Thursday, June 28, 2012

Why I Love Los Angeles, Reason #4,567,324

Last Saturday night I took the boys to a new outdoor movie venue in the middle of Hollywood called Oscar Outdoors. We sat in low chairs and on blankets, munching popcorn and warm doughnuts, with a couple hundred people in a new park space. They showed an early Little Rascals episode and then we settled down to watch Ferris Beuller's Day Off. Because it's Los Angeles, we listened to some of the cast members' memories of making the film, including the secretary to the principal, and then one of the editors and the producer of the movie. Because it's Los Angeles, when the sun went down, it got very chilly, but we had brought sweatshirts and blankets and bought some hot chocolate to warm our hands. Henry and Oliver laughed and loved the movie, and when we gathered up our stuff and walked back to our car, they asked me why the girls wore shoulder pads under their clothes and styled their hair so weirdly -- to which I replied that it looked no worse than skinny jeans and buzz cuts.


  1. One man's weird is another man's trendy!

    I love Ferris Bueller -- a favorite film from way back. That scene with Charlie Sheen now seems especially prophetic.

  2. Such a wonderful way to spend a summer night.

  3. One thing about growing up on air force bases was they all seemed to have drive-in movie theaters. I miss those things. And i love, love Ferris Beuller's Day Off.



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