saturday 9

River of No Return

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) Marilyn Monroe performed this song in the 1954 western, River of No Return. In the movie (and at the beginning of this clip) she wears jeans. The wardrobe mistress bought the jeans off the rack at JC Penney's. Yet because of their connection to Marilyn, they are valuable memorabilia. Designer Tommy Hilfiger bought them for a reported $75,000 and today they hang in the closet of Britney Spears. Do you ever shop at thrift stores or websites for second-hand or vintage clothes?  No, I don't

2) In this song, she sounds melancholy as she recalls a lover who has gone. We hope this morning you're feeling more chipper than Marilyn. In one word, describe your mood.  anticipatory--I'm going to see Downton Abbey this afternoon with a bunch of girlfriends

3) In real life, Marilyn's love life was sailing along. During the filming of this movie, her famous boyfriend, Joe DiMaggio, visited her on location in Canada and they were married by the time the movie was released. Joltin' Joe was of course one of baseball's greats. How is your baseball team doing this season? according to Alexa they're in 4th place

4) It was during her romance with Joe that Marilyn learned to cook. She enjoyed preparing Thanksgiving stuffing from scratch. Do you have a favorite recipe to share? I share this all the time because it's stupid simple and delicious:
Cuppa cuppa cuppa
1 cup Hellmann's mayonnaise (BRAND SPECIFIC)
1 cup chopped onions
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Stir together and bake at 400 for 20 minutes--enjoy with crackers but don't burn your mouth!
5) Over her lifetime, Marilyn had 43 different addresses. She was always a renter until February 1962, when she bought her final home in Brentwood. If you're a renter, do you ever wish you owned? If you're an owner, do you ever think you'd be happier as a renter? as a renter, I love being a renter
6) Marilyn tended to her famous alabaster complexion with Nivea, which is still available at drugstores today. What's the last thing you purchased at a drugstore? Was it medication? Food or snacks? Health and beauty? Something else? I got a gift bag and graduation cards
7) Her signature scent was Chanel No. 5. What fragrance do you wear most often? Live Joyously

8) The year Marilyn's recording was released, John Travolta was born. What's your favorite John Travolta movie? I really like Phenomenon 
9) Random question: What happened to your first car? (Sold? Traded in? Still in your garage?)
it was used as a trade in


The Gal Herself said...

I'm going to hang with those Crazy Crawleys, those Groovy Granthams, this afternoon, too! I've purposely avoided reading about it. I want to be surprised.

CountryDew said...

I won't see Downton at the theater, but am hoping it won't be long before it's on HBO. Enjoy!

Bev Sykes said...

So how was the movie??

Lori said...

Are you excited for Where The Crawdad's Sing in July? I am so excited I cannot stand it! I haven't been to a movie in years and I want to see Top Gun Maverick soon and Where the Crawdad's Sing. I hope you love your movie! Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend.