I’m Looking For Corny…

I was in Las Vegas not long ago and I was struck, as I always am, by the triteness of the town. Granted, I was only there for about 14 hours, but the over-the-top plasticity of everything was difficult to digest. I was thinking about when I was there in the 1970’s while attending a convention at the MGM Grand, and I remembered having my photo taken during a dinner with a handful of my clients in the outdoor billboard industry. God, I fit right in: I was wearing polyester for grief’s sake!

Just looking at the photo made me think of the line by Kate Winslet’s character Iris in “The Holiday” when Arthur Abbott said to her, “If it’s corny…you don’t have to wear it.” Iris replied, “I’m looking for corny in my life.” Iris would simply love Las Vegas; too bad the film didn’t send her on holiday there!

  • Paul Anater

    That’s a great photo!

  • Bill Buyok

    On a more positive spin, Las Vegas is sort of Disneyland for adults–nothing is for real and everything is a bit contrived. Just be a part of the show and those 14 hours will fly by! The best part–you get to pick the show!

  • Saxon Henry

    You have a very good point, but I didn’t find any shows I’d feel inclined to participate in, though I guess as a playwright, I should just create my own concept, no? What show would you want to create for your Vegas debut? I’d love to know!

  • Saxon Henry

    So funny, no? Ah, the 70’s!!!!

  • Otis Abel

    Saxon! This photo brought back memories of my 70s photo gallery! Innocent young babes on a mission!

  • Saxon Henry

    I have no doubt you know what I was up to!!!!!

  • Amelia Santiago

    I do love the necklace. I am thinking it is back in fashion today. : )

  • Saxon Henry

    I actually still have it (LOL) but not the polyester outfit…