Saturday, October 4, 2008

Ever Taken a Look At John's Costumes

Have you ever noticed the link to John's Hollywood Costumes listed under my favorites? A friend and colleague actually collects Hollywood costumes and haute couture. His holdings are quite amazing actually - costumes worn by Bette Davis, Katherine Hepburn, Claudette Colbert, Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, and many more. My favorite is the gown worn by Leslie Caron in An American in Paris.

I am amazed that someone personally owns these pieces of Hollywood history and I am always wishing that I could see some of his collection when they are being exhibited. John lives in NY and when he has exhibited, he is usually showing his collection in NY or NJ - not convenient to Atlanta. Every time I see an old film it reminds me of John. More than likely there is a costume from the film that he owns.


For the past several weeks finding gas has been a challenge. Last Saturday we got up at 5:00 and my husband drove around for 30 minutes before finding a station with gas. The wait in line was about only about 15 minutes. We felt so happy to have a full tank of gas! The gas shortage has made us so careful to drive only when necessary as we try to conserve what we have. I take a ballet class on Saturday mornings and I have skipped for the past two weeks just because of the 25 minute drive to the dance studio. So naturally I don't go out on any Saturday excursions. This weekend a couple of more stations in the area have gotten gas so I am hoping things will get back to normal. Hoping to resume my Saturday morning outings next weekend.