Maliejandra

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    Baby Names and Movie Stars

    Whenever I have children, if I have a girl, I'd like to name her Marlene after Marlene Dietrich. I had a teacher whose daughter was named Greer, for Greer Garson.
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    Any Summer under the Stars suggestions?

    I think it is high time Dick Powell was honored. He was a versatile actor whose films please a wide variety of classic film fans.
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    June Allyson Fans

    Aww, June didn't like herself in that movie. She felt inferior next to Lana Turner and thought she looked silly in those period costumes.
  4. I would have to take *Gold Diggers of 1933*. It has Dick Powell, my favorite actor, but besides him, it has a lot of other great stars: Ruby Keeler, Joan Blondell, Ned Sparks, Aline MacMahone, Ginger Rogers, Guy Kibbee, etc. And the music! "Torch Song," "In the Shadows," "My Forgotten Man," and my favorite pre-code song "Pettin' in the Park."
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    New Dick Powell/Ruby Keeler titles on DVD from Warner Archives

    Flirtation Walk and Shipmates Forever are great films. Really great ones, and part of that (besides the leads) is thanks to Ross Alexander. He's a wonderful comedian and it is so sad what happened to him. I never saw Ready, Willing, and Able, but I'm thrilled to get to see it because of Ross. And I never saw Happiness Ahead. Colleen is mediocre, but it is still fun and has some good music.
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    Upcoming Sets

    A wonderful review, as always, Dan.
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    Michael Shayne Mysteries

    I just ordered it on ebay. Thanks!
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    Senior thesis help

    Hers to Hold is a movie with Deanna Durbin; she works in an airplane factory during the war. It's a pretty good musical too, although it might be hard to find.
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    The Cagney Project

    Angels With Dirty Faces has that great "Whaddaya hear, whaddaya say?" line.
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    The Dead End Kids

    I had the chance to pick up a few of the early Dead End Kids movies and I started to watch Crime School. I have been a Leo Gorcey fan since the first time I saw him in Mannequin, and subsequently in Angels With Dirty Faces and the Bowery Boys movies. However, I am beginning to notice the talents of the other boys as well. Do you have a favorite member of the Dead End Kids? Who and why? Which movie featuring the Dead End Kids is your favorite? I think that child actors are sometimes underrated, but these boys made careers for themselves that lasted literally decades in some cases. That requires brains (and maybe a little luck), especially because of their naughty antics off-screen.
  11. Does anyone know which movies will be included? I hope they don't just rehash the old releases like Platinum Blonde and Wife vs. Secretary. Those are great, but I want to see some of the rarer films put out on DVD.
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    The Petrified Forest

    Leslie Howard is a dream in this movie. It is possibly my favorite performance of his. He really plays the part well; the lyrical quality of his voice and the way his face does dreamy when he speaks really works with this character. And he is such a contrast to Bogart's Mantee; I think that is a big reason the movie is so stunning. It's a great one for sure.
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    Would a Film Noir work today?

    I was going to mention Brick too. Although it is obviously updated and has sort of a noir-meets-90210 feel, it is the first thing that comes to mind when I think of neo-noir.
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    Michael Shayne Mysteries

    There is a box set? With Lloyd Nolan? Where?
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    Hello, Norma Jean!

    I don't know how new this is, but several new photos have been released by Life Magazine. Apparently, they were cleaning out their archives to put them on the internet and they found some unpublished photos of Marilyn. Enjoy! http://www.life.com/image/88010853/in-ga....ublished-photos

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