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About speedracer5

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    Errol Flynn's girlfriend in a parallel universe,back in time
  • Birthday 06/22/1984

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    Any and everything Classic Hollywood; reliving my nostalgic Nick-at-Nite days by watching a combination of Hulu, Amazon Prime, You Tube and my DVDs; my favorite TV show of all time--I LOVE LUCY; cooking; baking; trying new beers, wines and cocktails; antique stores; writing my blog; playing with Buddy--my yellow-sided Green Cheek Conure; traveling; sleeping; procrastinating; anything and everything that I like.

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  1. speedracer5


    The pic you posted of Jessie in the embroidered vest was from another Saved By the Bell segment— when Jimmy Fallon tells of his days in at high school (at bayside) before he moved to New York for SNL and the tonight show.
  2. I've seen The Shining three times (albeit not in a theater) and I've fallen asleep at least once and the other two times, I was bored out of my mind. The best thing about that movie are the exterior shots of Timberline Lodge at Mt. Hood in Oregon.
  3. Hmm. I'm trying to remember. I think she does! I'm pretty sure she says "son of a [insert term for female dog here]." In one of them. I think there's another one with Errol from Gentleman Jim. It's a scene where he's being worked on by his cutman. But I cannot recall what the blooper is.
  4. speedracer5

    Murder, She Wrote Appreciation Thread

    The only Lifetime Christmas programming I want are scandalous stories about the housewife having a passionate affair with the local mall Santa.
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    Murder, She Wrote Appreciation Thread

    I know. I wanted to stab myself in the eye when I had to be in the room with a Hallmark Christmas movie containing another common trope: career woman makes a wish to Santa to see what her life would be like had she not gotten on the plane to pursue a huge job opportunity. She wants to know what her life would have been like had she stayed and married her then boyfriend. Then through the fantasy, we see her initially resent domestic life, then learn to love it, then being given the same job opportunity, initially wanting it, husband throws fit because he doesn't want her to stop playing Suzy Homemaker, she gives up the job because she realizes that the family life is really what she wanted all along. God forbid she's able to work and take care of her kids--seeing that they're both in school! Ugh. I was hoping that she'd somehow get the job, but of course, that's not fitting in fantasy land Hallmark. Thankfully I can watch "my girls" on Hulu. No commercials! and the alleged "naughty" words aren't censored like they are on Hallmark.
  6. YES! I think I've watched all of these. Bette Davis has quite the potty mouth.
  7. The Warner Brothers Breakdown videos are pretty funny. There's another one from The Sisters with Bette Davis and Errol Flynn where Bette is in the lobby of a local arena. She isn't feeling well (she's with child, Errol doesn't know yet) and the gruesomeness of the boxing match has made her feel ill. Errol comes out to see if she's okay. I think she's supposed to tell him that she's not feeling well because she's having a baby. Instead, in the breakdown reel, she tells Errol that she "just had a baby in the bathroom." Errol, I imagine was caught off guard by Bette's ad-lib and he starts laughing. There are also a couple of bloopers from Silver River where Errol jokingly makes fun of Ann Sheridan for something and she calls him a s c h m u c k.
  8. speedracer5

    Noir Alley

    I can understand being worried about possible spoilers if you've never seen the film before. I love Eddie's intros and closing commentary. He presents information that is different than the usual trivia that can easily be read on imdb. He's obviously done his research and utilizes sources not available to everyone via internet. I appreciate that. Noir Alley is one of the highlights of the week for me.
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    Double Indemnity Query

    "I'm a wild and crazy gu...irl. Girl."
  10. There also isn't anyway to really spin the Oscar theme into something different. Trying to show films that "didn't win the Oscar" would just be TCM's regular programming, which I imagine would defeat the purpose of their spotlight. They cannot even do anything like "actors who should have won the Oscar," "films that should have won," etc. because that would all be subjective according to the programmers' tastes.
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    Double Indemnity Query

    I think the wig does look awful but it doesn't take away from my enjoyment of the film. I also agree about the ankle bracelet. She also walks around in those little kitten heeled slippers with the big pom pom things on the top--Which I also think added to the cheapness of her character. I'm now trying to envision a Double Indemnity with Stanwyck donning her regular hair and trying to decide if the film would still work.
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    Double Indemnity Query

    Steve looks great in this wig! He could have played the bride in Father of the Bride.
  13. Now that I've seen Beyond the Forest in a theater, I am holding out for The Long Long Trailer.
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    Double Indemnity Query

    I read this somewhere. I think he said that the wig made Barbara Stanwyck look like George Washington. I think he wanted her to look cheap. The wig definitely did the trick. Not only was it a bad wig, but it just looked terrible on Stanwyck. And this was in black and white! I'd be fascinated to know what the wig looked like in color.
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    Double Indemnity Query

    Interesting. I think The Blue Dahlia is the only Ladd/Lake film I haven't seen. It doesn't seem to air as often on TCM as their other films. I'll assume that money was probably his main motivation to work in Hollywood. EDIT: My library doesn't have The Blue Dahlia. I can rent it on Amazon for $3.99. I suppose if I really need to see it and it isn't scheduled on TCM in the near future, that's a viable option.

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