Saturday, August 20, 2016

Saturday 9: Trolley Song

Saturday 9: The Trolley Song (1944)

Because Stacey suggested Judy Garland. Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) In this movie clip, just about everyone (except Judy) is wearing a hat. Do you wear hats for fashion, for warmth or for both?

A. I don't wear hats anymore, unless I need a stocking cap because it is freezing outside. I used to love hats but after I wore one with my wedding dress, I have never worn another (aside from said need to keep from freezing).

2) This song is from Meet Me in St. Louis, which was a huge hit and the second highest grossing movie of 1944. When is the last time you watched a movie in the theater?

A. I saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens whenever it was on, back in the spring.

3) The movie follows the Smith family as their hometown, St. Louis, to prepares to host the 1904 World's Fair. What's the biggest thing happening in your hometown?

A. Um. Nothing much. There will be festivals and things in the fall, but right now it is kind of dead.

4) This week's featured artist, Judy Garland, is best known as Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz. That movie is shown so often that Sam thinks she may have seen it a dozen times. Is there a movie or holiday special you've seen over and over?

A. I have, of course, watched The Lord of the Rings (all 3 movies, over 10 hours of video), multiple times. At least a dozen if not more. I've also seen The Wizard of Oz, The Sound of Music, Dirty Dancing, Under the Tuscan Sun, and Steel Magnolias multiple times. 

5) Judy admitted to being perpetually tardy. Are you usually prompt? Or are you always running late?

A. I am usually 5 minutes early. I am seldom late.

6) Judy's first professional performance was a rendition of "Jingle Bells" when she was just two. How old were you when you entered your chosen profession?

A. I first published an article when I was 21, but I had been writing long before that. I had been told I would be writer from the first day I started school, I think.

7) Thinking of "Jingle Bells," here's a wintery question for a hot summer day: What's your favorite carol?

A. Do You Hear What I Hear?

8) Judy was a very demonstrative person. She enjoyed hugs and admitted that, when she nervous, she took emotional support from physically reaching out. Are you demonstrative?

A. I can be with the right people. Friends and husband. But not so much with people I don't know well.

9) She told Barbara Walters that people would be surprised to learn that she was a good cook and specialized in desserts. Do you have a sweet tooth?

A. I am a chocoholic. I guess I do.


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  1. Now I have Whitney's "Do You Hear What I Hear?" going through my head (which is a very good thing). She recorded it decades ago to benefit Special Olympics, and it's my favorite version of that song.

  2. Me too. I now am hearing that song in my head and will all day. And how in the world did I forget The Sound of Music? I have seen it countless times. My name is Connie and I am a chocoholic, too.

  3. Yep, I'm a 5 minute early chocoholic too :)

  4. I'm another non-hat wearing, 5 minute early chocoholic, too!

  5. Dirty Dancing and Under the Tuscan Sun are great escape movies that I can watch over and over. Have you seen My Life in Ruins? Same girl who is in My Big Fat Greek Wedding. It's got beautiful scenes shot in Greece, humor, and a hot greek guy. What's not to love?

  6. It's lovely that you got to be a published writer from an early age. The big event for Kiss is in Columbiana Ohio. I don't actually have a hometown in California, being a war baby. I was 2 when we all came back "home".


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