Sunday, June 28, 2009


One of my Favorite songs...

~July TCM Tvo Alert!

Here's a few movies to watch out for next month...

July 1

9:45pm [Crime] Fog Over Frisco (1934)
A San Francisco heiress discovers her sister is hanging out with gangsters.
Cast: Bette Davis, Donald Woods, Margaret Lindsay, Lyle Talbot Dir: William Dieterle BW-68 mins, TV-G

July 2

9:00am [Drama] Pollyanna (1960)
An orphan's relentless optimism changes lives in a sleepy small town.
Cast: Hayley Mills, Jane Wyman, Richard Egan, Karl Malden Dir: David Swift C-134 mins, TV-G

1:30pm [Musical] Bells Are Ringing (1960)
An answering service operator gets mixed up in her clients' lives.
Cast: Judy Holliday, Dean Martin, Fred Clark, Eddie Foy Jr. Dir: Vincente Minnelli C-126 mins, TV-G

8:00pm [Musical] Wizard Of Oz, The (1939)
A Kansas farm girl dreams herself into a magical land where she must fight a wicked witch to escape.
Cast: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr Dir: Victor Fleming C-102 mins, TV-G

11:15pm [Comedy] Women, The (1939)
A happily married woman lets her catty friends talk her into divorce when her husband strays.
Cast: Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell, Mary Boland Dir: George Cukor BW-133 mins, TV-PG

1:30am [Comedy] Ninotchka (1939)
A coldhearted Soviet agent is warmed up by a trip to Paris and a night of love.
Cast: Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas, Ina Claire, Bela Lugosi Dir: Ernst Lubitsch BW-111 mins, TV-G

3:30am [Musical] Babes in Arms (1939)
A group of second-generation entertainers puts on a show to launch their careers.
Cast: Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Charles Winninger, Guy Kibbee Dir: Busby Berkeley BW-96 mins, TV-G

July 3

10:30am [Musical] Little Princess, The (1939)
When her father is reported dead in war, his daughter fights harsh conditions at her boarding school.
Cast: Shirley Temple, Richard Greene, Anita Louise, Ian Hunter Dir: Walter Lang C-93 mins, TV-G

6:00pm [Musical] Wizard Of Oz, The (1939)
A Kansas farm girl dreams herself into a magical land where she must fight a wicked witch to escape.
Cast: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr Dir: Victor Fleming C-102 mins, TV-G

July 4

3:30pm [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

5:45pm [Musical] Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
Spirited musical biography of the song-and-dance man who kept America humming through two world wars.
Cast: James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston, Richard Whorf Dir: Michael Curtiz BW-126 mins, TV-G

1:15am [Comedy] Philadelphia Story, The (1940)
Tabloid reporters crash a society marriage.
Cast: Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart, Ruth Hussey Dir: George Cukor BW-112 mins, TV-G

July 5

10:00pm [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.
Cast: Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis, John Williams Dir: Alfred Hitchcock C-106 mins, TV-G

July 6

6:00am [Horror/Science-Fiction] Psycho (1960)
A woman on the run gets mixed up with a repressed young man and his violent mother.
Cast: Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Martin Balsam Dir: Alfred Hitchcock BW-109 mins, TV-PG

8:00am [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

10:15am [Drama] Angels In The Outfield (1951)
The short-tempered manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates mends his ways in return for a little divine assistance.
Cast: Paul Douglas, Janet Leigh, Keenan Wynn, Donna Corcoran Dir: Clarence Brown BW-99 mins, TV-G

6:00pm [Comedy] Who Was That Lady? (1960)
A cheating husband convinces his wife his flirtations are actually spy missions.
Cast: Tony Curtis, Dean Martin, Janet Leigh, James Whitmore Dir: George Sidney BW-114 mins, TV-G

10:00pm [Drama] Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
When his wife leaves him, an ad exec gets a crash course in parenting.
Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Justin Henry, Jane Alexander Dir: Robert Benton C-105 mins, TV-MA

12:00am [Drama] Sophie's Choice (1982)
A concentration camp survivor resettles in New York City but can't escape her past.
Cast: Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Peter MacNicol, Rita Karin Dir: Alan J. Pakula C-151 mins, TV-MA

2:45am [Romance] French Lieutenant's Woman, The (1981)
Co-stars have an affair while filming the story of a doomed love.
Cast: Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons, Leo McKern, Patience Collier Dir: Karel Reisz C-124 mins, TV-MA

July 8

8:00am [Musical] Till The Clouds Roll By (1946)
True story of composer Jerome Kern's rise to the top on Broadway and in Hollywood.
Cast: June Allyson, Lucille Bremer, Judy Garland, Kathryn Grayson Dir: Richard Whorf C-136 mins, TV-G

10:15am [Musical] Ziegfeld Follies (1946)
Legendary showman Flo Ziegfeld imagines the kind of Follies he could produce with MGM's musical stars.
Cast: Fred Astaire, Lucille Ball, Lucille Bremer, Fanny Brice Dir: Vincente Minnelli C-110 mins, TV-G

12:15pm [Musical] Words And Music (1948)
Songwriters Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart search for love while rising to the top.
Cast: Perry Como, Mickey Rooney, Ann Sothern, Tom Drake Dir: Norman Taurog C-121 mins, TV-G

4:15pm [Musical] I Could Go On Singing (1963)
An American singing star in London tries to reclaim the son she gave up for adoption.
Cast: Judy Garland, Dirk Bogarde, Jack Klugman, Aline MacMahon Dir: Ronald Neame C-99 mins, TV-G

10:00pm [Musical] My Blue Heaven (1950)
A married song and dance team tries to adopt a child.
Cast: Betty Grable, Dan Dailey, David Wayne, Jane Wyatt Dir: Henry Koster C-96 mins, TV-G

July 12

3:15am [Musical] Paint Your Wagon (1970)
Two California miners share a gold claim and a wife.
Cast: Lee Marvin, Clint Eastwood, Jean Seberg, Harve Presnell Dir: Joshua Logan C-159 mins, TV-14

2:00pm [Comedy] Gidget (1959)
A young girl dreams of winning acceptance from a gang of surfers.
Cast: Sandra Dee, James Darren, Cliff Robertson, Arthur O'Connell Dir: Paul Wendkos C-95 mins, TV-G

4:00pm [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

6:00pm [Drama] Miracle Worker, The (1962)
True story of the determined teacher who helped Helen Keller overcome deafness and blindness to learn to communicate.
Cast: Anne Bancroft, Patty Duke, Victor Jory, Inga Swenson Dir: Arthur Penn BW-107 mins, TV-PG

8:00pm [Adventure] African Queen, The (1951)
A grizzled skipper and a spirited missionary take on the Germans in Africa during World War I.
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley, Peter Bull Dir: John Huston C-105 mins, TV-PG

July 14

6:15pm [Comedy] Harold and Maude (1971)
A suicidal young man gets a new lease on life when he falls for an 80-year-old woman.
Cast: Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort, Vivian Pickles, Cyril Cusack Dir: Hal Ashby C-91 mins, TV-14

July 16

6:00pm [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

July 17

12:45pm [Comedy] Midsummer Night's Dream, A (1935)
Shakespeare's classic about two pairs of lovers and an amateur actor who get mixed up with fairies.
Cast: Ian Hunter, Verree Teasdale, Hobart Cavanaugh, Dick Powell Dir: William Dieterle BW-143 mins, TV-PG

July 19

8:00am [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

6:00pm [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

8:00pm [Musical] American in Paris, An (1951)
An American artist finds love in Paris but almost loses it to conflicting loyalties.
Cast: Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant, Georges Guetary Dir: Vincente Minnelli C-114 mins, TV-PG

10:00pm [Comedy] Teahouse Of The August Moon, The (1956)
An Okinawan translator introduces U.S. occupation forces to the joys of local life.
Cast: Marlon Brando, Glenn Ford, Machiko Kyo, Eddie Albert Dir: Daniel Mann C-123 mins, TV-PG

4:00am [Musical] Hair (1979)
A young man joins a hippie commune on the eve of reporting for military service.
Cast: John Savage, Treat Williams, Beverly D'Angelo, Annie Golden Dir: Gerald Cotts C-121 mins, TV-MA

July 23

8:00pm [Drama] Of Mice and Men (1939)
A drifter and his slow-witted pal try to make their way in the West.
Cast: Burgess Meredith, Betty Field, Lon Chaney Jr., Charles Bickford Dir: Lewis Milestone BW-106 mins, TV-14

July 24

8:00pm [Drama] Karate Kid, The (1984)
A boy learns karate from a retired master to deal with school bullies.
Cast: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue, Martin Kove Dir: John G. Avildsen C-127 mins, TV-MA

10:15pm [Drama] WarGames (1983)
In search of the ultimate game, a young man accidentally hacks into the government's top military computer.
Cast: Matthew Broderick, Ally Sheedy, Dabney Coleman, John Wood Dir: John Badham C-113 mins, TV-MA

12:15am [Drama] Stand by Me (1986)
Four friends share a rite of passage on a long walk to view a dead body.
Cast: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell Dir: Rob Reiner C-89 mins, TV-MA

July 25

11:30am [Comedy] Beat The Devil (1954)
A group of con artists stake their claim on a bogus uranium mine.
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer Jones, Gina Lollobrigida, Robert Morley Dir: John Huston BW-89 mins, TV-PG

1:15pm [Drama] Birdman Of Alcatraz (1962)
True story of Robert Stroud, the prison lifer who became an expert on birds.
Cast: Burt Lancaster, Karl Malden, Thelma Ritter, Betty Field Dir: John Frankenheimer BW-149 mins, TV-PG

4:00pm [Romance] Knights Of The Round Table (1953)
Queen Guinevere is torn between love for her husband and Sir Lancelot.
Cast: Robert Taylor, Ava Gardner, Mel Ferrer, Anne Crawford Dir: Richard Thorpe C-116 mins, TV-G

8:00pm [Comedy] Night at the Opera, A (1935)
Three zanies turn an operatic performance into chaos in their efforts to promote their protege's romance with the leading lady.
Cast: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Kitty Carlisle Dir: Sam Wood BW-91 mins, TV-G

July 26

6:00pm [Comedy] Please Don't Eat The Daisies (1960)
A drama critic and his family try to adjust to life in the country.
Cast: Doris Day, David Niven, Janis Paige, Spring Byington Dir: Charles Walters C-111 mins, TV-G

July 28

4:15am [Comedy] Divorce, American Style (1967)
A bored couple drifts toward divorce, only to discover how hard the single life is.
Cast: Dick Van Dyke, Debbie Reynolds, Jason Robards Jr., Jean Simmons Dir: Bud Yorkin C-109 mins, TV-PG

July 29

10:30am [Drama] Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (1958)
A dying plantation owner tries to help his alcoholic son solve his problems.
Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Burl Ives, Jack Carson Dir: Richard Brooks C-108 mins, TV-PG

2:45pm [Musical] Funny Girl (1968)
Comedienne Fanny Brice fights to prove that she can be the greatest star and find romance even though she isn't pretty.
Cast: Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, Kay Medford, Anne Francis Dir: William Wyler C-157 mins, TV-PG

July 30

6:00pm [Suspense/Mystery] Spellbound (1945)
A psychiatrist tries to help the man she loves solve a murder buried in his subconscious.
Cast: Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck, Michael Chekhov, Leo G. Carroll Dir: Alfred Hitchcock BW-111 mins, TV-PG

8:00pm [Epic] Gone With the Wind (1939)
Classic tale of Scarlett O'Hara's battle to save her beloved Tara and find love during the Civil War.
Cast: Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Olivia de Havilland. Dir: Victor Fleming. C-233 mins, TV-PG

2:00am [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

~Best Wedding Toast Ever

Friday, June 26, 2009

~Dogfight... Week-End

This week-ends movie and theme is Dogfight With River Phoenix & Lili Taylor. period drama about a young man, naive in some ways and worldly in others, who learns an important lesson about the nature of beauty. In 1963, Eddie Birdlace (River Phoenix) is an 18-year-old Marine Corps volunteer who is about to ship out with three of his buddies for a tour of duty in Viet Nam. Planning a massive blowout for their last night in San Francisco, Eddie, his buddies, and a number of other Marines set up a contest they call a "dog fight." Each man contributes $50 to the pot, and whoever can bring the ugliest date for their meeting that night at the bar wins the prize. Not having much luck finding a suitable contestant, Eddie finds a plain and slightly zaftig woman named Rose Feeney (Lili Taylor), who works in a coffeeshop and dreams of a career as a folk singer. You can watch it all here online.

and your recipe to match is....

Summer of Love Strawberry-Rhubarb San Francisco Sourdough Coffee Cake

Active Time: 15 Minutes
Total Time: 55 Minutes
Yield: Makes 9 servings
This coffee cake is perfect with strawberries and tangy fresh or frozen rhubarb, but it's also tasty when you substitute 1 2/3 cups apple, peach, or cherry pie filling. To prepare the starter, you need to begin 5 to 10 days in advance.
For the Filling:
1 cup strawberries, sliced
1 cup fresh or frozen cut-up rhubarb
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
For the Topping:
1/2 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup chopped nuts
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cold butter or margarine
For the Dough:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cold butter or margarine
1/2 cup Sourdough Starter
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla

In a medium saucepan combine strawberries, rhubarb, and water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Combine granulated sugar and cornstarch; stir into fruit mixture. Cook and stir till thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat; set aside.

In a small mixing bowl mix oats, brown sugar, nuts, and flour. With a pastry cutter, cut in butter or margarine till mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside.

In a medium mixing bowl stir together flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. With a pastry cutter, cut in butter or margarine till mixture resembles fine crumbs. Mix sourdough starter, egg, and vanilla; add to flour mixture. Stir just till moistened. Spread half of the batter in a greased 9 by 9 by 2-inch baking pan. Spread filling on top of dough. Drop remaining dough in small mounds over filling. Sprinkle topping over batter. Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or till golden brown. Serve warm.

~Woman in Art

~Star in your own music video

I saw the first video on Under The Sheet-shhh blog. With a little research I found the company doing these cute videos. Check out the LOCKDOWN project as well as some of their videos.

Red Bull Music Video 2008 from LOCKDOWN projects on Vimeo.

The British Champs Family Music Video from LOCKDOWN projects on Vimeo.

B2K by Tim & Gendle from LOCKDOWN projects on Vimeo.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

~Homemade Carpet Freshener

I love making things myself at home & thought this was a simple & great idea.

• Homemade Carpet Freshener on RecipeZaar

* 2 cups baking soda
* 2 cups lavender, buds
* 2 cups rosemary
* Optional: essential oils in your own choice of fragrance

Just sprinkle it on and vacuum it up. Voila!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

~The Immaculate Heart & The Drink

This is the story of one of my favorite weddings. Not because it was the prettiest, or even the easiest . It was just that it stuck in my head as one of the craziest .

I drove up to the Immaculate Heart a tiny convent & church. Not having grown up catholic I had never been in a convent. Instantly I found it kinda of fascinating watching the nuns doing work all around me. One of these sisters showed me to the chapel where we would start the wedding rehearsal.

Now mind you at a catholic wedding your job as a wedding planner is to listen to the priest. Each one is different and likes things done in certain ways. They are the boss. They will tell you how the church part of the wedding will be done. Spotting the photographer (one that I have worked with tons of times) I walked over to her. Ann & I took our places in the back of the church waiting to hear from the priest. But, what we heard nothing could prepare us for.

Entering from the side of the church and taking his place at the pulpit. A tiny little white haired priest stood before us. Waving his hands he called us to attention. In a thick Irish accent he tells us "Here is how we are going to be doing this event. You will be here ON time. You are here for the couple. You will be in the moment. I don't want to see you smiling too much. If I see that I will know you are NOT in the moment. You are NOT thinking of the couple. Don't be showing up smelling of the drink. If you are smelling of the are NOT thinking of the couple . You are NOT in the moment. Now you GO."

Stunned & holding back the giggles. Ann & I were holding each other up against the door. Looking at each other "I guess we better GO" I say to Anne in my own Irish accent. Ann punches me in the arm & smiles saying"See you tomorrow be in the moment." Giggling I yell after her"and don't be smelling of the drink!".

Wedding Day! I show up early to over see the set up & to work on the flowers. The Father finds me inside the church. "As the groom & the groomsmen show up I would like to see them one at a time. Alone in my office." This is not common let me first off tell you. But, as I said the priest runs the show.

A few hours later the bridal party slowly starts pouring in. Finding the groom & his men in their tiny ready room. It was like a mini party going on in there. Now mind you weddings & "the drink" go hand in hand. Especially with the men. This time was no exception. In the corner the men were cheering each other on as they did shots of Tequila. Pulling the groom aside I inform him of the Fathers wishes. Panic lights up his eyes "what did I do?" "I don't know. What did you do?"I asked. Lining them up one by one I pop mints into each ones mouths. Scared out of their minds the each one entered the office like men on death row. Now to this day I still have no idea what he said to them but, they came out silent as the grave.

Leaving them to reflect . I went to find the bridal party. The woman were running around applying make up, fixing hair and everything that goes along with that. I love the Bridal room before a wedding. Generations of woman all in one room ,dressed in their best. Handing the Bride her bouquet I tell her it's time. We walk down the winding dirty road to the tiny chapel. Holding the Bride's dress up I walk behind her. Almost there I say start to say as she faints. This happens at times. So I jump into action. I tell one of the bridesmaids to get the Bride water and the give her some room. After a few encouraging words & a bottle of water we are back on.

Getting to the chapel I spy the next optical. This quaint little chapel only had 3 steps. 3 steps + a cathedral length train = wedding planner having to hold the back of the dress down the stairs & around the corner in order to not been seen during the brides grand entrance. The doors open the bride starts walking & I am being dragged across the lawn. Finally the Bride is almost down at the end of the aisle. I quickly shut the doors & make a mad dash to the side door of the church.

Entering I hear the Quartet is still playing not noticing that the Bride is in fact already down the aisle. I being waving like a mad women to get them to stop. Hiding of to the side the chapel is too tiny for them to see me. The wedding party looks like a horse shoe at the front of the church blocking the view the happy couple. I am forced at this point to crawl on the floor to play Wedding phone tag. Telling the first bridesmaid to remember to stand the right way and to tell the others to do the same. Finally having enough of all this the Father looks at the Quartet and tells them to "cut it. " Yet they play on. The Father rises up & yells"I said CUT IT." Fearing the tiny priest every one falls into line. The band stops playing & everyone is in the" moment."

By the end of the night I was hoping to be "smelling of the drink. " haha

~Julie & Julia

Anyone else really excited to see this one? I am :)

Monday, June 22, 2009

~Sandra Bullock's wedding dress from The Proposal

I just went & saw The Proposal tonight with a friend. Very cute & funny. Check out this article about wearing a family wedding dress...

Here comes the bride! I couldn't resist showing you a sneak peek of Sandra Bullock's The Proposal wedding dress. In the new comedy, which opens this Friday, Sandra Bullock plays Margaret, a type-A executive who forces her young assistant (Ryan Reynolds) to marry her in order to avoid deportation to Canada. When the couple plans an impromptu wedding in Alaska, Sandra's character wears a 1930s-style wedding dress that originally belonged to her groom's grandmother (the hilarious Betty White).

And as you can see from this "before" photo, transforming the too-large wedding dress into a beautiful bridal gown was anything but easy. "It was kind of an interesting design problem," says costume designer Cat Thomas, who actually created two custom-designed silk Charmeuse wedding dresses (one large and one small) for Sandra to wear in the movie (see the final version after the jump). Fortunately, the results paid off—in the wedding scene Sandra looks stunning in the altered version of the gown. "It's old-fashioned but updated and modern at the same time," says Thomas of the dress, which included romantic details, such as a high neck, that Sandra specifically requested.

Thinking of wearing your mother's dress at your wedding? Check out Cat Thomas's Dos and Don'ts for making a vintage wedding dress your own. —Kathryn Papanek

DO think about simple ways you can modify the dress. While specific alterations will vary depending on the dress style, a straightforward change (such as raising the hemline) will often modernize an old-fashioned gown.

DON'T wear a dress that doesn't suit your body type or personal style. "If it's something that's not flattering, then it's probably better to choose something that suits you better," Thomas says. "Your personality may be different than that of your mother or grandmother."

DO choose new shoes, hair accessories and jewelry. Thomas says that wearing modern accessories is one of the easiest ways to update a vintage gown.

DON'T try to alter a dress that's too small. "It's so much harder to make a dress bigger than it is to make it smaller," says Thomas. "It also gives you much less flexibility in alterations and changing the shape."

DO highlight your favorite aspect of the dress. "There's probably something about that dress that that you're attracted to," she says. Think about your personality and emphasize what you want the dress to say about you on the big day.

DO think about other ways to incorporate a vintage look into your wedding. Even if you decide that wearing an older dress isn't the way to go, you can still find ways to include aspects of your relatives' style in your wedding attire. Thomas suggests working embroidery from your mother's gown into your wedding dress or wearing a vintage veil.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

~Location Location Location ....The Wedding Planner

The love looking at picture of were movies where shot and remembering being there. So to start this off I thought I would start with The Wedding Planner...

• Presidio of San Francisco (GGNRA / Presidio Trust), San Francisco: Supposedly, on 26 and 30 March 2000, Crissy Field was a cover set for "Hospital", "Wedding Tent" interior, and "Front Door Entrance". I don't know if simply arrangements were made for it to be a cover set, or if it was actually used.

• City and County of San Francisco: Pier 7. Jackson Street at Hotaling Alley. Taylor Street at Pleasant Street. San Francisco City Hall. Van Ness Avenue. Lincoln Park Golf Club. Golden Gate Park's Music Concourse. Palace of the Legion of Honor. Montgomery Street at Union. Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive. Van Ness Avenue at Aquatic Park. Pacific Heights. Jefferson Street at Hyde. Pacific Street at Lyon. Grace Cathedral.

Pier 7 on the Embarcadero.

The Transamerica Pyramid rising above Hotaling Alley.

Jennifer Lopez' wedding offices and this newspaper rack
were filmed on Jackson Street, between Montgomery
and Sansome Streets, across from Hotaling Alley.
This was filmed on 28 March 2000.

View of Grace Cathedral from Taylor Street,
just north of Sacramento Street.

The rescue of Lopez by Matthew McConaughey was filmed on 19-20 March 2000 on Taylor Street between Clay and Sacramento Streets, at the base of Pleasant Street.

McConaughey's office was filmed in San Francisco City Hall.

This view of the Bay Bridge is from Pier 7.

They just exited a building on the east side of the 500 block of Van Ness Avenue, between Golden Gate and McAllister.

Over 225 extras were used in these scenes filmed on 29 March 2000 at the Music Concourse in Golden Gate Park.

The flower market was set up for filming at the Palace of the Legion of Honor.

The exterior of J.Lo's home was filmed on Montgomery Street, just south of Union Street on Telegraph Hill.

The exterior of the Polk Street / Goodlett Place entrance of San Francisco City Hall.

An interior shot of San Francisco City Hall.

Shot on Hagiwara Drive in Golden Gate Park, you can just barely see the Japanese Tea Gardens in the background.

In real life, after leaving Golden Gate Park, McConaughey couldn't possibly have ended up here, caught in a traffic jam that is coming away from a dead end at the foot of Van Ness Avenue where it meets San Francisco Bay!

This looks like the house at Broadway & Baker.

On 15 March 2000, the AIDS ride was filmed westbound on Jefferson Street at the foot of Hyde Street near Aquatic Park.

South on Hyde Street from Pacific Street.

East on Pacific Avenue, between Presidio & Lyon Streets.

This deleted scene was filmed on the steps of Grace Cathedral on Nob Hill.

This deleted scene was filmed in Colma, probably at the Italian Cemetery on F Street at El Camino Real.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

~What's Up Doc...Week-end

Happy Week-end my fellow bloggers. To celebrate I give you with a theme for the week-end. Check out "What's Up Doc" on youtube. You can watch whole movie online. For those of you that have never seen this movie are in for a treat.

Editorial Review~
"Director Peter Bogdanovich (The Last Picture Show) tipped his hat to the classic screwball comedies of the 1930s, and especially the most glorious of them all, Howard Hawks' Bringing Up Baby. Barbra Streisand plays a charming flake who distracts a self-absorbed musicologist (Ryan O'Neal). He's engaged to be married, but soon Streisand's character has him chasing after stolen jewelry through the streets of San Francisco and getting into one madcap fix after another. Bogdanovich, who is also a film critic, understands the engine of the screwball genre, and his loving revival of the form brings a smile. There are plenty of great moments, however, including a slap at O'Neal's own star-making vehicle, Love Story". --Tom Keogh

What goes perfect with this movie you might ask? How about "What's Up Doc San Francisco Sourdough Carrot Pancakes " Ok that's not what they were called. But, I'm naming them that. Taken from Going Green in A Pink World...

1 c ripe whole wheat sourdough starter
1.5 c whole wheat flour
1/4 c maple syrup
1.5 ts baking soda
1/4 ts sea salt
1 ts fresh ginger
2 ts cinnamon
pinch nutmeg
2 eggs
1 c soured milk or buttermilk
1 ts vanilla
2-3 grated carrots

Mix the flour and milk and let sit for 24 hours.

After 24 hours, Add all of the other ingredients, folding til well mixed.

Friday, June 19, 2009

~Little Bribes

Death Cab for Cutie - Little Bribes from Ross Ching on Vimeo.

~Sunshine Slush


3 c. water
1 c. sugar
2 ripe med. bananas
2 (12 oz.) cans unsweetened pineapple juice
1 (6 oz.) can frozen orange juice, thawed
1 (6 oz.) can frozen lemonade, thawed
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1 1/2 c. light rum or vodka
1 (28 oz.) bottle 7-Up

Combine water and sugar, stir until sugar is dissolved. Boil for 3 minutes; cool.

In blender, combine bananas and half of pineapple juice. Cover and blend until smooth. Stir into cooled syrup and add remaining ingredients. Put rum or vodka in last. Put in plastic container and freeze at least 4 hours. Can be frozen 2-3 weeks.

Set out approximately 30 minutes before serving. Pour 7-Up around slush and serve with a little slush in each cup. Makes 13 cups. Good summer drink.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

~An Award....for me?

Pink Peony got it's first award today from the wonderful Under The Sheets-shhh blog. Thanks Laura! Make sure to check out her blog. I especially love her Cable Car Confessions.

Charming & Honest Award: This award is bestowed to blogs that are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award (and link back to Pink Peony )

Pink Peony's Picks are~

The Cwtch

Tres Poshe Preppy

Unknown Mami

Bonjour Madame

P.S I Love This

Parisian Party

Polka Dot Bride

Sweet Life in the Valley