|art work by Wayne Wirgau|
...allow me to present...the Mid Century Modern Power Couple that never was.
Marilyn, on the other hand is both finis and spectacular..
...and here she is, all lit up at night...
...pretty darn cool.
Marilyn and Elvis were the biggest stars in their professions, contemporaries, but never romantically involved.
They did meet briefly - according to Joe Esposito, one of Elvis' posse - in June of 1960.
They happened to be on the same Paramount Studios movie lot and bumped into each other near their dressing rooms.
They exchanged pleasantries and a hug and that was that.
No torrid love affair, no one night stand...just a friendly hi how are ya between the 2 biggest superstars of the day.
So there you have it - the mid century modern power couple that never was - now together on our garage.
Might have to add one more mcm icon to our collection...
Ol' Blue Eyes, anyone?
It was 4 years ago this weekend that Karen and I did some Metro Cruisin' with Mr. T...
|I know what you're thinking...|
...nothing like kicking it old school in a 1923 Model T.
|...how does an old guy like him get a young beauty like her?|
|It's the car, boyo...beautiful women dig beautiful cars...|
Cloudy day on the links...
...but a very enjoyable round, and I saved the best for last...
...when I dropped that 9 footer for birdie on #9.
As the saying goes, even a blind squirrel finds a nut now and then...
...because the rest of my round was the usual mix of bogeys...
...and their uglier siblings, double/triple bogeys.
Even so, it was a pleasant stroll through the countryside chasing that little white gutta percha.
Can't wait to tee it up again next week.
Karen and I have been watching another PBS / Walter Presents series, In Vlaamse Velden (In Flanders Field)...
...the story of a family in Belgium and their struggles during WWI.
We're enjoying these European series about historical events for the different viewpoints than we sometimes get here in America.
In World War 1, Germany attempted to execute their "Schlieffen Plan", which called for a sweeping attack through Belgium and down into France...
...and Belgium was seen as little more than a useful bridge on their road to victory.
History records it didn't quite work that way, and the Flemish people of Belgium suffered tremendously.
Besides the brutality of the occupying German army and starvation due to food shortages - with a tip o' the hat to Herbert Hoover's Commission for Relief in Belgium efforts -
- this series explores the internal conflicts between the Flemish and the French - allegedly allies in the war.
For most Americans, that's probably a lost subtext but to the Belgians it was a major affront that compounded their anguish during this awful time.
So expand your horizons a little and tune into this series on PBS...part of a number of efforts created to remember the 100th anniversary of WWI (1914 - 1918).
Seen here and there...
|Larry's back at his cottage for a week of work and vacation...|
|...enjoying beautiful sunsets...|
|...and glorious moonlit nights like this...|
|our courtyard fountain in the sunshine|
|a couple of pals dropped by the command center this week|
|looking for one of these in my size|
|did I use this one recently? well I'm using it again...I like it...|
I know - I can't believe it either - but it's that time again...
What? Heck no, not that! This:
I can't really jump that high, but we're packing it in anyway for another week here at the Atomic Monster Cafe.
But don't worry, we'll be back next week and remember...as the great Joe Louis said...
...you can run, but you can't hide...
later, mcm fans...
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