Grocery shopping with Sidney Poitier
March 30, 2024 9:44 AM   Subscribe

A visit to a supermarket with Sidney Poitier in 1965, a short clip from A Patch Of Blue. So many cans!

Previously, from 2002: About Sidney Poitier (1927-2022). How come nobody posted an obituary thread for him? A regrettable oversight.
posted by Rash (15 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
This sentence from the Wikipedia article is going to stick with me: "Scenes of Poitier and Hartman kissing were cut from the film when it was shown in film theaters in the Southern United States."
posted by knile at 9:46 AM on March 30 [4 favorites]

I saw that movie when it came out. It was ok.
posted by Czjewel at 10:16 AM on March 30

Watching Poitier is always a rewarding use of my time - charismatic beyond belief. And that time capsule of a grocery store is delightful.
posted by davidmsc at 10:18 AM on March 30 [5 favorites]

It is really unfair how much charm some people get to cultivate. :)
posted by drewbage1847 at 11:05 AM on March 30 [2 favorites]

So, so, so many cans!

…and they seem expensive too— it’s approximately one zillion years later and some of the things they’re selling for 59 cents I can still buy for $1.20?
posted by aramaic at 11:40 AM on March 30 [1 favorite]

So many cans and so little plastic.
posted by JanetLand at 12:09 PM on March 30 [3 favorites]

Jazz vibraphonist Walt Dickerson recorded an album, Impressions of 'A Patch of Blue,' inspired by Jerry Goldsmith's score, with Sun Ra playing piano, harpsichord, and celeste. Worth hearing, if you like that kind of thing.
posted by box at 12:24 PM on March 30 [1 favorite]

Sidney Poitier obit thread.
posted by ashbury at 1:37 PM on March 30 [3 favorites]

He was magical in " To Sir With Love". Plus, Lulu!!!
posted by Czjewel at 2:04 PM on March 30 [2 favorites]

So many cans!

As someone who grew up in the 60s I have zero nostalgia for the food. But plenty for Sidney Poitier.
posted by tommasz at 2:06 PM on March 30 [2 favorites]

Funny, the canned green beans taste the same. You think there would have been some improvement.
posted by Czjewel at 2:22 PM on March 30 [3 favorites]

excellent find.

"Dear, can you get some Dr. Pibb..."

posted by clavdivs at 3:02 PM on March 30 [3 favorites]

Sidney Poitier obit thread.

With mine, the first comment! Unfortunately I'd forgotten, and it didn't come up on an Advanced Google search of Poitier and
posted by Rash at 3:53 PM on March 30 [1 favorite]

This is by far my favorite Sidney Poitier movie, for some reason, and I love seeing a clip from it posted here on the Blue! Thank you, Rash :)
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 9:55 AM on April 2

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