8 October 2012

{Dinner Days and Flowers}

Actress Diane Keaton in the role of Annie in Annie Hall (Dir: Woody Allen. 1977)

I remember when a few years ago, when I was a teenager, somebody told me "you look a lot like Annie Hall" (I knew who was Diane Keaton and by that time i thought she was "ugly"). I had no idea about ​​good cinema and Woody Allen, so that weekend I rented the movie ... I just fell in love, not only of Woody and Diane and their character, also of the plot, is - as experts say, the best romantic comedy in film history, and definitely it deserves this award.

      In this movie I also discovered the song "Seems Like Old Times" - which is played by the character of Annie in a New York´s  nightclub- and I can say it is my favorite song.  The song was originally recored by Guy Lombardo in 1947, although there are other versions such as Harry James, Ella Fitzgerald, Vaughn Monroe . My favorite is undoubtedly that of Diane Keaton. Hope you like me so excited.

Click below for listening the son, sagn by Diane Keaton with some movie´scenes:

The Lyric

Seems like old times
Having you to walk with
Seems like old times
Having you to talk with
And it's still a thrill
Just to have my arms around you
Still the thrill that it was
The day I found you

Seems like old times
Dinner dates and flowers
Just like old times
Staying up for hours
Making dreams come true
Doing things we used to do

Seems like old times
Being here with you...

{Links: Read more about the film on IMDB}

{Lilian Westcott Hale Art ((1881-1963))

Lilian Westcott Hale was one of Boston's must successful and respected artists. The title for the exhibition arises from a quote of William McGregor Paxton, who said that Lilian Wescott Hale drew with butterfly's wings.

The painter in last 1890s. Hale was admired both for her elegant and graceful oils and charcoal drawings.

In 1900 Lilian Westcott attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, entering with a scholarship from the Hartford Art Society. At the School, she enrolled in Edmund C. Tarbell's advanced painting class. She met an instructor named Philip Hale while at the School, whom she later married. Philip served as a teacher and mentor to Lilian throughout their marriage.

"The Open Door" (Unknown date)

In 1906 Hale exhibited "The Convalescent" (now titled Ziffy in Bed - see left) at the prestigious Fenway Studios in Boston. This painting received favorable reviews in the Boston press, favoring Lilian's composition over that of her husband. Hale's steadfast model, Rose Zeffler, was the subject of many drawings and paintings. "Zeffy," as she was known by Hale, was the model for a group of drawings at the Fourth Annual Water Color Club Exhibition in Philadelphia, held at the Pennsylvania Academy in April, 1907. Soon after the Philadelphia exhibition, Hale earned further acclaim at a 1908 show at the Rowlands Galleries in Boston.

"Ziffy in Bed" (1906)

"Spring Morning" (1908)

"L Edition de Luxe" (1910)

In 1915 Hale sent six drawings to the Panama-Pacific Exhibition in San Francisco, winning a medal of honor for her drawings. Her painting Lavender and Old Ivory (see right) won a gold medal there.

"The Burnous" (1907)

Later in her career, Hale painted portraits, still lifes and landscapes -- home in the winter and in Rockport in the summer. At the age of 83 Hale won her last prize at the Rockport Art Association's summer exhibition, passing away later that year.

"Song of the Spheres" (Unknown date)

For further biographical information on selected artists cited above please see America's Distinguished Artists, a national registry of historic artists.