Another Hitchcock Flick at The Laurelhurst

The Laurelhurst chose once again to show one of my favorite Hitchcock films on their big screen, this time…Patrick’s favorite, Rear Window.

Seeing old films on the big screen with a crowd is always a double edged sword.  On one hand, I always get excited at the chance to see some of my favorite old movies on the big screen, but as soon as the lights dim and the projector begins to flicker, sometimes parts of the audience just ruin it…when it got to the moment when the dog is found dead, and the owner cries out to the neighbors, a group behind us began to snicker, and oh how that made my blood boil. Honestly, how would you feel if you just found your dog strangled to death!? Anyways, that aside, there were still those you could tell you hadn’t seen it, and it was great hearing them hiss with tension at all the right moments, still over fifty years later, there is no doubting Hitchcock’s skill and mastery of suspense.

November is “Audience Favorites” at the Laurelhurst, and it looks like There Will Be Blood is the next film up. I’m eager to see what else the audience picks.  And next month is holiday films! I can’t wait to see what they show!  I will brave all sorts of cold Oregon weather to see many a movie…

Speaking of Oregon weather…it’s cold many months out of the year, so I find it important to have as many coats as humanly possible…Over half of our hall closet is taken up by my multitude of coats, and this one is a personal favorites for the chilly days, it’s wool, with a mink collar and originally from the Charles F. Berg store here in Portland and is extremely warm!  Seriously, these old 50s wool and fur coats can’t be beat! I have several for sale in my space right now, but if you’re not in the Portland area, they can be found at various thrift stores, antique malls and vintage clothing stores.

Hat: Thrifted
Dress: Expo
Belt: Bohemian Vintage
Coat: Expo
Shoes: Chinese Laundry, Ross
Gloves: Brownsville Antique Show
Purse: Antique Alley

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