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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

NUMBER PLEASE.



I'M HAVING A PROBLEM WITH A ROTARY PHONE.


AND NO, MINE ISN'T PINK, BUT I WISH IT WERE.


I'M NOT SURE WHEN, BUT AT SOME POINT MY ROTARY PHONE, WHICH HAD WORKED JUST FINE STOPPED ALLOWING ME TO DIAL. I'M NOT SURE WHEN IT HAPPENED, BUT I JUST REALIZED THAT I DID CHANGE PHONE SERVICE TO COMCAST (WHICH I DID GRUDGINGLY) A WHILE BACK. I'M FEARING THAT'S THE PROBLEM. THE PHONE STILL RINGS & I CAN STILL SPEAK & HEAR WITH IT, BUT IT WON'T DIAL. AND DON'T THINK I'M GONNA CALL ONE OF THOSE MORONS AT COMCAST.


ANY THOUGHTS?


Thursday, September 4, 2014

JUST SICK ABOUT JOAN





A THOUGHT JUST CROSSED MY SMALL MIND... MELISSA MAY VERY WELL 
END UP ON QVC HAWKING MOTHER'S BEE JEWELRY.




Monday, August 25, 2014

MJ, Wonderful Samaritan.



Before our shared vacation ended, 
I got this shot of the ever helpful MJ as she carried a lass that 
was part of our tour group. This gal had twisted her ankle on some rough terrain
and MJ practically flew to her aid. As you can see, we ran out of sun block while on the continent.


Saturday, August 16, 2014

STILL ON VACAY


MJ AND I WERE POOPED AFTER A SPIN ON THE TILT-A-WHIRL.



Friday, August 15, 2014

FAVORITE RESTAURANTS







ALWAYS HO-MADE.



Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Today






The first Bogie & Bacall films were okay, but never my favorites. It was always my impression that their canoodling was what made them "special."I enjoyed her more when she was devouring the scenery in things like "Shock Treatment" as Dr. Beighley (don'tcha love that spelling of Bailey?) Also loved her with Marilyn and Betty in "Millionaire." But, "Sex and the Single Girl" a goofy picture I watched as a small kid, was probably the first time I saw Bacall and I found her completely terrifying. And I loved it and her in it.


Mustn't forget this brilliance.



Robin is another story altogether. 
I had no intention of writing anything about this sad, sad ending, but will, if only to say how much I adored him in, "Garp" and how fabulous he really was in it.

I hope there ain't a third, I'm in no mood.


Saturday, August 9, 2014

Thursday, August 7, 2014

IN CASE YOU DIDN'T KNOW IT...



WE ALWAYS LOVE CORAL BROWNE.



Wednesday, July 30, 2014

JACQUELINE



Yesterday, columnist Liz Smith did a small post on Mrs. Onassis, it would've been her 85th birthday.
This iconic photo was part of the post. Please read the caption underneath the photo.




The wording of this caption bothered me a bit. Unless I'm nuts (hey, shut up) the way this is written, it states that Gallela took this photo, right? I love this photo, but isn't Gallela getting a shot of Jackie's ass right now? Well, I wrote Liz....

To: LizSmith <LizSmith@newyorksocialdiary.com>
Sent: Mon, Jul 28, 2014 10:35 pm
Subject: jackie

so here's my query.....under that iconic shot of jackie & gallela it reads, "....gallela (with camera, in background) would take his best and most famous shot of jackie." so, that is ron gallela behind jackie with a camera around his neck & a camera to his face, correct? so WHO took this photo? gallela was shooting her from behind, no?


can you tell i'm confused?
normadesmond xx


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(and here are Liz's replies....)


Dear Norma, 
Jackie and Galella were always surrounded by other papparazzi.
Liz


(and here's a second email that came later that night....)




another paparazzo. 
Best,
Liz Smith


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It was so sweet that she wrote to correct herself. Of course, I'm not naive enough 
to believe that LIZ SMITH actually wrote me, but whoever it was, it was sweet to reply. 
BUT, my question wasn't answered, was it? Gallela did not take that photo, 
someone else did, so why is she giving Gallela credit?


Monday, July 14, 2014

Monday, June 30, 2014

Friday, June 20, 2014

AW, SHIT.




MY COMPUTER CRASHED & BURNED TWO WEEKS AGO.
EVERYTHING IS GONE.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Saturday, April 26, 2014

SPRINGTIME HONEY-DO LIST




TOUCH UP THE HOUSE....


GET THE LAWN COIFFED


SEE TO THE ELECTRICAL ISSUES


CHANGE THE CAR'S OIL



AND AS A REWARD,  SOME R&R AT MJ'S BOWL-A-WAY


Thursday, April 24, 2014