Thursday, April 29, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
to imagine myself living in the Universe House in Roca Blanca, Mexico, within it's perfect simplicity and harmony with it's surroundings, is to imagine a sense of deep and undulating peace. i need to live here. i need a swimming pool on my rooftop and a hammock on my porch. most of all i need more than 15 feet between me and the next human being. my neighbours are nice n all, but the city can feel a bit crowded at times, wouldn't you agree? read more about this wondrous house and see the inside here.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
weeeeeeeeee!!! my baby's coming home tomorrow! and i am almost as excited as these manic Elvis fans! sorry i haven't posted in a few days, it's been a bit of a crazy week. i promise i'll be back to daily posts on monday. until then, i hope you all have a magnificent weekend! be sure to hug your dear ones tight and tell them how much you love them. xo
Monday, April 19, 2010
Rudy misses him too :)
Friday, April 16, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Anonymous, with his/her entry of Roman Holiday! i don't know who you are, but you did leave an email, so i'll be in touch shortly. it isn't an instantly gratifying win, i'm afraid, as i must first create the winnings before sending them :) but i should be finished your original piece of artwork within a month, and then i'll send it off! i'll do another of these if/when i reach 200 followers, but the next one will be in colour! so start thinking of films you'd like to see as papercut art...
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Ursula Andress was born in Switzerland in 1936 to Swiss mother Anna and German diplomat father Rolf, who was expelled from Switzerland for political reasons and disappeared during World War II. Ursula began her career as an art model in Rome, which led to roles in the Italian film industry, but she remains most famous for emerging from the ocean in a white bikini as Honey Ryder in Dr. No (1962), the first Bond movie. Andress won a Golden Globe for her performance, despite the fact that her voice was dubbed due to the thickness of her accent.
in 1963, Ursula starred opposite Elvis in his 13th film, Fun In Acapulco , a personal favourite of mine, owing to it's shear ridiculousness.
in this one, Elvis plays an ex trapese artist turned hotel lifeguard, who moonlights as a singer, and must conquer his crippling fear of heights which manifested after a tragic trapese accident in which he dropped his brother to his death, in order to replace a sick cliff diver for the benefit of the tourists. (!)
whilst all of this ensues, Elvis is torn between the daughter of the hotel's chef (Andress) and a local bullfighting star. the film's soundtrack includes such rousing gems as The Bullfighter was a Lady and There's No Room to Rumba in a Sports Car. classic.
Andress dated many of Hollywood's leading men during her career, including co-stars Marlon Brando and James Dean. she and James Dean had an infamously stormy relationship and Dean is reported to have said that he was learning to speak German, so they could argue in two languages :)
Ursula married once, from 1957-1966, to actor/director John Derek. the marriage ended in divorce. in 1980, at the age of 43, Andress gave birth to a son, Dimitri, whose father is actor Harry Hamlin, Ursula's much younger co-star in Clash of the Titans(1981).
after the her son's birth, Ursula focused mostly on European TV and films, whilst raising Dimitri in Rome. her last film role was in 1997. she is now 75 years old.