Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Mysterious and Ookie Collaborations!

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.

16 comments:

CountryGirl_CityLife said...

you and your gal pals are gorgeous! Love that you bonded over nekkidness and cold water. ouch!

I adore Kate bush, so haunting :) Woman's Work still makes me cry.

cruststation said...

It looks like so much fun to hang out with theatre friends, enjoying the dressing up etc. Interesting finds over at 'Precious Miseries Manor'. Glad to see you're having fun making preparations for Halloween.

rochambeau said...

Dear Jungle D Pagoda,
You make a stunning nymph!
Fun that all the nymphs are still together! Will you come to NY for the opening?

jungle dream pagoda said...

Oh yes!!! I will be at the opening with bells and seaweed on,we ALL will! We decided it at our reunion. Of course Stephen our photographer friend already lives there. The producers of our girlfriends show are just waiting for a good theatre ,which means another show's run has to end.

Sarah and Jack said...

ha, that is one wild die cut. Is it supposed to be a witch or something?

A Fanciful Twist said...

Kate Bush and the shining?? All merged into one??? GAB! You are too cool, you and your gorgeous friends, all famous and fun!! You have so much magic in your life it exudes!!! Now the post below with your liitle peach girl.. WOW, she is so cute and I was thinking... Your kids have been exposed to so much of the arts, that other kids have not... That, they must be such fascinating children. No, I know they are in fact. They are very lucky to have you as a mommy, and you are lucky to have created such treasures....

Sorry I am babbling... You know I adore you guys, that is all I suppose I have to say.... Oh and, did I tell you that you are fab? Oh yes, I did!! xoxoxoxoox

Stephanie said...

What a fabulous group of ever so talented friends!! You are all gorgeous...AND...feeling creepy sitting here along in the dark watching the Shining!! oooohhhh, I am so close you know, to that room....

ALSO! I have pics for you! from the Textile Museum in Spain....I'll do an entire post of them...be watchin'

donna O. said...

What a creative bunch and wonderful that you all keep in touch. Nudity does that I think ;)
D.

The Fairy Godmother said...

How wonderful to stay in touch with old friends.

Gina said...

you gals look incredible!

CountryGirl_CityLife said...

thank you thank you thank you, I know she will love it! I didn't see the precious miserie items when I was here before, but they are so very gorgeous and cool. I must snatch some for myself. xoxo

stilettoheights said...

I love that special bond you get when in a show (usually a bizarre show) one of my lifelong bffs and I became so close during completely abnormal "dancing" during a very pagan version of Oedipus...lol

Stephanie said...

Come on over and see a little treat...just for you...

Emma said...

Great post. As always.

AnastasiaC said...

you're gorgeous!!
i love Kate Bush too!
love all these images!

Carmen said...

Super super super!!!

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