Deborah J. Rebolloso

Author of 

Fou Fou’s New ’Do
(And a Tutu, Too)

 

   

 

 Classy Lessons

from

Classic Movies

Glamour Puss. Coined in 1941 at the height of the Silver Screen era, this phrase epitomizes such notables as Joan Crawford, Gene Tierney and Bette Davis.

Unquestionably, their ranks included the drop-dead gorgeous. Yet, most were memorable for a look, a presence, a larger-than-life attitudethattranscended beauty. Objective analysis often discloses a surprising lack of perfection of face or form. What made their characters fairly leap off the screen? Why do they linger so hauntingly in our memories?

Glamour, starring such elusive qualities as charm and allure. Illusion played a supporting role, incorporating make-up, hairstyle, costume, accoutrement. Forget letting it all hang out. These babes had it all carefully packed in. And what a package, replete with trompe l’oeil, elegance, mystery. Erle Stanley Gardner of Perry Mason fame opined that a women should dress so as to inspire interest but not to satisfy curiosity.

Alas, you say. You lack a coterie of professionals to turn you out? Not to worry. We can become understudies by reviewing the scripts and reading between the lines.

The entire article contains the following lessons:

Coif Up

Hose Down

Biff, Bam, Pow, Zowie

Haute Couture

Role Play

Curtain Call

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Aka Deb Reb, ever resourceful, I shrewdly decided to cash in on my "sassitude" and write humor and satire.

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Announcing the publication of a new children's book:

Fou Fou's New 'Do
(And a Tutu, Too)

Fou Fou the flea shares a home with beaucoups brothers and sisters in a flea market in Paris. She doesn't mind being named Fou Fou (Silly Silly) if she gets to eat her favorite food, croissants.

In this delightful adventure, Fou Fou finds a way to add some frou frou to her life. She enlists the help of a friend to create a new 'do and a tutu, too. The added bonus? Both hair and tutu are her favorite color, orange!

A unique feature of Fou Fou's story is the interweaving of basic French words throughout, along with a language guide at the end. Fou Fou's story combines three elements designed to enthrall a youngster: the joy of reading (or being read to), the thrill of discovering creative solutions to problems, and the pleasure of learning a new language.

So, treat your favorite young one (and yourself) to an adventure that won't be forgotten! An adventure worth more than the $4.95 to download the pdf version that you can copy on your printer to give as a gift. It's just one click away! A tout a l'heure!

I previously wrote a monthly column, "Humor Me," for healyourselftalk.com, an ezine for writers.
Go there and check out some of my articles, including "Classy Lessons from Classic Movies."