Thursday, February 18, 2010

One from Tennessee Williams

No stage too tiny, no shot too cheap...I couldn't pass up this photo op. I've said it before, but do I live in a great neighborhood or what?

Here's a link to the scene in Streetcar named Desire (I see my British readers have no clue - I know who P.G. Wodehouse is, why don't you people know who Tennessee Williams is (Is this about that spot of trouble back in 1776)?

17 comments:

Ginga Squid said...

Stella indeed! I love his little shadow.

Fresca said...

Too funny!
I want to see what happens next, when she comes down the steps...

P.S. "Seven Samurai" report--inspired by you, I watched part 1 last night (up until the Intermission, which the Criterion Collection DVD had kindly retained), and tonight I am watching the last half.
It's a good way to watch it--
I thought about the first half all day today.
So, thanks for the art nudge.
(Hm Art Nudger doesn't sound as good as Art Sparker, but you do nudge nicely too.)

femminismo said...

Oh, my! I could not have passed this up either. I don't have many tiny little people to do this great shoots with. Maybe it's time for a trip to Goodwill.

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

2 cute!

Street car...

ciao

grrl + dog said...

i imagine you walk about, armed with tiny cast and camera, just ready for the opportunity...

ArtSparker said...

D - cooperative pavement is a rarity, though.

Celeste Bergin said...

Stella is such a strong name...and your neighborhood is definitely a treat .

Steve said...

Not sure if you have it in the US but in Europe and the UK Stella is a famous brand of French beer!

Titus said...

Stella for star!
How appropriate. Magic work.

Ribbon said...

Awesome!

You really do hit the mark.

smiles
Ribbon

Cláudia said...

Susan, with the link you added I finally understood a scene I saw in Seinfeld years ago. Elaine is high because she took some pills to relax her muscles. She is introduced to a woman whose name is Stella. Elaine starts to shout "Stella" and now I see she was imitating Marlon Brandon in this film!

I didn't need to know that to LOL with the scene, but now that I know its source of inspiration I think it is even funnier.

Being a "customer" of Artsparker has been helping me a lot with English - the language and the culture. I am so glad to connect things, thank you!

Cobalt Violet said...

I love it!

And by the way Tennessee is my favorite playwrite (along with Chekov!) One of my sister's dog's names is Stella and every time she yells to her to come inside the house I crack up!

Many years ago my friend Dawn and I started calling each other Stella and Blanche. I'm Blanche. Hmmmm.

Art said...

oh that is too cute. It reminds me so much of the Little People project: http://little-people.blogspot.com/

Of course, it doesn't have Tennessee Williams references, but it does OK.

Kaetlyn Wilcox said...

"I've always depended on the kindness of strangers." ;)

Totalfeckineejit said...

Artois?

The Crow said...

I like the way your mind thinks, Susan!

Bee said...

Marlon Brando meets Venice Beach.

Really, do Brits not know Tennessee Williams? And yet Vivien Leigh is the iconic Blanche.