Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Calla Lilies are in Bloom Again

The answer to yesterday's paraphrase is:

"The calla lilies are in bloom again.
Such a strange flower, suitable to an occasion.
I carried them on my wedding day, and now I place them here in memory of something that has died. "

These lines are from the play "within the play," Enchanted April, in the play Stage Door, which in turn became a 1937 RKO feature starring the late great Kate, Katharine Hepburn. This clip is from the end of the movie, when Katharine Hepburn's character has an amazingly heartfelt performance that shocks most who know her.

The film also featured Ginger Rogers, a very young Lucille Ball (not as Lucy as we came to know her), Eve Arden, Ann Miller and some of the other great character and featured actors working in Hollywood.

I love old black and white films. They just don't make 'em like they used to.

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