This one’s for Olyvia Eve Garrison, born January 2, 2012
Cary Grant is having the worst day of his life. He’s a paleontologist who’s just assembled a huge brontosaurus skeleton, and he’s about to put in very last bone. All he’s got to do is convince a wealthy widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Random, to give a million dollars to his museum and he’ll be all set.
Enter Katharine Hepburn’s madcap heiress character, Susan, and her pet leopard, Baby. She’s instantly smitten by Grant and used to getting her own way. Before you know it, she’s got Grant where she wants him…
Unfortunately, the dowager at the front door is Grant’s benefactor, who also happens to be Susan’s aunt. Things go downhill from there. Mrs. Random’s dog buries the bone, Baby is set free, another leopard appears on the scene, and this one’s not tame. It’s a killer. Meanwhile, the entire cast ends up in jail. Still with me? Never mind. Susan’s got everything under control.
Welcome to the world, Olyvia. May you find joy always, and laughter even in adversity.
© Lisa Lieberman 2012