Friday is here. I have a few fun things planned this weekend–a belated birthday adventure primary among them. The rest of the time I will spend recovering from the week and catching up on vacuuming etc.
I am also belated in reporting that June is Leslie Howard month on TCM, so check out the schedule every Monday night. Coming up on 6/11:
I will definitely watch Pygmalion (1938) and The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934)!
I will also note that Sunday is Judy Garland’s birthday (b. 1922) so you might want to watch The Wizard of Oz (1939)…
…which really is one of the all-time great movies of all time. (It’s in my top 5!)
Side-note: I read an interesting essay by Salman Rushdie recently about The Wizard of Oz (the movie) and how he saw it when he was 10 years old and how it really got him started on his literary career. It was a good essay, but there was one thing about which I really disagreed with him. He said he never could stand Toto!
I think Toto is one of the great dogs in movie history and smarter than most of the people in the film. He saves the day over and over. I would like a dog like Toto. Unfortunately, most dogs are not actually that smart.
And, excuse me, is there a trampoline in Busch Stadium?
How do they do that?
Have a good weekend!
*James Weldon Johnson