Thursday, October 30, 2008

A musical interlude

One of the forums that I hang out at on a regular basis has a monthly avatar theme. For November the theme is going to be Broadway or musicals. As tempted as I am to choose something from Wicked, or one of the other more modern musicals, in the end I think I am going to end up using something from one of the older musicals - My Fair Lady. This was actually on TV the other Saturday afternoon, and I really enjoyed watching the movie. There were so many beautiful scenes and beautiful dresses!

Of course, searching for images from the movie led me to Youtube, and so I have spent a while looking through the various clips available. In the end I have chosen the clip at the Ascot races. The only bit that is missing is Eliza yelling "C'mon Dover. Move your bloomin arse!". There was one that had both the song and that bit, but it is over 9 minutes long and so seemed a bit long!


  1. this could be my favorite musical of all time - i know all the words to all the songs!

  2. One of my all time favorite movies! :)

  3. Oh--maybe you are the lady I need to talk to! I listen to musicals at work (because I am the supreme nerd) and need some new ones. So, I've been listening to Les Mis, Wicked, Rent, Phantom, Evita, and Miss Saigon--what else would you recommend??? I am sick that I can't find my Aida CD to put on my ipod, but I need something fresh...

  4. I love My Fair Lady. I think it was my very first musical and is why I love Rex Harrison and Audrey Hepburn today. If I'm not mistaken, the fashions from this movie were featured in Vogue when it first came out.

    Have you seen High Society with Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra? That's also a really good movie.

  5. After reading your post, I find myself humming By George, She's Got It! =) Definitely one of my favorite musicals.

  6. I love your blog hun, thanks so much for coming over to mine and saying hello! I see you live in North TX. I used to live in Ft Worth :-)

  7. I don't live in Texas! I live in Melbourne Australia!

  8. I totally love My Fair Lady.
    I think that it was the first musical i ever saw.
    First time i saw it in italian, and then, it was again one of my first movies on english...
    Every time I see it, i cry.

  9. I LOVE My Fair Lady. I recently saw the older black and white version Pygmalion and thought it was pretty great too. Although I am a huge Audrey Hepburn fan so... And I recently made my husband watch the movie and he said that now so many Family Guy references make sense :)

  10. I agree, there are definitely some gorgeous outfits in MFL!

    Great blog btw!

  11. Thanks Elle and Doublematch.

    Amanda, I haven't seen a lot of her movies, but this one and Breakfast at Tiffanys are two are my favourite films ever.



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