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About Midge

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  1. I've wondered about that actress, too. You can't help but notice her. She reminds me of a brunette Dinah Shore. I am not sure that she was African-American, though.
  2. Singin' With No Pain

    My vote goes to Meet Me in St. Louis. Wonderful songs, most of which became hits. Great performances by the cast (with the possible exception of the somewhat wooden Lucille Bremer, but I happen to like her). Charming story, beautiful costumes and sets, sensitive direction and Judy Garland at her best. The production was troubled, with many delays and other problems, but you'd never know it from what's on the screen.
  3. Any suggestions for Nazi movies?

    "Hitler's Children" with Tim Holt and Bonita Granville.
  4. anyone recognize? movie title?

    I wonder if the boy is John Drew Barrymore? The girl might be Diana Barrymore, John Sr.'s daughter by his second wife, Blanche Oelrichs. Diana was born in 1921 and John Drew was born in 1932, so the ages are about right.
  5. anyone recognize? movie title?

    I don't recognize the boy, but the woman looks very much like Dolores Costello Barrymore.
  6. *CANDIDS* 2

    Last night I was lying awake trying to remember the actor who played the crippled boy in Leave Her to Heaven. All I could remember was "Darryl." I was going to Google it today, but then forgot. Your post popped up today to answer my question. Thank you, Joe! I'm glad to hear that Mr. Hickman is still with us.
  7. *CANDIDS* 2

    How interesting! I knew that Gable was under pressure by the studio to make his relationship with Lombard legal and that the divorce from Ria was expensive. Supposedly MGM advanced him money for the divorce as a bonus for agreeing to play Rhett Butler. But I hadn't heard those details about how cheap he was. I believe it absolutely, though, because people who are born poor but fight their way to the top are often like that. Thanks, Princess of Tap! And yes, we mature women can be beautiful, too.
  8. *CANDIDS* 2

    It's true, Princess, Ria Langham Gable was not movie-star beautiful. She had a matronly look but was far from homely. She must have been a striking beauty in her younger years. I was thinking of including her in my original post but gave her a break because I'm an older woman myself. And it's also absolutely true that Gable would only marry women who were financially independent. I think he must have been really insecure about money after having struggled so hard to get to the top. Here's Ria: http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/news-photo/515421632#clark-gable-and-wife-at-trocadero-cafe-picture-id515421632
  9. *CANDIDS* 2

    Gable only married beautiful women (except his first wife) and when single was only seen in public with willowy model types. But he had a reputation of not being very choosy about the women he had casual flings with in private, and there were many. Script girls, sales clerks - he didn't care.
  10. *CANDIDS* 2

    I must say you have a point there. Carole Lombard used to joke that Gable was a "lousy lay."
  11. *CANDIDS* 2

    None of Clark Gable's five wives ever remarried. (Yes, I know, Carole Lombard doesn't count.) But still, he must have really been something!
  12. Much as I enjoy comedy and am a fan of James Stewart, I just couldn't get into Harvey.
  13. *CANDIDS* 2

    Yes, it would be funny, but that was his real name.
  14. *CANDIDS* 2

    Byron Barr was Gig Young's birth name.
  15. *CANDIDS* 2

    Is it just me, or have all the photos disappeared? All I'm seeing are strings of Os where the photos should be.

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