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  1. https://www.imdb.com/poll/QFKTuIkUfCQ/?ref_=po_ho
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    MARION DAVIES POLL ON IMDb

    Never done. Must be easier than making one for IMDb!
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    MARION DAVIES POLL ON IMDb

    I omitted JM because only the British version (9 reels) is around from the old Videobrary print. LOC and UCLA have the 11-reel US version so that might happen someday it UCLA will play ball and share.
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    MARION DAVIES POLL ON IMDb

    I think she's super in SHOW PEOPLE, THE PATSY, LITTLE OLD NEW YORK, WHEN KNIGHTHOOD WAS IN FLOWER and THE CARDBOARD LOVER. Of the talkies, I'd have to go with PEG O MY HEART, CAIN AND MABEL, GOING HOLLYWOOD, and BLONDIE OF THE FOLLIES with FIVE AND TEN close behind. All of her MGM silents are at Library of Congress and copyrighted, so they'll probably never get DVD releases (only a few have) by Warners. They probably need a little restoration and of course music tracks.
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    MARION DAVIES POLL ON IMDb

    Which one? I tried to spread 'em between the talkies and the silents since I couldn't list them all. I tried to stick in BEAUTY'S WORTH in place of the repeated title, but it wouldn't let me add it..
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    MARION DAVIES POLL ON IMDb

    Yes.... my first poll on IMDb and yes I know I screwed it up by having LITTLE OLD NEW YORK on it twice. I think she's the most underrated star actress of her time. KANE done her in.
  7. Here's photo of a screening of MARION DAVIES in BEAUTY'S WORTH (1922) in Trivigno, Italy on August 11. The film was shown to celebrate the birthday of director ROBERT G. VIGNOLA, who directed Davies in 6 films, including WHEN KNIGHTHOOD WAS IN FLOWER (1922) and ENCHANTMENT (1921), which have both aired on TCM. That's FORREST STANLEY on screen. cheap image hosting
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    MARION DAVIES SCREENING

    MARION DAVIES as dowdy Prudence the Quaker.
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    Changes Coming for the Academy Awards

    The ratings don't put money directly into the studio coffers.
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    Changes Coming for the Academy Awards

    I sorta doubt this new proposed "award" has that much to do with TV ratings. I think it has more to do with box office for an Oscar "winner" and all the related salabilities (blu-ray, dvd, streaming, television showings, etc) as well as theatrical re-releases and franchising endless sequels.
  11. Chaplin: THE GOLD RUSH and THE KID Keaton: THE CAMERAMAN and THE GENERAL Lloyd: GIRL SHY and SAFETY LAST
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    Changes Coming for the Academy Awards

    Here's the new Oscar statuette they are proposing to go with the new award to ensure that comic book movies and other crap get recognized.
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    BEAUTY'S WORTH (1922) NEWS

    My Kickstarter project of MARION DAVIES in BEAUTY'S WORTH (1922) will be shown in Trivigno, Italy to commemorate film director ROBERT G. VIGNOLAS's birthday. STEPHEN HORNE and his music ensemble will provide a new, live score. The film may be shown at other venues later this summer/fall (but I can't talk about that now!). I've also signed a licensing agreement with TCM to broadcast BEAUTY'S WORTH on TCM and also make the film available on their FilmStruck streaming service. This beautiful print is from the Library of Congress' Marion Davies Collection and runs at its proper 75 minutes (other prints run really slow). It also features an organ score by BEN MODEL, who offers a DVD through his Undercrank Productions label. Ben and I may have some other news about upcoming MARION DAVIES projects in the coming months. Saluti al grande Marion Davies!
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    Ahead of Their Time

    and BIG.....
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    Ahead of Their Time

    MARION DAVIES was a screwball comedienne before there were screwball comedies.
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    Lunatics at Large

    Oh, I thought this thread was about TRUMP!
  17. These are right up there with the people's choice awards..... BLEH
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    Disabilities on Film

    Jane Wyman Oscar winner for Johnny Belinda
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    Disabilities on Film

    Jane Wyman Oscar winner for Johnny Belinda
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    Disabilities on Film

    Jane Wyman Oscar winner for Johnny Belinda
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    Disabilities on Film

    Jane Wyman Oscar winner for Johnny Belinda
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    THE BIRDS ... A SUBVERSIVE LOVE STORY

    "or" rather than "and" I should have said.
  23. Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds (1963) is a terrific tale of nature gone wild (and getting even) and features many memorable scenes of Tippi Hedren and lots of shrill children getting pecked. The film is justly famous. On watching again, I noticed that the real love story (tepid at best) is not between Hedren and Rod Taylor (as the effete Mitch), but between Hedren and Jessica Tandy (the clingy Lydia). As Taylor plays coy with Hedren (and as he has in the past with Suzanne Pleshette's independent Annie), the real thing is happening between the desperate Tandy (whose husband died and abandoned her 4 years before) and Hedren (whose mama ran off with "a hotel man from the east" years ago). Watch as the women circle and jockey for position with Taylor a sidelined pawn in this chess game of love. Each woman is, in turn, the cuddled and the cuddler, and their hands are on each other, protecting, soothing, smoothing in many scenes. Indeed, after Hedren's attic adventure with the birds, when Taylor places her on the couch and she bursts into a subconscious fury of batting away the birds (as we are meant to believe), she's actually physically batting away Taylor. It's no coincidence that the final scene has the two women ensconced on the back seat of the car in an embrace of love with Hedren giving a squeeze on Tandy's cradling arm. I'm NOT saying theirs is a sexual love, but it's a love nonetheless, and it's Hitchcock's wry joke in his story about a world gone mad.
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    THE BIRDS ... A SUBVERSIVE LOVE STORY

    Stewart in VERTIGO and REAR WINDOW, Perkins in PSYCHO, Taylor in THE BIRDS, Granger and Walker in STRANGERS ON A TRAIN, De Marney in YOUNG AND INNOCENT, Grant in NORTH BY NORTHWEST, Todd in STAGE FRIGHT, Olivier in REBECCA, Fonda in THE WRONG MAN, Peck in SPELLBOUND, Dall and Granger in ROPE, Donat in THE 39 STEPS, Finch in FRENZY, etc. My opinion of course, but Hitch also has a lot of guys on the run because they cannot clear their names of accusations, etc. The men are controlled by circumstances rather than being in control. Of course that's part of what makes them interesting.

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