March 9, 2006
I Love You, Alice B. Toklas! (1968) huge finale
The Harold Fine residence
"Kiss my eyes...kiss....my ankh...
"How old are you kid?"
"I am 35 years of age, sir. I am 35 years old. That's my age."
"It's my car. I bought it with money I earned while I was leading a terrible life."
Harold: You don't have to do what you're doing, you know. You don't have to wear a gun on your hip. I used to wear a gun in my heart, not on my hip. Where are you going? Do you know who you are? Flower in the crannied wall, I pluck you out of the crannies...
Cop: Oh, pluck yourself, Jack. Why don't you get a haircut and an apartment?
Harold: But I have an apartment. I had an apartment. I chose to be here.
Cop: Well you'd better not be here when we come back.
MEANWHILE, BACK IN THE REAL WORLD:
"What you've just been through is a long engagement. What you need is a hot affair...enjoy yourself. Have some sex."
Murray, no doubt, has someone specific in mind.
"Hi, would you like a free press...Murray!
Harold returns home, to Nancy, at his reclaimed apartment.
According to Leigh Taylor-Young's website, those jeans were "provided by Warner Bros wardrobe department," and, "worn by James Dean during filming of Rebel Without a Cause."
He didn't look quite as hot in them.
Pics via Leigh Taylor-Young's website
Harold's apartment has gone through the same transformation he has.
Can you find Brian Jones?
Nancy's mixin' up some of those groovy brownies.
Nancy wants to go see the latest Warhol flick, Mondo Teeth (not a real film). All Harold wants to do is take a bath.
Rudy Vallee: Heigh Ho
Ho Chi Minh: Hi Rudy
Harold's bath is interrupted by, from left to right, El Greco, Big Bear, and Lovelady. Harold is beginning to see that being a hippie may not be all it's cracked up to be.
The following three pictures are per fuzzball's request:
You're welcome. In advance.
The hippies begin to pile up.
a fine mess
Harold: Hey Herbie (his little brother).
Herbie: Hi, Harold.
Harold: When did you get here?
Herbie: Last Thursday. Very, very, very, very groovy scene.
Harold: Why are you painting him?
Nancy: Because I like him.
Harold: I thought you liked me.
Nancy: I like you too.
The hippies are crawling out of the woodwork.
Hunter S. Thompson's older, wormier brother?
That was a very married scene out there (his confronting her about the body painting), Harold. It was very unhip."
"Don't tell me about hip. I'm so hip, it hurts! That's how hip I am!"
Big Bear doesn't miss a meal.
Mom: Some of those delicious brownies!
Harold: Hey, don't eat those, ma. Those are Alice B. Toklas brownies!
Mom: Mmmm, I love you, Alice B. Toklas! Who was Alice B. Toklas?
Harold: Gertrude Stein's friend, ma...
Mom: I know Gertrude Stein. She used to live on Oakwood.
AND NOW, HAROLD FINE HAS A BAD TRIP:
Back to normal. Back to earth.
Perhaps Harold has learned that freedom without responsibility isn't groovy, man.
Harold and Joyce pick up where they left off, trying to make the earth move.
Their wedding-a day, take two.
Harold looks a bit uncertain...
Herbie, wearing a traditional Indian wedding ritual outfit, watches Harold, closely.
Here we go?
....and, no. Harold tucks tail and runs. Again.
"I knew it. I knew it!"
Paul Mazursky, in another cameo, asks: "Hey! Where you going, man?"
"I don't know...I DON'T know!"
"I don't know, and I DON'T CARE!!"