Rita Hayworth’s 101st Birthday

October 17, 2019 at 9:32 pm (Arts, Culture, Film, Movies, Poetry) (, , , , , , , )

Rita Hayworth’s 101st Birthday

Happy Birthday, Rita Hayworth (born Margarita Carmen Cansino)

Haiku For Rita Hayworth

Actress and dancer
Was queen of the silver screen
Enchanting goddess

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Haiku About TCM Host Robert Osborne R.I.P.

March 9, 2017 at 7:30 pm (Culture, Entertainment, Film, History, Movies, News, Obituaries, Poetry, Television) (, , , , , , , , )

Haiku About TCM Host Robert Osborne R.I.P.

More than just a host
He was a friend showing you
a world of great films

Robert Osborne

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Wilkie The Cat As James Bond: A Poem

March 4, 2017 at 4:51 pm (Comedy, Entertainment, Film, Humour, Literature, Plays, Poetry) (, , , , , , )

Wilkie the Cat was assigned to play James Bond
even though his fur was far too blonde
so Wilkie made the transition from stage to film
His Bondish image stamped on mugs fresh from the kiln
But all that pottery went to pot
those martinis hit too much the spot

Wilkie showed up in front of the cameras thoroughly sloshed
and made a mess of those upper class British parties quite posh
Those aristocratic estates will never be the same
as asses go, Wilkie was a first-rate pain

Mitzi was assigned to play the Bond girl
she thought she’d give the role a whirl
her acting was great
her sex appeal first rate
but Wilkie was loaded to the gills in every scene
and among the cast, only Sean Connery was serene
he was assigned a role considered cameo
and ended up fair Juliet’s Romeo
in the Shakespeare scene
among England’s hills so green

Wilkie the Cat was given the axe
thrown out on his ass along with his snacks
Mitzi left the studios in shame
she’d not enjoy Bond girls’ fame

Daniel Craig was called back to play the role
and Connery listened to music- a little soul
Said Sean to Dan who was quite his fan,
“I think we can safely say in the case of Wilkie the Cat,
Never again! will be the slogan on any future Bond director’s mat.”

-A Wilkie The Cat poem
written by Christopher
Sunday March 4th
2017

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Haiku About Debbie Reynolds R.I.P.

December 29, 2016 at 4:15 pm (Commentary, Entertainment, Film, Movies, News, Obituaries, Poetry) (, , , )

Haiku About Debbie Reynolds R.I.P.

Singin’ In The Rain
to Tammy to Singing Nun
classy classic star

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Haiku About TCM’s Robert Osborne

December 1, 2016 at 4:55 pm (Film, Movies, Poetry, Television) (, , , , , , , )

Haiku About TCM’s Robert Osborne

Film historian
his intros are riveting
he’s Robert Osborne

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Haiku About Sir Laurence Olivier

November 30, 2016 at 5:33 pm (Film, Movies, Poetry) (, , , , )

Haiku About Sir Laurence Olivier

Knight of stage and film
a giant among actors
The greatest Hamlet

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Haiku About Rita Hayworth

November 26, 2016 at 6:02 pm (Film, Movies, Poetry) (, , , , , )

Haiku About Rita Hayworth

Put the blame on Mame
Gilda? Lady From Shanghai?
Cinematic queen

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Haiku About Boris Karloff

November 14, 2016 at 5:16 pm (Film, Horror, Poetry) (, , , , )

Haiku About Boris Karloff

Gentleman in life
A conveyor of horror
in film and on stage

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Haiku About Orson Welles

November 10, 2016 at 6:30 pm (Film, Movies, Poetry) (, , , , , )

Haiku About Orson Welles

From War of The Worlds
Foster Kane to The Third Man
His Shadow looms large

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Haiku About Humphrey Bogart

November 7, 2016 at 5:22 pm (Film, Movies, Poetry) (, , , , , )

Haiku About Humphrey Bogart

Villain or hero
Bogie’s always got your eye
Here’s lookin’ at you

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