
A U.S. agent recruits a German expatriate to infiltrate a Nazi spy ring in Brazil.
Cast: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains, Louis Calhern Dir: Alfred Hitchcock BW-101 mins, TV-PG

10:00pm [Comedy] Houseboat (1958)
An Italian socialite on the run signs on as housekeeper for a widower with three children.
Cast: Cary Grant, Sophia Loren, Martha Hyer, Harry Guardino Dir: Melville Shavelson C-110 mins, TV-G

12:00am [Drama] Crisis (1950)
An American doctor gets caught in the middle of a revolution when he's forced to operate on a South American dictator.
Cast: Cary Grant, Jose Ferrer, Paula Raymond, Signe Hasso Dir: Richard Brooks BW-96 mins, TV-G
Cast: Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis, John Williams Dir: Alfred Hitchcock C-106 mins, TV-G

10:00pm [Comedy] Houseboat (1958)
An Italian socialite on the run signs on as housekeeper for a widower with three children.
Cast: Cary Grant, Sophia Loren, Martha Hyer, Harry Guardino Dir: Melville Shavelson C-110 mins, TV-G

12:00am [Drama] Crisis (1950)
An American doctor gets caught in the middle of a revolution when he's forced to operate on a South American dictator.
Cast: Cary Grant, Jose Ferrer, Paula Raymond, Signe Hasso Dir: Richard Brooks BW-96 mins, TV-G

2:00am [Crime] Mr. Lucky (1943)
A gambling-ship owner is out to fleece a beautiful society woman, but falls in love.
Cast: Cary Grant, Laraine Day, Charles Bickford, Gladys Cooper Dir: H. C. Potter BW-100 mins, TV-G

4:00am [Comedy] Walk, Don't Run (1966)
Set during the Tokyo Olympics, one of three unlikely housemates plays matchmaker with the other two.
Cast: Cary Grant, Samantha Eggar, Jim Hutton, John Standing Dir: Charles Walters C-114 mins, TV-G

Aug. 11

8:00am [Suspense/Mystery] Secret People, The (1952)
A refugee gets mixed up in a plot to assassinate the dictator who killed her father.
Cast: Valentina Cortese, Serge Reggiani, Charles Goldner, Audrey Hepburn Dir: Thorold Dickinson BW-95 mins

10:00am [Drama] Children's Hour, The (1961)
A malicious student tries to destroy the teachers at a girls' school.
Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine, James Garner, Miriam Hopkins Dir: William Wyler BW-108 mins, TV-PG

12:00pm [Drama] Nun's Story, The (1959)
A headstrong girl fights the strictures of the Catholic church in Europe and the Belgian Congo.
Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Peter Finch, Dame Edith Evans, Dame Peggy Ashcroft Dir: Fred Zinnemann C-152 mins, TV-PG

2:30pm [Western] Unforgiven, The (1960)
Indians try to reclaim a rancher's adopted daughter.
Cast: Burt Lancaster, Audrey Hepburn, Audie Murphy, John Saxon Dir: John Huston C-121 mins, TV-14

5:00pm [Musical] My Fair Lady (1964)
A phonetics instructor bets that he can pass a street urchin off as a lady.
Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway, Wilfrid Hyde-White Dir: George Cukor C-172 mins, TV-G

8:00pm [Romance] Love In The Afternoon (1957)
An aging American tycoon overcomes his inhibitions to court a young Parisian.
Cast: Gary Cooper, Audrey Hepburn, Maurice Chevalier, John McGiver Dir: Billy Wilder BW-130 mins, TV-G

10:30pm [Romance] Roman Holiday (1953)
A runaway princess in Rome finds love with a reporter who knows her true identity.
Cast: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert, Hartley Power Dir: William Wyler BW-118 mins, TV-G

12:45am [Drama] War and Peace (1956)
A young Russian girl fights to save her family during Napoleon's invasion of her homeland.
Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Mel Ferrer, Vittorio Gassman Dir: King Vidor C-208 mins, TV-PG

4:15am [Romance] Green Mansions (1959)
A young adventurer falls in love with a mystical woman in the South American jungle.
Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Anthony Perkins, Lee J. Cobb, Sessue Hayakawa Dir: Mel Ferrer C-104 mins, TV-PG

Aug. 13

7:15am [Musical] It Happened In Brooklyn (1947)
A returning GI and his friends try to make it in the music business.
Cast: Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, Peter Lawford, Jimmy Durante Dir: Richard Whorf BW-103 mins, TV-G

Aug. 14

8:30am [Drama] Paris Blues (1961)
Two jazz musicians deal with romantic problems in Paris.
Cast: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Sidney Poitier, Louis Armstrong Dir: Martin Ritt C-99 mins, TV-PG

2:00pm [Drama] Patch Of Blue, A (1965)
A blind white girl falls in love with a black man.
Cast: Sidney Poitier, Shelley Winters, Elizabeth Hartman, Wallace Ford Dir: Guy Green BW-105 mins, TV-PG

4:00pm [Comedy] Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)
An aging couple's liberal principles are tested when their daughter announces her engagement to a black doctor.
Cast: Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, Katharine Hepburn, Katharine Houghton Dir: Stanley Kramer C-108 mins, TV-PG

6:00pm [Drama] To Sir, With Love (1967)
A substitute teacher changes the lives of the slum children in his class.
Cast: Sidney Poitier, Christian Roberts, Judy Geeson, Suzy Kendall Dir: James Clavell C-105 mins, TV-PG

8:00pm [Drama] Raisin in the Sun, A (1961)
A black woman uses her late husband's life insurance to build a better world for her children.
Cast: Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, Ruby Dee, Diana Sands Dir: Daniel Petrie BW-128 mins, TV-PG

10:15pm [Comedy] Lilies of the Field (1963)
An itinerant handyman in the Southwest gets a new outlook on life when he helps a group of German nuns build a chapel.
Cast: Sidney Poitier, Lilia Skala, Lisa Mann, Isa Crino Dir: Ralph Nelson BW-94 mins, TV-PG

Aug. 15

6:00am [Romance] End of the Affair, The (1955)
A married woman cheats on her husband in World War II London.
Cast: Deborah Kerr, Van Johnson, John Mills, Peter Cushing Dir: Edward Dmytryk BW-106 mins, TV-G

8:00am [Epic] Julius Caesar (1953)
An all-star adaptation of Shakespeare's classic about Julius Caesar's assassination and its aftermath.
Cast: John Doucette, George Macready, Michael Pate, Louis Calhern Dir: Joseph L. Mankiewicz BW-121 mins, TV-PG

8:00pm [Romance] Affair To Remember, An (1957)
A romantic shipboard romance inspires a couple to promise to meet six months later.
Cast: Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Richard Denning, Neva Patterson Dir: Leo McCarey C-115 mins, TV-PG

10:15pm [Drama] From Here To Eternity (1953)
Enlisted men in Hawaii fight for love and honor on the eve of World War II.
Cast: Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, Donna Reed Dir: Fred Zinnemann BW-118 mins, TV-PG

12:30am [Drama] Hucksters, The (1947)
A war veteran fights for honesty in the advertising game.
Cast: Clark Gable, Deborah Kerr, Sydney Greenstreet, Adolphe Menjou Dir: Jack Conway BW-116 mins, TV-PG

Aug. 16

6:00am [Musical] Viva Las Vegas (1964)
A race-car driver falls for a pretty swimming instructor who wants him to slow down his career.
Cast: Elvis Presley, Ann-Margret, Cesare Danova, William Demarest Dir: George Sidney C-85 mins, TV-14

7:30am [Musical] Spinout (1966)
A singing race-car driver has to choose among three amorous females.
Cast: Elvis Presley, Shelley Fabares, Diane McBain, Deborah Walley Dir: Norman Taurog C-93 mins, TV-PG

9:15am [Musical] Blue Hawaii (1961)
A Hawaiian playboy defies his possessive mother to take a job with a tourist agency.
Cast: Elvis Presley, Joan Blackman, Nancy Walters, Roland Winters Dir: Norman Taurog C-101 mins, TV-PG

11:00am [Musical] Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962)
A Hawaiian fisherman is torn between a sexy nightclub singer and a nice girl with a secret.
Cast: Elvis Presley, Stella Stevens, Laurel Goodwin, Jeremy Slate Dir: Norman Taurog C-99 mins, TV-PG

1:00pm [Musical] Jailhouse Rock (1957)
After learning to play the guitar in prison, a young man becomes a rock 'n roll sensation.
Cast: Elvis Presley, Judy Tyler, Mickey Shaughnessy, Vaugn Taylor Dir: Richard Thorpe BW-96 mins, TV-G

2:45pm [Musical] Fun in Acapulco (1963)
A trapeze artist tries to use love to conquer his fear of heights.
Cast: Elvis Presley, Ursula Andress, Elsa Cardenas, Paul Lukas Dir: Richard Thorpe C-97 mins, TV-PG

4:30pm [Musical] Girl Happy (1965)
A rock singer is hired to chaperone a gangster's daughter in Fort Lauderdale.
Cast: Elvis Presley, Shelley Fabares, Harold J. Stone, Gary Crosby Dir: Boris Sagal C-95 mins, TV-PG

6:15pm [Musical] Clambake (1967)
A playboy switches places with a water-skiing instructor to find a woman who isn't just after his money.
Cast: Elvis Presley, Shelley Fabares, Will Hutchins, Bill Bixby Dir: Arthur H. Nadel C-99 mins, TV-G

8:00pm [Musical] It Happened At The World's Fair (1963)
A pilot's efforts to help a lost girl at the Seattle World's Fair lead to love.
Cast: Elvis Presley, Joan O'Brien, Gary Lockwood, Vicky Tiu Dir: Norman Taurog C-105 mins, TV-G

10:00pm [Musical] King Creole (1958)
A singer with a criminal past gets drawn back into the mob.
Cast: Elvis Presley, Carolyn Jones, Walter Matthau, Dolores Hart Dir: Michael Curtiz BW-116 mins, TV-PG

12:00am [Musical] G.I. Blues (1960)
An American stationed in Germany bets that he can make an icy entertainer fall for him.
Cast: Elvis Presley, Juliet Prowse, Robert Ivers, James Douglas Dir: Norman Taurog C-104 mins, TV-G

2:00am [Musical] Roustabout (1964)
A female carnival owner hires a hot-blooded young singer to save her touring show.
Cast: Elvis Presley, Barbara Stanwyck, Joan Freeman, Leif Erickson Dir: John Rich C-101 mins, TV-PG

4:00am [Comedy] Trouble With Girls, The (1969)
A traveling show's star gets involved in a small-town murder case.
Cast: Elvis Presley, Marlyn Mason, Nicole Jaffe, Sheree North Dir: Peter Tewksbury C-99 mins, TV-PG

Aug. 19

6:00am [Comedy] Having Wonderful Time (1938)
A New York girl finds love at a summer resort.
Cast: Ginger Rogers, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Peggy Conklin, Lucille Ball Dir: Alfred Santell BW-70 mins, TV-G

12:45am [Musical] Bathing Beauty (1944)
A songwriter enrolls in an all-girl school to court a pretty gym teacher.
Cast: Red Skelton, Esther Williams, Basil Rathbone, Bill Goodwin Dir: George Sidney C-101 mins, TV-G

Aug. 21

8:00pm [Crime] Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
The legendary bank robbers run riot in the South of the 1930s.
Cast: Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman Dir: Arthur Penn C-111 mins, TV-14

Aug. 23

6:00am [Musical] Harvey Girls, The (1946)
Straitlaced waitresses battle saloon girls to win the West for domesticity.
Cast: Judy Garland, John Hodiak, Ray Bolger, Angela Lansbury Dir: George Sidney C-101 mins, TV-G

1:00pm [Drama] Manchurian Candidate, The (1962)
A Korean War hero doesn't realize he's been programmed to kill by the enemy.
Cast: Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh, Angela Lansbury Dir: John Frankenheimer BW-127 mins, TV-PG

4:15pm [Musical] Reluctant Debutante, The (1958)
British parents try to prepare their Americanized daughter for her social debut.
Cast: Rex Harrison, Kay Kendall, John Saxon, Sandra Dee Dir: Vincente Minnelli C-96 mins, TV-G

6:00pm [Adventure] Bedknobs And Broomsticks (1971)
An apprentice witch and three war orphans try to prevent the Nazi invasion of England.
Cast: Angela Lansbury, David Tomlinson, Roddy McDowall, Sam Jaffe Dir: Robert Stevenson C-117 mins, TV-G

8:00pm [Suspense/Mystery] Gaslight (1944)
A newlywed fears she's going mad when strange things start happening at the family mansion.
Cast: Charles Boyer, Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotten, Dame May Whitty Dir: George Cukor BW-114 mins, TV-PG

Aug. 24

9:30am [Comedy] There Goes My Heart (1938)
An heiress takes a job as a department store clerk.
Cast: Fredric March, Virginia Bruce, Patsy Kelly, Alan Mowbray Dir: Norman Z. McLeod BW-83 mins, TV-G

11:00am [Romance] Mary of Scotland (1936)
Biography of the flighty Scottish queen who was brought down by love.
Cast: Katharine Hepburn, Fredric March, Florence Eldridge, Douglas Walton Dir: John Ford BW-124 mins, TV-G

8:00pm [Drama] Les Miserables (1935)
An obsessed policeman relentlessly pursues an escaped convict.
Cast: Fredric March, Charles Laughton, Sir Cedric Hardwicke, John Beal Dir: Richard Boleslawski BW-109 mins, TV-PG

9:45pm [Horror/Science-Fiction] Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde (1932)
Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of a scientist who unleashes the beast within.
Cast: Fredric March, Miriam Hopkins, Rose Hobart, Holmes Herbert Dir: Rouben Mamoulian BW-96 mins, TV-PG

11:45pm [Romance] Anna Karenina (1935)
Adaptation of Tolstoy's classic tale of a woman who deserts her family for an illicit love.
Cast: Greta Garbo, Fredric March, Freddie Bartholomew, Maureen O'Sullivan Dir: Clarence Brown BW-93 mins, TV-14

Aug. 25

2:30am [Romance] Wuthering Heights (1939)
A married noblewoman fights her lifelong attraction to a charismatic gypsy.
Cast: Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, David Niven, Flora Robson Dir: William Wyler BW-104 mins, TV-PG

Aug. 26

8:00pm [Musical] King and I, The (1956)
The king of Siam clashes with the British governess hired to teach his children.
Cast: Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Rita Moreno, Martin Benson Dir: Walter Lang C-133 mins, TV-G

Aug. 28

6:00am [Musical] Higher And Higher (1944)
Servants pass off one of their own as an heiress in hopes of winning her a wealthy husband.
Cast: Michèle Morgan, Jack Haley, Frank Sinatra, Leon Errol Dir: Tim Whelan BW-90 mins, TV-G

8:00am [Musical] Step Lively (1944)
Fly-by-night producers dodge bill collectors while trying for one big hit.
Cast: Frank Sinatra, George Murphy, Adolph Menjou, Gloria De Haven Dir: Tim Whelan BW-88 mins, TV-G

9:30am [Musical] Kissing Bandit, The (1948)
A timid young man is forced to follow in his father's footsteps as a notorious masked bandit.
Cast: Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, J. Carrol Naish, Mildred Natwick Dir: Laslo Benedek C-100 mins, TV-G

11:30am [Musical] Anchors Aweigh (1945)
A pair of sailors on leave try to help a movie extra become a singing star.
Cast: Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, Gene Kelly, José Iturbi Dir: George Sidney C-139 mins, TV-G

2:00pm [Musical] On the Town (1949)
Three sailors wreak havoc as they search for love during a whirlwind 24-hour leave in New York City.
Cast: Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Betty Garrett, Ann Miller Dir: Gene Kelly C-98 mins, TV-G

4:00pm [Musical] Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949)
A beautiful woman takes over a turn-of-the-century baseball team.
Cast: Frank Sinatra, Esther Williams, Gene Kelly, Betty Garrett Dir: Busby Berkeley C-93 mins, TV-G

10:30pm [Musical] High Society (1956)
In this musical version of The Philadelphia Story, tabloid reporters invade a society wedding.
Cast: Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Celeste Holm Dir: Charles Walters C-107 mins, TV-PG

12:30am [Comedy] Tender Trap, The (1955)
A swinging bachelor finds love when he meets a girl immune to his line.
Cast: Frank Sinatra, Debbie Reynolds, David Wayne, Celeste Holm Dir: Charles Walters C-111 mins, TV-PG

Aug. 29

11:00am [Comedy] Millionairess, The (1961)
When the world's richest woman falls for an ascetic Indian doctor, they plan a test to decide whose dreams will come true.
Cast: Sophia Loren, Peter Sellers, Alastair Sim, Vittorio De Sica Dir: Anthony Asquith C-86 mins, TV-PG

2:30am [Comedy] There's a Girl in My Soup (1970)
A womanizing TV star meets his match in an independent teenager.
Cast: Peter Sellers, Goldie Hawn, Tony Britton, Nicky Henson Dir: Roy Boulting C-96 mins, TV-MA

Aug. 30

5:45pm [Drama] Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
An idealistic Senate replacement takes on political corruption.
Cast: Jean Arthur, James Stewart, Claude Rains, Edward Arnold Dir: Frank Capra BW-130 mins, TV-G

8:00pm [Comedy] You Can't Take It With You (1938)
A girl from a family of freethinkers falls for the son of a conservative banker.
Cast: Jean Arthur, Lionel Barrymore, James Stewart, Edward Arnold Dir: Frank Capra BW-126 mins, TV-G

Aug. 31

2:00am [Adventure] Clash Of The Titans (1981)
A Greek hero fights a series of monsters, including the dreaded gorgon, to win the woman he loves.
Cast: Laurence Olivier, Claire Bloom, Maggie Smith, Burgess Meredith Dir: Desmond Davis C-118 mins, TV-14

Saturday, August 8, 2009

~Scent of Green Papaya ...Week-End

For this week-ends movie dear bloggers I give you Scent of Green Papaya a Vietnamese movie about a young girl, Mui, that becomes a servant for a rich family. The family consists of a frequently absent husband, a wife and two young boys. When the husband leaves, he takes all the household's money. As Mui grows up, the family falls on hard times, and eventually she becomes a servant for a pianist who befriends the family. That man is engaged to be married, but he prefers playing the piano to spending time with his fiance. One night, after blowing off his fiance yet again, the pianist sleeps with Mui. The engagement is broken off. The pianist starts teaching Mui how to read. A pregnant Mui reads to her unborn child.

And to eat...
Scent of Papaya Tarts

Papaya Filling

* 3 cups papayas (1 large or two medium Papaya)
* 2 cups sugar
* 3 tablespoons lime juice (about 4 limes)
* 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
* 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
* 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
* 2 tablespoons margarine
* 1 pinch salt


* 4 cups flour
* 4 teaspoons baking powder
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1 1/4 cups margarine
* 1/2 cup sugar
* 1 1/3 cups milk




Peel your pawpaw and remove the seeds. Cut up into chunks roughly 1 square inch. Place Papaya in a pot. Cover with water, add salt, cover the pot, and boil until soft.

When done, drain off the water and cool. Use a cook spoon to mash and force the papaya through a strainer.

Squeeze the limes and add the juice. Be careful to not add any seeds. Stir in margarine, vanilla, and cinnamon(or nutmeg).

Add 1 1/2 cup of sugar, stir, and taste. Slowly add remaining sugar to your taste. I use the entire 2 cups because I like it very sweet. You may not. Mix well and set aside.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Pie Crust:.

Measure out and combine flour, salt, and baking powder in a mixing bowl. Use a fork to cut the butter into the flour. To cut, you simply mash the margarine into small pieces while mixing in the flour. Cut and mix until the small pieces of butter are more or less spread out in the flour.

Stir sugar in the milk. Pour sweetened milk into flour mixture. Fold milk into flour evenly.

Use your hands to gather dough into a ball. Place on lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into four pieces. Use a rolling pin to flatten each piece of dough.

Divide it into two sections for easy handling. Roll the dough out flat on a lightly floured surface as shown in the photo. Use a large round cookie cutter to cut the dough into circles.

Spoon the filling in to the center of the dough and fold over. Seal the edges with a fork.

Grease and flour a cookie sheet. Place the tarts on the cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees until golden brown (about 20-25 minutes.)

Thursday, August 6, 2009

~John hughes R.I.P.

"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." ~Ferris Bueller

Sadly today the voice of my teenage years passed away of a heart attack. John gave me movies that I still can quote word for word to this day. He is will be missed greatly!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

~The Show

For some reason this song is running through my head today. Such a cute video!