Crozzled state of mind.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Want Ginger Stuff??

HEY so I've got some Ginger related items, as well as other hollywood related items, that I'm going to be selling. If interested, keep watching here:


Saturday, July 24, 2010

Ginger's shoe size

Wow didn't think I was going to post again. But I had been meaning to post this since last Christmas...

When I was invited by Sid Grauman to place my hand and footprints in the forecourt of his beautiful Chinese Theatre on September 5, 1939, I couldn't have been more thrilled. I had just returned from a much needed vacation in Hawaii about three weeks before, and was finishing up some retakes at the studio.
I thought about how my prints would look in cement, for all time!--and wanted them to be smaller if I could manage it. I could do nothing about the size of my hands, but my footprints--those I could make smaller. My shoe size was about 5-1/2 and my mother Lela has a smaller size shoe than I: 4-1/2. So, I borrowed a pair of my mother's shoes and slipped my toes into them and stepped into the cement and made my prints!
I sure was glad when I could take off the "cement shoes" and put on my regular walking shoes again.

--Ginger Rogers

So I'm too lazy to write out the whole source info, but here's the ISBN# for the book: 0-938817-28-0

Friday, March 12, 2010

TCM Classic Film Festival

I just found out about TCM's film festival in Hollywood at the end of April:
I definitely want to go. They are going to play Top Hat, among other films that would be fun to see. They are screening at Grauman's, the Egyptian, and other venues.
It's pretty expensive though, and I don't know if you can pay for individual tickets because I've only seen the passes so far.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Late Night Chatter

Okay there's something I wanted to post since basically Christmas but I keep forgetting the book at home. Meanwhile, madness ensues at school. For some reason, someone thought it was a good idea to have room sign ups and class sign ups as finals are approaching. My good friend (and roommate for next year) and I had a mini freak out because there were no doubles left by the time it was are turn to sign up. She kept texting me in a panic while I was trying to watch Chinatown in my film class. (I love that movie, BTW.) But anyway, we have a triple in a good dorm. Nobody has signed up to be a third wheel, so either we'll be getting a poor, random freshman, or nobody.

Also had my first all-nighter ever Tuesday night! It was pretty thrilling actually. I sat in the lounge in my flannel pajamas with a bunch of guys who also had essays to write. Only three of us lasted through the whole night. We listened to the theme song of Rocky to motivate us, and I had some other songs to motivate me as well. Then there was a mini drama with my roommate who was annoyed that I entered the room at quarter to 7 to get ready for my 8AM class Wednesday. There are no common bathrooms, so I have to go into my room to use the bathroom and clean up. I'm not going to get into everything, but we can just leave it at the fact that she can be sort of ridiculous at times.

I believe I lasted the longest though, because the two other guys napped. It was a record 41 hours of no sleeping for me! It was 30 when I travelled to China.

Then of course we have me, my future roommate, and the guys we are pining after that are A- probably too old for us and B- something else. We decided that everything that seems to happen to us happens to the both of us, and now we are going through nearly identical guy issues.

Well, that's the general overview of my life up 'til now. I have a VERY unfinished painting I started of Ginger. Maybe I'll finish it one day? I also did a black and white painting of William Powell and another one with Jimmy Stewart and Grace Kelly in it. I enjoy painting in black and white more so I can focus on the values without having to worry about the hues.

Friday, February 26, 2010

For Now

Substitute for a post I've been meaning to do for a good month. I had promised Huey the next post was going to be about Ginger, but this wasn't what I had in mind. It's got Ginger though.

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From left: Lew Ayres, Ginger Rogers, Fay Wray, Claudette Colbert

I wonder who the opponents are.

Friday, January 15, 2010

This Week

This week is 10x better than the last. Last Friday I found a penny on the ground which hopefully jump-started this good week. Today my friend from high school I haven't seen in forever is touring campus so I'm going to hang out with her. Last night was actually fun. I'm not taking art history. Only one hour of class today. I don't feel tired. Good things are everywhere this week. I'm so glad.

Okay the next post IS going to be about Ginger. It is much delayed, but I was planning to post it earlier so I want to actually follow through and do it.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


The worst days of my life are currently taking place. I'm not saying that like how angsty teens say that; I really mean that all areas of my life - school, work, friends, relationships - are stinking worse than the trash room at the end of the hall. So I have one thing to post this weekend, but I may not be on here for a bit after that.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Dream come true!

Last week I found this one-piece and I was utterly beside myself with the bells of delight ringing in my ears! It was basically what I've been looking for in a jumper: high waisted, blouse-like upper half with sleeves, and airy shorts.  It even has a cute little peter pan collar.

And... I wore it today.  At 9:30pm.  Outside.  In January.
In Los Angeles of course. ;)
Today though, it was unnaturally warm at night.  Don't know what was up with that.  I'm a cold-weather person.  The only thing that makes me cheery about warm weather is finding cute things to wear. :)

Christmas Things

Well this took me forever to post. These are just some things I got for Christmas:

This is a really pretty nightgown set with stitched flowers on the bodice and shoulders of the outer piece.

The items on the left are records that my mother decided to start collecting for me. She wants to get a player so we can listen to them! Books are to the right. Pretty self-explanatory.

More paper goods. I already started playing Cheek to Cheek on the piano and ukulele. The cards are very neat. They are from my grandmother, and they are old photos from around where I live. Of the five big postcards showing, the one on the bottom right was written and dated 12/23/09. As in 1909, and it is a woman writing to her mother about getting on the train and Christmas plans, etc. Of the small cards, the one pictured on the left (I know these are hard to see, but...) is of Exposition Park and the Natural History Museum (where I work in the summer)!

This book is full of odd quotations, but the drawings have a very clean art deco feel to them. The gingerbread-shaped cooking pan to the right is pretty exciting - I can't wait to use this next year.

The jewelry on the left are vintage items from my grandmother, and the ones on the right are all brooches from my mother's job.

Also, surprise surprise, I have two new perfumes:

Lollia's Breathe and YSL's Parisienne
And to a certain someone: NO, I do not bathe in it, and NO I am not stinky. They smell good and light.

Everything else was either less exciting (things I needed), more personal, or silly to photograph, like gift cards.