Arg and Meo took a little bike trip down to Hollywood today, sadly it is being cleaned up and turned into a giant mall…but enough is left of the grit and madness and classic movie star murals to make it worth a visit from time to time, though I shudder to think what tourists make of it! Now that I think about it though, they must love it, who doesn’t love sex shops and playmates lingerie and stripper shoe stores? Whenever my lime green shiny leather boots with their five inch platform heels wear out (happens far too often I can tell you) I sleep soundly knowing they are easily replaced! It’s very educational for the whole family, I know I certainly learn something new about human anatomy and what you can do with it everytime I head down there!
Still, the old movies are magical…Some of my favorites are by the gentleman who said “a lot of movies are about life, mine are like a slice of cake.” I don’t know what kind of cake that would be honestly, but who can resist it?
He also said “Blondes make the best victims. They’re like virgin snow that shows up the bloody footprints.” I don’t know why I think that is funny. But I do.
Another favorite…I have to interject and say that I had no idea these folks were painted on the roll downs because I’ve only ever seen them up and the seedy stores behind open for business, but they’re great…another favourite is
The master himself, who said “A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet.” (I’m looking these up by the way, I really loves quotes and can never remember them unless I’ve seen a movie 50 times so…), he also said “Ecstasy is not really part of the scene we can do on celluloid.” And lastly, particularly relevant for today, “Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what’s for lunch.”
One last femme fatale to balance things out, a mosaic:
Always wanted Bette Davis eyes, someone yelled big eyes at me from a car the other day but I don’t think that counts, nor do I have any idea if they were being insulting or complimentary. I took it as the second. My favourite quote? “I’d love to kiss you, but I just washed my hair.”
I’d have liked to have run into Humphrey Bogart, or Lauren Bacall, or Katherine Hepburn, they’re all over but didn’t see them today. We did see the enigmatical king of flying mammals screaming at some people in a car…he was very very angry indeed…
Off he goes, striding away in the sulks.
The afternoon was spent at the Tofu festival in Little Tokyo, which was supremely unphotogenic. Very yummy though.