Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Wednesday's Thought for the Day

Papa, potatoes, poultry, prunes, and prism, are all very good words for the lips: especially prunes and prism.

Charles Dickens (Little Dorrit)

Pix from the brilliant Moses Supposes His Noses are Roses elocution song and dance sequence from SINGING IN THE RAIN. That's rubber-faced Donald O'Connor - a great dancer and a pretty good comedic actor. (THE KING'S SPEECH ain't the only film ever to elaborate on the 'joys' of elocution.)


  1. Love the picture of Donald O'Conner... it brought a smile to my face!

  2. Donald O conner was really underrated, He was a great Dancer. That was a really cute routine they did. Great movie, one of the all time greats.


  3. Oh my goodness, I love Singing In The Rain--so many great songs and dances!

  4. Yes, a great film, Lisa. I most especially love this number with O'Conner and Gene Kelly. Great fun, superb dancing. Then of course, I love the Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse dancing near the end - the nightclub scene.

  5. Except it's O'Connor guys. O not E. He's rolling over in his grave.

  6. Oops! Sorry about that. I've made the correction in the text.


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