Penelope Nightingale

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Location Buffalo, New York
Introduction A tea enthusiast who collects vintage treasures and lives vicariously through Busby Berkeley films. I wish to someday live in a quaint historic harbor town, where I can sip tea, watch ships, and bump into antique shops and estate sales on every street.
Interests Ships, Silent Films, Corinne Griffith, Buster Keaton, Vintage clothing, 1920s, 1940s, Abandoned buildings, Vaudeville, Sewing, Tea, New York City, Antiques, Jazz, Driving Barefoot, Photography, The New York Times, Exploring, Fashion, 18th Century European Art, The Smell of Old Books, Harold Lloyd, Busby Berkeley, Lula Magazine, Audrey Hepburn, The Sea, Tilly Handmade Clothing Boutique, Gustave Caillebotte, Edgar Degas, Pierre Auguste Cot, Jack Vettriano, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Admiring European Fashion, Cloche hats, Estate Sales, French Film, Lillian Gish, Bulky Scarves, Antique Bicycles, Noa Noa, Brooches, Vagabond Vintage, Thrift Shops, Marceline Day, Mildred Davis, Dorothy Gish, Heart-Shaped Glasses, Hating Jeans, Harbor Towns, Record players, Colorful Cupcakes, The Moon, Napping on Trampolines, Uncut Summer Grass, The First Snowfall, Swings, Fields, Twirly Dresses, Photobooths, The Overtaking Feeling of The Wind, Colleen Moore, Balloons, Antique Cameras, Collecting Old Photographs, Holding hands, Musty Vinyl, Walks in the Rain, Antique Lockets, Old Perfume Bottles, The City Life, Pocket Watches, Airports, Cherry Blossoms, Train stations, Crinoline, Train Tracks, Sunflowers
Favorite Movies Amélie (2001). The Garden Of Eden (Silent 1928). The Cameraman (Silent 1928). Marie Antoinette. Spite Marriage (Silent 1929). One Week (Silent 1920). Orphans Of The Storm (Silent 1921). The Rebellion Of Kitty Belle (Silent 1914). The Mothering Heart (Silent 1913). The City Gone Wild (Silent 1927). So Long Letty (Silent 1920). A Romance Of Happy Valley (Silent 1919). Roman Holiday (1953). Benny & Joon (1993). Rocket Science (2007). Me and You, and Everyone We Know (2005). Thumbsucker (2005). Igby Goes Down (2002). The Dangerous Lives Of Altar Boys (2002). By The Light Of The Silvery Moon (1953). On Moonlight Bay (1951). Funny Face (1957). Harvey (1950). 2Ge+her: The Movie (2000).
Favorite Music Tom Waits, The Magnetic Fields, Artie Shaw, Billie Holiday, The Andrews Sisters, Shout Out Louds, Elliott Smith, Future Bible Heroes, Au Revoir Simone, Sigur Rós, Camera Obscura, Orion Rigel Dommisse, Beirut, Mates of State, The 6ths, Oh No! Oh My!, The Arcade Fire, Team Me, The Mountain Goats, Nick Drake, The Gothic Archies, Sufjan Stevens, CocoRosie, Iron & Wine, Neutral Milk Hotel, Lena Horne, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Daniel Johnston, Jamie Cullum, Emilie-Claire Barlow, Tegan and Sara, Judy Garland, Ween, Midlake, Ugly Casanova, Band of Horses, Fleet Foxes, Joanna Newsom, the bird and the bee, Eisley, The Brunettes, Okkervil River, At the Drive-In, The Champion and His Burning Flame, Silversun Pickups, The Good Life, Beat Circus, Oren Lavie, Mice Parade, Explosions in the Sky, Death Cab for Cutie, The Paper Chase, Azure Ray, Goo Goo Dolls, Le Tigre, The Polyphonic Spree, Piebald, Meredith Bragg and the Terminals, Fountains of Wayne, Imogen Heap, Rilo Kiley, Giant Drag, Wheat, The Unicorns, Sleep Station, Beth Orton, Old Time Relijun, Lovedrug, Now It's Overhead, Tilly and the Wall, Frou Frou, Say Hi To Your Mom, The Pierces, She & Him.
Favorite Books The Screwtape Letters. Persepolis. Feed. Hiroshima. The Movies, Mr. Griffith, and Me. The Colossus of New York: A City In 13 Parts. Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story. Summer at Tiffany. Silent Films. 1877-1996: A Critical Guide to 646 Movies. The Looking Glass Wars. Movie Love in the Fifties. How to be Lovely: The Audrey Hepburn Way of Life. Born-Again Vintage. Silent Stars.