Thursday, March 22, 2012

pig race

Went to the county swine judging last night, but my camera wasn't cooperating. I only got this one pic of the pig race beforehand.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

nature and stuff

Ended up taking a 10 mile bike ride through the state park today and photographing animals in the wild.
We saw a feral sow and her piglets -

many many white pelicans -

and 5 alligators -

Then we went to the park cafe and ate some deep-fried gator bites.
The end.

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

movie inspiration: bulldog drummond (1929)

I am so pleased that Netflix finally added the very first Bulldog Drummond movie. This one stars Ronald Coleman as Bulldog - he's great but Ray Milland in Bulldog Drummond Escapes (1937) is my favorite. This is actually the first talkie B.D. - there was another made in 1922. I've seen 5 of them now. They made 19, and there is one slated for 2013!!! No other info available on that one. Believe you'll hear about it when I know.

This one takes place all in one night, so there's only one costume to mention, but it is one of the best examples of draping I've seen. At first I was just into the jewelry and shoulder jazz she's got going on -

but then I got a look at the whole dress. It looks like it's got a separate skirt at the back, but if you watch her move throughout the film you'll see it's all of one piece.

And the silver shoes are lovely too -