I've had dreams about typewriters two nights in a row now. I think the universe is trying to tell me something, I just don't know what it is. But I'm probably using the wrong medium.
Very random, but: How did I go this long never seeing Breakfast at Tiffany's? And why didn't anyone TELL me that there is, in fact, plot, that it's not just about some social climbing bitch and that there's a writer and typewriter action in this movie? Now I'm on an old movie kick. Must get… Continue reading Briefly, at Tiffany’s
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The HelpThis is the last regular post I have planned in this series, though my next Netflix might get tagged on at the end and I'll probably revisit it from time to time, since by now you all know how much I love writing about costumes in general, and period costumes in particular.I talked a… Continue reading Costume p0rn and Typewriters VI
The King's SpeechThis is another movie I've spoken about on the blog, rather at length, so let me sum up: Great hats, elegant costumes (would there be anything else in a film about British Royalty?) and an Oliver (which seems to be eluding my image searches, along with some of the better dresses from the… Continue reading Costume p0rn and Typewriters V
I have reached a decision. I have been trying for months to refurbish the Royalite, and I really wanted to use it. However, every time I try to use it I want to throw it out a window. I don't think there's really anything WRONG or broken (except the tab key), it just doesn't work… Continue reading And Now a Word from our Sponsors
The MummyI know I've talked about The Mummy and The Mummy Returns on this blog before, way back when. Why do I love these movies so much? I don't know. They aren't even remotely historically accurate, the mythology is way off base, the plots are so-so, and I have to cover my eyes any time… Continue reading Costume p0rn and Typewriters IV
Pan AmPan Am was, by far, my favorite new show of the past year. Sadly, I was one of very few who felt this way and it was axed after only one season. Still, it is available on the ABC website, iTunes, and probably coming to a Netflix queue near you sometime soon.Set in 1963,… Continue reading Costume p0rn and Typewriters III
I love historical costumes. I'm interested in most eras, but I especially love the Victorian period up through the early 60s--and it just so happens that those years were a typewriter heyday. Over the next few posts, I'll explore some of the shows/movies that I've seen recently (or would like to see again) that bring… Continue reading Costume p0rn and Typewriters I
If you have been following this blog for any period of time, then by now you've probably figured out that I tend to do things in phases. Sometimes, this blog is all about writing, or typewriters. Sometimes it's all about what I'm reading or drawing, sometimes sewing. It seems that lately, it's knitting.As promised, I… Continue reading Knitting and Typewriters