Happy Memorial Day weekend! I'll be trying to figure out how to have a great grill-out using only fruits and veggies and hanging out in the garden. I give you a few magazine covers celebrating the armed forces as well as a couple of films I'll be watching this weekend.
Hibner, a Polish graphic designer born in Warsaw in 1931 was an important figure in the Polish school of poster design. Here are just a few of his wonderful book jackets and film posters from the fifties and sixties.
Here are just a few of the beautiful film posters currently on auction at the 2014 March 22 - 23 Vintage Movie Posters Signature Auction at Heritage Auctions. Not exactly for the budget-minded, but we can admire from the sidelines, can't we?
1939's "The Women" boasts an all-star, all-female cast, brilliant direction by George Cukor, hilarious performances by Rosalind Russell, Joan Crawford, Paulette Goddard, Mary Boland, & Marjorie Main, fast, fast, witty dialogue, anchored by the warm central character and her sweet little family played pretty straight with a healthy dash of melodrama by Norma Shearer, Lucile Watson and the wonderful Virginia Weidler (Katherine Hepburn's hilarious little sister in "The Philadelphia story"). (Stops to catch breath) It's really one of my favorite films of all time, catty as catty can be. Based on the acerbic play by Clare Boothe Luce and adapted for the screen by Anita Loos and Jane Murfin (plus an uncredited F. Scott Fitzgerald), what better tribute to l'amour (with a sizable sprinkling of salt).
These are some less obvious holiday films that I will be watching between now and New Year's Eve.