• Beauty sleep

    From Alexander Koryagin@2:221/6 to All on Fri Oct 19 20:57:36 2018
    Hi, all!

    From the same book:

    -----Beginning of the citation-----
    The second day at the Chateau Marmont was hotter than the first. In fact, the temperatures were breaking records. Fans whirred in the lobby, where people sat
    flapping books under their chins.

    The atmosphere of Los Angeles was also heating up, because the Academy Awards were the following night. Already, in the hotels and smart houses, famous directors, producers, actors, actresses, screenwriters, musicians, lawyers, and
    agents were getting their beauty sleep and preparing themselves for the big event. The clothes designers, hairdressers, beauticians, jewelers, limousine companies, flower shops, image therapists, and speechwriters of the city were working overtime.
    ----- The end of the citation -----

    What is a beauty sleep? If the celebrities were sleeping how did they attend "the clothes designers, hairdressers, beauticians, jewelers... "?

    Bye, all!
    Alexander Koryagin
    english_tutor 2018

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  • From Michael Dukelsky@2:5020/1042 to Alexander Koryagin on Mon Oct 22 11:21:20 2018
    Hello Alexander,

    Friday October 19 2018, Alexander Koryagin wrote to All:

    -----Beginning of the citation-----
    The second day at the Chateau Marmont was hotter than the first. In
    fact, the temperatures were breaking records. Fans whirred in the
    lobby, where people sat flapping books under their chins.

    The atmosphere of Los Angeles was also heating up, because the Academy Awards were the following night. Already, in the hotels and smart
    houses, famous directors, producers, actors, actresses, screenwriters,
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    musicians, lawyers, and agents were getting their beauty sleep and preparing themselves for the big event. The clothes designers, hairdressers, beauticians, jewelers, limousine companies, flower
    shops, image therapists, and speechwriters of the city were working overtime.
    ----- The end of the citation -----

    Actors were put before actresses. It is sexism! :-)

    What is a beauty sleep?

    It's a sleep before midnight.

    If the celebrities were sleeping how did they attend "the clothes designers, hairdressers, beauticians, jewelers..."?

    I may suggest that they spent very little time for a sleep, just a beauty sleep, and most of the night they prepared themselves for the event. Although for me it would sound more natural if they did not sleep till early in the morning in their preparations. So maybe there are other explanations.

    Michael

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  • From Ardith Hinton@1:153/716 to Alexander Koryagin on Wed Oct 31 23:36:13 2018
    Hi, Alexander! Recently you wrote in a message to All:

    From the same book:

    -----Beginning of the citation-----
    The second day at the Chateau Marmont was hotter than the
    first. In fact, the temperatures were breaking records.


    Heh. The same thing happened twenty years ago, when Dallas & I took
    our daughter to Disneyland. We thought the temperatures would be more bearable
    during our "spring break" in March than in July or August. No such luck. :-))



    The atmosphere of Los Angeles was also heating up, because
    the Academy Awards were the following night. Already, in the
    hotels and smart houses, famous directors, producers, actors,
    actresses, screenwriters, musicians, lawyers, and agents were
    getting their beauty sleep and preparing themselves for the
    big event. The clothes designers, hairdressers, beauticians,
    jewelers, limousine companies, flower shops, image therapists,
    and speechwriters of the city were working overtime.
    ----- The end of the citation -----

    What is a beauty sleep?


    My mother often spoke of getting one's beauty sleep, especially when
    as a teenager I wanted to stay up later than she did. IIRC she invariably used
    a possessive pronoun with it, however... not an article.

    I suppose the rationale is that frown lines & other apparent defects
    may be less noticeable in people who are well-rested... [chuckle].



    If the celebrities were sleeping how did they attend
    "the clothes designers, hairdressers, beauticians,
    jewelers... "?


    Good question. I can see how dressmakers, speech writers, and image
    consultants might make a few changes on the day before a major event... but I'm
    not sure about all the others. It seems to me that a clothing designer's work,
    e.g., would have to be completed weeks in advance to allow time for other folks
    to do the hands-on part whereas a dressmaker might be called upon to make minor
    adjustments for customers who have lost or gained weight fairly recently. OTOH
    a hairdresser or beautician might not be able to accommodate everyone who wants
    to book an appointment on the morning or afternoon of the big day itself.

    I know fiction requires the willing suspension of disbelief... and I
    don't move in the circles the author describes. Maybe thinking too much spoils
    the story, or maybe it's not the sort of literature which can stand up to close
    scrutiny. While I notice the elegance of the parallisms in this excerpt I must
    admit I'm wondering if the author gets a bit too carried away at times.... :-)




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  • From Ardith Hinton@1:153/716 to Michael Dukelsky on Sun Nov 4 00:12:07 2018
    Hi, Michael! Recently you wrote in a message to Alexander Koryagin:

    Actors were put before actresses. It is sexism! :-)


    The author put these words in alphabetical order. So would I. I've
    do noticed people using "actor" to refer to both and I could write an essay on
    the subject, but I'll leave it at that for now.... ;-)



    What is a beauty sleep?

    It's a sleep before midnight.


    If you believe that you must be a "morning person". As I understand
    it, the idea is that people sleep most deeply during the first four hours & all
    right-thinking people are in bed by 8:00 PM... [wry grin].



    If the celebrities were sleeping how did they attend "the
    clothes designers, hairdressers, beauticians, jewelers..."?

    I may suggest that they spent very little time for a sleep,
    just a beauty sleep, and most of the night they prepared
    themselves for the event. Although for me it would sound
    more natural if they did not sleep till early in the morning
    in their preparations. So maybe there are other explanations.


    I guess an afternoon or early evening nap could be described in such
    a way... and the celebrities undoubtedly want to look their best, so they might
    take a break as time allows. What puzzles me, however, is why all these people
    would be so busy on Friday e.g. when the event in question is scheduled to take
    place on Saturday evening. It seems to me the hairdo, makeup, and flowers need
    to be as fresh as possible & might have to wait until the next morning.... :-)




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