I thought it would be fun to do a little photoshoot featuring Eugene, my dummy. You know, I hadn’t always called him Eugene, and for a long time I never gave him a name, but anytime I see him sitting on my shelf, I feel the name Eugene. So, Eugene, he is! (Come to think of it, we are both dummies…just in different ways).
You know me – I love anything awkward. Therefore, posing with Eugene on my lap in a jellybean-pink sweater alongside a blue bunny felt just right for me, in creation of my Easter Week part II outfit! (Which I now realize, my outfit isn’t really all that Easter-ish…but whatev!)
I hope you all have a happy Easter weekend. 💕 I look forward to eating Cadbury eggs!!!
Lastly, I wanted to do a quick film review. I figure, I’ve made it a habit of watching at least one Soviet-era comedy each week – why not give a shoutout to my favorites thus far?
Last night, I had the pleasure of watching Ukrainian-made Soviet comedy, Queen of the Gas Station (1963), starring my favorite Soviet actress, Nadezhda Rumyantseva. Boy was I surprised to find out two other Soviet actors I’m a fan of were also in the movie (they all starred in a movie together in 1959, which is actually my all-time favorite Soviet comedy, but I’ll write about that one another time).
Honestly, I couldn’t understand a word of the movie because I can’t speak or understand Russian (aside from basic greetings). And, no English subtitles. Fun!!!!! You can imagine how tricky it is to try to understand a film plot without consulting Wikipedia for the movie premise. However, watching foreign films with no English captions has made me realize that language barriers don’t have to stand in the way. Comedy knows no language!
Thanks to her kindness and optimism, a young girl (Nadezhda Rumyantseva) turns a neglected gas station into a significant landmark (fun fact: the gas station is set on a highway between Kiev and Kharkiv, Ukraine). Working as a gas station attendant, who also loves to skate, all sorts of adventures ensue for her. Two young men (Yuri Belov and Aleksey Kozhevnikov) try to get her attention through one comical mishap after another. Collectively, it’s an adorable film!
Oh Aleksey Kozhevnikov (featured above, far right) you’re a mystery to me. Only a handful of Google images exist of him and a brief biography on Wikipedia – otherwise, not much is written about him and his most known films seem to be supporting roles in the late 1950’s through the 1960’s. Born in 1933 and died in 1986, at the age of 53. All of that to say, you’re my Soviet heartthrob and may your cuteness live on in your films!
That’s it for today, folks…see ya next time!!! 💕