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    Yea! Finally! I've already requested Sept. 18 off from work just in case TCM decides to celebrate Garbo's 100th b-day. I am definitely going to purchase her box set. Thank you so much for the great news!
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    Marie Dressler: "The Unluckiest Star"

    Ain't that the truth, Mongo! The only place where I read that was in Garbo: Her Story, by Anton Gronowicz (1990). That book was full of illusions, lies, less than half truths. Mr. Gronowicz had a fixation on Garbo. The book was not published until after his death, and also Garbo's. It was trashed by the critics and by representatives of Garbo's estate. If anyone has the time, I suggest you pick up a copy at your local library and read it. It is ludicrous and you will see where I am coming from after you read it. Please, don't misunderstand me. I'm not bashing Mr. Gronowicz because Garbo is my all-time favorite actress. The stories he tells about her are ridiculous! And as for her being bisexual, who wasn't?! It was the "in" thing during the 20's and 30's. It was the Jazz Age and everybody was trying everything.
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    Biopics (who would you)

    I would also like to see a biopic of Garbo. In the early 80's, "Movie-ola" made a film about the love affair between Garbo and Gilbert. It was absolutely awful. The only thing that the movie got correct was that Garbo was from Sweden, Stiller was her mentor, and Gilbert was in love with her. I don't know who I would like to see play Garbo. There is no one in today's Hollywood, in my opinion, that can pull her off. I would also like to see a biopic of Rita Hayworth, Clara Bow, Tyrone Power, and Spencer Tracy.
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    Christmas Movies

    I haven't checked the schedule yet, but I was wondering if TCM will show "A Christmas Story". God that movie is hilarious!
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    December Group Member Birthday's!

    I have received "combined gifts", coffeedan, being that my b-day is on Christmas. But it's the thought that counts. My friends have tried celebrating it on a different day, but it doesn't feel the same. I would not have my b-day on any other day. OH! I forgot! Francis Albert Sinatra's B-day is 12/12. I started a Sinatra fan club at work and every year we go out and have a few martinis for him.
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    Vote for me!

    Hey, gingerrogers25! I couldn't view your movie, but I voted for you anyway. Good luck!
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    December Group Member Birthday's!

    Happy Bithday, December Babies! My b-day is 12/25/70 Great idea to have this thread!
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    Hookers, Tramps & Whores

    I don't know if she would be classified as a **** or tramp, but I love Rita Hayworth's character in Gilda. WOW! She was awesome in that role! I know this has been mentioned before, but I have to say it agian. Bette Davis in Of Human Bondage. LOL I had to do that scene where she's telling Leslie Howard she wiped her mouth after his kisses in my high school drama class. Needless to say I didn't come close to Bette, but it was fun.
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    Thanksgiving Greetings

    I just want to wish everyone a very happy and safe Thanksgiving. Even though I have been a member of TCM's message board for only one month, I feel that I have learned soooooo much from all of you and that I feel comfortable to talk about my love of classic films. Finally, I have found a place where I can talk and share some knowledge of legendary Hollywood.
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    Who Is The Saddest Character In A Movie?

    A couple of characters to mind.. Sarah Jane and her mother Annie from Imitation of Life (I've seen both versions several times and bawl everytime) Oscar Schindler from Schindler's List Garbo in Camille
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    Tearjerking films

    Oops! My apologies, Mongo. My speed reading skills are not up to par:)
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    Meg Ryan, Cate Blanchett to re-do "The Women"

    I don't mean to sound like the Scrooge, but this re-make of The Women is a HUGE MISTAKE. Why can't Hollywood leave the best alone? I have the same questions that everyone has asked-Who will play Shearer's, Crawford's, Russell's, Goddard's parts? Who can fill those shoes today? NO ONE! I get so ticked off at today's Hollywood for messing with the classics. That's the reason why they are classics. BECAUSE THEY ARE DAMN GOOD! If this re-make turns out to be a bomb, that should be a wake up call for Hollywood. Get some damn talent over there. Get some creativity. If it comes in pill form, take it. There maybe some of you out there that disagree with me. That's OK. I just needed to get this off of my chest.
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    Tearjerking films

    I've read through some of this thread and I didn't see IMITATION OF LIVE mentioned. I've seen that countless of times and I still bawl my eyes out! There are couple of more I can mention: Camille The Best Years Of Our Lives An Affair To Remember (both versions-Boyer&Dunne and Grant&Kerr) Dr. Zhivago It's healthy to have a good cry. Especially if you are watching TCM:)
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    What makes -

    My sentiments, exactly (e.g. The Women. I mean, come on!)
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    I need tilte help!!

    Thank you, Julie. Much appreciated!

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