Manor being like Roger and Irene's radio show in Woody Allen's
hilarious movie, Radio Days. The show features a socialite couple
who describe their daily activities and social scuttlebutt in their
finest radio voices, to their adoring listeners, who are at home in
their humble bathrobes and curlers. It is quite amusing to him
that I can cook a pot roast in an old house and people actually
want to read about it!
The characters of Roger and Irene in Allen's film are apparently
based on Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, who were the most
acclaimed acting team in the history of the American Theater. Irene
was well known for serving a glamorous tea, daaaalings, from their
beautiful home, Ten Chimneys, in Genesee, Wisconsin, which is now
a National Historic Landmark. I think I might just have to start
serving a fancy daily tea at Willow Manor, don't you think?