Saturday, January 21, 2017

Saturday 9: A Summer Place

Crazy Sam’s Saturday 9: A Summer Place (1960)

On Saturdays I take a break from the heavy stuff and have some fun…

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) This song highlights the soundtrack from the movie A Summer Place, which is about two teenage lovers named Molly and Johnny. Did you ever have a youthful summer romance? If so, what was his/her name?
Yes, it was way back in high school.

2) The "summer place" of the song/movie is a resort along the Maine coast. What "summer place" are you day dreaming about this winter morning?
The cottage in New Hampshire, I was wondering how deep the snow and thick the ice is up there. Here Connecticut the ponds are barely frozen over.

3) In the movie, Johnny was played by Troy Donahue, who is remembered as nice looking but not terribly talented. Can you think of one of today's actors who you could describe as "nice looking but not terribly talented?"
Naw, I don’t even know the names of the actors/actresses now.

4) Molly is played by Sandra Dee, a perky blonde who was one of 1960's bankable movie stars. Two other blondes -- Doris Day and Debbie Reynolds -- joined Sandra Dee in the Top 10. The only brunette to sell a lot of movie tickets that year was Elizabeth Taylor. Do you believe men find blondes more attractive than brunettes or redheads?
Okay, speaking from my unique perspective; guys think blondes are loose.

5) "A Summer Place" was by far the best-selling record of 1960. Also in 1960, two brothers in Ypsilanti, Michigan, opened a pizza place called Dominck's. That was the beginning of a chain now known as Domino's. What's the last food you had delivered to your front door?
Wow! It was probably ten years ago that I ordered a pizza for a study group when I was in grad school.

6) In 1965, one of the brothers sold his share of the business to his brother for cash so he could buy a VW Beetle. Tell us about a time you had buyer's remorse.
I anguish over buying something so much that I rarely have remorse, it is usually the other way around. i have remorse for not buying it.

7) In 1960, novelist Ernest Hemingway returned to the United States from Spain and settled in Ketchum, Idaho. Tell us about the last book you read. Was it a novel or non-fiction?
Sceince Fiction: Shadow of Victory (Honor Harrington - Saganami Island Book 4)

8) In December, 1960, John F. Kennedy, Jr. was baptized in the Georgetown University Chapel. His godparents were Charles and Martha Bartlett, the couple who originally introduced young John's famous parents. Do you have godparents?
Yes, but they have been dead a very long time, they were m yaunt and uncle on my mother’s side.

9) Random question: You're at dinner with a married couple who begins to fight. Would you intercede and try to make peace? Or would you just sit back stay out of it?
I would crawl under the table.


The Gal Herself said...

I know how you love summer at that cottage! (And we enjoy your summer pictures, too.)

I am Harriet said...

You crack me up. Last week it was your bed time ritual. This week it is your 'unique' perspective :)

CountryDew said...

Crawling under the table sounds a bit extreme. I hope you can find a better way out of that situation!

Kwizgiver said...

The lakes in Maine aren't frozen over enough yet for snowmobilers. Hard to believe.

Zippi Kit said...

My Aunt and Uncle on my mother's side were my god parents, too. And by crawl under the table, that might indicate embarrassment. When down there, you could bite an ankle of the most offensive of the two?