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    Star centennial birthdays

    Happy centennial birthday to Rita Hayworth, our very beautiful SOTM for Oct, 2018, born on this day, October 17th, in 1918!
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    Clips of your favorite scenes

    One of my very favorite actresses, Lillian Gish, was born on this day, October 14th, in 1893. I love this scene from THE WHITE SISTER of Lillian dancing. She seldom had light hearted moments in her films, and this one is a good display.
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    October 2018 Spotlight: Funny Ladies

    The more of these films I see, I can't help but wish the list included the character actresses as the focus in some of these films. Of course, they would have probably had to extend the salute to two days per week to fit them all in. I mentioned Alice Brady the other day. I think Eve Arden would have been a worthy tributee. Also, Helen Broderick and Spring Byington.
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    My Man Godfrey Up Next!

    Yes, he definitely gives us a break from all the craziness of the rest of the cast. I love Alice Brady. Her flighty character somehow seems plausible in the world of the mighty rich. I also love Brady's little giggle; she does this in her other comedies and it just seems instinctual (like that breaking up a sentence that Julianne Moore mentions in her commentary of Myrna Loy's acting style.)
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    Star centennial birthdays

    Happy centennial birthday to Jerome Robbins, born October 11th, in 1918!
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    Funny Ladies.

    My favorite Jean Arthur film is THE TALK OF THE TOWN. She more than holds her own between the two wonderful actors Ronald Colman and Cary Grant. She is very funny in it, but the film itself has a dark side and I think they were going more along the lines of screwball in their funny ladies theme.
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    TCM and Other Sources for Classic Film

    I'm really looking forward to seeing TONIGHT AND EVERY NIGHT again. I haven't seen it in at least 10 years. For a musical, it tends to be a bit somber (with London during WWII within it's plot.) Beautiful technicolor, though, and some rarely shown song and dance numbers. Dancer Marc Platt and dancer/choreographer Jack Cole are in it, too, whom I love. *Look for the scene on the rehearsal stage with Rita and company and see if you can spot the uncredited Shelley Winters.
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    Clips of your favorite scenes

    The very lovely and talented Carole Lombard was born on this day, October 6th, in 1908. I love the "Bolero" dance scene with her and George Raft from the film BOLERO.
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    Ernest Borgnine's Bus

    "This is where I do all my piloting." That bus is bigger than my apartment, I think! He seemed like such a genuine man.
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    Nicholas Brothers Dance Scene in 1943's Stormy Weather......

    They were definitely one of a kind (or two of a kind, in this case.) The first time I saw them dance, I thought to myself: I didn't know people could do that! The other time I had that same thought was the first time I saw a Cirque Du Soleil show.
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    Clips of your favorite scenes

    In honor of the wonderful and talented Buster Keaton, who was born on this day, October 4th, in 1895, a clip of arguably his most dangerous stunt. Here is the famous "window scene" from STEAMBOAT BILL, JR.
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    And the "Tony Award" Goes To...

    Interesting... I'll give him a shot, especially since I don't have anyone else in mind whom I would personally like to see.
  13. I had the opportunity to see a Jefferson Starship incarnation back in 1998 in Reno, Nv. They played at the El Dorado Casino showroom, and it was sold out. Both Marty Balin and Paul Kantner were part of this tour. I was really surprised by how good they were, as I had seen footage of their performances from recent years and they sounded kind of clustered and off. As with most singers when they age, Balin had definite trouble reaching for the high notes in the songs and would sound a little sharp, but his phrasing, timing, and witty banter between songs were spot on. After the show, my husband and I were wandering around the casino for a bit, then as we were leaving and taking the escalator from the showroom to the next floor, I mentioned this to him. My husband agreed, but (jokingly) put his hands over his ears and said "Some of those notes, though, yikes!" Well, I took a glance at the gentleman and lady who were directly in front of us on that crowded escalator, and the man was Marty Balin. My heart nearly skipped a beat! He had to have heard us. I poked my husband with my elbow and discretely pointed to Balin, and my husband put his hand over his mouth. I wanted to apologize badly, but he didn't know we knew it was him, and obviously he was just having a good time in the casino ( until then. ) I've always felt so guilty about that. I know performers are used to all kinds of reactions from their audiences, but I'm not the type to voice a performer's flaws (especially not in public.)
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    NickAndNora34's Disney Movie Journey

    I did not know that about the producers. I love Broadway, and that probably explains why I like the songs while so many others don't. I have never seen a Disney film-turned-Broadway musical, though (with the exception of Tony Awards performances.)
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    NickAndNora34's Disney Movie Journey

    I was working at a preschool when FROZEN was released in 2013. You have no idea how many times a day I heard little 4 yr olds singing "Let It Go". Even little kids couldn't make it cute for me anymore! 🤢 The best characters in FROZEN for me are Olaf, Sven and Kristoff, and the scenes with the three of them are the funniest. I love the scene where Anna and Kristoff first meet Olaf, and Olaf goes into his song about envisioning how glorious it would be for a snowman in the summer warmth. Anna warns Kristoff not to burst his bubble, and as the scene ends, there is a pause. Then Kristoff says "Someone's gotta tell him." I always find that to be funny. I like the "Fixer Upper" song with the trolls. I also like the reprise of "For the First Time In Forever" with Anna and Elsa in the ice castle. That version is sung in Broadway format, with both performers essentially singing in counterpart.
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    NickAndNora34's Disney Movie Journey

    My cousin looks exactly like Flynn Rider! When the action figures for TANGLED appeared in the stores, my sisters and I bought the Flynn Rider figures and sent them to him as a joke. He still has them !
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    TopBilled really is top billed now...

    That's quite an achievement, TopBilled! You're officially our TCM Message Board royalty!
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    Imaginary Places You'd Like to Visit

    I'd like to visit that quiet and scenic town in RANDOM HARVEST, and stay in that adorable cottage. If Ronald Colman could unlock that front door after years of not living there and no one has taken up residence there, perhaps it is still vacant.
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    Noir Alley

    I think that's what makes her performance good. She's trying to hide her gradual discovery of who her husband really is while also trying to convince herself and those trying to enlighten her that he isn't the man they are looking for.
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    Noir Alley

    I like the film too, misswonderly3, and was surprised not to find any new discussions about it either last night or this morning. Perhaps it doesn't have the classic noir structure (and no femme fetale), but neither did PARTY GIRL. I thought Young was very good, too. She was especially good in the scene where Eddie G and her father were showing her the Holocaust film. She was nervous and defensive, and nearly jumped out of her seat when the filmstrip reel ended and made a loud sound.
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    Imaginary Places You'd Like to Visit

    Me too! I would especially like to be Fred's partner in the "Never Gonna Dance" number with those spiraling staircases and glossy floors from SWING TIME. Was that supposed to be a nightclub in NY? If so, that's my imaginary place to be!
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    Do You Watch TCM Underground Often?

    How about Tim Burton?
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    Do You Watch TCM Underground Often?

    I had forgotten about Zombie hosting Underground! He wasn't bad, either. Just straight forward; nothing more. I found about 11 YouTubes of his intros/outros, so, yeah, not too long of a gig. Here's one, for anyone interested.
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    Imaginary Places You'd Like to Visit

    I'd like to visit Bedford Falls (of It's A Wonderful Life.) It looks like a quaint little town and the folks (except Potter and his posse) are friendly and genuine.
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    Imaginary Places You'd Like to Visit

    Oz would be a pretty trippy place to visit, but I don't think I would like the ride in a cyclone to get there!

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