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Dears followers:

This began as a tribute to the fashion designer EDITH HEAD, but after checking a film like ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid’, then appears the need to honoring to a genius of popular music of the 20th century as Burt Bacharach, and of course to the actors as Paul Newman, Katharine Ross and Robert Redford.

We can neglect the title of this movie, but everybody ever heard about the lyrics ‘Raindrops keep falling on my head’ the song sung by Billy Joe Thomas.

Although less known, but a ‘sublime poem’ sung by The Ron Hicklin Singers with  a “daba-daba-da” style. A true jewel able to make us smile and cry at the same time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcLCigVYnOU
Thanks for your visit and enjoy.

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Fashion and movies

Dear followers,

This post is not intended to explain everything that can be said about this classic sixties’ movie, because ‘The Sound of Music’ is one of the best Broadway musicals, a landmark film directed by Robert Wise, one of the best soundtracks of the twentieth century, a story of a family of singers, a love story, a story of resistance against Nazism, one history partially shot on the city birthplace of Mozart … and of course, the story that you personally want to understand. Finally in my opinion I think it should also be highlighted the story of a nun (‘former nun to nanny’) with vocation of dressmaker.
Someone who can design a ‘pinafore dress style’ for the seven boys and girls from the tissue of some old curtains,  is a true fashioner.
The character of Mary, conveys a taste for the world of clothing when in the song composed by Richard Rodgers with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein and sung by Julie Andrews, ‘My favorite things’ she sings “warm woolen mittens” or “girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes”.
Here pleasure is to contemplate the magnificent drawings that this designer Dorothy Jeakins, prepared for the main character and for which he won an Oscar.
Excuse the poor english of this blogger. Kindly, Henry.

By Lubalin, Herbert F. - The typography for title

By Lubalin, Herbert F. – The typography for title

By Jeakins, Dorothy - Costume sketch, Maria with a blue head scarf

By Jeakins, Dorothy – Costume sketch, Maria with a blue head scarf

By Jeakins, Dorothy -  Costume sketch, Maria wearing a pinafore dress style

By Jeakins, Dorothy – Costume sketch, Maria wearing a pinafore dress style

Some sketches from the first storyboard 1

Some sketches from the first storyboard 1

Some sketches from the first storyboard 3

Some sketches from the first storyboard 3

Some sketches from the first storyboard 2

Some sketches from the first storyboard 2

A still from the film. Maria with seven children and their new costumes, ride their bikes

A still from the film. Maria with seven children and their new costumes, ride their bikes

By Richard, the composer - The title of the main song handwritten

By Richard, the composer – The title of the main song handwritten

A still from the film. A cute scene of love among male and female goats

A still from the film. A cute scene of love among male and female goats

A still from the film. Maria, the captain and the seven singers

A still from the film. Maria, the captain and the seven singers

A still from the film. Maria playing guitar

A still from the film. Maria playing guitar

One of the many covers of the film

One of the many covers of the film

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Music players

By Degas – Studies for music-hall singers

By Natoire – Bacchante with tambourin

By Kitaj R.B.- Pianist

By Bronzino – Seated nude youth playing panpipes

By Simon, Juste – Egyptian musician, after a Cordier’s sculpture

By Leighton – A cymbal player. A study for the musician in the painting ‘Salome dancing’

By Magritte – Violinist (The first day)

By Burne Jones – Two studies of a sitting girl playing a zither

By Callot – Two dwarfs playing the mandolin and the flute

By Fantin Latour – A Schumann’s piece

By Simon, T. F. – Cither player

By Bordone (Attributed) – The cello player

By Seurat – Eden concert , robust singer

By Longhi – Lute player

By Matisse – The piano player (Henriette)

By Rembrandt – Four musicians with wind instruments

By Erhard, Christoph – Man playing the spinet

By Poncet, J. B.- Young player of flute

By Friedrich – The harp player

By Zorn – Violinist

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