Arriving in San Francisco, Jasmine stands on the sidewalk below her sister's walk-up, making a cellphone call as her cab driver gathers her luggage.
Jasmine languidly stands about in her Chanel ensembles, her visage smoothed with La Mer cosmetics, while Ginger makes do with patterned cotton tops pulled over spandex jeans and a hastily applied smear of Walgreens lipstick.
Sitting at a table outside a dockside restaurant, Jasmine finds herself facing an undersized Italian laborer dressed in jeans and a plaid shirt.
''Blue Jasmine,'' surely one of his meatiest films in years, finds him in different territory, both geographically -- we're back on U.S.
Blanche, as reimagined here by Allen, is Jasmine, an upper-crust Manhattan socialite whose life has gone seriously wrong.
But it's all fallen apart, in spectacular Madoff style, and Jasmine is now flat broke.
Yes, it is time of the year when warm summer nights are ideal for the cultivation of Arabian jasmine (jasininum sambac).
According to Khalfan Saif, jasmine is harvested at dawn while they are slightly open and before the sunEoe1/4aos heat can wilt them.
It is said oil extracted from jasmine is expensive, and well sought after.
Delores Walker, Jasmine's mother, is a liberal white feminist turned Playboy bunny turned college professor and academic scholar.
Passion Jackson, Jasmine's best friend, is a rapper turned singer turned music video hoochie.
Today, the terrifically out-spoken and thoroughly ghetto-fabulous Passion Jackson drives to Jasmine's house to pick her up to take her to the beach.