A few weeks back I got some flak for giving the big thumbs up to Elvis’ tv room.
So to those people who were dubious about that interior decorating, I say- you are gonna love this-
Check out the burnt orange chairs, seemingly de rigueur in the homes of stars in the Sixties. With matching lamps, by golly!!! Marvel at what appears to be a jewel-encrusted radiogram, bookended by two statues quiet possibly looted from a small Italian church!!! Note the four-poster bed with a quilt of the exact same pattern your granny had!!!! Dig the contrast between what appears to be a genuine 16th or 17th century ceiling and the genuine 1960’s powder blue shag carpet!!
Best of all, stare open-mouthed at La Loren reclining on her four poster bed, quiet possibly making plans for an evening of romance and playfulness in the Roman night and imagine that it all might end back here, in this very room, a night of passion and sensuality under the watchful gaze of the Madonna and Christchild. Framed with what could possibly be an early rendition of the flag of the European Union. Italians, dio boia.
As one commentator on the If Charlie Parker site remarked, who was she living with, the Pope?
If this were the Renaissance I would at least bet on her being secretly married to a Cardinal, at the very least.
I say good for her. What do you expect for a poor kid from Naples made good? Or Tupelo Mississippi for that matter…bloody Ikea?
And now that I think about it, if you ended up in La Loren’s bedroom in a sultry Roman night in 1964, would you really be checking out the decor…..seriously????