Bronxgirl48

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About Bronxgirl48

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    The French Riviera (in my dreams)
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    Vintage movies (especially mysteries, horror, "soft" sci-fi, and the so-bad-they're good turkeys in every genre, which fill me with unparalleled delight and are my particular passion), interior decorating, education, Jewelry Television (heaven help me!), The Cote D'Azur, Provence, Lake Como, Santa Barbara, Palm Springs, Catalina Island, the Hudson River Valley, antiquarian stuff (old books, ancient coins, The British Museum, mummies, etc.), Jean Shepherd, Sherlock Holmes, Ealing Studios, Charlie Chan (Warner Oland and Sidney Toler), Alastair Sim as Scrooge, Robert Newton as Long John Silver, "The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh", The Honeymooners, Margaret Rutherford, Don Ameche, Jacques Tati, Robert Donat and Marlene Dietrich in "Knight Without Armour", Val Lewton, Billy Wilder, Picasso, "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir", The Twilight Zone, Hawaiian Eye, Tony Randall in "The 7 Faces of Dr. Lao", Alan Young in "The Time Machine", "Jason and the Argonauts", "Atlantis - The Lost Continent", Robert Armstrong as Carl Denham, German Expressionism, Fritz Lang, Hitchcock, John Ford, Howard Hawks, Antonioni, "My Dinner With Andre", Greer Garson and Laurence Olivier in "Pride and Prejudice", "La Dolce Vita", "Amacord", "I Know Where I'm Going", "A Tree Grows In Brooklyn", "The Uninvited", Buster Keaton, Abbott and Costello, Laurel and Hardy, pre-epic David Lean, Patrick McGoohan, Nancy Drew, Spin and Marty, Lassie, Soupy Sales (Pookie, Black Tooth, White Fang!), Claude Rains, Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, James Cagney, "Dog Day Afternoon", "Twelve Angry Men", "Mean Streets", Father Ted, Paddy Chayevsky, hamburgers and french fries, Wisconsin bratwurst, meatloaf, short ribs, pot roast, old-school recipes full of fat and cholesterol (even though I try to eat healthy), "Goodbye, Columbus", "Crossing Delancey", "84 Charing Cross Road, Whit Stillman's "Metropolitan", time-travel, the pumpernickel bagels from Whole Foods, A Charlie Brown Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, diamonds and gemstones, YouTube's Rudy Valentino "All I Wanna Do Is Touch You" video, "Robot Monster", "Plan 9 From Outer Space", "Local Hero" (favorite moment is Victor's song, and it's on YouTube!), "Bananas", "Love and Death" ("Did you say....wheat?").

    I'm always on the quest for a good pizza.

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  1. Bronxgirl48

    Noir Alley

    Re: LURED, so Lucy and George see each other -- what? -- only about three or four times and then get engaged? That's a swift courtship, lol. It seemed like the script didn't quite know what to do with Sanders' character, though. "Unmitigated cad" or "lovestruck (anti)-hero?" I'm a big fan of this actor but for some reason his role didn't really jell with me.
  2. Bronxgirl48

    BRONXGIRL'S MOTHER, HENRY FONDA'S HIRSUTENESS, ETC.

    Thank you, molo! HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL MY TCM FRIENDS! (I'm still having some trouble uploading photos and such -- must the the same gremlins that pestered William Shatner on that TZ airplane....) Speaking of which, I've been popping in and out of the Twilight Zone marathon on the SyFy Channel. I recorded the two Bergman films that were shown on TCM Imports -- WINTER LIGHT and THE SILENCE but think I'll save my viewing for next week. Why depress myself on New Year's Day, lol.
  3. Bronxgirl48

    BRONXGIRL'S MOTHER, HENRY FONDA'S HIRSUTENESS, ETC.

    I do! The Canadians won't know what hit them, lol.
  4. Bronxgirl48

    BRONXGIRL'S MOTHER, HENRY FONDA'S HIRSUTENESS, ETC.

    You know your Hackmark! Apart from the so-called singing, I'm waiting for future titles like Staten Island Noel, A Bronx Santa, Merry, Merry Brooklyn and A Queen's Christmas in Queens.
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    BRONXGIRL'S MOTHER, HENRY FONDA'S HIRSUTENESS, ETC.

    Rich, I just saw THE BEAST OF YUCCA FLATS and have to say that the poignant ending with Tor and that wild hare reminded me of the ending to the classic anti-war movie ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT. After watching BEAST I went to The Classic Horror Film Board and discovered that someone from five years ago posted the same thing! Great minds, lol!
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    BRONXGIRL'S MOTHER, HENRY FONDA'S HIRSUTENESS, ETC.

    Hard to believe that the SUSAN SLEPT HERE plotline made it through the censors but after watching 1939's BACHELOR MOTHER I'm even more surprised. (then of course there's THE MIRACLE OF MORGAN'S CREEK) There is, however, one thing our space creatures cannot replicate in the Hackmark productions and that is.....singing. Ever hear these pod actors open their mouths to warble Christmas tunes or anything else? Almost as embarrassing as the stories.
  7. Bronxgirl48

    BRONXGIRL'S MOTHER, HENRY FONDA'S HIRSUTENESS, ETC.

    Thank you so very very kindly Ma! You as well my friend, my friend!
  8. Bronxgirl48

    BRONXGIRL'S MOTHER, HENRY FONDA'S HIRSUTENESS, ETC.

    Dougie, ever see SUSAN SLEPT HERE? Debbie Reynolds enjoys mixed pickles with strawberries and it's always sounded so tasty to me, lol. Sweet and sour, my favorite taste combo! I've tried the Paul Newman "Oreos" and they're good -- a more "subtle" taste but frankly for me nothing can beat the originals of everything we knew and loved as tots. I've said it ad nauseum and I'll say it again -- Hallmark is run by aliens. No other explanation is possible.
  9. Bronxgirl48

    BRONXGIRL'S MOTHER, HENRY FONDA'S HIRSUTENESS, ETC.

    Forgive my repetitiveness, Doug, but you really are a generous soul. Thank you my friend. I'm an old Hostess snack cake fan from back in the day but I was frankly disgusted with the Suzy Q's, lol. Discretion will not permit me to describe what I would liken them to... Never bought anything from Trader Joe's. I've heard varying reports. I love sour cream. Used to put it on top of sliced bananas for breakfast when I was a kidlet. Yes, WHAT IS IT about these soulless Christmas productions? They don't even rise to the level of cheesiness, because to me at least, cheesiness implies a certain human imperfection. Hallmark and Co. don't even reach that level because they seem to be in some synthetic alternate reality universe but I cannot stop watching.
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    BRONXGIRL'S MOTHER, HENRY FONDA'S HIRSUTENESS, ETC.

    Thank you so much, Rich! Send Tor my holiday regards!
  11. Bronxgirl48

    BRONXGIRL'S MOTHER, HENRY FONDA'S HIRSUTENESS, ETC.

    CHRISTMAS BLESSINGS TO ALL MY TCM FRIENDS
  12. Bronxgirl48

    BRONXGIRL'S MOTHER, HENRY FONDA'S HIRSUTENESS, ETC.

    Wow, Dougie, I cannot tell you how humble and grateful I am for your generous comments about this thread. I've sort of always hoped it would be a place of silly fun, "seriousness", and humanity. (why does that sound so pretentious??) And for the record you can put your feet ON the coffee table any time you want! Boring recipes this year for Christmas I'm afraid. Just roast chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans and a store-bought apple pie. For some reason I decided to pick up a box of Hostess Suzy Q's. I never tried them before. Big mistake is all I will say. Yes, the Lifetime movies are like a clone of Hackmark with just a tad more "grit" (meaning the kisses between leading lady and boyfriend last more than ten seconds). And I discovered ION. Good grief. More pod people.
  13. Bronxgirl48

    BRONXGIRL'S MOTHER, HENRY FONDA'S HIRSUTENESS, ETC.

    Dougie, I'm a fellow member of the "mellow" club but can assure you that you are definitely more than just snappy comebacks, good sir (or madam, might you tell me which?) Buds in Vancouver? Do you mean Hallmark, lol?
  14. Bronxgirl48

    BRONXGIRL'S MOTHER, HENRY FONDA'S HIRSUTENESS, ETC.

    SansFin and Dougie, I really appreciate your articulate commentaries on these movies.

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