This song has been running through my brain all weekend, after going to see…….
Helen and Maree came too, and on the way we stopped in to see Ma Kettle. Ma put on a lovely lunch for us, with her special sausage risotto, flowers from her garden as the table centrepiece, and delicious (bought) muffins.
We then continued on to the Marilyn exhibition, where there was a photo opportunity with the Screen Godess before going in (no pics allowed inside).
I hadn’t realised Marilyn had made so many movies (there were snippets of many of her movies on a continuous reel, and some newsreel features being played on very early tv’s too). She was a woman before her time, being the first female star to set up her own production company, and renegotiating her movie contracts to better reflect her talents. Not bad for a girl with such a tragic childhood. And so tiny! Her “stage” gowns were beautiful and so much more elaborate than what she chose to wear “at home”.
Of course, after we’d had our fill at the exhibition we had to head down the hill to the gigantic statue in the gardens.
We just may have called in to see Mary on the way home………