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About VivLeighFan

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  • Birthday 05/28/1997

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    Vivien Leigh and movies, obviously! She especially likes film noirs. Her other favorite stars include Veronica Lake, Clara Bow, Marlon Brando, and Tallulah Bankhead

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  1. What do you know about Carole Landis?

    I would have loved to see her in a Hitchcock film! I'm sure Hitch would find some way to make use of her athleticism.
  2. Classic Films with a Gay Twist

    This Above All (1942) Aristocratic Prudence Cathaway (Joan Fontaine) shocks her family by coming out as bisexual and enlisting in the WAAFs. She then meets and becomes romantically involved with the depressed widow of a fallen soldier (Claire Trevor) who hates the war.
  3. Peggy Cummins (1925-2017)

    Noooo!!!!! This is terrible! I loved her so much in Gun Crazy which has become one of my favorite film noirs and movies in general! I think she was one of the Top 10 best femme fetales in film! The studio totally failed her by not seeing her potential. RIP Peggy.
  4. Movies to Watch on a Rainy Day

    Akira Kurosawa's Rashomon would also be excellent on a rainy day.
  5. The First Film That Comes to Mind...

    Tombstone Next: a bowling alley
  6. The First Film That Comes to Mind...

    Rebel Without a Cause Next: waiting in a long line
  7. The First Film That Comes to Mind...

    Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) next: a character is cleary a feminist
  8. The First Film That Comes to Mind...

    Matilda next: looking through someone else's belongings
  9. Who do you share a birthday with?

    Reviving this thread in case anyone would like to add to it.
  10. The First Film That Comes to Mind...

    Castle in the Sky Next: dirty cop(s)
  11. Classic Films with a Gay Twist

    Or how about this?: "Vertigo" (1958) Jane "Scottie" Ferguson (Ida Lupino), an ex-detective with an extreme fear of heights, becomes obsessed with Madeleine Elster (Kim Novak) a mysterious young woman she has been hired to follow.
  12. Barbara Payton (November 16, 1927-May 8, 1967) Whether you've seen her movies or not, at some point you have come across the name of Barbara Payton. When this blonde, blue-eyed beauty traveled to Hollywood from her hometown of Cloquet, Minnesota, she seemed destined for success. She was undeniably stunning on the silver screen and she even got to star alongside some of Hollywood's leading tough guys such as James Cagney and Gregory Peck. However, the films that should have made her a household name were instead overshadowed by the joyless and often scandalous affairs of her personal life. Barbara Payton was a real-life femme fatale who caused inconsolable pain for not only herself but for those around her, mainly Tom Neal and Franchot Tone who often physically fought for her affections. Ultimately, she lost custody of her only son, John, and the film industry shut thier doors in her once-beautiful face. Barbara then found herself in the unforgiving world of prostitution, alcohol abuse, and trouble with the law. When she failed to stop her drinking habits, she moved back in with her parents in San Diego. I think at this point Barbara truly wanted to turn her life around and get back on her own two feet again. She probably could have found happiness pursuing her other talents like cooking and interior design. It is impossible to change one's past but one's future can change for the better. But sadly, the pain was far too deep. Not even her parents could help bring back the vivacious young woman she once was. Barbara Lee Redfield, better known as Barbara Payton, died alone on the bathroom floor of thier home at only 39 years old. I know that she brought most of her sadness on herself, but the core of the problem was that she was a troubled woman who desperately needed help. You can read more about her life in John O'Dowd's book "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye: The Barbara Payton Story". It's available on Amazon. Films Barbara apppeared in that I recommend: Trapped (1949) Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1950) Only the Valiant (1951) Bride of the Gorilla (1951) Four-Sided Triangle (1953) Drums in the Deep South (1951)
  13. The First Film That Comes to Mind...

    Gaslight Next: a family-owned restaurant
  14. The First Film That Comes to Mind...

    The Snake Pit Next: a gazebo
  15. The First Film That Comes to Mind...

    Cluny Brown next: passing notes during class

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