Monday, September 21, 2009

Monday Movie Meme

This week's movie topic is all about Your Childhood Favorite...

For me, it's all about her. Julie Andrews.

Back in my long-ago childhood, movies opened at "selected theaters," (around here, that meant downtown Chicago) played there for a while, and then finally made their way to the suburbs. My first-ever movie theater experience was also my first-ever trip into the city. It was to see Mary Poppins. I not only loved the movie, I loved going downtown and the whole experience of seeing a movie in the theater. I still remember the curtains parting a little and the lights going down a bit for the coming attractions ... then the lights went dark and the curtain revealed the entire big screen ... and there it was, the skyline of London. I really was transported to a magic place.

Not long afterward, my Scout troop rented a bus and drove us downtown to see her again. Julie Andrews had gone from nanny to novice for The Sound of Music. I still associate Julie with only good things.

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6 comments:

  1. "I love to laugh... ha ha ha ha ha ha..." Mary Poppins makes me so happy.

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  2. Did you see the Sound of music in Amsterdam Train station video on You Tube I joke not it is a must!
    My list is two long too!
    Terry - My List
    Romance in the Backseat

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  3. Julie is the best!

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  4. I see a constant memory throughout all the posts today - the parting curtains! They were so regal and dramatic weren't they?! The anticipation, feeling like you were allowed into a real grown-up establishment. Where have all the vintage theaters gone?

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  5. I have watched the Sound of Music until the video almost broke. I love Julie!

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  6. Anonymous9:09 PM

    I wish I had a nickel for every time I have seen Sound of Music. The first hundred times were for my own benefit - the next couple of dozen times were with Book, Btwin, Firsttwin, and Junion - and now, I am thrilled to be sharing it with BB and LS. And who can forgt Mary Poppins - practically perfect in every way!! Snowbird

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