Dedications: My four late friends Rory, Stan, Bryan, Jeff - shine on you crazy diamonds, they would have blogged too. Then theres Garry from Brisbane, Franco in Milan, Mike now in S.F. / my '60s-'80s gang: Ned & Joseph in Ireland; in England: Frank, Des, Guy, Clive, Joe & Joe, Ian, Ivan, Nick, David, Les, Stewart, the 3 Michaels / Catriona, Sally, Monica, Jean, Ella, Anne, Candie / and now: Daryl in N.Y., Jerry, John, Colin, Martin and Donal.
Wednesday, 24 December 2014
Its a wonderful .....
ITS A WONDERFUL LIFE, Frank Capra's 1946 life-affirming classic, certainly has a life of its own .... this hardy perennial goes on and on and is now so well known it is regularly spoofed. Last week we had that charity special TEXT SANTA on English television, which included a DOWNTON ABBEY special episode where angel Joanna Lumley shows the earl, Hugh Bonneville, what the estate would be like if he had not existed, as we see his wife Cora now married to George Clooney - who spent an afternoon with the Downton regulars for a highly publicised special.
Then yesterday a new Michael Buble show had him back in Bedford Falls in black and white with inserts of the Capra film .... its just a guaranteed feel good factor! Barbra Streisand (still plugging her new duets album) and Miss Piggy also graced Buble's latest show with their presence. On another Buble show repeat they even brought back Bing Crosby to sing that song with Michael - chutzpah or what! Joanna also appeared with Bette Midler on her new tv show as well. On that note, Merry Christmas!