Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Brittany to ze (M) show details Feb 27 (4 days ago)

elsa lanchester, wife of charles laughton. i like her. you may recognize her as the bride of frankenstein.



great lip shape. anyway, here i am watching her on dick cavett in 1974 or something, and she is making my day. she talks shit in that matter of fact, "sorry to disappoint, but this is how we did it in the day, bitch" way - have we talked about isadora duncan? that famous dancer who died even
more famously in nice in the 20s. she was very showy and wore a very long and flowing scarf as was the fashion...so she seats herself in her boyfriend's little sportscar with her long scarf and they take off down the road and the scarf is fluttering away, all the way down to the wheel axle (ok, first i spelled that axl because it looked right - too much GNR) where it becomes wrapped and pulls tight! breaking her neck. i need to think of a clever name for deaths resulting from pure vanity, as with "slipping away" during lipo and such, but hers is an incredible example.

ANYWAY, duncan evidently ran some performance school for girls at the time and elsa lanchester attended as a young child. when dick made some remark about "omgs it's so weird to know someone who knew isadora duncan, she's so like famous," elsa says, "
that untalented bag of beans?" thank god for keepin it ril.

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i think in future i'll just copy emails between myself and my biff of ages, m, to this blog in place of writing anything new. letter-writing is (unfortunately) over and electronic communication makes one so PROLIFIC and is so easy to lose. how absurd will it be to buy books of letters as you would now by truman capote or fitzgerald, sylvia plath, but for this generation's relevant writers, if there are any. i wouldn't know. they'll be printed copies of emails! it's so weak. why does modernity make life more lame? and it lets you live longer too, to absorb more reality tv and more novels written by mormons about vampires. too unpleasant. time to google old photos of axl rose!

The 90s: what a bad time for jeans! I do love a hilarious mismatched couple like this, though. And is that a swatch?! Damn, I hope so.

Best yet: fake Axl! Awesome costume idea.

You might notice the absence of images of short shorts or oversized white Nikes - you're welcome.

2 comments:

Gloria said...

"when dick made some remark about "omgs it's so weird to know someone who knew isadora duncan, she's so like famous," elsa says, "that untalented bag of beans?" thank god for keepin it ril."

Well, she had absolutely no-one on a pedestal (not even her long-suffering hubby, even tho' she declares she was actually very sweet n the man!): All she had to say about Bertolt Brecht was that he had piano teeth from smoking cigars, so she was really a "nothing sacred" type.

Brittany said...

I love those types.