Haven't you used this video....er, pardon me....movie in an earlier post??Yes, here. Back when I was editing home movies and posting them as I made them. But I never put this up on actual New Year's Eve before.
Charlie Currie said:
Wait, these are my family home movies...ha...I really need to work on getting mine digitized.It's easy to get them digitized. I was happy with Legacy Box. The hard part is figuring out what belongs in a watchable edit and not getting distracted by thoughts about how they should have used the camera. It's pointless to say hold the camera steady, pan slowly, and stop showing people opening Christmas presents.
Did any children coincidentally arrive 9 months after that hootenanny?My parents already had their 3 children, 2 of whom you see in bed in the beginning of the clip. As for "hootenanny," I'm sure the music was not folk. I'm guessing, since it was danceable, it was some kind of big band jazz or Latin music.
Great video Althouse! My folks had a Tiki party room with bamboo furniture, jungle floral drapes, a palm thatched roof over the bar and a pair of red & white conga drums ala Ricky Ricardo... corny as all get out now... but it was magical to an eight yr old creeping down the stairs in the dark to watch a very similar scene of merry making on New Year's Eve 1954.Yes, everybody loved Ricky back then.
Lucy always wanted to get into his act, and she embodied all of America's desire to get up and dance. Americans really wanted to be happy.
Traditionally, I just go to bed on new year's eve and the dog wakes me up at midnight when the rural gunfire starts outside.At 9:31 PM, Peg said:
I'm sitting here reading Ann's blog. You can imagine how thrilling my evening is! ;)I outdid you by being asleep.
Earnest Prole said:
If I recall from years ago, it's your mother sitting in someone's lap showing off her garter -- remind us of the story.I had to edit something out of that part of the video. But there's no "story" to tell. I don't know who the man is.
God, the memories! Even in the mid sixties, girls had garters holding up nylons, the flash of which was an instant turn-on. Pantyhose didn't off[er] anywhere near the titillation, and presented whole different logistical issues in seduction by dashboard light.If only you knew the struggle in the sliver of time when miniskirts overlapped with wearing stockings and garters. Stockings had a dark band at the top, and, when sitting, you had to take care not to let your "stocking tops" show.
Andy Cunningham said:
I like how everyone used to look so nice. Back when, men wore suits, ties, hats and pocket squares even while robbing a bank. People dressed up for meals. Singers and comedians dressed up. You could often discern a man's job since it came with a uniform (and hat). Now with the 60's riff raff running things we are all under-dressed even to paint a garage.Here's a 39-second edit I made of home-movie clips of my father. Check out — at 6 seconds — what he wore to install patio bricks.
Big Mike said:
Happy New Year to Professor Althouse and the irrefutable Meade.Irrefutable?! I'm going to use that.
2016 ended wonderfully with Mariah Carey's epic fail live on ABC just before the ball drop....Ah, yes. A bad start for the year for Mariah Carey....
Shit happens 😩 Have a happy and healthy new year everybody!🎉 Here's to making more headlines in 2017 😂 pic.twitter.com/0Td8se57jr— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) January 1, 2017
But what are you going to do? Shit happens.