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Postby Judy Fox » Thu Aug 24, 2006 12:25 pm

I love all the musicals, South Pacific, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Oklamhoma, Sound of Music, Fiddler on the Roof etc. etc. I also love all the Carry on Films, they are just so funny.
When I was a young teenager, I had a friend who lived in Leicester and we used to spend holidays with each others family.
One year, A Tale of Two Cities starring Dirk Bogarde was showing in Leicester and Susan and I went to see it three times - we had such a crush on Dirk Bogarde! We were about 15 yrs old! :D
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Postby Sylvia » Thu Aug 24, 2006 2:38 pm

This reminds me of when I lived in the Bay Area and would go to the Stanford Theater in Palo Alto. It is an old 1920's style theater that has been fully restored. They show the old classic movies complete with pipe organ. The organ would play during the silent movies, or if they were showing a musical, it would play songs from the movie during intermission. I loved going to see the old musicals. For those of you who currently live in the Bay Area or are visiting, it's really worth spending an evening. They post their movie schedule on their website at http://www.stanfordtheatre.org/stf/

Now I'm missing my old stomping grounds :(

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Postby Guest » Thu Aug 24, 2006 7:16 pm

ciaobella, Thanks That site has Al Jolson caps and coffee mugs even a pair of underwear, gee a pair of Al Jolson Underwear, Hmmmm I wonder what People would think with Mammy embroidered on my underwear.

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Postby Jeff&Peks » Thu Aug 24, 2006 7:19 pm

Last post was mine, guess it would be obvious.

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Postby Auddymay » Thu Aug 24, 2006 8:51 pm

Let's put it to the test-get a pair and post a pic of yourself modeling them...lmao
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Postby Jeff&Peks » Thu Aug 24, 2006 8:57 pm

You should know by now when you say that the first thing that i think of would be to buy a pair put them on Pekoe then post it just to show you.

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Postby ciaobella » Thu Aug 24, 2006 10:05 pm

Ok, the picture I want to see is Jeff trying to wrestle Pekoe into a pair of Mammy underpants. That would be a sight to behold.

Sylvia, I"M missing your old stomping grounds. A Ronald Coleman retrospective in a fully restored theater from the '20's... whatever made you leave such a wonderful place? Judy, we need to catch the next flight to Palo Alto so you can see the Ronald Coleman version of "A Tale of Two Cities". I've never seen the DB version, but now you've piqued my curiosity... must be good.
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Postby ciaobella » Thu Aug 24, 2006 10:21 pm

jerryo wrote:I saw a cartoon a few years ago (maybe a Frank and Earnest, maybe not) where one character was saying to the other -- "I don't know why they say Fred Astair is such a big deal. Ginger Rodgers does everything he does, and she does it backwards in high heels." :lol: :lol:


The woman who does my taxes has this on a plaque on her desk... always makes me smile. Without a doubt, Ginger got game.
My neice and I share a genetic peculiarity... put us in running shoes, and we are as awkward as storks, but put us in a good pair of leather pumps, and we can flat-out tear up some track. Wonder if Ginger was the same way....
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Postby Guest » Thu Aug 24, 2006 10:29 pm

ciaobella wrote:Sylvia, I"M missing your old stomping grounds. A Ronald Coleman retrospective in a fully restored theater from the '20's... whatever made you leave such a wonderful place?


Well, I grew up in the Bay Area, but the housing prices drove me away. I want to own my own house by the time I finally retire. That just didn't seem possible there. Just to give you some idea of the home prices, the 4 bedroom 2.5 bath house that I grew up in would now sell for $1.5 million. And this wasn't some mansion either, just your suburban tract house built in the late 60s. Fortunately, I'm not too far away. I now live in the Sacramento area where houses are a third the price.

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Postby ciaobella » Fri Aug 25, 2006 10:50 am

Yeah, come to think of it, I've seen that show on HGTV... "What you Get for Your Money" (or something like that), about comparative real estate values from state to state. What will buy you a palacial mansion in the midwest will get you a shot-gun shack with outdoor plumbing in California... mind blowing.
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Postby Jeff&Peks » Fri Aug 25, 2006 7:02 pm

Sacramento is nice your right in the middle SF and Tahoe I would be at Tahoe everyday if I lived that close, plus I like Sacramento's Old Town, I forget the name of the restaurant but its right across from the old Paddle boat, we Use to have Christmas eve dinner there every year. That s the first and last place I ever tasted Lamb. First bite, Lambs not bad, second bite, Yuk worst taste I ever had in my mouth except for some pigs feet I tasted once when i was a kid.

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Postby Sylvia » Fri Aug 25, 2006 8:46 pm

Yes, there are some nice places to visit here too including Old Town, with the railroad museum right there. And Tahoe is real close too.

Technically, I'm not in Sacramento. Moved up here 7 years ago before the dot com bust. We get numerous Bay Area refugees and have some former Southern Californians. Lots of retirees and young families.

I just miss things like an Indian restaurant or Vietnamese Noodle house on every other corner. Or ethnic markets and health food stores the size of a super Safeway. Don't get me wrong, they exist here, just fewer in number and not as conveniently located. Got kind of spoiled living down there. Nevertheless, the housing prices are WAAAAAAAAAAAY less expensive here. So overall, it has been worth the tradeoffs :P


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