Don't you just love classic movies? I know I do. In fact, one of my favorite past times is sewing while I watch whatever classic movie is on TCM. I don't get to do it often enough. Sometimes, I have to listen to a Disney cartoon so my toddler will be occupied and I can get my 20 minutes of sewing in. Bad mother, I know, but sometimes there's no other alternative. When he's tired of cutting old scraps of fabric, Disney movies come in handy.
But, I grew up watching classic movies. Channel 5 KTLA used to have a Saturday afternoon show hosted by Tom Hatten that showed Hollywood musicals and comedies. Tom Hatten would sit in a chair and much like TCM today, would give interesting insights into the people who made the movie and how it was made.
I spend every Saturday afternoon in front of the TV watching Abbott & Costello, The Marx Brothers, Singing in the Rain, Easter Parade, and on and on and on. I loved the singing and dancing, the comedy, the filming - everything about it.
My older sister took me to see Gone With the Wind for the first time at the local movie theater. It was still being re-released way back then. Many blockbusters were. Every Easter, we would watch Ben Hur or Ten Commandments. Every Christmas we watched all the classic Christmas movies. Needless to say, there was never a lack of classic movie watching my house.
Forgive the horrible picture. I took it with my phone during the movie. This particular dress is fabulous! All sequins and tassels. I was unable to find many pictures of this movie online. Perhaps I'm just looking in the wrong places. Trust me, you will be salivating