Saturday, September 4, 2010

it's in the details

I watched An American in Paris tonight - the 1951 movie with Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron, lots of dance sequences and some fabulous Gershwin show tunes.

And the thing I noticed, apart from the occasional shot of the Eiffel Tower in the background, or the hilly streets of Montmartre? In Jerry's (Gene Kelly) tiny tiny studio apartment, with the little folding table and chairs in the cupboard which opens into a kitchenette, there is a bed that elevates to the ceiling when not in use (fortunately, because it blocks the door when it's down).

And that's just what we'll be sleeping in when we go to Paris - a bed that can be raised to the ceiling :) I'd never seen one before finding the apartment, and now I've seen it in a nearly 60 year old movie. 'S wonderful!

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