Sunday, January 22, 2012


The Art of Love is just one of those 1960s comedies that came and went at the local movie theater, but it has always held a very special place in my heart. The plot revolves the scheme to pretend that starving artist Dick Van Dyke is dead so that his paintings will increase in value. I have never forgotten:
The Charming Opening Credits
How handsome James Garner was

How funny (and cute) 
Dick Van Dyke was
How lovely and sophisticated 
Angie Dickinson was
How colorful Ethel Merman 
was (check out the video clip 
for the pink hair)
And mostly how beautiful 
Elke Sommer was 
(I coveted her hair and her nose)

Some extra added features:
I knew the supporting players from The Dick Van Dyke Show!
Carl Reiner
Roger C. Carmel
And, it took place in Paris!
The Art of Love, directed by Norman Jewison, was released in 1965, was not terribly successful, and is just a funny, sweet film that I long to see again. I'll keep dreaming!

The paintings for the film were done by artist Don Cincone and can be viewed here.


  1. How cute is that, I just loved it. So much fun.

  2. I saw this with my Mom and we had such a good time together - part of the fond memory.