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Occupation pathological optimist and part-time soporific
Location Seated, in Indiana, United States
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Introduction I'm 20 years of age (although if you ask, I usually forget and say either 19 or 21). As of this moment I am an individualized major in Digital Media with an emphasis on film studies and professional writing. A mouthful, I know. I collect old movies and vintage movie magazines, Judy stuff, Barbra stuff (lay off, will ya, it was a phase), MTM stuff, and celeb playing cards. When I'm older I wanna look like Kay Thompson. Judy Garland is divine, Edith Beale is divine, I've always wanted to be Jewish, and make up for it by overusing Yiddish phrases that really have no use in conversation, like "A sheynem dank dir im pupik."
Interests film, writing, reading, tea, photography, guitar, poetry, piano, art, Judy Garland, record players, banjo, making muffins, Little Edie, frisbee, Petty Hearst
Favorite Movies 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, Judy Garland, Marie Prevost, Charles Laughton, William Desmond Taylor, Robert Donat, Liza Minnelli, Ginger Rogers, William Powell, Barbara Stanwyck, Margaret Lockwood, Bette Davis, Louise Brooks, Silent Films, Pre-Code Films, All About Eve, Charade, The Lady Eve, Double Indemnity, The Eyes of Julia Deep, Kill Bill, vol. 1 and 2, His Girl Friday, Mulholland Dr., Bunny Lake is Missing, A Summer Place, Cabaret, The Eagle, Small Time Crooks, Rear Window, The Sting, Three Faces of Eve, The Hudsucker Proxy, Chungking Express, Dead Man, Election, Heathers, Irma La Douce, Inglourious Basterds, Meet Me in St. Louis, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Swing Time, What's Up Doc?, Touch of Evil, The Moonspinners, Sybil, Nine, Night and the City, Gidget, Beach Blanket Bingo, Candleshoe, Dial M for Murder, Freaky Friday (1976), Manhattan, The 36th Chamber of Shaolin, Marked Woman, Sweet Charity, Woh Kaun Thi, The Major and the Minor, The Royal Tenenbaums, Two for the Road, Wait Until Dark, Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte, Gaslight, Absence of Malice, Being John Malkovich, Auntie Mame, If a Man Answers, Paris Texas, Re-Animator, Laura, Thumbsucker, Where the Boys Are, The Hitch Hiker, Teesri Manzil, Pillow Talk, My Name is Julia Ross, Indiscreet, Harold and Maude, Ghost World, Amelie, Bella, Lolita, Grey Gardens, Gun Crazy, Blue Velvet, Network, Volver, Lady Snowblood, That Darn Cat, The 39 Steps, Fargo, The Conformist, The Apartment, Midnight, Notorious, Down by Law, Klute, Ms. 45, Leaving Las Vegas, Frenzy, Easter Parade, La Strada
Favorite Music Swing. British Invasion stuff. Showtunes. Folk Rock. Judy Henske, The Boswell Sisters, Jack Jones, Bobby Darin, Jelly Roll Morton, Helen Forrest, Cocteau Twins, The Ramones, The Clash, Eydie Gorme, The Chordettes, The Arcade Fire, Perry Como, The Big Bopper, The Boswell Sisters, Blossom Dearie, The Velvet Underground, Eartha Kitt, Tom Waits, Judy Garland, Maceo Parker, Nico, Spoon, The Fugees, Jolie Holland, The Fugs, The Hollies, Julie London, Skip James, Art Blakey, M. Ward, Thievery Corporation, Connie Francis, The Zombies, Hank Williams Sr., Fleetwood Mac, The Rosebuds, Bob Dylan, Herbie Hancock, Carla Bruni, Blood Seat and Tears, Barbra Streisand, The Be Good Tanyas, Anita O'Day, Malvina Reynolds, Chet Baker, Les Chats Sauvages, Jeff Buckley, The Vogues, Patsy Cline, Rosemary Clooney, Nellie McKay, The Carpenters, Sarah Vaughan, Maria Doyle Kennedy, The Cure, Clem Snide, Lionel Belasco, The Beatles, Petula Clark, Mohammad Rafi, Simon and Garfunkel, Dizzy Gillespie
Favorite Books I'm a sucker for old mysteries, Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, Robert Barnard, Agatha Christie, Ronald Knox, Ghost World, Cat's Cradle, To The Lighthouse, The Nun, Siddhartha, Everything Is Illuminated, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, A Confederacy Of Dunces, Sybil, Murder on the Orient Express, Sister Carrie, The ABC Murders, The Bell Jar, Matilda, Melmoth the Wanderer, A Clockwork Orange, The Partly Cloudy Patriot, The Yellow Wallpaper, Franny And Zooey, Breakfast At Tiffany's, Everything That Rises Must Converge, The Doors Of Perception, Eleven Kinds of Loneliness, Bonfire of the Vanities Dorothy Parker, HP Lovecraft, Margaret Halsey, Virginia Woolf, Edith Stein, George Bernard Shaw, Kurt Vonnegut, Flannery O'Connor, Richard Yates, Aldous Huxley Just never make me read Don't Ask Alice again. I'd rather sip Chlorox.

Who wants to start a band? We could do our hair like the Shangrilas, only I'd want it to be a swing band...