Art, Elvis, Movies

ELVIS MONTH Day 22 Spinout (1966)

Year:  1966 Age:  31 Movie:  22nd In the titles you even get a section called "The Girls", well I suppose most Elvis movies could have one of these sections for convenience.  It starts with Mike racing through the country side and being passed by, another Elvis movie regular...Shelley Fabares.  Unfortunately their relationship gets off to… Continue reading ELVIS MONTH Day 22 Spinout (1966)

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ELVIS MONTH Day 21 Paradise, Hawaiian Style (1966)

Aloha, Hawaii USA!  Love that song and I love this movie.  Elvis plays Rick a pilot this time.  He has been fired again, all because of a woman...what a shocker.  He is off to see he old buddy, Danny, and asks for a job, which he gets.  We then get to meet the fabulous Donna… Continue reading ELVIS MONTH Day 21 Paradise, Hawaiian Style (1966)

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ELVIS MONTH Day 20 Frankie and Johnny (1966)

Year:  1966 Age:  30 Movie:  20th Set on a paddle steamer.  Johnny entertains on the boat with Elly May Donna Douglas and Col. Sherman T. Potter  Harry Morgan plays piano.  Johnny just can't stop gambling and visits a fortune teller.  She tells him his gal is bad luck and to try a red head.  They all… Continue reading ELVIS MONTH Day 20 Frankie and Johnny (1966)

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ELVIS MONTH Day 19 Harum Scarum (1965)

Year:  1965 Age:  30 Movie:  18th Really was not looking forward to what I can safely say is the bottom of the barrel.  Starts off with Elvis playing an actor/singer at the premier of his movie, Sands Of The Desert.  Even that movie looks unappealing.  He sings Desert Serenade, sounds a bit too fast and… Continue reading ELVIS MONTH Day 19 Harum Scarum (1965)

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ELVIS MONTH Day 18 Tickle Me (1965)

Year:  1965 Age:  30 Movie:  18th Ah Tickle Me, I'm so torn with this one, it has some really great songs, but it's a bit silly, but fun silly...soooo I enjoy it.  Elvis starts off by singing Long Lonely Highway, which I think was actually meant for Roustabout and was cut.  Very cool song that… Continue reading ELVIS MONTH Day 18 Tickle Me (1965)

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ELVIS MONTH Day 17 Girl Happy (1965)

Year:  1965 Age:  30 Movie:  17th Starts off with the four boys in the band all dressed in Yellow, looking oh so cool and oh so 60's.  Cliff Richard could have driven into this movie on his Summer Holiday and you wouldn't even notice.  Rusty (Elvis) is assigned to look after the daughter of the… Continue reading ELVIS MONTH Day 17 Girl Happy (1965)

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ELVIS MONTH Day 16 Roustabout (1964)

Year:  1964 Age:  29 Movie:  16th Sooo many fights in this one.  Charlie is decked out in leather on a motorbike...I know nothing about motorbikes, but this one doesn't look real tough to me, anyway Charlie gets into his first fight at the teahouse.  There are a few regulars in this one, Kenneth Barker, G.I… Continue reading ELVIS MONTH Day 16 Roustabout (1964)

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ELVIS MONTH Day 15 Kissin Cousins (1964)

Year:  1964 Age:  29 Movie:  15th Well E is in the armed forces again, but this time we are going to mix it up a little for the audience...he's in the Air Force. The Army/Air Force want to build an ICBM base on Josh's kins mountain.  They don't take kindly to their type up in… Continue reading ELVIS MONTH Day 15 Kissin Cousins (1964)

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ELVIS MONTH Day 14 Viva Las Vegas (1964)

Year:  1964 Age:  29 Movie:  14th Welcome to Viva Las Vegas.  If you've only seen one Elvis movie it may just be this one.  Probably the most quoted and watched Elvis movie ever made.  For good reason too.  Ann-Margret is the co-star in this one and holds her own opposite Elvis.  Known as the female… Continue reading ELVIS MONTH Day 14 Viva Las Vegas (1964)

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ELVIS MONTH Day 13 Fun In Acapulco (1963

Year:  1963 Age:  28 Movie:  13th We open the title song, Fun In Acapulco, such a great feel already.  Elvis is working on a boat with a troublesome young lady, (bum close up) when a band of seafaring mexicans happen to show up...I don't know why.  E goes into town to visit the bar in… Continue reading ELVIS MONTH Day 13 Fun In Acapulco (1963

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ELVIS MONTH Day 12 It Happened At The World’s Fair (1963)

Year:  1963 Age: 28 Movie: 12th Mike and Danny fly a crop duster and thanks to Danny (not Elvis) they loose the plane, not that they can't find it, a bad bet lost the plane for them.  So they start making their way to Seattle, hitching a ride with a lovely man and his neice… Continue reading ELVIS MONTH Day 12 It Happened At The World’s Fair (1963)

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ELVIS MONTH Day 11 Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962)

Year:  1962 Age:  27 Movie:  11th The only one of Elvis's feature films to be nominated for a Golden Globe award. Sun, surf, summer days and Girls! Girls! Girls!  Groovy, catchy, and a load of sax.  Fantastic title song.  Elvis is on a charter boat with some clients pulling in a stock footage marlin.  This… Continue reading ELVIS MONTH Day 11 Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962)

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ELVIS MONTH Day 10 Kid Galahad (1962)

Year:  1962 Age:  27 Movie:  10th So guess who's out of the Army again?  You guessed it...Elvis AKA Walter Gulick AKA Kid Galahad.  Still looking pretty damn fine in his uniform and singing some pretty cool songs.  Most people won't know them but lots will.  Opening scene, Walter hitching a ride on the platform of… Continue reading ELVIS MONTH Day 10 Kid Galahad (1962)

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ELVIS MONTH Day 9 Follow That Dream (1962)

Year:  1962 Age:  27 Movie:  9th I love this movie.  If you want a feel good fun movie to watch one afternoon while consuming a bowl of popcorn and having a dance around the lounge room, well this movie is IT!  Follow That Dream has 5 good songs full of fun and innocence.  So easy… Continue reading ELVIS MONTH Day 9 Follow That Dream (1962)

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ELVIS MONTH Day 8 Blue Hawaii (1961)

Year:  1961 Age 26 Movie: 8th Oh thank God for Blue Hawaii, something a little more upbeat...we had Elvis committing manslaughter in Jailhouse Rock and Wild In The Country, assault with a deadly weapon in Love Me Tender (shot his Brother), was responsible for his Father's near death experience in King Creole (not to mention… Continue reading ELVIS MONTH Day 8 Blue Hawaii (1961)

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ELVIS MONTH. Day 7. Wild In The Country. (1961)

Year:  1961 Age:  26 Movie: 7th OMG a fight scene in the first 3 seconds?  Really?  Well I must say he is getting better at fighting.  More believable too.  So when the fight is over he runs off and then he is in trouble with the law.  I don't know what age he is meant… Continue reading ELVIS MONTH. Day 7. Wild In The Country. (1961)

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ELVIS MONTH Day 6. Flaming Star (1960)

Year:  1960 Age:  25 Movie: 6th I have been looking forward to seeing this one again.  It has been a few years.  I've always loved this one, mainly because it's a western, it has E in it, and he is shirtless for quite a bit of the movie.  In my opinion, this is Top 2… Continue reading ELVIS MONTH Day 6. Flaming Star (1960)

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ELVIS MONTH Day 5 G.I. Blues (1960)

Year:  1960 Age:  25 Movie: 5th Oh yeah.  G.I. Blues!  In fine colour in a fine uniform.  What a treat.  They are all colour from here on.  And we also get the fabulous Juliette Prowse.  Just love her.  Juliette and Ann Margaret are the top 2 without a doubt.  Elvis is 25 years old here… Continue reading ELVIS MONTH Day 5 G.I. Blues (1960)

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ELVIS MONTH Day 4 King Creole (1958)

Year:  1958 Age:  23 Movie: 4th Beautiful opening scene with the wet streets of New Orleans and songs about gumbo, which apparently is good enough to be in songs.  Must find out what gumbo is...did find out what gumbo is and it looks pretty good.  click on the above link for a recipe. Edith Head… Continue reading ELVIS MONTH Day 4 King Creole (1958)

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ELVIS MONTH Day 3 Jailhouse Rock (1958)

Year: 1958 Age:  23 Movie:  3rd Ah Vince Everett in trouble over a girl, who would have seen that coming.  And those juke boxes are great for catching Elvis fight victims.  So off to jail for you young man.  Which is really good for us, cause we get a few good songs and Vince gets… Continue reading ELVIS MONTH Day 3 Jailhouse Rock (1958)

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ELVIS MONTH Day 2 Loving You (1957)

Year: 1957 Age:  22 Movie: 2nd Elvis gets his first on screen kiss. Second movie and the first one in colour.  Beautiful, wonderous, 1957 colour.  Just brings out the costumes, those Edith Head costumes. It doesn't take long to meet young Deke Rivers (Jimmy Thompkins) (Elvis) at the 5 min 30 mark he comes rockin… Continue reading ELVIS MONTH Day 2 Loving You (1957)

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ELVIS MONTH Day 1 Love Me Tender (1956)

Year: 1956 Age: 21 Movie: 1st Love Me Tender is the only Elvis movie where he was not top billing. So this is Elvis' first movie.  I just happen to love love love westerns, and love black and white movies too.  1956 was such a long time ago.  15 years before I was born, (having… Continue reading ELVIS MONTH Day 1 Love Me Tender (1956)

Art

OMG Fantastic Paint Storage Idea!!!

Omg I can't believe I have never thought of this.  Just an amazing idea!  I was just having a quick look at Pinterest (said no one ever!) and saw this.  I just couldn't go to bed without sharing this little gem of an idea.  Now if you don't hear from me again it means I… Continue reading OMG Fantastic Paint Storage Idea!!!

Art, Books, Illustrations

Little Golden Books…867 of them, EDIT: Now 1144 Titles!

Little Golden Books, doncha just love them?  So many millions of people have these books included in their childhood memories, and because of that most of us buy our own children these great books.  I really love that we can still buy many of the classics like, Poky Little Puppy and The Saggy Baggy Elephant.… Continue reading Little Golden Books…867 of them, EDIT: Now 1144 Titles!

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Fair Share of Chairs.

I wonder how the neighbours felt about this?  I just love it.  Art installation by Doris Salcedo. Doris Salcedo on the importance of memory. (Courtesy of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, You Tube channel) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOpEO8kq0uE Hope you enjoyed your Chilly Monday. Ruby.

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A House Made Of Love and Sugar.

162 panels of sugar sealed between two panes of window glass, and this is what you get.  AMAZING.  I can not begin to imagine the planning and time that went into this wonderful piece.  To achieve the different colours the sugar was cooked to different temperatures, with great effect. Title: Solarium, 2012 Artist William Lamson. … Continue reading A House Made Of Love and Sugar.

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Pretty Vintage.

Love the old postcards, such a pity we don't send these kind of things anymore. I am so torn between old stuff and new stuff.  I don't think I could decide on my dream house, I would need two dream houses...one very modern and minimalistic, and one full of old vintage shabby chic stuff.  Right… Continue reading Pretty Vintage.

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Sweet Cottage Cuteness.

Tiny houses...easy to clean, quick to tidy, no clutter (cause there is no room), sounds dreamy to me...but idealy, I would love to have a big old cottage type of house with a tiny little cottage arts and crafts studio out the back of my non-existent house, over looking my non-existent rolling hills and my… Continue reading Sweet Cottage Cuteness.