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Posted Yesterday, 08:46 AM

Friday May 26, 2017

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Charles Winninger’s 133rd birthday on Amazon Prime

NOTHING SACRED with Fredric March

BEYOND TOMORROW with Richard Carlson

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 06:40 PM

If she wasn't married to Jean-Luc Godard, would Anne Wiazemsky have ever gotten into movies?

 

Not sure. Good question, though!


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Posted 25 May 2017 - 06:10 PM

Thursday May 25, 2017

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Movie Symbolism on FilmStruck

A KID FOR TWO FARTHINGS with Jonathan Ashmore

AU HASARD BALTHAZAR with Anne Wiazemsky

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If she wasn't married to Jean-Luc Godard, would Anne Wiazemsky have ever gotten into movies?


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Posted 25 May 2017 - 01:35 PM

Thursday May 25, 2017

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Movie Symbolism on FilmStruck

A KID FOR TWO FARTHINGS with Jonathan Ashmore

AU HASARD BALTHAZAR with Anne Wiazemsky

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 12:16 PM

TopTop, leaving soon & for how long pal? GREAT SHOTS OF GABLE VS. TRACY

 

Thanks. Not leaving Spence. But I will be putting the Golden Age Roll Call thread on hiatus in June, to concentrate on some other things. This thread doesn't require as much time from me, so it will continue uninterrupted..!


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Posted 25 May 2017 - 02:30 AM

Tuesday May 23, 2017
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Clark Gable & Spencer Tracy on TCM
SAN FRANCISCO with Jeannette MacDonald
TEST PILOT with Myrna Loy
BOOM TOWN with Claudette Colbert



TopTop, leaving soon & for how long pal? GREAT SHOTS OF GABLE VS. TRACY

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 09:11 AM

Wednesday May 24, 2017

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Columbia musicals on TCM

PAL JOEY with Frank Sinatra

THE EDDY DUCHIN STORY with Tyrone Power

BYE BYE BIRDIE with Ann-Margret


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Posted 23 May 2017 - 11:21 AM

Another poster of the 2 giants on my "Walls-of-Fame"   **** Gallager vs. Father TimMullin    Almost a perfect & typical MGM epic, I just cannot, or ever could MacDonald buddy

Good sequence, possibly the ony one though?

 

 

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 10:22 AM

Hi spence--

 

Yes Tracy looks smaller than Gable in the photos where they are standing near one another. I hadn't realised it before.


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Posted 23 May 2017 - 10:11 AM

Top, did you send that tremendous image to me curious of my take on it?
 
ILOVEIT!
 
Ift they were actual fighters  
heWy were actual boxers, tale of the tape would have been:
 
 
 
Gable 35yrs old       VS. Tracy
Hgt 6'1                            5'10
 wgt:185-187                                       Wgt: 177lbs, but got up to 217 yrs later & was oftened fine foritWgt: 185 lbs
 
(But when he did the "Msfits" All say wairing for MM, so it dad himself Vanity
 
 
BE HONEST ALSO A BOXING FAB?
 
LET ME KNOW
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Posted 23 May 2017 - 10:03 AM

Tuesday May 23, 2017
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Clark Gable & Spencer Tracy on TCM
SAN FRANCISCO with Jeannette MacDonald
TEST PILOT with Myrna Loy
BOOM TOWN with Claudette Colbert

Another poster of the 2 giants on my "Walls-of-Fame"   **** Gallager vs. Father Tim Mullin    Almost a perfect & typical MGM epic, I just cannot, or ever could MacDonald buddy
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Posted 23 May 2017 - 08:55 AM

Tuesday May 23, 2017

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Clark Gable & Spencer Tracy on TCM

SAN FRANCISCO with Jeannette MacDonald

TEST PILOT with Myrna Loy

BOOM TOWN with Claudette Colbert


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Posted 23 May 2017 - 12:03 AM

   (FUN TRIVIA FAX: I'm certain most may already know this one, that Selznick was getting so furious about no SCARLETT for his soon the legendary & adjusted for  epic *"GWTW")

 

Still check out & it's by far the biggest ticket seller-(23 cents in 1939)

 

I'll not go into the myriad of details on what happened to Dave, directors,etc 

 

But, at virtually the last minute & accidental Selznick saw Olivier & then approx. 25yrs-(November '38, when storm/war  clouds were brewing all over the world)

 

Just showed up to watching the Burning of Atlantic scene-(& yep, that's "The King" in the carriage, but since they had still found a Scarlett, another actress was covered with a blanket during the now legendary scene

 

He burned his walls from Culver City-(just down the rd from M-G-M)  "Little Miss Flauntleroy" "Last of the Mohicans" (l936)  but it's easy to see those huge walls from "KONG"   C. City has arguably pout out more recent & a lotta' classic film & tv shows then any other "Dream Factory"_(but, no tours) All one can see from it's gates is a façade of the mansion for *"GWTW" "Duel in the Sun" & others.  It's still a vibrant & working studio-9checkit out on  www.seeingstars.com or it's own official website   Lucy, once at RKO, was elated when she bought was then dubbed "The Back Forty" on this lot & kinda' made light of Selznick a bit, because she bragged she threw  him out of his office

 

To the pt it was obviously Vivien & she drew immediate attention, especially to  Selznick  HE HAD FINALLY FOUND HIS SCARLETT!

Of all the actresses Chaplin's l :rolleyes: ady Paulette Goddard was almost singed

 

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 11:43 PM

Olivier always said he learned more about motion picture acting just from watching "The Great: Spencer Tracy" then anything else

 

& as for Tracy, he admired Olivier BIG-TIME!  Though his idol was always Lionel Barrymore

 

I agree that she got better when her acting technique enhanced. I can't help feeling sad that she died so young at the age of 26.   Definitely the poor girl was progressing as an actress. She was no LOMBARD, but many still believe she not only deserved an Academy Award shot for "Libeled Lady"-(TRIVIA Jeane, it says "0ur Baby" in the great mausolean in Glendale's "F. Lawn"  Matter of fact Danny Peary in "Alternate Oscar" for it, ironically over Carole & official winner Louise Rainer that year   She also got better as an actress & fast, awful in "Public Enemy"

 



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Posted 22 May 2017 - 11:32 PM

& not to be a domer, but these things are well-documumented long before the net. He had no tolerance  for then wife Vivien Leigh  Her TB & mental illness worsened at the year went by & they-(some british) actor show Larry on the street & in the pouring read  that Leigh-("Scarlett") had passed away & only age 53 in 1969 TB

Olivier always said he learned more about motion picture acting just from watching "The Great: Spencer Tracy" then anything else

 

& as for Tracy, he admired Olivier BIG-TIME!  Though his idol was always Lionel Barrymore



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Posted 22 May 2017 - 11:30 PM

Monday May 22, 2017

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Olivier on TCM

WESTWARD PASSAGE with Ann Harding

THE DIVORCE OF LADY X with Merle Oberon

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE with Greer Garson

THE PRINCE AND THE SHOWGIRL with Marilyn Monroe

THAT HAMILTON WOMAN with Vivien Leigh

A LITTLE ROMANCE with Broderick Crawford

THE ENTERTAINER with Joan Plowright

& not to be a domer, but these things are well-documumented long before the net. He had no tolerance  for then wife Vivien Leigh  Her TB & mental illness worsened at the year went by & they-(some british) actor show Larry on the street & in the pouring read  that Leigh-("Scarlett") had passed away & only age 53 in 1969 TB



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Posted 22 May 2017 - 11:26 PM

Despite the fact that Laurence Olivier did not enjoy working with Marilyn Monroe, their film together is still a very enjoyable romp.

Possibly god or something else's creulest aspect is making folks old

 

Look how young Olivier is here!?   But, he actually loaded method-("Skanilavski") actrs  i.e. Lee Strasberg

 

& from all accts was totally mean the MARILYN shooting '57's "Prince & the Pauper"-(which I've never seen cover to cover, yet anyway)

 

At any rate & as many say from that era MM's face lit up the screen, since anybody since GARBO

 

& she robbed-(another aspect that messed with her head) when she didn't receive what woulda' been her 1st shot at "The Golden Boy" for '56's terrific "Bust Stop?



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Posted 22 May 2017 - 10:13 AM

Monday May 22, 2017

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Olivier on TCM

WESTWARD PASSAGE with Ann Harding

THE DIVORCE OF LADY X with Merle Oberon

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE with Greer Garson

THE PRINCE AND THE SHOWGIRL with Marilyn Monroe

THAT HAMILTON WOMAN with Vivien Leigh

A LITTLE ROMANCE with Broderick Crawford

THE ENTERTAINER with Joan Plowright

Despite the fact that Laurence Olivier did not enjoy working with Marilyn Monroe, their film together is still a very enjoyable romp.


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Posted 22 May 2017 - 09:54 AM

Monday May 22, 2017

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Olivier on TCM

WESTWARD PASSAGE with Ann Harding

THE DIVORCE OF LADY X with Merle Oberon

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE with Greer Garson

THE PRINCE AND THE SHOWGIRL with Marilyn Monroe

THAT HAMILTON WOMAN with Vivien Leigh

A LITTLE ROMANCE with Broderick Crawford

THE ENTERTAINER with Joan Plowright


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Posted 21 May 2017 - 09:33 AM

Sunday May 21, 2017

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Main character is deceiving others on FilmStruck

TO BE OR NOT TO BE with Jack Benny

THE BARON OF ARIZONA with Vincent Price

PURPLE NOON with Alain Delon


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