AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)


Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A Leather Glove Story

Magpie Tales #46 ~ Picture by Willow

I got me a real bargain!
You know, these gloves are famous!
In the 1960's, they were in the Triumph motorbike advertisements.
Ann-Margret, the beautiful Swedish/American actress, starred in The Swinger and rode a Triumph motorbike in the film.
Then Triumph wanted her as the face of Triumph.
And she wore those gloves in photoshoots!
(Aside from acting, Ann-Margret so loved motorbikes.)
But do you know the real story behind the photos?
I know from a reliable source that those hands in close up photos do not belong to Ann-Margret!
Ann-Margret's hands didn't photograph well.
So they used the gloved hands of another famous actress.
I'll give you a clue.
She LOVED wearing gloves and is most famous for her hot pink ones!
Give up?
Those ads actually co-featured the gloved hands of Marilyn Monroe!
If that auctioneer had only known the real story, I wouldn't have got them for the crazy price of $500!
They would have been at least worth double!
A great investment!
So did I waste my money or not, eh?

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ninotaziz said...


Anonymous said...

What a story - and a very good investment ;-)
I wish you a Happy New Year!

Sioux Roslawski said...

I would love to hear the further adventures of this auction-attendee, this garage sale-goer. Very creative.

Berowne said...

Very enjoyable...

Helen said...

Clever you, clever Magpie!!!

Marilyn said...

Oh this is a great tale!

Reflections said...

Cleverly placed to auction, yet wise was the bidder here. Well done.

Tess Kincaid said...

Fun Magpie!

gs batty said...

You created a great scenerio here. You have a great immagination or a great private investigator. Marilyn Monroe? much are you asking?

kathew said...

clever and fun read!

spacedlaw said...

Great story!
Happy 365th day.

signed...bkm said...

I remember Ann Margaret...nice write worth it if you think it is..bkm

The Reason You Come said...

Nope, you definitely did not waste your money! ;)

I truly enjoyed reading this! Happy New Year! :)

Jingle said...

awesome tale...
Happy monday.



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