Friday, 26 October 2012

No.....I Expect You To Die Mr Bond

No NOT the cast.... we were in the audience!
Tonight Chris and I will be attending the premier of the latest James Bond film SKYFALL at Prestatyn Scala Cinema. Apparently it is a black tie jobby, with all the money collected from ticket sales going to St Kentigern's hospice.( the hospice that my brother had some respite care in).
My sister and hubby will be going, so it sounded like it would be a bit of fun

Now Chris will go directly from work with his DJ but I am in a bit of a quandary, for I have no posh formal evening ware to ,well, to wear so to speak..( "quelle surprise?" I hear you all whisper under your breaths)
Now before some of you suggest that I don a figure hugging all-in-one cat suit and go as Pussy Galore--DON'T!, I shall,I am sure come up with something as I know that alongside some of the glittering "beautiful" people that are going from Prestatyn, there will be a few Bond villains lurking around, most of whom will, I am sure, be stroking  white fluffy childrens' toys in typical Mike Myers form
It wont be the first time I have attended a Prestatyn  "first night" so to speak.
Many years ago now the family were renound for raiding their dress-up boxes and making tits out of themselves at the old Scala.... well tele was rather shite in the 1980s!

Above is a photo from the early 80s when the family all agreed to dress up as cowboys and Indians before we went to watch a local production of Oklahoma which starred, amongst others my Uncle Bert and Aunt Judy.
If you look closely, I am the fresh faced young thing in the centre of the photo with my arm around the redneck hillbilly!
The best outfit must certainly gone to the strange figure on the far right ( the masked and bearded lone ranger) that was my sister's maverick mother-in-law  who was in her late seventies then ...I remember her with some affection swigging from a bottle of bourbon with some gusto  as we all queued up to go in!
Now that's class!
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ps I have just asked a passing neighbour what bond villain I could possibly dress up as t5his evening and without hesitation he said Hugo Drax from Moonraker
what do you think?

41 comments:

  1. What fun your family are..." sister's mother in law " Love it !
    A very tall friend went as Jaws to a Bond eve once with tin foil teeth. We girls loved our Bond girl dresses.
    I think you'd look very nice in Black Tie...have fun !

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  2. If you go as Drax will you have to boot polish the whiskers?

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  3. baler twine and trackie bottoms...and just wing it!
    Not being at home when I should've been (long story, not for these pages) I attended a black tie event once in pyjamas and high heels (probably nowadays it would be pjs and wellies) and I'm sure with a smile and a dash of Chanel, you can get away with anything!

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    1. I am not as classy as you!

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  4. Why not strap a couple of palette knives to the soles of your patent leather pumps? Voilà - Rosa Kleb!

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  5. If all else fails I could always bike you up twinset and pearls, pencil skirt and stilettos. What's your shoe size? Shame about the face. But the original Miss Moneypenny is probably old enough by now to have sprouted a beard too. And unlike her - who was reduced to only swooning over her Bond - you will take the dashing Chris home tonight. Tuxedo and all.

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    1. AH i THINK YOU ARE SHARING YOUR PERSONAL FANTASY uRSULA

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  6. Oddjob might suit you. Certainly as an agricultural description, it would do.

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  7. CRO! oddjob!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    HE WAS OVER 24 STONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111
    THANKS

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  8. Having never watched a James Bond film I am unable to advise on this occasion though I guess a Bernard Matthews outfit might suit you - "Bootiful!"

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  9. If Hugo Drax was played by Fernando Rey, then he also dressed up in bottomless trousers for a Bunuel film. Maybe you could go as him?

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    1. Michael Lonsdale played drax in the film Thomas

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  10. I'm off to view 'Skyfall' in precisely 20 mins - at its first local screening (11 a.m.). We shall compare and contrast views later - though as I'll probably write and post my review before you've seen the film it might be better if you don't read my opinion until afterwards.
    Gotta go!

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  11. Well if Chris went as a villain you could go as his fluffy white cat! ;-)

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  12. no suggestions, just hope you have a lovely evening.....

    Gill in Canada

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  13. I think you'd make a great Hugo Drax--Or maybe even a good 'May Day!' (I am of course just kidding on that suggestion!)

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  14. No idea which one John...but PLEASE post the pictures!

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  15. Ah John I would love to think of you going in a tux and dickie bow tie. It would suit you much better than going as a villain. I love your fun family - what a brilliant crowd! Have a great weekend. Jo

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  16. Sorry that I have no idea for you - I just got up for pete's sake. Whatever you decide will be just fine...

    Have fun! (er... aren't a lot of women in those Bond movies naked?)

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  17. (A post-'Skyfall' comment). Although I agree that you were BORN to emulate Hugo Drax, I think that after you've seen tonight's film you might have considered dyeing your hair and going as Javier Bardem's 'Raoul Silva' - whose name ties in rather neatly with your photo above and The Lone Ranger (geddit?)

    Now, all together - "I'm just a guy who cain't say no..."

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  18. Is that you wearing a Confederate soldier's cap, but then Union blues? Covering all the bases, eh?

    Enjoy the premiere! Send pictures...

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    1. Can't tell by the color in the black and white photo. It could be a Union cap as well.

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  19. You are a dead ringer John.
    I am now, like Phil, awaiting pictures to confirm your appearance.
    And by the way, how is that ailing bantam?

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  20. Have a blast of a time John!

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  21. Whatever you go as, make sure we see the pictures!

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  22. I think you could do Drax. He would be older, after all.
    And you probably know someone you could borrow a tie from; but Drax didn't wear a tie, did he?
    Have a great time!

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  23. what fun y'all are going to have :) I am not a bond fan, so I am affraid I can be of no help with your costume choice.

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  24. Whatever you wear, make it warm.
    I've just been out wrapping fleece around my olives and it's bl**dy cold out there!

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  25. John, you'll be fine in whatever you wear - just have a great time. You mentioned St Kentigern's hospice. Way back in the summer, my cousin & hubby (Rev Clive) were celebrating their Golden Wedding anniversary - instead of prezzies they asked if anyone would like to donate to St Kentigern's and knowing what you told me, I'm so glad I did.

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  26. Have a lovely evening whatever you decide to wear. And yes, as the others have said, we want to see the photos. :)

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  27. Whatever you do, don't go along sporting a pair of pale blue swimming trunks with a sock down them (it was a sock, wasn't it?). Have a great time.

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  28. Could you dress one of the dogs up as Q's cat?

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  29. I presume you'll be parachuting into the foyer Elizabeth 2nd style....

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  30. OMG - I was that porky pubescent redneck hillbilly in front of you! Would love to have been with you all at the scala. xxxx

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    1. you were NEVER porky my dear!
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