Monday, December 29, 2014

Wouldn't It Be Loverly? (A Watch-Along, That Is)

(Merry Christmas to all, a bit late!)

An anniversary has just rolled around, folks, whether you were aware of it or not.  An icon turned 50 on December 25th, and in celebration my best friend Melody and I are throwing a party, of sorts.

Backstory first, though.  On December 25th, 1964, the Audrey Hepburn classic My Fair Lady premiered in theaters and went on to become a worldwide musical sensation.  Now it's 2014 and MFL is 50 years old.  (Wut.)

Okay, now the personal backstory. In 2012 Melody and I were still just getting to know each other/starting to call each other best friends (it all happened rather fast and I have never looked back once :D), and as the newfound friends that we were, we were in a frenzy of recommending books and movies to one another.  I suggested that she watch My Fair Lady, though she had previously stated that she "generally felt rather annoyed at musicals."  But she had had other friends tell her that MFL was worth watching, so she got it from the library and gave it a try... and fell in love.  (Because who WOULDN'T.)  And all of a sudden it became Our Thing.  Our special musical, which we loved to pieces and defended to the death and made fun of (well, certain characters-- and certain outfits) and sang along to at any chance we got.  In July 2013 I went to her house and we had our very first visit in real life-- which of course had to be celebrated with an exuberant and somewhat loud viewing of the film.  (Her brother joined us for most of the viewing, though we threatened to kick him out if he made too much noise or made fun.  He did both things, but we did them both more, so it all worked out in the end.)

And a year and a half went by and now My Fair Lady has turned 50, and we think a celebration is in order.  So Melody and I are going to host a blogging watch-along of My Fair Lady next week, and we hope you will all join us for this auspicious event.

The details are as follows.

Where: Yet Another Period Drama Blog *insert big red arrow that says You Are Here* and Regency Delight
When: January 7th and January 8th at 8 PM CST
What to Do: Visit my blog (You Are Here) on January 7th and Melody's (Regency Delight) on January 8th to watch the first and second acts of My Fair Lady, respectively, and enjoy an interactive viewing experience!
What That Means:  We'll have blog posts running with open comments at both those times, and we'll all start watching the film in our own homes at the same time.  As we watch, we'll offer commentary and chat and giggle and have ourselves a grand old time!
What's Expected of You: Please comment either on this post or over at Melody's blog to let us know if you'll be coming, and then on the 7th and 8th, make sure you have a video copy of the film handy and pop it in at the right time!

What to Remember: It is advisable to show up about 15 minutes early to each viewing session so we can all get set up.  About a quarter to eight, Central time.  (Figure out for yourself what that means for your time zone. :D)
What Else: We'll be posting a recap of our adventure on January 9th, so don't forget to come back to our blogs for that!  There may be a trivia quiz to see how much you were paying attention to the movie :), possibly even some prizes... wait and see.
How to Share the News:  Take one of our handy-dandy little grab buttons below and post it on your blog or other social media outlet to spread the word!

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Hope to see you there!!


Melody said...

Update: Melody has undergone necessary training in the past three years and is no longer generally annoyed by musicals. She generally likes musicals. :D

Aibhilin (Evelyn) said...

Such a swellisimouos Idea! You can count me in!

Lucy said...

Will be attending!!! Very excited!

Natalie Monk said...

This sounds like sensational fun! I just bought the 2 VHS set from a Goodwill store, realizing I didn't own it already and wondering how that happened. :) Hoping to join in!

Bethany Morrow said...

Ahh So want to do this...except I'm away with no wifi at that time....and in a different time zone!
Have a great time though

Ashley said...

Yay!! I just finished reading Pygmalion and My Fair Lady, so this should be fun :D