Thursday, February 5, 2015

Night 5 of the 14 Nights of Valentine's Day Giveaway

Welcome to night 5 of the 5th annual 14 Nights of Valentine's Day Giveaway. Stop by the main Giveaway Post and enter to win a $200 Prize Pack full of decadent treats from 8 fabulous shops! Tonight we have the next movie in the Valentine Movie Marathon. Follow along daily for extra entries and the chance for a bonus 20 entries at the end of the giveaway. Test your movie knowledge and play the Guess the Movie game for even more entries. Then take a look at tonight's Featured Shop "Kitsch Bitch Vintage". Enjoy and have fun!

Vintage Kiss Bracelet or Necklace

Shop Laughing Vixen Lounge and receive 10% off your order through February 28th. Use code FEBRUARY10 at checkout.

Featured Shop ~ Kitsch Bitch Vintage
Kitsch Bitch Vintage is run by Erin from Nowheresville, California. Her shop is filled with lots of vintage goods.

Vintage 1950's Sunglasses

How did you choose your shop name?
"Kitsch Bitch, well that one sums it all up."

Retro 1980's Sundress

Why did you choose to make/sell what you do?
"I've been a vintage lover and crafter for a long time, they just blended together. I love finding unique vintage treasures looking for their special home, along with taking a few and giving them new life."

Vintage 1950's Glasses

Erin's shop is full of great vintage clothing and accessories. You're sure to find something that strikes your fancy.

Vintage 1940's Beaded Dress

What new designs/creations would you like to add to your shop in the future?
"This year I'd like to concentrate on listing more goodies every day!"

Retro 1980's Glitter Kitties

You'll have a chance to win a $20 Gift Certificate from Kitsch Bitch Vintage. Enter now on the main Giveaway Post.

Collapsible Polka Dot Hat

Visit Kitsch Bitch Vintage on Etsy and use coupon code  FEB14 at checkout for 14% off your order.

Since it's February, I asked the shops to share their favorite love story movies.
"Gilda is probably my favorite romantic classic. A fine line between love and hate which makes for a great story. And who doesn't wanna spend the evening with a young Glenn Ford?"

14 Nights of Valentine's Day Movie Marathon
Follow along with us for 2 weeks full of classic and modern love story movies. Each day there will be a review of the next movie in the marathon. Leave a comment on the post, with your opinion of the movie, and you can receive 1 entry in the giveaway. Each day you comment you can receive 1 entry. You will find the daily entries on the Rafflecopter on the main Giveaway Post.
*You may start following the marathon at any time and comment on past posts to catch up.

Comment on all 14 movies and you can receive a bonus 20 entries. On the last day of the giveaway you will find the magic phrase to unlock the bonus entries on the Rafflecopter.
*You must comment on each movie to qualify for the bonus 20 entries.

Guess the Movie Game
Each day there will be a clue to the next night's movie. Leave your guess on the Rafflecopter widget, on the main Giveaway Post, for 1 entry in the giveaway.
*Guesses must be posted the same day as their clue to receive the 1 entry.
*The Rafflecopter widget will reset to a new day 24 hours after you left your last guess.
*Please do not post guesses anywhere else on the blog or they will be deleted and not count.

Tonight's Clue ~ A sing-a-long story of good girl meets bad boy.

Night 5 ~ Pillow Talk and Down with Love

Tagline - It's what goes on when the lights go off!

Directed by Michael Gordon (For Love or Money and Move Over, Darling) and released on October 7, 1959 by Universal Pictures.  Interior decorator Jan (Doris Day) and composer Brad (Rock Hudson) share a phone line. Brad keeps the line occupied all day talking to his girlfriends, which annoys Jan terribly. The two have never met and when by chance Brad sees Jan, he decides to add her to his list of conquests. The problem is Brad starts to fall for her. Will Jan find out his plan? You'll just have to watch and see!

I saw this movie a few years ago. Until then I had only seen the opening ten minutes or so. Rock Hudson and Doris Day are a lovely on screen duo and make this movie the gem that it is. I love the era, love the clothing and the silly, slightly politically incorrect humor of the day. It's a fun lighthearted comedy to enjoy anytime.

In 2003 "Down With Love" was released and is a fun remake of "Pillow Talk". With Renee Zelweger and Ewan McGregor in the lead roles, it's a wonderful update that lovingly pokes a little fun at the original. The colors in this movie are to die for. Just gorgeous! With a supporting cast of Sarah Paulson, David Hyde Pierce and Tony Randall (who also was in the original) it's a fun throw back to this era of romantic comedies.

Pillow Talk and Down with Love should be available to rent from most DVD services.

Take a look at the original trailer.

Down with Love Trailer 2003

A little trivia about the movie.
1.  In the diner scene near the end, the restaurant patrons were supposed to deck Tony Randall, who would fake a reaction to the blow and slide down "unconscious" in the booth seat. However, during filming the actor overestimated his hook and accidentally knocked out Randall for real. The shot wound up being so good that the accidental knockout is the one shown in the film.
2. This movie would be the first of three to showcase the trio of Doris Day, Rock Hudson and Tony Randall all together. It was followed by Lover Come Back (1961) and Send Me No Flowers (1964), with all three actors portraying different roles in each.
3. Rock Hudson turned down the film three times, believing the script to be "too risky".
4. Ross Hunter wrote that after he made this film, no theatre managers wanted to book it. Popular movie themes at the time were war films, westerns, or spectacles. Hunter was told by the big movie chains that sophisticated comedies like "Pillow Talk" went out with William Powell. They also believed Doris Day and Rock Hudson were things of the past and had been overtaken by newer stars. Hunter persuaded Sol Schwartz, who owned the Palace Theatre in New York, to book the film for a two-week run, and it was a smash hit. The public had been starved for romantic comedy, and theatre owners who had previously turned down Ross Hunter now had to deal with him on HIS terms.
5. Director Michael Gordon is the grandfather of actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
6. Michael Gordon had hoped to make a sequel to this film in 1980. It was to star Kristy McNichol as Jan and Brad Allen's daughter and Gregory Harrison as her boyfriend. Unfortunately, Gordon was unable to lure Doris Day out of retirement to make the film.


  1. I have seen both movies, Pillow Talk and Down with Love, and loved both of them. I have watched Down with Love more than once because I found so much humor in the movie. I saw the original and liked the way they exaggerated and made a little fun of the first film, Pillow Talk.

  2. I have never seen either but my to watch pile keeps growing!

  3. I've never heard of either of these but they look good

  4. I haven't heard about this one! It looks like it has a good cast! :)

  5. I've seen Pillow Talk but not Down with Love... I'm not a huge Renee Zellweger fan.

  6. Haven't seen either yet, need to fix that lol

  7. I saw Pillow Talk eons ago, but never knew there was a remake. I will ck it out,,, thanks!

  8. Pillow talk was awesome many moons ago

  9. I loved Down with Love but I haven't seen it in years.