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My Inspiration for March III

31 Mar

With the arrival of spring, my thoughts usually turn to Vincent van Gogh, Britpop and Rimbaud – this March was no exception. I’ve read ‘Lust for Life’ by Irving Stone; a biography of van Gogh. I’m half-way through Nick Kent’s decadent masterpiece ‘Dark Stuff’; let’s just say that I want to write about painters the way he writes about rock musicians. I’ve been intrigued by Amy Winehouse after watching documentary Amy (2015), her lyrics get a new dimension when you know the background.

I’ve watched a lot of films, all of which I would recommend: Basquiat (1996), Egon Schiele: Excess and Punishment (1980), Lolita (1962) – again, The Pleasure Girls (1965), How to Marry a Millionaire (1953), Eight Miles High (2007), Darling (1965), Ladies in Love (1936)… My new discovery for this month – silent films. I may write about that soon, but no promises. I’ve watched Poor Little Rich Girl (1917), Pollyanna (1917), The Little Princess (1917), Broken Blossoms (1919)I confess, Old Hollywood glamour has (finally) won me over!

I’ve enjoyed March, hope you did too.

Dolores 'Lolita' Haze, played by Sue Lyon in 19621912. Water Lilies by Claude Monet II

1960s Sue Lyon 321915. Water Lilies (fr.Nymphéas) - Claude Monet

1912. Water Lilies by Claude Monet I

1960s Sue Lyon 30

Amy Winehouse Grammy Award 11917. Mary Pickford in Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1917)1990. Kate Moss by Corinne Day, The Face, 22 July 1990, The 3rd Summer of Love 1

1996. Drew Barrymore in Everyone Says I Love You, 19961960s Julie Christie 71965. The Pleasure Girls 1

1990s Vanessa Paradis 44 Amy Winehouse 11