Musical Monday: The Harvey Girls (1946)

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One of my favorite musicals.

Originally posted on Comet Over Hollywood:

It’s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals.
In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals.

harvey girlsThis week’s musical:
“The Harvey Girls” –Musical #43

Studio:
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Director:
George Sidney

Starring:
Judy Garlands, John Hodiak, Angela Lansbury, Ray Bolger, Cyd Charisse, Virgina O’Brien, Preston Foster, Marjorie Main, Kenny Baker, Selena Royale, Chill Wills, Ruth Brady

Plot:
Set in the 1890s, the film is a fictional story about the real life Harvey Girls who worked at Fred Harvey’s Harvey House restaurants that aided westward expansion and civilization. The restaurants offered civilization and clean service to trains who stopped in the area.
Susan Bradley (Garland) travels on the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe railroad from Ohio to Arizona to get married to a…

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Bill & Ted 3 is Probably Happening and That’s Most Excellent

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Most excellent news!

Originally posted on TIME:

Actor and director Alex Winter, the renowned Bill of Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, said in an interview that the franchise’s most awaited third installment will not only be most excellent, but most “f—ing funny.”

Winter said he will co-star with Keanu Reeves for the follow-up, which fans have been awaiting for 23 years since 1991’s Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey came out, the follow-up to the original 1989 piece of cinematic gold.

“[Bill & Ted] will be 40-something and it’s all about Bill and Ted grown up, or not grown up,” Winter told Yahoo Movies. “It’s really sweet and really f—-ing funny.”

Producers and financiers are on board, Winters said, it’s just a matter of reworking the script, a draft of which has already been finished.

But fans shouldn’t hold their collective breath for the movie’s release: it’s going to be awhile. “It just takes a long…

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Sure Bet?

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I was wondering what I would write about today since returning home. I have more photos to share with you, but I’m transitioning now so I won’t miss Las Vegas and my friends too much.

The mailman brought me this invitation to spend $12.99 to acquire $3,000,000! Just because I’m silly enough to lose $11 at the Vegas airport while on vacation does not mean I’m gonna write out a check for $12.99. Silly crooks, take that! Onward…

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Poesy

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Yes we DO need more poets in this world, so write!

Originally posted on johncoyote:

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Portrait of John Dryden (1631-1700) by Gérard ...

Portrait of John Dryden (1631-1700) by Gérard Edelinck after Godfrey Kneller (1646-1723) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Poesy

A Poem by Coyote Poetry

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Thank you Dryden for your poetry. Gave me reason to write today.

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Poesy

(For Dryden)

True Poets dodge the fakeness of fame.
They allow praise to fall from their thoughts.
Old Poets understand the beauty of the sun rising from the east.
Allowing opportunity for new dreams and new places to come alive.

They enjoy watching the sun falling into the western sea.
Allowing the night to overcome the excitement of the day.

A wise Poet behold the beauty of the  woman.
Tried to describe the softness of her skin and the feel
of her warm sweet kisses.

The Poet must feel the burden of war.
A writer must taste and know death, poverty and suffering.

A empty journey leave nothing for the pen and the paper.

Writers are…

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Elvis Lives

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Elvis’ pelvis shakes
as memories flood our loins
Remembered always

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Daily Haiku 2014.09.11 –

Originally posted on Rob's Surf Report:

(Image credit: Abaconda Management Group)

flocking sheep
seek out Apple stores
upgrade time


Well. It’s that time of year again. I find myself wrapped up in thought about the inevitable consequences of the new round of “Device Wars”. I’m taking a serious look at everything I believe, and I’m asking myself the hard questions. I have the opportunity to upgrade my phone in a month and a half, and now there’s this new iPhone that’s about to hit the stores. I told myself that I really wanted to see a bigger iPhone. The new iPhone 6 comes in two sizes, both bigger than the iPhone 5. I wanted a faster processor and better specs that I know could have been delivered with my current phone. Sure, the next iPhone 6 has them.

In fact, the iPhone 6 has stuff that will wrap people around the corners of Apple stores for…

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Absorbing The Strip

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I must return to The Strip again
To absorb the sights and sounds
Neon luminescence floods the eyes
As crowds amble all around

Day and night the neon shines
As do all the gawkers
Flashes blind the eyes
As the hoard stops short
To capture another memory

For The Strip is a place
Of pipe dreams and fleeting fancies
If The Gambling Fever grabs you

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Paris Hotel Casino

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A displayed United States Sculpture hanging inside The Americana Restaurant in New York New York Hotel Casino

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Inside The Americana Restaurant

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A Batman slot machine inside New York New York. I lost $3.00 and Betty won $27.10!

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More photos of The Strip

And lastly, The Stratosphere Hotel Casino and an elite shopping mall that reminds me of The Enterprise. (Beam me up Scotty! I’m ready to shop!)

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