Saturday, November 7, 2009

Diamonds and Daisies and That Girl!

Kim from The Victorian Parlor recently commented that she liked the name of my blog! It made me so happy and I thought back to last February when I started this blog at my sister's suggestion. I couldn't imagine what I would have to say but somehow, for almost a whole year, I HAVE found something to say!

Ok, does this sound familiar...

Diamonds, Daisies, Snowflakes, That Girl
Chestnuts, Rainbows, Springtime is That Girl
She’s tinsel on a tree - She’s everything that every girl should be!

Sable, Popcorn, White Wine, That Girl
Gingham, Bluebirds, Broadway is That Girl
She’s mine alone, but luckily for you if you find a girl to love,
Only one girl to love, then she’ll be That Girl too.

Yes, I was inspired by That Girl showcasing Marlo Thomas.

I LOVED That Show, I mean That Girl! This was still years before Mary Richards (who I also adore) "made it after all."

The series was set in New York and featured aspiring actress, Anne Marie. She was independent, exuberant, full of life, had her own apartment, wonderful family and friends and a fabulous boyfriend, Donald Hollinger, who was a reporter for Newsview magazine. Donald provided a dry wit and was a safety net for all the wacky and goofy situations Anne would find herself in.

Like getting her toe stuck in a bowling ball!

Donald and Anne met in the very first episode in 1966 and were engaged when the series ended in 1971. I probably would have enjoyed seeing the happy couple get married (as I was and still am a sucker for a "happy" ending) but Marlo Thomas didn't want to send a message to young women that marriage was the ultimate goal.

Each show started out with a little teaser of Anne Marie getting into some kind of predicament and with someone always exclaiming "...that girl!"

I think this hat is just as famous as Mary Richard's knitted beret!

Forget the turkey, concentrate on the dress, it's sooooo MOD!

Speaking of outfits, I just discovered while online that Marlo had her own line of fashion with McCalls Patterns. I am surprised I don't remember this as I was quite the seamstress in my younger days!

Strolling down Broadway full of hopes and dreams and an anything's possible world.

Thanks for the memories Marlo and Anne!


  1. Hi there-what a lovely post, I've never seen this series, but it sure looks good!! I love those maxi dresses on the clothes pattern too!

    Thanks for your lovely comment as well, those 50s dresses sound totally gorgeous, lets hope they go to a good home and a 50s devotee!!

  2. I loved that show growing up and I remember the episode when she got her toe caught in the bowling ball!!! What great memories:). I also wanted to thank you for mentioning my blog:).



  3. Dearest Bonnie~ I too like your blog's name....grin... one of this things that girls likes... flowers and jewlery , no?
    ((Thank you ))) for visiting my blog and leaving me a comment. It was so nice to *see* you there!Smiles and warm hugs to you~

  4. Bonnie! What a crazy Saturday I had...I feel relaxed now, coming to see your wonderful tribute to a lady and a fun T.V. show that I just loved. I remember watching all the great ABC comedies all in a row. I spend hours watching them all, including That Girl. When I was in high school, everyone told me I looked like her, with that black hair and huge eyes. And her always getting into some wacky predicament? That was me!!!! I really do love how you take us back to the warm days of our youth. You have much to say, and you know, you started blogging around the same time I did. I started in mid-January. I have learned a lot since then. We have blogged along side each other this year, and I have fond memories of my first play, meeting you through the contest and much more. I hope that one day we shall meet. My story for next week will touch on that....'til next time, GROSSES BISES! Anita

  5. Thanks for sharing this flashback in time! I loved, loved That Girl and look at her fabulous clothes and how pretty she was and still is actually. Nice Blog Bonnie,. Cindy

  6. Hi Bonnie, boy, how that brings back memories. I think she was every young girl's role model, so darling. Love that lavender dress and parasol! Thanks for coming by, and leaving a sweet comment. So nice to meet you. Have a wonderful week!

  7. Bon, I never knew the genesis of your blog's title. How fun to discover it was based on one of my favorite tv shows growing up! I was sad when syndication didn't continue and no other network ran its re-runs...I'm hoping it will show up on "Nick at Nite" because it was such a delightful show. I can always count on your blog to carry me away on a retro ride of utter joy...bringing me back to that happy place when I remembered THAT song, THAT tv show, THAT starlet, THAT dream boat, but none of them can top THAT girl that is the author of all these precious jems. Have a fantabulous day, Girly-O!