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Holiday Homage To The Stylish Art of Darkness
Sophisticated 1940's French Drinks Cabinet in Black Glass with Peach-Color Mirrored Border and a Noirish Apertif, Blackberry Kir Royale!
A Sophisticated French 1940's Bar With Black Glass And Peach-colored Mirrored Border 1940's. The hinged door opens to a shelf with room for barware, all above 2 doors for bottles; excellent condition with no chips or cracks; minor wear to top; some silvering loss to mirror height: 33 1/2" width: 29" depth: 17 3/4"
Kir Royale Cocktail
1 bottle of chilled champagne or sparkling wine
fresh blackberries for garnish
For each glass of champagne add ½ oz blackberry brandy. Garnish with fresh blackberries.
We imagine Rita Hayworth's Gilda alone in her dressing room alongside this art deco black glass drinks cabinet. Mustering courage, she knocks back a few Blackberry Kir Royale's just before she goes on to her perform her vengeful nightclub striptease: “Put the Blame on Mame”!
"When they had the earthquake in San Francisco
Back in nineteen-six
They said that Mother Nature
Was up to her old tricks
That's the story that went around
But here's the real low-down
Put the blame on Mame, boys
Put the blame on Mame
One night she started to shim and shake
That brought on the Frisco quake
So you can put the blame on Mame, boys
Put the blame on Mame"
Referencing the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, the song Gilda sings is about an infamous woman who can be blamed for all the world’s ills. “Mame” stands for the quintessential woman, demonized for her sexuality in a patriarchal culture. It was written by Allan Roberts and Doris Fisher specifically for the film, but not, ultimately, for Hayworth, whose voice was dubbed by Anita Kert Ellis. The design of that slinky black number Ms. Hayworth is wearing was inspired by John Singer Sargent’s portrait of Madame X.
We ask: what could be more chill than an Holiday Evening drinking Kir Royale's in a chic apartment or Palm Spring's desert home and indulging yourselves in the guilty pleasure of watching Gilda one more time?