Monday Recommends and Nails: Fur Coat and Fall Plaid

One of my favorite movie memories is LIFEBOAT, an early Alfred Hitchcock. See, when I was little, TV was new, and the stations filled a lot of time slots with movies of the thirties and forties. LIFEBOAT was released in 1944. Like many “bottle plots”, the characters are a random collection of types who show their true selves. If it’s a good plot, they have character arcs. If it’s a very good plot, their character arcs are consistent with their true selves.

LIFEBOAT fills the bill. Plus, it stars Tallulah Bankhead. If you’ve never seen Tallulah Bankhead and you have four-and-a-half minutes, watch this:

You’re welcome.

Anyway, LIFEBOAT. Highly recommended.

I leaned hard into fall this week (or autumn, for my non-American-speaking readers).

The base colors are dark brown, dark red, light brown, and orange. The stamping is done with light brown on the dark base and dark brown on the thumb, bright red on the dark red, light orange on the dark orange, and dark orange and glittery gold for the pumpkin.

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: What’s your favorite season, and why?



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Monday Recommends and Nails: Fur Coat and Fall Plaid

  1. Darlene

    November 20, 2023 at 8:11am

    I LOVE your nails!! That clip with Lucy and Tallulah is fabulous. Thanks!

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      Marian Allen

      November 20, 2023 at 8:55am

      Thanks, Darlene! I do my nails every week, and post them on Monday. I saw that Lucy and Tallulah episode when it first aired omg im so old.

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  2. Dan Antion

    November 20, 2023 at 8:40am

    Your nails are perfect for the season, and the clip was a great way to start the week.

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      Marian Allen

      November 20, 2023 at 8:57am

      Fall is my favorite season, and Tallulah Bankhead is one of my favorite actresses/personalities.

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      • Dan Antion

        November 20, 2023 at 9:24am

        She was great, and anyone working that well with Lucy is worth watching.

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