Today was the best after holiday day ever. First pals Nina and David gave me the cool electric tea kettle I wanted. So now I can make tea in 35 seconds flat without forgetting the water is boiling. Then the mailman delivers a box from AMY Lou and Finn- with the best BOX set of DVD's from the Tennessee Williams collection. (Including my favorite movie BABYDOLL!)- which if you google my name you will find my name signed on a petition to make it a DVD . Then tonight Viv came by and gave me my Xmas gift- the Marie Antoinette Sofia Coppola book. What a day.
If you haven't seen BABYDOLL- Directed by Elia Kazan- you should rent it-- prepare yourself for the best sexual tension in a black and white film- you can almost feel the Mississippi heat and uncomfortable closeness. The film holds up in humor too. Very funny moments scattered about. Although the film was banned by the legion of decency-in 1956 for being to sexually suggestive- it is quite tame by todays standards.
Carol Baker was nominated for the best actress award that year. She was also the largest painted mural on Broadway- in an ad for the film she stared out sucking her thumb while laying in a baby crib.
my favorite line: when asked how she knows a big word like arson... babydoll says
"I went to school in my day, and I'm a magazine reader."