Monday, November 2, 2009

Theme Day - Doorways Redux


Oh I'll admit it right here. I was clueless about CDP's Theme of Doorways until late Saturday night when I hopped over to Marley's blog and saw it. Grrrr. How is it I am caught off guard every single month??? As I perused the delightful assortment of doorways that my blog friends offered up, I was taken with Paula's Pensacola DP blog's vintage Mustang door. What a great idea. Awwww I had a great car door in my stash too. I didn't think of it first, but as the copy cat ( copy chat on my Paris blog) that I am , here's my runner up.

This is a grand old car I photographed at the Pepper Place last month when they had a host of fabulous vintage cars. I loved this drive in movie speaker on the window. Oh some sweet memories there!!!

And many thanks to my friend Paula for thinking of it first!

15 comments:

Paula said...

Oh, I'm so glad you didn't hold onto this one, V. What's not to love, especially the classic lines?

I remember drive-ins, I loved them and wish they would come back. Can't you just imagine a gaggle of CDP bloggers in their jammies in this car?

wv fulark
It would be a full on lark!

Bibi said...

This is really a classic, and I remember going to the drive-in movies with my mother as a kid. I wore my pajamas, and if the movie was boring, I went to sleep. Loved to listen to the crackly speaker box.

Paula--there are still some drive-ins around!

Char said...

oh, i remember going to the drive-in fully dressed in jammies because we would fall asleep in the back seat during the second feature...which strangely always seemed to be Cat Balleu

marley said...

Glad I was on top of my game then!

Great runner up photo. What does the speaker do? Ok, I know what a speaker does but how does it work in relation to a drive in movie?

Virginia said...

Oh Marley! Guess you've never had the privilege of seeing a drive-in movie? The speaker actually is put inside the car and that is how you could hear the movie that was shown on the giant screen from your car. This speaker is on the outside of the window because the owner of the car was playing oldies music that day!

Daryl said...

What fun. I never seem to be in on the theme for the month .. I guess I just run with the wrong crowd

TheChieftess said...

Love this one!!! I recognized the speaker immediately!!! (I guess that dates me!)

I remember going to the drive in and taking lawn chairs, which we sat in on the back of a pick up truck...very fun...

Should I admit I also remember steamy windshields???

Virginia said...

Chieftess,
I was wondering when that would come up. You bet I remember! Those are some pretty "steamy" memories!! Whoohooo!
V

Julie said...

Loved the comments nearly as much as the photograph, V. The car is lovely and shiny and polished but the speaker actually makes it! I hope it was Vic Damone and Perry Como and Rosemary Clooney.

Jacob said...

I, too, recall many wonderful nights under a starlit sky at the drive-in theater! Sometimes, though, we had to drive around to find a decent speaker.

Great times! Great photo!

Candice Moody said...

Virginia, I love your blog! This has become my "must see" blog every day. I just wanted you to know that it brightens my day.

Bob Crowe said...

A drive-in movie theater speaker, no? Blast from the past. We didn't go to then when is was of the appropriate age because teens didn't have cars in NYC any you couldn't get a drivers' license, at least back then, until 18. But they sure had then in St. Louis and I learned quickly. Perfect detail to pull back the memory.

Virginia said...

PAYDIRT!!!!
At last we have found something that we in Birmingham had on a nightly basis that you all in NYC didn't have! The drive in theaters in Alabama were a way for families to have an evening out. NOW...... it was also a way for teenagers etc. to enjoy a movie together. Enough said!!!

Rob (Mr DL) said...

The old drive-ins. So many memories. Though usually the darn speakers only produced nothing more than static and unintelligible noise...somehow that remained unnoticed.

Jilly said...

I loved Paula's too and love this. Adore the old movie speaker. How old can that be? Perhaps I shouldn't say that as you remember those days! We didn't have drive in movies in the UK, still don't so far as I know. Rains too much I suppose?