Saturday, February 4, 2012

Night 4 of "The 14 Nights of Valentine's Day Giveaway"

Welcome to night 4 of "The 14 Nights of Valentine's Day Giveaway". Tonight we have our next featured shop from our Valentine Giveaway. We also have the review of the next movie on our Valentine Love Story Movie List. First off lets get to our featured item of the night from Laughing Vixen Lounge.

Tonight's Featured Item - All My Love Necklace

All My Love Necklace $16

Purchase this, or any other featured item, from Laughing Vixen Lounge through February 29th and get 10% off. Use code FEBRUARY10 at checkout.

The 14 Nights of Valentine's Day Shop Feature - Blossom Soap Studio

Blossom Soap Studio is run by Maureen from Centerville,  Massachusetts on Cape Cod. Her shop is filled with sweet smelling and beautiful looking soap.

All of Maureen's soaps are made with organic oils, real botanical extras and pure essential oils. There's no perfumes, dyes or parabens in these babies!

There are even soaps for your four legged friends. The cute little paw print soap fits nicely in your hand for easy bath time for Fido.

You'll have a chance to win a $15 gift certificate from Maureen to use in her shop. Enter now on the main giveaway page.

Take a minute to stop by Blossom Soap Studio. With so many choices you're sure to find something special for your bath.

To get in the Valentine spirit each shop was asked what their favorite love story movie is. Maureen said "I love the movie Anne of Green Gables (1985). I loved watching it with my daughters and their friends at lease once every winter usually during a snow storm."

Now for tonight's movie. Make sure to leave a comment below. Anyone who leaves a comment, with their opinion of the movie, for each of the 14 movies will get an extra 10 entries in our Valentine's Day Giveaway. After you finish commenting on all 14 movies you need only leave 1 comment on the main giveaway page that says "I made it through the 14 Nights of Valentine's Day Movie Marathon with my heart intact!" That 1 comment will count for 10 entries.

Night 4 - An Affair To Remember

Tagline - On the Riviera...across the ocean...and all
               over New York!

Music selections from the movie on the jukebox -
1. An Affair To Remember by Vic Damone

Directed by Leo McCarey (Duck Soup and The Bells of Saint Mary's) and released on July 11, 1957 by Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation. Playboy Nicky Ferrante (Carry Grant) and night club singer Terry McKay ( Deborah Kerr) have a romance while on a cruise from Europe to New York. Problem is they are both engaged to other people. They decide to make plans to meet six months later on the top floor of The Empire State Building to see if they still feel the same way about each other. Will they keep their date or will fate try to keep them apart?

This is classic movie making at it's best. Whirlwind romance, beautiful locations, unforeseen tragedy and big sappy endings. The time period is one of my favorites. The men look dapper and the women so beautiful. It's a great big slice of 50's movie magic. If you like love stories and haven't seen this one yet, go give it a try.

Take a look at the original trailer...

Some trivia about the movie...
1. References to this movie in Nora Ephron's Sleepless in Seattle (1993), revitalized interest in the film, and led to 2 million additional sales of the 1957 classic on VHS.
2. Deborah Kerr and Cary Grant improvised many of their scenes throughout filming, and a number of lines that made it to the final cut of the film came from the actors' improvisation.
3. Ingrid Bergman was the first choice to play Terry McKay.
4. Nickie and Terry make their conditional promise to meet in six months at exactly the halfway point of the film (59-1/2 minutes into the 119-minute movie).
5. Deborah Kerr plays Terry McKay, previously played by Irene Dunne in Love Affair (1939), of which this film is a remake - both were directed by Leo McCarey. The year before this film was made, Kerr played Anna Leonowens in The King and I (1956), also a role that had previously been played by Irene Dunne in the black-and-white classic Anna and the King of Siam (1946).
6. After the confrontation with the photographer on the ship's deck, Deborah Kerr turns to Cary Grant and says, "So, I go my way [traces a straight path by her hand] and you go yours [traces a twisty path with the waive of her hand]." The same exchange takes place between Irene Dunne and Cary Grant in The Awful Truth (1937), where she says: "As we go down the life's highway, you go in your way [traces a twisty path with the waive of her hand] and I go in my way [traces a straight path]."
7. Second of three movies that paired Deborah Kerr and Cary Grant.


  1. My daughter loves Anne of Green Gables...the t.v. series!

  2. I love Cary Grant but I haven't seen An Affair To Remember and these soaps look amazing!

  3. Ah, my favourite tear-jerker!!
    The plot totally expected but the charm and elegance of the protagonists elevate it!!


  4. WOW I think my fave love story is Phantom Of The Opera...seriously the good the bad the caught in between its alluring, sensual, earthy.

    Cary Grant is awesome in everything he acts in. ok ok you know me by now, Arsenic and Old Lace is my fave hee hee hee

  5. Love Cary Grant movies! He's so debonaire.

  6. I love Cary Grant, and Anne of Green Gables is an excellent movie. i was only 3 when it was made (1985) but I still enjoy the older movies.


  7. I think I watched this movie -- I generally like Cary Grant. :)

  8. Oh, what tears I have shed with this!!
    Time for another viewing...


  9. This movie reminds me of my mom