Wednesday, June 24, 2009

do it again!

even though no one is forcing me to, i watch 'pygmalion' often. i am crazy about every aspect of this 1938 classic starring leslie howard as professor higgins and wendy hiller as eliza doolittle. they out 'darling' one another non stop. leslie co-directed and must have just been doing somersaults of joy over wendy's performance. she was purely and simply, a jewel. i took a few snaps to show her evolution at the hands of her svengali. this story is soon to hit the big screen once again with keira knightley as the cockney tongued flower seller transformed into a 'lady' by higgins. no doubt the role is a joy to slip into. blessedly, dame hiller rests peacefully over all the efforts of todays mere mortals.

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