Colours Of My Life

Seriously, I dont think Meryl Streep has got anything to worry about, as far as selling movies go, but already I’ve sold 3, and had interest from 2 others. Not bad for a 55 year old who is never going to win any awards, I guess? At this rate, I’ll make more from my movie, than from my stories, ah well… Not that I mind, seriously I dont. That of course might be it, and no, I dont expect to get stopped in the street, and asked for my autograph, but…wow!

The other issue today, and the one that relates to the title of this blog, happened this morning, care of that ‘wonderful’ place known as Facebook. Yes, its like marmite, I suspect, you either love it, or hate it. I’d like to think I fall into the ‘I tolerate it’ brigade, but do seem to spend far too much time there, on non publicity issues, the only reason I opened the second account, for Merry Brooks. Never mind…

One of those group things there, is called Colorizing Hollywood. Yes, most of my readers here will see that spelling as fine, but we Brits…get to live with it, I guess. It seems to be a clever guy, turning old black and white photos of movie stars of the past into colour ones. This morning, one of those posted up was Louise Brooks. And yes, it was a nice job he did on her too. But…one of my work friends, in her comment, posted up my name, nothing more! My only reply, I wish!

Lets see, currently I have the wrong colour hair, no helmet fringe, and fail to look as beautiful as Brooksie. Apart from that, all very flattering, but…Might have been a Specsavers moment, but someone suggested I look like Jean Harlow, in those photo shoot pictures, again I wish! I could see a slight resemblance, I guess, but seriously…yes, very flattered!

All of which leads to the last thing I need to do this week, get my hair cut, and highlighted/ coloured. Now, before this morning, no contest, blonde again! Now I’m wondering if I should go back to a (slightly) more natural look, and go dark again, and really try for the Brooks look? No, I cant do the fringe, but arent there fringe extensions nowadays, that I could cheat with? And if so, do they just do a basic fringe, or can you get one to do the helmet look? If I was a betting person (and apart from the Grand National, I’m not), I’d still say blonde, but…there is also the factor of one person who has threatened to ‘kill me’ if I change from blonde, so…?

Choices, choices, isnt it fun?

The video, an absolute blast from the past, from a group I loved as a child, though this is from the 1993 reunion tour…in colour!

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