Wednesday, May 2, 2012

A Snap, A Set and A Song - Rose

It's time again for a challenge from A Snap, A Set and A Song. The theme this week is ROSE, which is very appropriate as I have just returned from Walt Disney World where EPCOT was holding the annual International Flower and Garden Festival.

A Snap

A Set

The original idea for the A SET was a fashion set, but I have once again decided to take it in another direction and so I present my set ... Famous People Named Rose! (How many can you name? Use the comment box below to let us know. Hint: there is a connection between someone in the set, and the song below.)

A Song

I had a few choices for the song, and I realized that they all came from Broadway shows. Since I have Broadway almost in my backyard (or is it my front yard?) I grew up going to Broadway shows. And so it was for my children as well. When they were very young, my wife and I took them to the circus at Madison Square Garden. After it was over, we decided to walk over to Times Square and then, quite spontaneously, checked to see if any discounted tickets for any (about to start) matinees were available. As it turned out, we were able to get tickets for a revival of GYPSY which was then running. This would be their first Broadway show ... but not their last by any means. Here is Patti LuPone singing EVERYTHING'S COMING UP ROSES from GYPSY. (Patti LuPone won the Tony Award for her portrayal of Mama Rose.)


  1. I almost went with a pink rose bud too! I love the hint of yellow in this one.

    Ok...I know Rosie O'Donnell, is it Rose Kennedy?, Rosie Perez?, and no clue with the others! lol

    Great song choice.

    Once again, loving your take on the theme!

    Thanks for linking. :)

    1. Yes, yes and yes. Still, one of the unidentified is related to The Song.

      Just to keep it fun, while I will verify all correct guesses here, I won't give a full answer to those not guessed until Monday - just to keep it fun.

  2. The rosebud is so pretty!

    I don't know many of those faces, only Rosie O'Donnell, Rosie Perez and Gypsy Rose Lee!

    I've never seen the musical Gypsy, and I don't think I've even heard of it before, but I have heard the songs before, especially the Bette Midler versions. Thanks for that link; I'm surprised that Natalie Wood played Gypsy Rose Lee in the movie, I didn't realise she could be that ballsy!

    have a good week!~v :)

    1. Thanks Wendy, I am actually quite happy with how that rosebud came out. The International Flower and and Garden Festival is an amazing time to be in EPCOT! I got some amazing fireworks photos, flower photos and butterfly photos that week. (

      GYPSY is a great musical and the movie actually transferred from the stage quite well. Natalie Wood does a terrific job of playing Louise (who becomes Gypsy Rose Lee) but in truth, only has one scene in the whole movie (as in the show) in which she shows any toughness. For the rest of the movie she is generally a sweet character. Here is a clip of her on TV from 1959.

      Thanks for having a look here. :-)

  3. Since it's almost Monday (about an hour to go in Australia!) ... as promised, here is the list of who the "Roses" are ...

    Left side (Men) top to bottom
    Jalen Rose (NBA Basketball)
    Pete Rose (MLB Baseball)
    Charlie Rose (US TV talk show interviewer)

    Center top to bottom
    Rosie O'Donnell
    Rosie Perez

    Right top to bottom
    Gypsy Rose Lee (Real name Rose Louise Hovic) (Subject of the musical GYPSY)
    Rose Kennedy (Late matriarch of the Kennedy clan & mother of US President)
    Anika Noni Rose (Singer, and voice of Tiana in Disney's Princess & the Frog)

    1. Nope...still don't know them! lol

      Hope this week's theme won't be a problem again. Another one for the Southern Hemishpere, but I know you'll blitz it!!