Ben Mankiewicz (Sp?) hosting Turner Classic Movies said that DDL wanted to play George Emerson in Room with a View. Don’t know if true or just rumor (or a DDL joke) Both roles were obviously cast correctly — dontcha think?
That is so funny that neither of us can remember what the main event was where DDL was balancing teacups in background .. and I just saw it this weekend! But, I recorded it and have a good excuse to watch again. Actually I think that scene might be where George is professing his love for Lucy in the Library and Lucy is stubbornly putting him off... while her fiancee, Cecil, is out on the patio. I never read the book and wonder if the humor comes across there as well as it does on screen.
What a coincidence — I’ve just been searching for Why is there currently a Vanilla Shortage. In So. Calif there are 3 Vons (Safeway) stores near me where I used to buy my favorite Haagen-Dazs Vanilla Swiss Almond ice cream. No can find any more!! (Did find at Walgreens btw)
So not believing there is a vanilla shortage I got on internet to find out just where it is grown. Absolutely fascinating. Has to be grown where orchids grow which is near equator and where there are these “special” bees to pollinate. Madagascar and the neighboring island Reunion provide the best and most vanilla beans. Still not dialed into just why the shortage but it was mentioned that the world-wide interest in “natural” ingredients (as opposed to vanilla flavoring — which in itself is fascinating as it comes from “wood”) has made the cost skyrocket.
So, if you know anything about Haagen-Dazs relationship with Vons — let me know. I want my MTV and Haagen Dazs Vanilla Swiss Almond.
It does seem like something is going on over there what with Wills & Kate moving back to Kensington Palace (for safety?), Prince Phillip news today and Charley and Cam getting antsy for their turn at the crown I suppose. Oh, and topper, Queen got a new Corgi after telling us she was through with the Corgi business.
Anybody out there in the Los Angeles/Orange County,PBS/KOCE viewing area tonight at 9:00 “Princes of the Palace”. Documentary on insider’s perspective on the lives of Philip, Charles, William and Harry. (2016) might be interesting.
Here’s a tradition for the two. Small wedding with friends and perhaps cast of Suits in France. Then off to Bahamas for glorious future of croquet and polo just like great-great Uncle David and his lovely American bride Wallis.
Actually I don’t believe this report - wouldn’t the Daily Mail have it first?
Obama is meeting with Merkel at the Brandenberg Gate on May 25 — he may want to move that meeting up a few weeks after this news. He’ll be able to spread his propaganda so much easier over there than from here dontcha think.