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    Comedians that are NOT funny

    Off the top of my head, I've never really cared for: Jerry Lewis (although some of his movies are okay for short time, never cared for his solo stand-up performances) The Three Stooges (too violent, which seems to be their entire schtick sometimes) Don Rickles (never got the whole insult as humor thing) Sarah Silverman
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    Hidden Message

    A device to capture the Philadelphia Flyers' Stanley Cup goalie = *The Parent Trap* An exhibition featuring Harry S., the 33rd
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    MAE WEST

    A few of Mae's famous quotes: Anything worth doing is worth doing slowly. Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before. I believe that it's better to be looked over than it is to be overlooked. I only like two kinds of men, domestic and imported. I'll try anything once, twice if I like it, three times to make sure. When I'm good I'm very, very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better. You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough
  4. http://www.digitalspy.com/showbiz/news/a258769/emma-thompson-hepburn-couldnt-act.html Emma Thompson: 'Hepburn couldn't act' Monday, August 9 2010, 3:57pm EDT By Clare Wiley Emma Thompson has admitted that she thinks Audrey Hepburn 'couldn't act or sing', calling the actress 'fantastically twee'. The Love Actually star, who is currently working on a screenplay for a remake of My Fair Lady, insisted that she 'isn't fond' of Hepburn's portrayal of Eliza Doolittle in the 1964 musical. According to WENN, Thompson explained: "I was thrilled to be asked to do it because, having a look at it, I thought that there needs to be a new version. I'm not hugely fond of the film. I find Audrey Hepburn fantastically twee. "Twee is whimsy without wit. It's mimsy-mumsy sweetness without any kind of bite. And that's not for me. She can't sing and she can't really act, I'm afraid. I'm sure she was a delightful woman ? and perhaps if I had known her I would have enjoyed her acting more, but I don?t and I didn?t, so that's all there is to it, really." She added: "It was [costumer] Cecil Beaton's designs and [Hepburn's co-star] Rex Harrison that gave it its extraordinary quality. I don't do Audrey Hepburn. I think that she's a guy thing? It's high time that the extraordinary role of Eliza was reinterpreted, because it's a very fantastic part for a woman."
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    Celebri-links

    *William Inge* also wrote the play *Picnic* and in the movie version, there featured an outstanding dramatic turn by *Rosalind Russell*
  6. http://www.vancouversun.com/entertainment/movie-guide/LostfoundVintagemovieposters+fetch/3300921/story.html Lost and found: Vintage movie posters fetch $50,000 By Thandiwe Vela, Edmonton Journal July 20, 2010 1:02 PM EDMONTON ? Blair Pitre thought he was just clearing trash from the walls and roof of his newly purchased home ? until he started seeing movie posters with actors such as Charlie Chaplin, Joan Crawford and Greta Garbo. In the process of demolishing the century-old bungalow in downtown Lacombe, Alta., Pitre had discovered more than 360 vintage movie posters from silent film features and the earliest Hollywood talkies. Crouching in the small, dark space, Pitre carefully began removing the valuable posters from the crumbling walls and floorboards with a small set of pliers. The 39-year-old general contractor purchased the home, just north of Red Deer, Alta., in 2007. The previous owner, a woman in her 80s who had died a year before, was believed to be the granddaughter of an early-20th-century Lacombe-area movie-house owner. "All I really did was open up some walls," Pitre said. "It was pure luck. The colour was still fabulous. I don't know how they survived." A glossy poster of Gary Cooper in 1930s western The Spoilers was among 40 of Pitre's rare film-history finds that went up for auction in a Dallas gallery Friday and Saturday, netting him almost $50,000 U.S. in earnings. Also included was a poster of Garbo in her first talking picture, 1930's Anna Christie. Dallas' Heritage Auction Galleries director of vintage movie posters Grey Smith said it was a pleasant surprise when they were first contacted about Pitre's finds. The posters are especially valuable because they are from a unique period in film history, when the industry was transitioning from silent film to sound in the late '20s and early '30s. "They were important and valuable posters," said Smith, adding they were greatly sought after and still in nice condition. Pitre's biggest draw at the weekend auction was a half-sheet insert from 1929 action-drama Bulldog Drummond, which was bought for almost $9,000. The vintage posters-collecting community is very active, Smith said, including celebrities such filmmakers Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, and movie fans who "just want to own a little piece of history." It's "very rare" to find such valuable posters used as insulation or behind walls, Smith said, but Pitre now thinks it's worth a check. "You never know what you might find," Pitre said. "But I wouldn't advise anybody to go knocking down their walls thinking they're going to find movie posters." Pitre is hoping to find more coveted posters in the home, particularly from early horror and science fiction films such as Metropolis from 1927. He's been told a poster from that film can fetch up to $1 million. "If I find that one, I'll be smiling a little bit more," Pitre said. Money from the auction of his movie posters will go toward restoring his home, Pitre said, which is expected to cost about $100,000.
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    Silent Films / Silent Sundays on TCM

    I believe next Sunday, TCM is showing *The Hunchback of Notre Dame* which is probably the 1923 version with Lon Chaney. I know there is a 1911 French version, but does anyone know if a print exists and if so, has it ever been shown on TCM?
  8. I was wondering how many silent film fans, or at least people with an interest in them, are on the board. As you probably know, TCM has their Silent Sundays where they show a silent after the regular broadcast schedule. This past Sunday, July 11th, they showed the Harold Lloyd classic *Speedy* (1928) in prime time as part of their Essential Jr. series and followed it with *Coney Island*, a 30-minute film with Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle and Buster Keaton from 1917. Harold Lloyd is one of my favorite stars of all-time and it was nice to see TCM giving him more screen time. I never cared much for Fatty Arbuckle; I just never got into his character. Buster Keaton's work though, like Lloyd's, is almost all classics and you can't go wrong with most of his movies. Who else likes the good old silents? Who are your favorite stars of that era and your favorite films?
  9. Not bringing the killer of Elizabeth Short, The Black Dahlia, to justice. To this day, I think the non-resolution of her case was due to police incompetence, corruption and/or pressure from the Hollywood studio execs.
  10. http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE6641T320100705 UK film body launches "adopt a Hitchcock" scheme LONDON | Mon Jul 5, 2010 1:40pm BST LONDON (Reuters) - The British Film Institute (BFI) has called on the public to adopt an Alfred Hitchcock movie in a bid to raise the one million pounds it needs to restore nine of the master's works. A contribution of 5,000 pounds, via the website www.bfi.org/saveafilm, will earn the donor an on-screen credit, while 100,000 pounds is enough to restore an entire picture. Smaller donations are also welcome, with 25 pounds enough to restore 50 cm of film. According to the BFI, Hitchcock's early silent films are in urgent need of attention and are a crucial part of British cultural history. Its list of nine movies includes "The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog," which was acclaimed as a masterpiece on its release in 1926. The British director, who died 30 years ago, is best known for Hollywood thrillers like "Psycho" and "Vertigo." He was nominated five times as best director at the Oscars but never won. Digital techniques mean that scratched and damaged original negatives can be improved significantly, and if the BFI raises sufficient funds it plans to commission a new score for each film. The BFI is also promoting a nationwide search for 75 missing films and has drawn up a list of "most wanted" pictures, topped by Hitchcock's "The Mountain Eagle" (1926). It was one of his earliest films and the only one of more than 50 movies he directed to be lost. The Mountain Eagle, something of a "holy grail" for Hitchcock fanatics, is set in Kentucky and tells the story of a young teacher called Beatrice who is forced to leave the mountain village where she lives after turning down the advances of the local justice of peace. Also included in the top 10 most wanted is "A Study in Scarlet," dated 1914 and directed by George Pearson, which features super sleuth Sherlock Holmes for the first time in a British movie.
  11. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100703/ap_en_mo/us_obit_cinderella_s_voice Ilene Woods, voice of Cinderella, dies at 81 Sat Jul 3, 4:41 pm ET LOS ANGELES ? Ilene Woods, the voice of Cinderella in Disney's animated classic, has died. She was 81. Woods died Thursday of causes related to Alzheimer's disease at a nursing home in Canoga Park, her husband, Ed Shaughnessy, tells the Los Angeles Times. Woods was an 18-year-old radio singer in 1948 when she recorded a demo for an upcoming Disney feature. Two days later, Walt Disney himself auditioned her and she went on to voice the title character's speaking and singing parts for 1950's "Cinderella," about a mistreated stepdaughter who finds her Prince Charming. Woods sang on the Perry Como and Arthur Godfrey shows in the 1950s before retiring from show business in the early 1970s. In addition to her husband of 47 years, she is survived by their son, a daughter from her first marriage, and three grandchildren.
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    Vanity Plates

    SCARECRO Gene Kelly
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    Vanity Plates

    FRNDOFLIZ Kevin Costner
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    Vanity Plates

    MSSBRKS Harold Lloyd
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    Hidden Message

    Morticia's Daughter is Wednesday, but I'm drawing a blank on a name of the movie

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