CLASSIC FILM REMINDERS ~ 2017

My blog’s FOURTH birthday is today. Yippee! Yay!!  

I want to extend my sincere thanks and appreciation to those of you who’ve followed and shared my blog or have stumbled upon my site in your internet travels. THANK YOU!!

~ In the course of the past three years I’ve hosted my own blogathons ~ 

  

~ Flatttered to have co~hosted two ~

  

~ and participated in several ~

      

whether they’re frivolous, serious…or my blind passion. I’m glad you’ve enjoyed my take.

         
 Mr. Muckle              The Canterbury Tale                      Vertigo

I want to share my love for classic films with you all who love these films as I do, or are just a little bit curious. I hope I’m an easy read…and that you’ve enjoyed yourself here. THANK YOU!

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NOW…to start off my fourth year, I give you this:

ANA EIRE sent me this message. Click photo for her CLASSIC FILM REMINDERS

So with this, I’ll start my new year by showing you some Classic Film Reminders I ran into on my travels in 2017.

If you wish, check out the classic film reminders I saw in 2015 and 2016; you know…things you pass along your travels that remind you of classic films. Well below are reminders I had in 2017. Hope you’ll follow along with my blog in its fourth year and hope it continues to be entertaining for you.

Look at these photos. See if you can guess the Classic Film connection I made when I saw this. Then click on the photo and see the connection. I’ve been having fun doing this blog. It’s kept me outta trouble. Thank you for joining me.

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Do you see what I see in this pile of garbage at this construction site. It caught MY eye.

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I went to this bar in Williamsburg to hear my musician friend play. 

As I am want to do when I’m in a bar, I ordered a drink. HA! To my surprise, I see a classic film actor’s name on the menu. Do you see it? Click above pix to get closer. 

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My friend and I ate at this nice little Mediterranean restaurant in Williamsburg. Yes, hummus was involved.

There was a bookshelf near our table, and to my surprise…

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Passing the syrup display at my local supermarket, I stopped and smiled.

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This one is probably pretty obvious. I saw this protest sign when I went to the Women’s Protest March the day after the Presidential Inauguration Day 2017. I howled when I saw this very clever sign.

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These two are pretty self-explanatory. I just hadn’t expected to see them in IKEA.

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Brooklyn is the borough of brownstones. On the weekend, people put clothes and books out on their stoop for the taking. One of these books caught my eye.

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I was walking through Chelsea and saw a giant poster that…

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I saw this restaurant in Chelsea and thought—-> THIS.

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They’re going to renovate this neighborhood movie theatre in Windsor Terrace Brooklyn, and I smiled at the marquee.

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My friend and I passed by this burger joint and  HEY! I stopped dead in my tracks.

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I was walking crosstown in Manhattan on 34th Street ~ see the Empire State Building in the background  ~ when an image inside this parking garage caught my eye.

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I’m here in Greenwich Village walking crosstown on Christopher Street when I pass this church. What?! What the …

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I’m walking down West 8th Street here in the Village when I pass this big poster of West 8th Street in the old days. The old days of 1944. How do I know the year? Oooh look…a movie marquee. What’s playing?

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Here’s the Fountain Pen Hospital where my friend works. As I was about to enter this City Hall~area store, I saw a display in the window that made me say: “Hey…”  V is not just for Victory.

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I was walking through my neighborhood school’s playground this rainy day. School’s closed for the Christmas / New Year holiday. It’s so quiet and empty. But what’s that paper?

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28 thoughts on “CLASSIC FILM REMINDERS ~ 2017

  1. What a fun read this am! I noticed that under the picture of MacMurray and Stanwyck there is an old-timey pic with the phrase about a kitchen attitude, and I thought that would have been perfect for Mildred Pierce to have in her kitchens at her restaurants!

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  2. Cool. For me, I get this a lot a comic conventions. Sometimes, the connection is very obvious, a celebrity, like Jim Kelly or Tura Santana, both of whom died within a year of when I met them. Sometimes, it’s unusual cosplay, like Melanie Daniels from The Birds or the Man with No Name from the Leone films. Then there’s always the stuff, last year at Comic-Con I got a pen and ink sketch from It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World and some 8 by 10 photos of Karloff from The Black Cat. This summer I went to a tiki convention, and amid all of the tiki mugs, vintage barware, and aloha shirts was a 1930s matchbook cover from the Coconut Grove.

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  3. Happy Blogiversary!

    I love these, by the way. Reminds of a famous members’ club in London called The Groucho Club, where I had my screenwriting course, which is next to a restaurant called Duck Soup.

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  4. Congratulations on four years writing this column! That’s wonderful. It shows real dedication. I like all the pictures you showed. Some of those thoughts are very random but very clever.

    By the way, have you decided if you can participate in our upcoming blogathon in honor of Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy, the Singing Sweethearts Blogathon? Here is the link to the announcement: https://pureentertainmentpreservationsociety.wordpress.com/2017/12/20/ring-the-assembly-bell-here-comes-the-singing-sweethearts-blogathon/. If you are not too busy, we would love to have you participate. We could really use your talent!

    Yours Hopefully,

    Tiffany Brannan

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