Thursday, October 8, 2009
Are You Attending the Manor Ball?
Have you heard about the Manor Ball? It is being held next Tuesday, October 13th at Willow Manor. The hostess's blog is called "Life at Willow Manor". All you need to bring is your dream dance partner and your imagination. Willow has promised it will the the cyber event of the season. She has even hinted that Fred Astaire might put in a brief appearance.
I was a bystander last year, but decided I didn't want to miss it this year. I am up for a glamorous evening to start off this fall/winter season. I am looking for the perfect gown to wear, and trying to decide on the perfect dance partner to accompany me to the ball. Willow inspired me when she put up a video of Fred Astaire dancing "Puttin' On The Ritz". I've always loved Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers movies. So I decided to look for a vintage dress worn by Ginger Rogers when she danced with Fred. These are the dresses I found:
This is the first dress that caught my eye. I love the fluttery sleeves and the graceful skirt.
This dress is simply amazing. Look what happens when she dances!
This dress is amazing too. Imagine moving your shoulders as you dance. I might put a braid in my hair, too!
As for my dream dance partner, I have been considering two gentlemen, very different but each very charming in his own way.
First... Gene Wilder. While I was watching Fred Astaire dancing "Puttin' on the Ritz" I remembered Gene Wilder dancing and singing to "Puttin' on the Ritz" in "Young Frankenstein". Even though he had a quite unwieldy partner, he was suave and classy in his tux. Very charming. With his sense of humor, I am sure he would be a fun companion for the evening. And cute too, don't you think?
Then there is Sam Waterston. He is quite charming and intelligent. I fell in love with him when I saw him in Joseph Papp's "Much Ado About Nothing" in 1972. Then I loved him again when he played the gentlemanly Nick in "The Great Gatsby". I saw that in 1974; so you know this has been a long-term relationship. Hmm, what do you think?
Note: I tried to post Willow's official invitation with a link to her blog, but I couldn't get it to work. I hope I meet someone at the ball who can teach me some computer skills. You can find the ball at http://willowmanor.blogspot.com/