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Thursday, November 24, 2011

A Classic Hollywood Thanksgiving [In Emails]

Hello everyone!

Happy Thanksgiving! I'm thankful for so many things: my family, my friends, the roof over my head, getting the chance to write all I want, all the people who have taken the time to read this blog... (that means YOU!)

One thing I'm also thankful for is Classic Hollywood. I mean it, too. What on Earth would I do without classic movies???

My first idea was to do a Thanksgiving post about Classic Hollywood having a Thanksgiving dinner together. Who would come, who would say what, etc., etc. But the more I thought about it it seemed awful hard so I decided to take a new approach. Basically, a bunch of movie stars met up at someone's house (not exactly sure, but it's pretty obvious Rita Hayworth did a lot of cooking and Bogie and Lauren Bacall helped out.. you'll see), and now they're reflecting back on it through emails. I guess I was kind of inspired by the "Tweets of Old Hollywood" thing that was published in the recent Vanity Fair (I think I left the link a few posts back).

This is what I put together. I honestly don't know what you'll make of it, but it was fun to write! :D

Also, they might be hard to read in the size presented to you here. So you can hover over the picture with your mouse, right click, and hit "open in new tab", and it should be big enough for you to read! I couldn't make them any bigger without it going into the sidebar. :)

Walter Pidgeon couldn't make it to the gathering (he had a bad cold), so Greer has sent him an email letting him know how things went.

Next, Lucy sent Ginger Rogers an email with a few photos she and Desi had taken at the event. (Ginger also attended, but her camera ran out of film, you see). By "LeeLee", she means Ginger's mother. 

Ingrid really enjoyed the mashed potatoes Cary brought to the gathering (it was kind of a potluck), so she traded recipes with him for her Swedish meatballs. Here he sends her the recipe.

Joan and Bette got into a spat, of course. Barbara Stanwyck, Joan's best friend, helped break it up and here Joan thanks her for it.

Here Bette relays her side of the story, with a little gossip on the side, to best friend Olivia de Havilland.

And lastly, Spencer shoots Kate an email asking her how Thanksgiving went. He was busy shooting a film and couldn't come, but they can't be seen together in public anyway.


I don't know. It was fun to write! Have a happy Thanksgiving! :)


StanwyckFan said...

Darling, what an absolutely fantastic idea! I loved every bit of it (especially the email from Joan to my Stanwyck, of course). Happy Thanksgiving,dear! Now I have to go think of something creative to say about the holiday on my blogs. ;)

Clara said...

That was so awesome that even when I'm at the office right now, I HAD to congratulate you: great writing & funny jokes. I love how I could hear their voices in my head while reading the e-mails :) Once I made a Tweet exchange post so I know how difficult is to put everything together. Congrats!

Carmen said...

Rianna, you really got me this time. I couldn't stop laughing. It is amazing. I loved Bette and Joan's emails. No, all of them!!! I could have never thought something like that. It sounds so realistic. It really makes you want to be there with them. Congrats!

Rianna said...

Natalie: Thanks so much, dahling! ;) Haha, I had a feeling you'd like the Joan to Barbara one :) I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving!

Clara: Thank you! Also, congratulations on getting your job. :) I'm really glad you liked it. Yeah, it was hard to put together but it was fun to write. ;)

Carmen: Thank you! :) Wow, I'm so glad you thought it was realistic and funny ;) Thanks so much! :D

Maggie said...

Hi! I'm new to the bloggosphere (just started yesterday, in fact!) but I discovered your blog recently through a Lucille Ball Google Alert, actually! I loved your post about winning her autograph - I won the postcard that she wrote to DeDe from London so I know what it's like to be that thrilled! :) Anyway, I LOVE your blog and you remind me so, so, so much of myself when I was a teenager! (I'm in my early 20s now). I am a wildly crazy HUGE fan of Lucille Ball, I ADORE classic film and Old Hollywood, and I think your blog is fantastic! This post is great - Bette's email to Liv made me laugh out loud! Keep up the excellent posts, and I just wanted to let you know that I am now following your blog! :)

emma wallace said...

You are the cutest in the world! I loved it so much! I love the whole wine stain theme! Hehe!

Sally said...

I loved it!! So creative and funny!!

Rianna said...

Maggie: Hi and welcome to the blogosphere! I'll be sure and check out your blog. I saw that postcard when I was browsing the auction, how wonderful that you won it. I'm absolutely thrilled over winning mine! It's always great to know there are other crazy Lucy fans like me :) I'm really glad you enjoyed the post and my blog and that you're following me. Will be looking forward to your posts! :)

Emma: Oh, thank you! I'm really glad you liked it. :) I had fun with the wine stain, haha!

Sally: Thanks so much! :D

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