Love classic movies from the 30s, 40s and think B&W is
beautiful. Prefer films with plot and dialogue to car crashes and
special effects; Philadelphia Story,
Eve, The Thin Man
Travels, Two for the Road, Arthur, Moonstruck, Zeffirelli’s
Romeo & Juliet,
all Billy Wilder
, most Film Noir,
especially Day for Night,Love Actually,
Than Fiction, Stuntman, Secretary,
Miracle on 34TH Street,
Hannah & Her
Lion in Winter, Notorious, My Cousin Vinny,
Hated the 3 Stooges, even as a child.
Books: Jane Austen; Vonnegut; Anais Nin; British Mysteries,
Dashiell Hammett; Salinger's "The Laughing Man;" Dickens; liked F.
Scott Fitzgerald's first book, This Side of Paradise, more than The
Great Gatsby; Dorothy Parker; Biographies; Medical Journals and the
Sunday NY Times. (if you have ever counted NINAs
hidden within the Hirschfeld
drawings in the Arts & Leisure section, I'd be interested in
learning how you found out about them)
Food: French, Italian, Thai, Sushi, Grand Marnier Souffles,
Chocolate. Often try to indulge in lingering meals accompanied by
stimulating conversation, live music and interesting wine; but
would like to find the woman that makes being entangled on the
couch with popcorn and a Buffy DVD just as grand.
TV CURRENT: BONES; CASTLE; Game of Thrones, the Daily Show; Mad
Men, Game of Thrones, BBC, Mystery & Masterpiece Theater,
Downton Abbey, Masters of Sex.
YESTERYEARS: Buffy, Angel, Firefly; Seinfeld; X-Files, House,
Columbo, Due South; Picket Fences, The UK mini-series The Darling
Buds of May and Lost in Austen (refers to the writer, not the
city). British series Absolutely Fabulous, Murder in Suburbia and
I have a soft spot for the sophisticated lyrics of songwriters like
Cole Porter and George & Ira Gershwin. Every few months I
frequent one of the NY or Vegas Clubs, like the Cafe Carlyle or
Algonquin to hear great cabaret singers purr 1930s standards.
Singer/songwriters Harry Chapin and Taylor Swift are a big chunk of