Monday, May 28, 2007

french archbishop bourdaloue

listen, prince, i stayed here last night, first, out of particular respect for the french archbishop bourdaloue* (we kept the corks popping at lebedev's till three in the morning)......

*note 45: he is actually making a pun on bordeaux wine and the russian work burda, which means "swill".

from richard pevear and larissa volokhonsky's translation of fyodor dostoevsky's the idiot, 1898 page 309

what you need is a drink....

myrna loy seems to encourage dipsomania in her men.
here we see it in the best years of our lives, 1946 (d. william wyler, dp. gregg toland) with fredric march.

myrna loy, fredric march, teresa wright

dana andrews, myrna loy, fredric march

what you need is a drink

dana andrews


the customary tossing of the shoes out the window

also of interest, butch engle's place (the best joint in town) is run by hoagy carmichael.