The Great Escape + 10 = No Place like Home

The Palladian Traveler

Sorry for going “Hollywood” with this post, but Cheri of WordPress made me do it.

As soon as she dropped the gauntlet down on the Weekly Photo Challenge: ESCAPE, all I could think of was Steve McQueen — Virgil Hilts, “The Cooler King” — trying to leap over barb-wired barriers along the German-Swiss border on the “borrowed” BMW wartime motorcycle in the 1963 classic The Great Escape. Unfortunately, he got tangled up.

Then I thought a bit more, and conjured up Dudley Moore and Judy Garland.

In the 1979 romantic comedy “10,” Dudley Moore  — George Webber — had a bit of a mid-life crisis, took a leave of absence (aka, ESCAPE) from work AND reality, and went in search of a woman who, in his mind, was a perfect 10 — beauty, not dress size.

Turns out, Bo Derick — Jenny Miles — was the 10…

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