Remarkable Ladies of the Stage & Screen

First, a lady of the screen

The luminous Jean Harlow was born today in 1911. There are those that the camera seems to love. Ms. Harlow would be one of those.

Then of the stage

Georges Bizet’s opera “Carmen” received its premiere performance today in 1875 at the Opera Comique in Paris. Though I was not in attendance that evening in 1875, “Carmen” is the first opera I actually saw in person (on the basketball floor at Memorial Coliseum no less). I’ve seen dramatic, musical, ballet, and even flamenco versions of the story. Ms. Carmen is quite a woman.

And indirectly of the stage and screen

“The Miracle Worker” as a play and as a film never fails to inspire.

The opening scene is the arrival of Anne Sullivan to the home of Captain and Mrs. Arthur H. Keller to become the teacher of their blind and deaf 6-year-old daughter, Helen. In real life, Ms. Sullivan’s arrival at the Keller home happened today in 1887.

Drink 4cast 4 2day

Today I think we’ll tip our cocktail shaker to Carmen.

Carmen’s Dance Cocktail

1 oz. Royal James Gin

1 oz. Grays Peak Vodka

1 oz. Cranberry Juice

1 ½ oz. Strawberry Margarita Mix

Fill with Orange Juice

Pour vodka and gin together, adding margarita mix and cranberry juice together over top of the alcohol. Fill the rest with orange juice.

Do the fandango!

Cheers!

Roger

3/3/12.

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