Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Ones that got away

Three characters that eluded us during our play day.  Can you name them or the play/film?





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19 comments:

Rog said...

Are they Anna Kerrenina, Ellen Terry and Vivien Leigh?

The Unbearable Banishment said...

Stumped on the first one.
Mrs. Macbeth.
Scarlet O'Har-Har

What's my grade?

Pat said...

Rog: so close - two out of three.(Characters)

UB: so close - two out of three.

mapstew said...

Anna
Mrs. Mac
Scarls

:¬)

xxx

(I love the pics at Kim's!)

Pat said...

Map: three out of three. Well done! Glad you like Kim's pics.

angryparsnip said...

Too late to play the game but I got all three in my mind... I think you would have been a fabulous theatrical Macbeth.
I just saw Kim's photo and although fabulous is much over used word... they are Fabulous !

cheers, parsnip

Pat said...

Parsnip: It wasn't just having fun. We really wanted to do justice to a great artist and a great artiste. So thank you for your kind comments:)

Kim Ayres said...

If we'd had a bit more time, I'm pretty certain we could have got that last one - I know exactly how it's lit, although you might have had to scruff up your hair a bit :)

Nea said...

Guessed the first, sure of the second, didn't have a clue about the third!

Amazing pictures at Kim's, all cool as a cucumber and then totally calm and regal, yet still retaining real warmth, brilliant work, both of you.

Pat said...

Kim: apart from the age difference that last one would have been like falling off a log and it would be a pleasure to scruff up my hair:)

Pat said...

Nea: did you see 'Gone with the wind?
It's when she is at Tara - so hungry she pulls up a ?turnip and devours it and then says:
'As God is my witness I'll MEVER go hungry again!'
Kim's the clever one.

OldLady Of The Hills said...

I'm much too late here---BUT,
Yes! Anna K; Mrs. Scottish Play; and the ever always beautiful Scarlet--Miss Leigh! A stunningly beautiful woman who was also a SUPERB actress---always overshadowed by the Ex--L.O. and therefore, underappreciated....! I saw her do "Caesat & Cleopatra" as well as "Anthony & Cleopatra" on Broadway---a million years ago...! She was sooo very good!

LOVE the pictures of you over at Kim's....Especially Her Maj.
More, More, More, PLEASE!

Pat said...

Naomi: of course you are 100% correct.
I also saw Vivien in Manchester in the fifities but I can't remember which one of the Cleo's it was.
So glad you like the photos. The family ones are lovely but I don't think MTL will let me use them.

rosneath said...

no point me doing the test now everyone has got it!!

oh, how beautiful Vivien Leigh was .... why and how did it all go so wrong for her?

I have always loved that painting of Lady M ....

That first pic could be the film Waterloo Bridge ("my dear, don't be so naive!" - wonderful line!) as well as Anna Karenina!

Pat said...

Rosneath: the trouble was Vivien was bipolar and little was known about it then. And being married to someone like Olivier would certainly not help - rather like Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda.
Re teh firt pic I think the costume was a bit early for Waterloo Bridge wasn't it.
I always remember the tragic droop of her shouolders in Karenina.

rosneath said...

Pat - I didn't realise that about Vivien, she must have gone through hell, mental illness is bad enough when you know what's wrong but if you don't ......

I was just thinking of standing at a railway station when I was remembering Waterloo Bridge ... though, to be honest, fashions and styles got all jumbled up in those years 1890 - 1920. Older people wore the clothes of their youth and were no doubt shocked by younger people dressing practically for war work. I was going to write something else there but it has floated away ... oh yes, it's come back .... plus there would have been the young fogies who wore the old styles even though they were 18!!

Pat said...

rosneath: I only really remember her dressed as a ballerins and a typical Vivien hat with brim - not both at once of course. And a long boring scene with that craggy old actor C Aubrey Smith.

My Inner Chick said...

Street Car Named Desire...

This is the only own I know.

Pat said...

MIC: the right actress but the wrong film. Easy mistake to make and what a great film it was.