Back in the day, Daily Shoot had an assignment – make a photo to illustrate a childhood memory.
It didn’t take very long for me to pick the one I wanted to do…
When I was young (yes, a very long time ago), weekends were for family activities. One that has always been with me is the afternoon movies on TV.
We would make popcorn, popped in an electric popper, and mix up Kool-Aid, and settle in around the living room together and take in whatever western or Abbott & Costello or monster movie was being shown that day.
Cherry Kool-Aid and salty popcorn. One of the strongest memories I have, forever linked together in my mind.
Today, with the proliferation of movie channels and on-demand availability, the association with food is lessened, but even a bag of microwave popcorn at the right time can add that little bit of remembered joy to the latest offering on TCM.
Obviously, I had to use orange soda for the shoot, but after? It was almost as good as I remember, as I finished off the props while finishing watching the movie!