VivLeighFan

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About VivLeighFan

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  • Birthday 05/28/1997

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    In her room, most likely
  • Interests
    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. That moment in the film noir Phantom Lady when Elisha Cook Jr. is playing the drums while Ella Raines watches.
  2. The First Film That Comes to Mind...

    Friday Next: arguing in a car
  3. Gay Love Story Casting Call...

    Wouldn't Stagecoach be so much better if Dallas (Claire Trevor) got together with Lucy (Louise Platt) instead of brutish John Wayne (John Wayne)? They actually had decent character development and seemed to learn from each other.
  4. Remembering Helen Chandler on her birthday

    Crap, then I guess Wikipedia lied to me. Glad to know somebody acknowledged her during her final days.
  5. Helen Chandler (February 1, 1906 - April 30, 1965) 52 years after her early death at fifty-nine, ardent horror fans remember Helen Chandler as the fragile beauty Mina Howard in the Universal horror film "Dracula" (1931) who is seduced by the famous vampire himself. Although Helen was not impressed by the role she is most famous for, it continues to be a reminder of the talented young woman she was during her short time on this earth. Originally born in Charleston, South Carolina, Helen Chandler rose up to become one of the most popular actresses in the Big Apple, and starred in numerous Broadway productions with big names like John Barrymore and Basil Sydney. Like many actresses during the 1920s, Helen decided to make the transition to the growing art form of film. Her first movie role was in the silent film The Music Master in 1927 and then later the film version of Outward Bound starring Leslie Howard and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. in 1931. That same year in 1931, Helen Chandler starred in the Universal production of "Dracula", the role she detested in favor of Alice in "Alice in Wonderland". The film became one of the most successful motion pictures at that time, however, her performance failed to grab audiences' attention. She continued to act in stage, film, and radio productions but by the late 1930s her alcoholism was rampant and as a result her acting career declined. In 1950, Helen suffered severe injuries in an apartment fire resulting in body disfigurement but miraculously, she survived. Her alcoholism continued after the accident. The stage starlet's life ended sadly on April 30, 1965 after going into cardiac arrest during stomach surgery in Hollywood, California. No one came to claim her remains. Helen Chandler was cremated in accordance with her wishes, and is interred at Chapel of the Pines Crematory in a section not open to vistors. She may be gone, but her haunting performance in Dracula will continue to charm horror movie fans around the world.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Movies to Watch on a Rainy Day

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

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

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

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

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

    Reviving this thread in case anyone would like to add to it.

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