Tuesday, 21 August 2012


Fabulously happy after being busy with it with what seems like forever my dissertation is finally in, results due back in september.. no point worrying about things i can't change however!

I'm quite excited now that once summer holidays are over (start of Sept) i can get on making something of all that research i did on Adele Astaire in Boston. For something that started as a ruse to get into the archives i'm hoping this could lead to more research, hunt for Hat Check Girl anyone?!

Adele Astaire

Needless to say I am also glad i now have the time to watch entire movies instead of various clips, its far to long since i watched any Fred or Ginger movie :( I've been listening to lots of music instead, as well as listening to 'Ginger: My Story' whilst finishing my dissertation :) I am truly grateful to youtube, especially since i had to move all my movies off the laptop and on to my external harddrive, clearly i need to take time to sort out photos at some point, knowing my luck there'll be duplicates

I went and saw Top Hat (yes again) last night with Anneliese, making use that for Kids Week children under 16 go free with a full paying adult, i won't say too much because its this performance i'm reviewing elsewhere :) but The Original London Cast Recording is now on sale although i recommend if people want to buy it they get it off Amazon, i paid £15 at The Aldwych and its £8.99 on Amazon :( My two favourite tracks needless to say are two that were added to the show, 'Wild about You' and 'Outside of That I Love You'.  I also learnt that Summer Strallen who is currently playing the role of Dale will finish at the start of November while Tom Chambers in the role of Jerry is contracted until Feb 2013, currently the show runs till next April, good luck to whoever replaces them is all i can say... haven't heard anymore on whether it'll go to Broadway, anyone else?

Anneliese with Tom Chambers

Possibly the nearest she'll get to 'The Jerry Travers' hehe at least they pronounce that right, i still haven't asked why they don't pronounce Tremont the same way on the stage as in the movie, it'd be interesting unless of course they don't know lol


  1. first of all, congrats on your completion of the dissertation... I'm sure it will pass with flying colors (whatever the heck THAT means...but it's a good thing...) -
    and second, cool that Annaliese not only saw the musical, but got to go backstage...pretty heavy stuff for a young'un to be able to do...
    And, get with the data regarding Adele...I guess I need to delve more into her story...my ma read the new book, and came away with the impression that she was pretty 'wild', or at least 'free-spirited' for the times...
    well, on to the Gingeryness... hope to get bakc on the 'filmblog' stuff soon...if I can get them lined up, that would be awesome...


    1. After all the work on it i sure hope it does!
      The backdoor is fairly accessible and the actors/actresses are pretty nice about signing programmes, having photos taken etc, the first time Anneliese met Tom he said if i wanted to bring a camera next time she could have a photo with him which you can see occured!
      I've got research for two articles on the go at the moment, one on Adele which thankfully i have most of the research done and also another on the elusive Hat Check Girl. On Adele i think she was pretty fascinating, i agree with your ma's impression also!

  2. Congrats on finishing your dissertation. How long was it and what was the topic?

    Cute pic of Anneliese. Did she enjoy the show?

    1. 9,000 words on 'How do Social Issues prevent Young People on the Autistic Spectrum from Achieving Their Potential' i found it really interesting but boy am i glad its over with!

      Anneliese loved the show, i had to stop her singing along for a lot hehe, we got the cd soundtrack and she's been singing a lot of 'Lets Face the Music and Dance'!