Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Little Yellow Bird

Over at Naomi's(side bar) I was admiring her fantastic photographs of a little yellow bird and was transported to 1945 when I saw 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' and was horrified when the young innocent girl - played by Angela Lansbury - was done the dirty on by the evil Dorian. What an impression that made on a very young girl - it kept me on the sweet and narrow for quite a time. It's dated and a bit cheesy but listen to Angela sing - little knowing what was to come. Hissssssss!

15 comments:

Kim Ayres said...

I always loved the fact the painting was in colour, even though the rest of the film wasn't

Mei Del said...

ooh a very belated admiring of al your photos - i love the ones of the sheep and pigs, dear things, and moody exmoor too.

PI said...

Kim: I hadn't noticed that- or forgotten it.

Mei Del: I'm glad you like them. I give thanks for digital daily>

Jimmy Bastard said...

I have to agree with Kim on this one. A classic fil-um indeed.

Olive's Granddaughter said...

Thanks for sharing the YouTube clip. I'd never heard the song and Angela looks so young and lovely. Now I'll have to rent the movie, if I can find it!

PI said...

Jimmy: I'm surprised you boys have seen it. It came out in 1945. Videos?

Olive's G: welcome! If Jimmy and Kim have seen it, it must be available. They certainly weren't around when it was released.

Kevin Musgrove said...

Thanks for that one Pat!

lom said...

I didn't know she could sing

PI said...

Kevin: I though you'd like it;)

LOM: MTL and I watched it very carefully and decided it was her singing. Sweet voice

Eryl Shields said...

I'd never seen Angela Lansbury young before, but she didn't change much over the years did she? Is she still alive?

problemchildbride said...

I've never seen it. She looks so young! I like the wee fellow with the eye on his sandwich board following Dorian about.

PI said...

Eryl: she was born in 1925 - is 83 and I believe is still alive.

Sam: it was 1945 so she was 20. She had a face lift later on and in the detective stuff she did on TV wore a variety of wigs. She was British I believe and her father George Lansbury was a politician.

Guyana-Gyal said...

If it's the same film I saw...I got insulted by a boy I was dating some years ago...he didn't understand the movie, the plot, etc. When I explained it all to him, he said I talk nonsense. Well! Good thing he's gone now.

Funny, only yesterday I was thinking about Dorian Grey.

Deb said...

I am at work, and unfortunately unable to access YouTube clips, but I can say for certain that Angela Lansbury has come up in several conversations of late, so it is indeed timely that you should post about her. Only last week I was home, taking a sickie from work, and was rapt to find that Murder She Wrote was on the TV (or what we Aussies would call the Telly). What an unlucky woman, to find that wherever she went, someone was murdered...(Deja Vu - did I not post this whilst commenting on someone's blog recently?)

PI said...

GG: some men don't understand emotions at all. BTW I have an oil painting in the attic but it doesn't seem to work:)

Deb: sometimes I'm tempted to watch her in the afternoon and she carries her age well although I'm not sure at what stage she mad them.