Miss Annie Rooney (played by Shirley Temple in the 1942 production named for the protagonist) appreciates the best things in life, like spring air, the language of flowers and books from the classic cannon. Mr. Marty White (Dickie Moore) admires her for the elegant young lady she is. I am certain he never let her go, especially after meeting her so suddenly. I imagine they married after three years of courtship, when Annie turned 17. I expect they settled on the Upper East Side, possibly in Sutton Place, and that Annie is stylishly prepared for social spring, her favorite season.
27 February 2014
Tonight we raised the curtain on the Royal Ballet's Sleeping Beauty. Each time we gather in the Opera House, I am filled with anticipation pre-show when everyone is engaged in conversation. When my neighbor on the left asked of my ballet and opera history, I disclosed my partiality to the Royal Opera House as a venue. We agreed that these assemblies were "great fun," livening up the middle of week.
Labels: Life Essential
18 February 2014
Since watching To Catch a Thief (1955), I have constantly been thinking of spring. Frances Stevens' A-lines and pastel palette are well-suited for adventures of Mediterranean nature. Until the arrival of warmer weather, the trench should be kept close.