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At the Movies

This week we visited Hotel California on Wednesday and the beautiful Migis Lodge in Maine yesterday. Progressive California and traditional New England together suggests one summer movie classic, continuing from my last Hayley Mills theme and that of course is The Parent Trap.…
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At the Movies | The Trouble with Angels

I felt I should feature a movie about France today since yesterday was Bastille Day and on Wednesday we covered a classic French Grand Cru but I’ve had Hayley Mills on my mind for weeks. We were  recently chatting about her on twitter, then Gaye over at Little Augury mentioned her and Liz Lange cited Pollyanna as inspiration in her recent BEHIND THE Q.…
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At the Movies

I hope you all had a chance to meet Liz Lange yesterday on BEHIND THE Q. If not, do pop on over – I promise you’ll have fun! And if you’ve already seen the video in the post, then you know her favorite fashion eras are the 60s and 70s – a time of both classic and updated glamour.…
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At the Movies

Naturally I wanted to find a movie appropriate for the Fourth of July. It isn’t quite as easy as one might think. So I decided to pick a film with patriotic values, one that, however sentimental, represents  a sense of freedom and democratic ideals.…
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At the Movies

Most weeks I enjoy the challenge of trying to match my Friday movie pick somehow with what I have written about during the week. Sometimes it doesn’t work, but it’s a puzzle I always try to solve. Considering the art exhibition I covered on Tuesday and the classic house I featured yesterday, I think today’s movie, also a vintage classic, fits in rather nicely.…
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At the Movies

It wasn’t very hard picking a movie in honor of Father’s Day. There are actually quite a few films to choose from that have strong father figures but nothing that compares to Gregory Peck’s iconic performance in To Kill a Mockingbird.…
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At the Movies

Last weekend I saw a vintage movie that I haven’t ever seen – a rarity for me since it starred Bette Davis. And even more amazing was that it had both summer and shelter magazine themes!! June Bride, from 1948, was not one of Davis’ major hits, but was an improvement over her previous film, Winter Meeting.…
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At the Movies

It seems that summer has finally found us. Several conversations I’ve had recently with friends online have involved their upcoming trips to Italy. While I am totally envious, it reminded me of a vicarious trip I took long ago. It was my first real exposure to Venice, a city that I am sorry to say I still haven’t seen in person.…
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At the Movies

Since I think many of us regard Memorial Day weekend as the unofficial beginning of summer, I wanted to pick a fun movie that put us in the proper mood. This gave me the perfect excuse to choose a film I’ve been waiting to share.…
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At the Movies

As many of my twitter friends know, I am at my daughter’s school for Parents’ Weekend today. So in honor of the legacy of this educational tradition, I am selecting an all time favorite.  Based on James Hilton’s famous novel, Goodbye Mr.…
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