“Socks up, boss!”


Last night I watched Teahouse of the August Moon (1956) on TCM–a comedy about postwar Japan. Marlon Brando plays Sakini in a bit of casting which these days would be considered extremely offensive.


Marlon Brando, Paul Ford and Glenn Ford

I”m sure Brando just thought he was “acting” and meant no offence.

The original play and movie satirize the U.S. occupation and Americanization of the island of  Okinawa following the end of WWII in 1945. It is all pretty silly.

Daughter #1 appeared in her high school production of the play when she was in the 9th grade.


There she is, the second from the right.


Her little sister and two admiring 4th grade friends congratulate her after the play.

Heavens to Betsy! How innocent/oblivious we were in 2000.