Customer: I want a nice chocolate cake for my young son, and he likes trucks, so could you maybe do a little frosting picture of a truck on the top?
Cake Boss: SOS WHAT WES GUNNA DO IS MAKE A GIANT TRUCK ENTIRELY OUTTA RICE CRISPIES AND COVA DAT IN FONDANT AND IZ GUNNA SHOOT SPARKS AND CATCH FIYAH, POSSIBLY KILLIN YOUR SON IN DA PROCESS.
AND DAT’S HOW YOU DO IT, HOBOKEN STYLE BABY.
Scarlett O’ Hara’s Curtain Dress designed by Walter Plunkett for Gone With the Wind
The color of the dress presented Plunkett with several problems. It had to suit the color of Vivien Leigh’s eyes and it had to conform to Technicolor specifications. Furthermore, it had to look as if it were made from the draperies at Tara. So the dress was aged as if the sun had faded the material.
Also known as the Drapery Dress and the Portieres Dress, the dress has a moss green velvet overskirt that parts in the front to reveal a chartreuse velvet underskirt. It has fitted sleeves with a semi-cape on the left shoulder and a drapery cord belt.
Judy Garland as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, Costumes by Adrian
The Ruby Slippers were regular shoes covered with red satin and lined with cream colored kid leather. There are 2300 sequins per shoe. The leather bow has 46 rhinestones, 42 bugle beads, 3 costume jewels, and there was red felt applied to the soles of the shoes to muffle the sounds of footsteps.
Her jumper was royal blue and white gingham. The top was tinted a light pink as white didn’t photograph properly underneath the bright technicolor lights. Beneath it, she wore a special corset de-emphasizing her bust and giving her a younger silhouette.
lucillelesueurs said: Thank you for this. All jokes of years past aside, I did consider him a good actor (he and Jimmy Stewart were my first favorite actors). I will pray for the repose of his soul, and I do hope that people will be “lighter” on him.
I understand that some people sincerely didn’t like him. Yes, he was a bit of a jackass sometimes, and there is certainly no denying it, but, you just cannot overlook the talent he had. I know he wasn’t necessarily good, but, I do hope people don’t shun his work forever based on his attitudes and what he said and did. You don’t have to like the person to appreciate their talent.
This morning was tough. To wake up and hear that Mickey Rooney died was heartbreaking. Many of us, myself included, were so harsh on Mickey it seems for telling stories that were ridiculous and riddled with falseness, but, the man was a damn good actor and I honestly loved his work and admired his sense of humor and talent. He truly was the greatest actor, I think, to ever grace the movie screen. To see him do so many different things was great because he literally could do anything. Comedy seemed his niche for a while as he played Andy Hardy in what seems like a million Hardy films. However, Rooney was also capable of sincere and heart wrenching drama in his acting. To see him read the letter in The Human Comedy was almost too much to bear, for us as viewers, but as well for those around him. Years later Van Johnson recalled the scene, and was sobbing at just the thought of the brilliance. Of course for me his most memorable moments were those with Judy. They had a spark so bright it lit up the screen in not only the Backyard Musicals, but even in those cute comedies like Thoroughbreds Don’t Cry and Love Finds Andy Hardy. Years later when Mickey appeared on Judy’s premiere episode of her television series, the chemistry was still so strong. It’s evident that they both couldn’t have had a better partner than each other. You know, even when Mickey got older and he began to become more of a comedy in himself, he was still great. Yes, he wasn’t always accurate with his stories, yes some of his recollections (whether real or lies) were vulgar and inappropriate, but, even then you could still see the shimmer in his eyes that reminded you of Andy Hardy. I think it is safe to say that Mickey Rooney’s star will shine as bright and as long as the sun. Mick, I hope that you and Joots are up there reminiscing and putting on a show that will knock the socks of God Himself, rest in peace, sir.
"Everyone thought me and Mickey were so cute together and were going to get married someday. He could’ve at least asked! He asked everybody else!"
Behind the Scenes of Mary Poppins (x)