Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Let's Do It, Let's Fall In Love!

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''Let's Do It, Let's Fall in Love''

 Vocals: Nicholas Tsachakis
Vocals: Poppy
Piano: Anna Lisowski

 To kick off the festivities for Valentine's Day,
hope you enjoy my trio's fun rendition of Cole Porter's
 'Let's Do It, Let's Fall in Love', above, recorded at 
the Romantica Bar, Creta Maris Hotel, Summer, 2006.
 
Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman: my ideal couple, a match made in heaven.







"Why fool around with hamburger when you have steak at home?"
-Paul Newman, on why he was never tempted to cheat 
on his wife, Joanne Woodward.

Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton: passionate, scandalous, and magnetic!

''I love her, not for her breasts, her buttocks or her knees 
but for her mind. It is inscrutable. She is like a poem.''
-Richard Burton on Elizabeth Taylor

Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz: each other's funny valentine, what chemistry!


"Lucy and I would love furiously and fight furiously.'' 
-Desi Arnaz

Gena Rowlands and John Cassavettes: stormy, sexy, soul mates, both on screen and off!

''Before I met Gena, I was a bachelor going out and torturing people. I think that’s good for young people. When I saw her, that was it! The first time I saw her, I was with an actor, John Ericson, and I said, ‘That’s the girl I’m going to marry!"
-John Cassavettes

“Lucy and I would love furiously and fight furiously.”–Desi Arnaz - See more at: http://trulovestories.com/news/celebrity-romance/lucille-ball-desi-arnaz/#sthash.ajOab7rD.dpuf
“Lucy and I would love furiously and fight furiously.”–Desi Arnaz - See more at: http://trulovestories.com/news/celebrity-romance/lucille-ball-desi-arnaz/#sthash.ajOab7rD.dpuf
“Lucy and I would love furiously and fight furiously.”–Desi Arnaz - See more at: http://trulovestories.com/news/celebrity-romance/lucille-ball-desi-arnaz/#sthash.ajOab7rD.dpuf

60 comments:

  1. My dearest Poppy , so passion in you photos !!! But i liked the most yours ,because this is the reality and your love is in your home ! I saw the photo and I think that the years did not pass from you !!!
    You are the same person !!!

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  2. LOVE THIS, POPPY! Not just for the romantic content, not just for the lovely photo of you and your husband, but also for your beautiful voice! It was such a treat to hear you sing! Now I know you are not just a talented writer, but a talented singer, as well. I'm thinking of this as a Valentine gift from you to us!

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  3. How wonderful! You're both very talented!

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  4. OH OH OH You are Singing Again in a post....You are not only a Wordsmith but a Songbird..I just loveses you :) :) :) You are just a delight m'dear :)
    AND your husband is as cute as you are! :) Hugs...

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  5. Wonderful post! Perfect for the Valentine in us all.

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  6. I was so excited! I wrote a comment. only i got disconnected from the network! SO...
    i'm back. and listened to it again!
    so wonderful! the images perfectly beautiful . . . and your sweet voice . . . perfect early valentine to us all!!!!
    I wish you would make your songs a regular feature . . . at least once a week even!
    even if it has to be a cappella! the only thing better would be if you had added 'don't know why' on this post too. LOVE that one!!! this was such a treat.
    thank you darling girl!
    xo

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  7. How amazing! My husband and I both listened and we were tapping our feet...felt like dancing! You both have wonderful voices! WOW! Thanks for sharing my friend!

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  8. What a handsome couple you are. Lovely voices to boot. Nothing nothing like the spark of true love.
    xxxoo Eugenia

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  9. Poppy,
    what a beautiful song and you sing it so well.
    It was amazing to hear you, I played it twice and loved it!!
    You and your husband make a beautiful couple.
    xo marissa.

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  10. Oh how I LOVE this!! Gorgeous friend! Some heat is welcome on this chilly morning...:)

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  11. Love whole post. But love, love, love the picture of you and your man. :-)))))))

    Delightful post.

    Tessa~

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  12. That was such a great post! I loved hearing you sing "Let's Do It". (Is that you husband singing with you too?) You chose some wonderful Hollywood couples to feature and, of course, you and your husband. Love that photo of you two. Sweet post.

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    1. Hi Pamela,

      Thank you! No, my husband does not sing. Ever. Although, he does dance quite well, I have to say. The young man in the recording is a talented singer/guitarist who has presently begun a brilliant career as a geneticist, living and practicing medicine in Germany. At the time of the recording, he was a drama student of mine and member of our trio.

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  13. Loved the song! You both have lovely voices. A happy post that made me smile.

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  14. An interesting post that I enjoyed reading.

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

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  15. Τι ωραίο ζευγάρι και τι υπέροχη φωνή! Να είστε πάντα καλά!

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  16. Loved the photo of you and hubby! Loved your singing too!!
    xo Kris

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  17. Hi Poppy, I love this post on love! I hope you are doing well and having a nice day! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! Take care and I always love your posts.
    Julie

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  18. I always loved that quote by Paul Newman.

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  19. What a cute valentine post. You and your husband are darling.

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  20. Beautiful post my friend...love the son and the history of our celebrity couples...you and your husband make a great couple ( just beautiful) and I agree let's all fall in love again!!!!!

    XO
    Marisa

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  21. Poppy, you have such a stunning singing voice! Love the early photo of you and your husband - so cute. I would love to see a current photo of you two lovebirds. :-)

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  22. You have managed to find the most expressive pictures of these famous couples, but none compare to the last couple featured in this post. Indeed, Elizabeth'a violet eyes pale in comparison to your angelic face, matched only by your angelic voice.

    Our friends have nicknamed us Lucy and Ricky. That pretty much sums us up. :)

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  23. It's the strangest thing, and I don't know if you will take it as a compliment, but as soon as I started playing your song, 2 of the cats jumped on the desk and were riveted to the computer. I've never seen them show the slightest interest in music before. Of course you know I'm a fan of your voice so I guess I'll count Maeve and Michaela as members of your fan club.

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  24. What a wonderful post, Poppy! Love the couples you picked and especially you and your beloved. My husband has been my Valentine for note years than I can count! Still love him, too.

    xo

    Sheila

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  25. Poppy
    Your post are so unique!
    You and your hubby make a beautiful couple.
    I would've loved to hear you sing, but it didn't work for me.
    but I know the song and it will probably be in my mind for days now!

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  26. Hello Poppy! I read this post the other day and I heard your beautiful song when I was interrupted mid comment.. And then I never had a chance to come back! I'm glad someone asked if you were singing with your husband because I wondered too. The photo of you and your husband is adorable. Your voice is amazing too! What a wonderful talent to have.

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  27. Hi Poppy, I loved the post so much, so fun seeing the beautiful couples, I was looking at Desi Arnez's watch, so small, so odd looking because they are all so large now...everyone looks so fresh and new...loved seeing them again, sure takes you back to the day, they were all so in love....thanks for sharing

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  28. That is a beautiful picture of you and hubby. Desi and Lucy brings back good memories. I watched the show as a kid and than my kids watched it and now would you believe my grandkids watch it now.

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  29. Love this post Poppy - and love the photo of you and your husband!
    My daughter's girlfriend sand that song at her wedding - the most beautiful
    Jazz rendering of it you could imagine - in the Church - we all had goosebumps!
    XOXO

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  30. Aww.....such a sweet post. I love it!
    Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

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  31. Love your post! Big Paul Newman fan, so thanks for highlighting him and Joanne!

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  32. What a great post Poppy! Love seeing the actors and the romantic thoughts they had. You and your husband's picture is cute! Love the song!

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  33. I thought I was listening to Judy Garland. My friend, not only you are gifted and talented, you are beautiful inside and out. I can see the happiness in your eyes, captured by that photograph of you and your hubby.
    Wishing you a wonderful heart day soon.

    Hugs all the way from Sydney.

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  34. So romantic photos...they speak itself!

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  35. AWE! What a sweet valentine. I had never seen Gina Rowland with her husband before, what a beautiful woman she is, one of my favs! I love the picture of you and hubby! So cute! :)

    ~Liz

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  36. What an amazing voice you have!Great post again today!AriadnefromGreece!

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  37. Paul Newman's line was actually: " Why go out for hamburger when you have steak at home". Love the photos!

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    1. Hi Anonymous,

      Thank you. Re: your observation, I copied and pasted the quote straight from here:

      http://voices.yahoo.com/paul-newman-quotes-his-top-ten-best-quotations-sayings-7572356.html?cat=40

      Maybe, he was known to 'fool around' with the wording every so often. I've actually seen it quoted both ways. In any case, we all know what he meant, right? :-D

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  38. Hi Poppy - What a beautiful couple you two!!! By the way, you look the same. You are a poet and singer!!! Sweet post, my friend.
    xoxo
    Loi

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  39. What a fun post - and lovely too. It's good to be reminded of passion and soul mates this cold cold winter day.

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  40. Hello Poppy! What a lovely post! and you have such a beautiful voice!!!! I enjoyed it very much!
    Very nice picture of you and your husband!!
    Thanks for your visit and kind comments on my blog!
    I wish you a lovely Sunday!!!!

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  41. What a beautiful post my friend! I love those actors from Classic Hollywood, they were the best, the most gorgeous and great people most of them! You two were and are a beautiful couple. Happy Valentine's ahead, may you both be in love 4/ever!
    FABBY

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  42. Cute post for Valentine's Day, Poppy! Wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day to you and your hubby!

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  43. The cutest post ever, Poppy! You and your husband are adorable. You looked so content. Happy Valentine's Day to you and Hubby, Poppy. Christa

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  44. This truly is one of the best Valentine's Day posts!!! I am old...or at least old enough to remember all of these fabulous actors in their heyday. It was all so romantic...just like many of the movies they made! I can remember wishing Paul Newman would propose to me! SO handsome, so charismatic, and just an all-round good guy!

    I'm so glad you included the photo of you and your husband. Such a neat photo of 2 people in love!

    Happy Valentine's Day to you! Thank you for sharing this fun and romantic walk down memory lane!

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  45. My mom used to make us watch all the old movies and she would tell us the backstory of the stars' love lives. I used to love hearing the glamorous stories ~ they just don't make stars the way they used to! I know that there were tawdry scandals back in the day, but somehow, they still managed to seem classier than the stars of today!

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  46. Uwielbiam Liz Taylor i Paul Newman, piękne zdjęcia i złote myśli na Walentynki:))

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  47. Visiting first time from Return to Loveliness. Loved your song! and all those great Hollywood couples!

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  48. Oh, just look how cute you two are!

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  49. Poppy, Love this post for Valentine's. Loved your song too!! I'll be featuring you this week at Simple & Sweet Fridays. Happy Valentine's Day!
    Hugs,
    Jody

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  50. Good to see your blog. Have a great day!

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  51. I love this song and loved your rendition of it, and I love the post and all the wonderful quotes.

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  52. Oh Poppy, look at you and your husband! What a darling picture, my friend :) Thanks for this fun post and for sharing at Roses of Inspiration - you are a sweetie. Hugs!

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  53. I like the Cole Porter song you used and some great pictures.
    Have a great week.
    Denise

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  54. Hello Poppy, Very sweet, and I think the one of you and Hubby look the best! It was fun to see all the old photos! Yours, Roxy
    PS Happy Valentines Day!

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  55. LOVE hearing you sing Poppy! What a beautiful voice! Thank you so much for sharing. Just wonderful :)

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  56. Cute post! You and hubby look like you were made for each other!!

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Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I really appreciate hearing from all of you! Have a great day!