Monday, September 17, 2012

Auditions for a Black Cat

Would you take your cat to a Hollywood audition?  Sounds like an interesting afternoon.
I saw these people putting leashes on their cats and taking them to an audition... that left me in awe, shock, bewilderment, and utterly amused.  I wonder what the requirements were? Hmmmmm... must be black, cat, cooperative?

Take a look....

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Awesome...right?     They all are like....actually leashed. 
That must have gone over well with the cats.

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Ah- ha!  Vincent must have been an audition for Edgar Allan Poe's "The Black Cat". V. Price and Edgar Allan Poe - what a great combination. Used to love these movies - Tales of TerrorHouse of UsherThe Raven... 

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Why couldn't he just walk on the pavement like everybody else? 
Well, that's a cat for you.

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Who brought a baby cat? We specifically said no baby cats Ma'am.....

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Let's get this over with Lady.....

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Holy Toledo! This woman's eyebrows are scarier than the Vincent Price Movies....

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Um...what is happening here? I don't think I want to know...

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There is about to be drama here, I can just tell....

This whole shot is awesome - the kid, his boots and vest, the cat, the guy with a cigarette, the woman with the couldn't script this shot.

I just thought this was a fitting post as we approach Halloween...
also I do love Black Cats...the best!

Photos courtesy:
{photos LIFE archive - Hollywood audition for Black Cat, 1961}



  1. I had a black cat named Winston for 18 years. I was 12 when I entered him in a local cat show and he won two ribbons. Cool pics

  2. I love Black Cats, they are my favorite =)


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