I found myself in a Wellington cinema yesterday – in particular, in the toilets. This being an upmarket cinema, it has decorated the toilets with film memorabilia, and directly in front of me was this:
Let’s not get involved with the chanteuse not being Audrey Hepburn, nor even Marni Nixon, so what’s it doing as film memorabilia (it’s actually the original Broadway cast, I believe). I thought: “That’s an Al Hirschfeld, I wonder if there’s a Nina”. (After all,my last post featured a puzzle with a Nina – or hidden theme – so the concept was fresh in my mind.)
And there was. The obvious place to look was the tassels on Eliza’s scarf, and sure enough, NINA appears at the lower edge of the upper tassel, just above the basket. It was clear enough on the wall, but it’s less easy to show on the screen, and none of the images I’ve found online quite do it. However, I’ve fiddled around with cropping and contrast, and I can at least get the final A clear:
There it is, above the flower – you’ll just have to take my word for it that the adjacent lines spell NIN. That is, unless you can find a copy of the LP sleeve, or can pop into the Lighthouse Cinema, Wigan Street, Wellington – first toilet on the right (don’t worry, they’re unisex).