Aha Moment: Cary Grant in “Holiday”


Friday, October 01, 2010

Carolita Johnson, a New Yorker cartoonist, was a teenager when she heard Cary Grant exclaim that the world was full of possibilities. "Holiday" set Carolita on a free-spirited, 13-year journey that changed her life.

Weigh in: Has a work of art changed your life?

    Music Playlist
  1. The Dream
    Artist: Peter Broderick
    Album: Music for Falling from Trees
    Label: Western Vinyl
    Purchase: Amazon
  2. Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
    Artist: Ryuichi Sakamoto
    Album: Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence: Soundtrack From The Original Motion Picture
    Label: Milan Records
    Purchase: Amazon


Britta Conroy-Randall

Comments [2]

Cesar Portocarrero from Potomac, Maryland

Carolita’s story reminded me of what I considered a happy coincidence related to a piece of music. I am from Peru. The day I received my US college admission letter the top song of the week was Canadian Sunset (by Eddie Haywood and Hugo Winterhalter). A few weeks later, as I was ready to travel in January 1957, the song came up again in another program. I felt that the haunting melody was my good luck omen. Latter while living in Venezuela I heard the song again just before moving to Washington DC. And again when accepting a job in Mexico. That music of course was not heard much on the radio after the fifties. However I have heard Canadian Sunset on several random occasions when good things were about to happen to me. I did not purchase Canadian Sunset until a couple of years ago. I have in my iPod but it only comes infrequently in the shuffle setting. I guess I haven't jinxed it yet!

Oct. 02 2010 10:41 PM
chef du cinema from austin tx

Please check out my post on Holiday where I write about films and food. Here, I pair the film with Kate Hepburn's Brownie recipe. Enjoy!


Oct. 02 2010 03:51 PM

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