Thursday, August 15, 2013

out in the west Texas town of El Paso...

 I had a great time at the Plaza Classic Film Festival in El Paso this last week...
  After a quick trip to Tony Lama's Boots I donned my skirt, my new boots and was ready to go...
 Watching The Sound of Music up on that big beautiful Plaza Theater movie screen was a thrill for many people.  (left) Chuck, (The creator of the film festival) his wife Ann and his lovely family.(right) In the Sound of Music spirit.

  There was strudel and brown paper packages tied up with string... and suckers with my Brigitta face on them.
 that was a little weird...
I was glad to be able to fit in a visit to the El Paso Museum of Art. I could have spent hours there.
One of my favorite exhibits was the 30 pieces in the "Moving Pictures" Production Art from the Academy Library.

 It was cool to see these sketches from "In Love And War", that was the first movie my sister Veronica ever made. 

The "King and I" dining room sketch

Loved this one of illustrator Boris Leven's iconic drawing of Reata House for "Giant".
Very cool El Paso art... 

Thanks El Paso for a great time...


Mary Ann Potter said...

It surely looks like a wonderful time! Love those boots, Angela. You're right about those suckers; they looked more like something from "Lost in Space"! Strikingly beautiful art --- loved the bright colors. Glad you shared all the fun here.

Unknown said...

Dear Angela,
I found this in The Maccabean, a weekly Jewish magazine published in Australia:

My Old Sparky Things
In honour of our friend, the electrician, Bradley “Sparky” Lewin’s 20th birthday to be sung to the tune of My Favorite Things

Drills into ceilings and light bulbs on wires,
Bright copper cords and screws of all sizes.
Brand new extension cords tied up with strings.
These are a few of my old sparky things.

Waking up early with meat pies for brekky,
Fixing up circuits blown up by some techy,
getting electrocuted oh how it stings,
These are a few of my old sparky things…

When the storm strikes,
and the lights go,
and they all look to me,
I simply remember my old sparky things,
and then I charge them…a huge fee.

wburgcanchaser said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you are having a great day with special people.

Joyce said...

A very Happy Birthday to you.

Joyce said...

A very Happy Birthday to you.

Space Eagle said...

El Passo has to be one of the sandiest, driest parts of Texas. If you want to see drug store cowboys go to Dallas. We don't have many of them in the Houston area.