Friday, September 12, 2008


In Girona there's a museum devoted to the cinema.
You might expect to see DVDs of Fellini, Bertolluci and Pasolini in the window - but you'd find this.
*All pics click to enlarge

How do they do 'Allo 'Allo in Catalan? And why?

At the moment they have a special exhibition 'Dressed for the Cinema' taken from this collection. The young woman on the reception desk told us it was free and we could take as many photographs as we wished.

Here's the dress worn by Dustin Hoffman in 'Tootsie'. On the left is Tom Hanks's outfit from 'Forrest Gump'.

These are the shoes worn by Geena Davis in 'Thelma and Louise' and below is Tarzan's actual loincloth.

Underneath each costume was a small TV screen showing the relevant excerpt from the film. Great stuff.

Can you identify this outfit?

Or this one as Garfer got the first one.

Afterwards we went for lunch.

This is the Catalan menu - and no - I haven't a clue, and there was no translation - I managed to avoid meat. Kev had 'xai' which turned out to be mutton and was extremely delicious.
More exciting that way isn't it?



Blogger garfer said...

Isn't that what the baldy Yul Bryner wore in the 'King and I'?

9:26 am  
Blogger Geoff said...

Is Yo Claudio a hip hop version?

It's a disgrace they shut down the Museum Of The Moving Image in London.

The one in Bradford wasn't as much fun.

12:24 pm  
Blogger Murph said...

Hola! Hola! must have been done in a Spanish regional accent with the Policeman pretending to be Catalin pretending to do a Spanish accent. ("I was just pissing by ze door" etc)
It must have been laugh a minute.

(PS I love the Bradford Picture Museum!)

1:21 pm  
Blogger stitchwort said...

The menu - a wild guess that "patatos" might be potatoes?

1:45 pm  
Blogger ziggi said...


2:45 pm  
Blogger MJ said...

Are those gigolos on the menu?

I'll take one, please.

3:14 pm  
Blogger I, like the view said...

Tootsie. . . that takes me back

have to say I shuddered at the loin-cloth

no idea about the costume, except to say that it's not this season's "purple"

oh, the Love Heart Bingo results are in (chez moi) btw

have a good weekend!

3:17 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Shall we dance?

Yo could be right!
Nothing's much fun in Bradford.

Zankyoo for explaining that my leetle perro caliente.

I believe Bradford has a very good Jaaazzzz festival

I see you speak Catalan.
But are they chips or boiled?

Or white house in Spanish.
I'm backing Obama.

PS if you meant the costume see first comment.

Not quite
They turned out to be mushrooms - but very delicious.

It was the lovely Yul in 'The King and I' .
I don't think you can wash a loin cloth can you?

5:10 pm  
Blogger The Poet Laura-eate said...

What a priceless museum!

10:34 pm  
Blogger Steve said...

No Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em? No Dad's Army? Pah! And they call themselves a museum?!

10:16 am  
Blogger ziggi said...

that loin-cloth reminds me of a pub in deepest darkest Dorset where there was model Tarzan in only a loin cloth in the ladies loo. If anyone lifted the loin cloth a bell rang in the bar.


8:18 pm  
Anonymous flatulent freddy said...

I am thinking of organising an international farting competition.

would you care to participate?

I myself can fart the national anthems of 38 countries.


11:48 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Yes - I would love to see the complete collection one day.

Far too classy.
But I bet 'On the Buses' was lurking there somewhere.

Oo how embarrassing.
And now I'm wondering what was underneath - of course.

Thankyou for your kind offer.
But I have a previous engagement.

Did mj send you by any chance?

7:19 am  
Blogger tony said...

Oh I Dont Know........You Can Get A Stonking Curry In Bradford!
Nice To Find A Place That Welcomes Photographs.
Tony X

11:19 am  
Blogger Lubin said...

I find that smiling and pointing when abroad usually works in restaurants.

Or talking in English loudly.

3:24 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Very true - and I ate one and survived.
I was pleaasantly surprised about the photos - flash as well.

It's the smiling that works.
It doesn't come easily to me - but people make the mistake of thinking you're a nice person and respond with help.

8:12 pm  
Anonymous NiC said...


And yes I'd recognise Geena's shoes anywhere! Were they actually even in any shots (I shall now have to go and watch the film to check)?

8:16 am  
Blogger CyberPete said...

Those Gena Davis shoes are ghastly.

Oh boy.

What shoes did Dustin Hoffman wear with that dress?

1:08 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

I wonder if she brought her own - they look so well worn.
There was no film clip of the shoes.

The poster just shows a little of them - black with heels - nothing that Kylie would like.

6:24 pm  
Blogger CyberPete said...

That is sad.

Kylie has fabulous taste in shoes

8:00 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

I think the lovely Kylie should wear Docs.

7:52 am  

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