Monday, June 10, 2013

~Mick's Cafe Americain~

"Everyone Goes to Mick's" 
(That's MY torso on Humphrey Bogart's legs!)

I have to hand it to our friend Lynn, dear Readers! He and friend Russ Dreamed up the idea of a fundraiser and we have all been busy to make good on the idea. Lynn is in charge of Publicity at the Wichita Theatre and gladly agreed to make up a few things for us to promote the dance! He's come up with some great things.
Here is the second poster he made for the dance with "Fred and Ginger" cutting a rug! Our event is going to be at the Wichita Theatre, and so he added the marquee to the background. All of our friends are so excited to attend as well as help out. The whole thing reminds me of the Mickey Rooney movie "Strike Up The Band" everyone coming together to put on a show for a good cause. I am so thankful for all the friends that have been working with me on this, expect a thank you post in the not so distant future!
With new quirky little pictures and Facebook posts we are getting more and more people to join us for the dance. Patricia, the planning committee and I have asked friends to preform as part of the evenings entertainment! We have 12 acts lined up so far, with many more "possibles" in the works. Our entertainment line up looks like it has come directly from the 1940's movie "Hollywood Canteen"!
 I ADORE what Lynn did here!   In the movie "Casablanca" Humphrey Bogart's cafe is named "Rick's Cafe Americain" as the working title of the movie was "Everyone Goes to Rick's" (which I changed turned into the name of my blog) The same has been done here! AND as an added bonus, the palm trees on either side? They are a nod to the neon palm tress on the sign for Ricky Riccardo's "Tropicana Night Club"  on "I Love Lucy"!
 Speaking of "Hollywood Canteen" and WWII, Lynn was at it again with a neat Facebook party poster!
The next two weeks are going to fly by, Wizard of Oz opens THIS FRIDAY June 14th (and I'm painting sets like a mad man) and then we'll have this fantastic Dance the next week, followed by a double Eagle Scout ceremony for two of my good friends! lots to decorate and set up, so we'll all be busy, busy, busy!

I want to take this moment to say thank you to Lynn M. He has helped us so much in promoting and getting things ready for the fundraiser. I don't think I could ever say how much it means to me, but I am eternally grateful for everything you've done. I really mean it!



Dana@Mid2Mod said...

Mick, this is all a testament to what a kind, open, giving person you are...and how much your friends all love you and want to give back to you. Not many people are fortunate enough to be able to say that their friends would do this much for them. After meeting you, though, I know you deserve it.

I have my fingers crossed that the fundraiser will be an enormous success!

Lynn Marshall said...

We all appreciate what you and Patricia do for the kids…and the kid in all of us. You provide everyone with a place to go where they can dress up, relive bygone days, dance, sing, be entertained and enjoy a family friendly social atmosphere. Helping you out with posters and publicity for these events is a very small way to say ‘thank you’…and it’s my privilege. Consider my contributions being from…everyone who goes to Mick’s.

Jim said...

What goes around, comes around, Mick. These ad signs are great and you look so at home in the first one!!
I love the energy I feel whenever I come to visit at 'your place'. Have a blast at the dance party.