Autumn Mists of 1963
In these long breaks between the signature 21 Essays series, I’m experimenting with a new feature focused on possibilities for future series. I’ll spin the roulette wheel to pick a year (or set of years) and then brainstorm on some potential essay topics. This time the wheel spins, gradually slows, then clicks to a stop, pointing at: 1963.
So here’s my fifth and final 1963 series possibility: Peter, Paul and Mary singing “Puff, the Magic Dragon.”
I still love that rascal Puff. Has anyone seen him since he sadly slipped back to his cave?
If I were to do essays on Puff, they would entirely focus on his authentic dragon nature. There would be no-nada-zilch-absolutely-positively-for-once-and-for-all-time-NO mention of drugs. This world has too many drug songs and not enough dragon songs.
This is the last of my official 1963 ideas (with no promises that I’ll necessarily be getting to any of them…) but I’ve got one more bonus entry of additional classic 1963 movies that I’ve saved for last. I’ll post it tomorrow.
Next blog series: 6 essays on Alfred Hitchcock’s Blackmail (1929)
as part of the “For the Love of Film”
Film Preservation Blogathon
May 13-18, 2012
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