This weekend I had a bit of a significant reunion with a group of my best friends. We met while playing water nymphs in a Jean Giraudoux piece called Ondine ,and immediately became constant companions.Perhaps it was bonding over wearing almost no clothes and repeatedly getting in and out of the cold water.Or perhaps ,as it quite often is in the theatre,this group of misfits had found like minded playmates.
Between the 5 of us,we have 6 children,one of us will be opening in a one-woman show in NYC(hopefully at the Lyceum), one of us shoots Oscar and Tony winners,while the other 3 of us still manage to find a bit of relevance and excitement in our own careers.This mysterious and ookie group of friends used to vie for the title of "most normal".As of yet ,there is no clear winner.
Die Cuts and The Beistle Co. of Shippensburg, PA . This mysterious and ookie collaboration lasted up until the early seventies. I adore the whimsical and charming rather than scary illustrations,and next year, I will do my e-bay bidding on them during the off season!
This charming lass is named Clockwork(dontcha' covet her outfit?!?). She lives at Precious Miseries Manor along with...
...Dapper. They are the mysterious and ookie collaboration of Melissa Diaz. Won't you go visit them and the other orphans at the manor?
...and leave it to the adorable Amandaof Pandora's Button Box (shown here in her last years "deadly tea party" story)to defy death itself for her mysterious and ookie collaboration. Bringing back from the dead....
...Mr Alfred Hitchcock himself to host her annual Halloween CD,with this years title being "Music to be murdered By".
The holder itself is art,but its the juicy center that is worth waiting all year for. Last years was an other worldly ethereal dance.Ah ,but it is this one that is the Hepcat/Daddio/Soundtrack to pass out candy and sip martini's to.Who knew Boris Karloff was such a beatnik? Thank you,sweet ,darling ,Amanda and the happiest of Halloweens to you!
...and for my last mysterious and ookie collaboration ,I give you Kate Bush's "Get out of my House" from her critically acclaimed album, The Dreaming,set to the movie,The Shining. It is said she was inspired to write this song after viewing the Stanley Kubrick directed film of Stephen King's novel.
This collaboration is truly chilling.