Thursday, March 4, 2010

The Fabulousness of Auntie Mame



Another post on a favorite old movie..this one Auntie Mame with Rosalind Russell. I caught this one by accident when I was a teenager and then watched it multiple times in a row, fascinated by it all. Based on the book by Patrick Dennis, Auntie Mame tells the story of a boy who goes to live with his eccentric Aunt when his Father passes away. He arrives with his Nanny in tow during one of her famous cocktail parties and the hilarity ensues...



One of her famous quotes "life is a banquet...and most poor suckers are starving to death!"



Ahh Gloria Upson, my favorite character..how I was obsessed with her. Not only does she have some very funny lines in the movie but talks with a terrific accent, I couldn't help but copy her and would go on and on until my Mom would tell me to please stop. This is one of her best stories...


There are so many favorite parts that I can only urge you to rent this movie if you haven't seen it. It is sure to please... you will be ready to move into Upson Downs with me!!!

2 comments:

Yellow House Knits said...

I agree! It's a tremendous movie! Camile Paglia once described Auntie Mame as the American Alice in Wonderland, which I think is a very apt description.

I've been wanting to read the book for a while now, and your post inspired me to find it on Amazon.

I do have to say that I also LOVE the musical--wish I could have seen it with Angela Lansbury and Bea Arthur.

Preppy Mama said...

This is by far one of my favorite movies ever! I can pretty much recite the entire thing. My dad was always a huge fan and he and I would sit and watch it over and over!