You're probably asking yourselves, "What in the world could she possibly have to say after the last three posts?"
I'll bet even Dewena didn't expect this long of an answer when she asked me those questions, huh? ;)
Well, don't worry dear readers, this is the last post in this series.
Anyway, this time it's about movies and television.
The first old movie I remember seeing, around the age of 7 was Gone with the Wind.
I know you're just shocked ;)
Remember when it came on tv every year?
I so looked forward to it.
Eventually, VHS came out and you could buy your own copy and I did :)
It was never the same after that though.
I'm sure those of you old enough to remember specials on tv, will remember the excitement of seeing this:
For me, it meant a claymation Christmas movie or a Snoopy special was coming on and in 1976 it meant that Gone with the Wind would be on tv for the first time.
I remember how excited my mom was to have me watch it.
I was hooked the moment I saw Scarlett flirting with those Tarleton twins.
I wanted to be her and I wanted to marry Rhett.
Until I got older and realized that wasn't a good idea.
Well, the being like Scarlett part, anyway ;)
Earlier this year I finally got to see it on the big screen and it was even more beautiful.
My mom soon introduced me to Shirley Temple movies, The Road pictures with Bing Crosby and Bob Hope, The Wizard of Oz, Doris Day movies, and many, many more.
Her influence started a love of old movies that I don't think she could have imagined, when she sat me down in front of the tv to watch them all those years ago.
In my life I've seen even more of them than she has and I constantly surprise her when she asks me if I've seen "such and such picture".
I 'discovered' actresses like Rita Hayworth, Jean Arthur, Claudette Colbert, Katherine Hepburn, Barbara Stanwyck, Lauren Bacall, Jane Wyman, Carol Lombard, Myrna Loy, Bette Davis, Irene Dunn, Joan Crawford, Gene Tierney, and actors like, Jack Carson, William Powell, Cary Grant, Jimmy Stewart, Humphrey Bogart, Spencer Tracy, Fred Astaire, Charlie Chaplin....
I could go on and on.
Did you know that there are some pretty racy movies made before 1930 and even as late as 1934?
It's called 'pre-code Hollywood'.
They aren't quite as dirty as some of the music from that time period, that I mentioned before, but really racy for back then.
Now I know what my grandfather, Papa (Annie Belle's son), meant when he said to my mom...
"What? Do you think your generation invented sex?"
Speaking of Papa, he's the one that introduced me to 'I love Lucy'
I would watch the shows at his house when I was little.
Then I found even more shows, thanks to reruns and Nick at Night.
Leave it to Beaver, The Honeymooners, Father Knows Best, Dobie Gillis, Ozzie and Harriet, The Donna Reed Show, The Ann Southern Show, and my two very favorites..
and Burns and Allen
George Burns actually reminds me a lot of Papa.
When my mother told him that, he said that it was just because George was an "old fart" like he was.
In actuality, it was the dry humor.
Well, regardless, I love George Burns so much that I bought all his books, watched all his movies, and actually got to see him on stage right before he died.
When he died I actually cried.
If you've never read his book 'Gracie: A Love Story', I highly recommend it.
So, I think that about does it.
My love of vintage is in every aspect of my life, whether it's the way I dress, the way I decorate, the music I listen to, the movies and tv that I watch and even in my belief system and the way I live my life.
Except I don't normally refer to any of it as vintage unless I have to classify it.
It's just how I am.
It's just me.
Influenced by something unknown and the people that brought me up.
Thank you so much for all your interest in my probably strange to you, but happy to me little life.
It's very odd to describe why you are the way you are, but I tried my best ;)