Sunday, September 17, 2006

Downtown Rocket

Here are two photos from the opposite sides of downtown. That rocket thingie in the broad daylight photo is from some late-50s early 60s structure, and it's lit up by different colors at night. The evening photo shows it in Blue that fades into the sky. You can also see this feature in the night skyline shots of Dallas in the fabulous 1960s B-Movie "Mars Needs Women," even though they repeatedly refer to the city as Houston. The skyline is Dallas, all the way.


Blogger Meg Nakagawa said...

Mars Needs Women? Oh, the important things in life you learn from DD!!

3:03 AM  
Blogger phlegmfatale said...

What can I say, meg? I live to serve. *wink*
"Mars Needs Women" is a film where 2 men from Mars come to collect females for breeding stock. I guess they used up the ones they had and needed some fertile new ones. There are cheesy shots of burlesque clubs, Dallas Masquerading as Houston, and lots of other deliciously cheesy little elements. And by the way, I saw it for the first time when I bought the DVD - I knew instinctively I'd love it - so it wasn't just the footage of 1964 Dallas that made me buy it. It's a howler. You'll love it.

5:22 AM  
Blogger Myron said...

Boy, dat's sure a different skyline dan I 'member from my yoot, as Vinnie might say. Speakin' of old movies.

12:45 PM  
Blogger Meg Nakagawa said...

You know, Phlegmy, you take pictures, write great blogs, bake cakes for nephew, eat out at great places, THINK, READ like there's no tomorrow, watch movies, make glass beads and jewellry, and still find time to work. I'm thinking, you're really not one person, but a committee posting as one woman, and in the word phlegmfatal are the names of all the members - one member may even be a Meg!

3:48 PM  
Blogger Meg Nakagawa said...

I meant posing, but in this case, posting works just as well, I suppose... And in the list of things you do, I forgot to add, being visited by strange artisan-types...

1:33 AM  
Blogger Irredento Urbanita said...

Sometimes I like high buildings, sometimes they frighten me. The thing is that they always cause something on me.

Greetings from Perú

4:18 PM  
Blogger phlegmfatale said...

myron - it's amazing how much it's changed in just the last 20 years. And lots of sky scrapers being built right now - a few weeks ago I counted more than 30 giant cranes working in and around Downtown

meg - aw, shucks! I'm one person, but since I don't have kids, that leaves me free to pursue all my interests and have an extended adolescence. I'll let you know when I decide what I want to be when I grow up. I like the idea of a phlegmfatale consortium, but so far, there's only one of me in here. Oh, and I knew what you meant. I love strange artisan types, though I would classify you as "fascinating brilliant artisan-types." Not many of those around, you know.

irredento urbanita - you know, I find very tall buildings unsettling, too. For a while I worked on the 33rd floor of about a 60 story building downtown in Dallas. I mostly didn't think about it every day, but if I had let myself, I would have been nervous about it all the time. I don't think I'll ever take a job like that again - I like feeling the ground beneath my feet.

And you're from Peru? Well, a lot of your ground is way up in the air, isn't it? : ) thanks for visiting my blog. Come back any time!

5:10 PM  
Blogger Meg Nakagawa said...

This is how an urban myth starts, isn't it: Phlegmfatale is a committee.. Hee hee, it's the first time I started a myth... I might celebrate, in the same basement I said I'd sulk in.... OK, so, our next movie: The Myth Maker....

We don't have kids, either, and I do like the extended adolescence, but I shiver to think if I had kids, I'd still be on an extended adolescence, searching for who I am, and what I'm supposed to do on this planet.

9:34 PM  

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