Monday, July 1, 2013
Spiffy Kitty Collar
Crafty Gal alerted moi to this spiffy kitty collar.
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This handmade collar is available at the Rover Boutique, a Canadian company based in Toronto that makes custom accessories for slobberdogs (with a few for felines). We normally don't like human-style clothing for cats--it's a dignity issue, and comfort plays a big part, too--but this one is quite fetching. I can imagine that Rover Boutique's canine line would be a huge improvement for slobberdog appearances.
Puttin' on the Ritz
The bow tie makes the ensemble, I'd venture.
P.S. "Puttin' on the Ritz" (1929), composed by Irving Berlin, was first featured in the motion picture musical by the same title (1930), which starred Harry Richman, Joan Bennett, and James Gleason. Gleason also wrote the dialogue for the film. Fred Astaire released a 78 r.p.m. recording of the tune on Columbia Records (1930), which was quite popular. The fan video above showcases Astaire's 1930 version. Astaire later used the song during a famous dance sequence in the movie musical Blue Skies (1946). I tried to find a video clip on YouTube, but they were all weird edits with different music. You could always rent the movie from your favorite video outlet.
P.P.S. Here's the song-and-dance sequence from the movie Puttin' on the Ritz (1930).
P.P.P.S. Here's a spoof of "Puttin' on the Ritz" as featured in the comedy Young Frankenstein (1974), directed by Mel Brooks and starring Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, and Teri Garr.