Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Three, Six, Nine

Before and After Not Dept.

Got to love this email ad that I received from clothier Club Monaco last week! The male and female models sure look alike. Is a crossdresser doing the modeling?

One-Track Mind Dept.

Only someone like me (or you) with a one-track mind would have noticed the crossdressing angle of the ad above!

One, Two, Three Dept.

One, Two, Three... I bet you never heard of that film by Billy Wilder, the director of Some Like It Hot. It is one of those films I saw as a youngster when it was first shown on broadcast television in the early or mid-1960’s that left a lasting impression on my crossdressing mind.

The film is funny, but the short crossdressing scene was worth the price of admission. I won’t give away what happens, but the femulation was impressive, at least to this tween because it was the first I witnessed where the femulator was dressed in contemporary clothing as compared to the guys in Some Like It Hot, who were dressed in 1930’s drag.

One, Two, Three Again Dept.

You know how certain songs remind you of certain things in your life. 1-2-3 by Len Barry does it for me. That song always reminds me of New York City rock radio with Cousin Bruce Morrow spinning the discs at WABC. (77 WABC was my favorite radio station back then.)

One, Two, Three Yet Again Dept.

What is your favorite version of the film The Taking of the Pelham One Two Three (or 123)? I prefer the 1974 version with Walter Matthau and Robert Shaw. The 2009 version with Denzel Washington and John Travolta is my second choice. Don’t care much for the 1998 television version.

Source: Bebe
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  1. the 1974 version, for certain ~ i've always loved Matthau ~ "Pelham One Two Three" is second to "Hopscotch" for my favorite Matthau movie

  2. I was raised in the county with my the daily routine being the farm and my grandparents General Store. My nights expanded my world, thanks to the ionosphere and 5,000-watt radio stations. Cousin Bruce Morrow, WABC, opened up my world to other places that I got to dream about at night. There was KDKA out of Pittsburgh and Dick Biondi, WLS, out of Chicago. All my nighttime friends. Like the internet of today, all my friends were inside a box that glowed orange in the night.

  3. No contest, the original by long strides. As strong as Denzel is, playing into a Matthau role is not fair, and Travolta simply cannot summon the menace that is core to Shaws unshakeable watchability.

    Plus, the real star of the movie? An actual dirty noisy Manhattan of neighborhoods. I miss the gritty less Disneyfied New York of bygone days and really hope I am not alone in that sentiment...

  4. I too remember Cousin Brucie! Every evening (except Friday I think). Do you remember Harry Harrison in the morning? He would play the sound of a zipper and a bevy of girls would say “Thank you, Harry” for helping them get dressed every morning.

  5. The 1974 film, of course. One of a trio of Robert Shaw's peak anti-hero performances in the early '70s ("The Sting" and "Jaws" being the others), and with Walter Matthau also at the top of his form. Just thinking about Shaw's final scene still makes my jaw clench! Plus, the outstanding production design and cinematography by the great Owen Roizman really made you believe you were living in the gritty bowels of the city.

  6. "1-2-3" by Len Barry? I would have thought you were more of a fan of "Lola."

    My favorite lately is "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" by The Beatles:

    Desmond stays at home and does his pretty face
    And in the evening she's a singer with the band

    McCartney has allegedly said that was a mistake. I don't know, I like it that way.

    We were in a restaurant in small-town Ohio once when the hostess announced, "OK, tonight is karaoke night!" I wanted to get up and sing "Dude Looks Like a Lady," but my wife said we had to pay the check and leave. Ah, well.

    73 de Trish