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

  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

  3. Julie is the best!

  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?

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

  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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