Leonora, totalmente perdida en un bosque de piani, pianissimi y filados abandona El Trovador.


Hedy Lamarr ~
"My face has been my misfortune," Hedy wrote in her autobiography. "It has attracted all the wrong people into my boudoir and brought me tragedy and heartache … My face is a mask I cannot remove." Her words may sound as over-dramatic as some of her film roles, but Lamarr was both blessed and cursed by her beauty. When her looks lost their lustre and Hollywood turned its back, she never recovered. "To be a star is to own the world and all the people in it," she once opined. "After a taste of stardom, everything else is poverty."
Excerpt ~ Stirred, Straight Up, with a Twist, blog spot

Sandwiches as art. We think Liz Lemon would approve.
Mosaic Tea Sandwiches

I made an animated burger. Enjoy.

I had a great conflict about going to the Academy Awards and accepting an Oscar. I never believed that the accomplishment was more important than the effort. I remember being driven to the Awards still wondering whether I should have put on my tuxedo. I finally thought, what the hell; people want to express their thanks, and if it is a big deal for them, why not go? I have since altered my opinion about awards in general, and will never again accept one of any kind. This doesn’t mean that what other people believe has any less validity; many people I  know and care about believe that awards are valuable and involve themselves in the process of the Academy Awards and others. I don’t look down upon them for doing so, and I hope that they don’t look down upon me. - Marlon Brando

¡Feliz cumpleaños, Teresa!!!!!!

BERGANZA sings “Sta nell´Ircana…” from Alcina 

Conductor: Raymond Leppard

Aix-en-Provence 1978