This lady is sultry, deliciously intriguing, intelligent, well-spoken, mystical, mysterious and a wonderful writer. If you haven’t visited her yet, then you’re in for a treat. She has opinions, isn’t afraid to voice them, she has quick wit and a gracefully beautiful style. Her name is so brilliant that Hollywood should be calling her! Style is something she can easily teach to those willing to read her words which are a well-blended version of experience, tastes, her eclectic sense of what is interesting and a wisdom many only wished they possessed. I give you Liane Langford.
Me: Liane please share with me how you decided upon naming your blog “A Walk In The Dark”?
Liane: I have a bit of a dark humor; I believe we are stumbling, curious, reaching and where the hell is the light switch! “A Walk In The Dark,” is an experience, and in my experience one candle flame can illuminate our entire life in a single moment. We’re all afraid of the dark. With outstretched arms, eyes wide open, we keep walking.
Me: Your Style is certainly one that captured my interest from the start. Black and white, Hollywood’s legendary stars, an air of mystique plus the ability to draw me in with your well-written stories. Is this the real you deep inside? Is what you write what has to come out?
Liane: I grew up in the Los Angeles area, my family moved there in the 1920s. With my Uncle running a large part of Universal Studios, and my Mother singing with Victor Young, and Grandma a concert Violinist I was completely surrounded! Edith Piaf and Frank Sinatra … old movies were a staple and a great influence on me. Film Noir was like art … I worshipped Marilyn Monroe then the way I worship Kevin Spacey today. My mother Toby gave me vocal lessons and instilled in me the love of music and dance. My stories are based on true experiences I have had. This is the true me. I should have been born in the 30s or 40s for I am very nostalgic. (Ha!) My entire home is vintage, and I suppose … so am I.
Me: I remember confessing one of my childhood memories on the first comment I made. The background template of your blog impacted me full-force! Why did you choose this compelling scene … what drew you to it?
Liane: I loved the way Grand Central Station appears just as if there is lighting from above a place of worship. But most important are the people shadowed … walking … we’re never sure if they are leaving or arriving? And that’s a big part of what my blog is about, the human experience, instincts, laughter, travel and questioning where are we going … and where have I been all my life? Sounds a bit like “The Asphalt Jungle” and it’s a little ghostly.
Me: Of all the great stars … sexy always sold. Which five men/women are your favorites and why did you pick them?
Liane: Marilyn Monroe! Madonna … She’s simply fabulous! (Hate her or love her, she’s still Madonna). Frida Kahlo for her courage, I relate very much to her. She never gave up, and neither will I. When I grow up I want to be Catherine Deneuve! Kevin Spacey, (so what if he’s gay … SEXY!) Jack Karouac and Cool Kat Daddy ’O. Oops that’s six!
Me: Have you been fortunate enough to get to travel the globe? Where is the most exotic or memorable place you have been?
Liane: Euro Disney!
Me: I like Julia Roberts very much. Have you ever been tempted to tell her that she resembles you? I find this so amusing. Give our readers a peek into your side of look-alike confusion.
Liane: I love this question because my girlfriend suggested that every time I get approached, I should just give them my photo and Julia’s autograph! I once had French tourists follow me down the street calling “Julia!” so yeah, she owes me big time! Residuals anyone?
Me: In your opinion Liane, why doesn’t plaid mix well with vodka? I have been meaning to ask you this every time that statement catches my eye.
Liane: I think a Cosmopolitan makes such a fabulous accessory, with say Dior, or my favorite Gaultier dress, plaid is just frightening. Fashion advice is simple: NO PLAID … unless it’s a sexy Italian guy on a Vespa … ciao! Oh, that includes the Scottish games … lots of plaid … but do you ever see Scotsmen holding cocktails? I rest my case.
Me: Do you feel that Toby was the typical 1960’s mother, emblematic of those changing times? What did you learn from her … you know … those things you always refer to or gauge things by, as you have lived as an adult? What has stuck with you the most?
Liane: Tobyisms are great! I remember the story of when she was at a party at Herb Alpert’s home. In the car, on the way home she had second thoughts about the shrimp in her purse and started to throw them out the window, which of course was rolled up. Toby in peach chiffon! (who doesn’t like that) … Toby in her turtle necks. She could make you laugh so hard you couldn’t speak. She was so 1960s I think that’s why I love Madmen so much. I can relate to so many things.
Me: Have you ever acted or modeled? What did you do before you began writing your memoirs and articles?
As a child Toby had put me in chorus for many years until I decided I liked Drama so much better! My first job in Monterey was creating costumes and doing stage make-up for the theatre groups. It was an old dance/costume studio. The man who owned it, Dale Laffler, was an MGM stock dancer in his youth. I adored that job. I have always studied Metaphysics and as a result have been a Tarot Card Reader for around 30 years now, and I have started to give talks about the subject of Intent. I have a new approach which is called “Cardiology” which I want to share. Then there’s my experience with Crohn’s Disease. Hopefully my lectures, interspersed with that dark humor we were talking about earlier will make people laugh and I can uplift them with my stories.
Liane: I am totally amazed at what BlogCatalog has done for me. I wanted to write a book and kept putting it off. BlogCatalog provided such an incredible support system. I am so happy to be here.
My goals over the next year? Hmm … I think, continue to write and get published! And of course, continue to talk with people about the dangers of mixing Plaid with vodka!
Me: What are you most passionate about; on a global platform – What would you like to change?
Liane: For starters using glitter or a BeDazzler should be part of the Three-Strikes Program. But that seems like a pipe dream, so let’s see what we can really do. Let’s take care of those who need help and lead by example, and have a really good sense of humor because we will need it. I would also like to do away with deep fried butter … WHY … WHY???
A Walk In The Dark promises readers a relaxing place to read and enjoy this captivating lady’s stories. She has a lot to contribute with the stories she writes and the added value she brings to our community. I love how stylish she is and the sensational dramatic flair she has. I am very glad she decided to join BlogCatalog. I’m really looking forward to seeing what she has in store for us next and if there is a book in there somewhere, we can be sure it’ll be worth the wait!
About Theresa H Hall
As a professional vocalist, licensed broadcaster, artist, published poet, lyricist, writer, animal lover and budding pastry chef, my blogs are intended to be conversational, thought provoking, interesting, mostly humorous and sometimes serious. Please join me on my quest to make "Sleeping Kitten - Dancing Dog!" (SKDD) a favorite of yours to visit. Read me on Half Hour Meals dot com and on BrooWaha dot com