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    Lena Horne

    It's a really good book. I've been following Lena for years, but have found out so much new info on her I never knew about.
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    Lena Horne

    So sad that she never got to be a leading lady at MGM or where she was integrated with the rest of the cast. I'm reading Lena's biography, Stormy Weather and it said that MGM had promised her a role in The Pirate as early as 1946. She would've played Judy's dressmaking best friend. Apparently, there were many revisions to the script and Anita Loos was one of the authors rewriting it. Her script was nixed and so was Lena's part. I've heard about Lena wanting to do Show Boat, but George Sidney said she was NEVER considered and as light as she was, I still feel she would've been too dark to play someone who could pass for white. Sad to know how much she hated Hollywood and how unhappy she was while there. Edited by: shearerchic04 on Dec 18, 2009 8:01 PM
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    Warner Archives Discussion

    Still waiting for them to release the Women of Warners value pack.
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    Upcoming Releases

    It sure has been slow with release news. Hopefully we get some news.
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    Upcoming Releases

    Boomerang will be released. It's up for pre-order at DVD Empire.
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    Upcoming Releases

    According to the Bits: Rebecca, Spellbound and Notorious will also be available separately for $19.98 each.
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    Any Gary Cooper Fans?

    But it is definitely in the works?? I was asking this because one of the remaining films is Today We Live with Joan Crawford and I relay info to my friend who has a Joan Crawford site. I wanted to make sure cause I don't to give him false info.
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    Any Gary Cooper Fans?

    Is Warner still going to release a 2nd Gary Cooper collection?? Someone on here said so.
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    Upcoming Releases

    I believe that these new discs all have new extras different from the Criterion releases.
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    Linda Darnell

    She was so successful during the 1940s and it's so sad how Fox basically put her out to pasture and she was washed up by the time she was 30. The Barefoot Contessa could've been her big Hollywood comeback.
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    Upcoming Releases

    According to DVD Empire, Fox will release 3 more noirs on September 2nd. They are: *-Boomerang* *-Moontide* *-Road House* (Lots of Ida Lupino)!!! The Alice Faye Collection has also been pushed back to an October 7 release.
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    Upcoming Releases

    Lol, I noticed that. The price must also be a mistake, too.
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    Upcoming Releases

    MGM Home Entertainment has announced the Alfred Hitchcock Premiere Collection which includes Rebecca, The Lodger, The Paradine Case, Spellbound, Notorious, Young and Innocent, Sabotage, and Lifeboat. Each have been beautifully restored and remastered. As well as all the features listed below, the DVD collection also includes a 32-page notebook with trivia, production notes and more about the legendary director. Retail will be $119.98. *Full Specs* Rebecca Synopsis A young woman marries a fascinating older widower only to discover that she must live in the shadows of his first wife, Rebecca, who died mysteriously several years before. Special features: ? Commentary by film historian/author Richard Schickel ? Screen tests ? Making of Rebecca Featurette ? The Gothic World of Daphne Du Maurier Featurette ? Original 1938 Radio Play Starring Orson Welles ? 1941 Radio Play Presented by Cecil B. DeMille ? 1950 Radio Play with Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier ? Audio Interview: Peter Bogdanovich Interviews Hitchcock ? Audio Interview: Fran?ois Truffaut Interviews Hitchcock ? Four-page booklet The Lodger Synopsis A serial killer known as "the avenger" is murdering blonde women in London. A new lodger, Jonathan Drew, arrives at Mr. and Mrs. Bounting's in Bloomsbury and rents a room. The man has some strange habits, he goes out during foggy nights and keeps a picture of a blonde girl in his bedroom. The Bounting's daughter, Daisy, is a blonde model and she is engaged to Joe, a detective. When Joe finds out that Bounting suspects Jonathan, he is jealous of the lodger flirting with Daisy and arrests the man accusing him of being the avenger. Special features: ? 1999 Score by Ashley Irwin presented in 5.1 Dolby Surround ? 1997 Score by Paul Zaza presented in Mono ? Commentary with film historian Patrick McGilligan ? The Sound of Silence: The Making of The Lodger Featurette ? Hitchcock 101 Featurette ? 1940 Radio Play Directed by Alfred Hitchcock ? Audio Interview: Peter Bogdanovich Interviews Hitchcock ? Audio Interview: Fran?ois Truffaut Interviews Hitchcock ? Restoration Comparison The Paradine Case Synopsis Beautiful Anna Paradine (Alida Valli) is accused of poisoning her older wealthy husband. Her barrister, the happily married Anthony Keane (Gregory Peck) takes the case but also lets his heart rule his head when he falls hard for his client. Special features: ? Commentary with film historians Stephen Rebello & Bill Krohn ? Isolated Music and Effects Track ? 1949 Radio Play Starring Joseph Cotton ? Audio Interview: Peter Bogdanovich Interviews Hitchcock ? Restoration Comparision ? Still Galleries Alfred Hitchcock Premiere Collection Spellbound Synopsis When John Ballantine (Gregory Peck), the new director of a mental asylum arrives on the job, the staff is concerned. He seems too young for the position and his answers to their questions are vague and detached. Dr. Peterson (Ingrid Bergman), while knowing he is an imposter with emotional issues, nevertheless falls in love with him. Turning to her mentor, Dr. Alex Brulov (Michael Checkhov) and the use of psychoanalysis she tries to get to the root of Ballantine?s emotional problems. Special features: ? Commentary with film historians Thomas Schatz & Charles Ramirez Berg ? Guilt by Association: Psychoanalyzing Spellbound Featurette ? A Cinderella Story: Rhonda Fleming Featurette ? Dreaming with Scissors: Hitchcock, Surrealism and Salvador Dali Featurette ? 1948 Radio Play Directed by Alfred Hitchcock ? Audio Interview: Peter Bogdanovich Interviews Hitchcock ? Audio Interview: Film Historian Rudy Belhemer Interviews Composer Mikl?s R?zsa ? Still Gallery ? 4-Page Booklet Notorious Synopsis Daughter of an accused World War II traitor, Alicia Huberman (Ingrid Bergman) is enlisted to entrap one of her father?s colleagues in Brazil, Alexander Sebastian (Claude Raines). Her American contact, secret agent T.R. Devlin (Cary Grant) is openly contemptuous of Alicia and instructs her to wed Sebastian. It is only after she is wed that Devlin lets himself admit that he?s fallen in love with her. Special features: ? Commentary with film historian Rick Jewell ? Commentary with film historian Drew Casper ? Isolated Music and Effects Track ? The Ultimate Romance: The Making of Notorious Featurette ? Alfred Hitchcock: The Ultimate Spymaster Featurette ? AFI Tribute to Hitchcock ? 1948 Radio Play Starring Joseph Cotton and Ingrid Bergman ? Audio Interview: Peter Bogdanovich Interviews Hitchcock ? Audio Interview: Fran?ois Truffaut Interviews Hitchcock ? Restoration Comparision ? Still Gallery ? 4-Page Booklet Young and Innocent Synopsis In this witty, suspense thriller a police chief?s daughter helps a fugitive accused of murder prove his innocence. Special features: ? Commentary with film historians Stephen Rebello & Bill Krohn ? Isolated Music and Effects Track ? Audio Interview: Peter Bogdanovich Interviews Hitchcock ? Audio Interview: Fran?ois Truffaut Interviews Hitchcock Alfred Hitchcock Premiere Collection Page 4 of 5 ? Restoration Comparision ? Still Gallery Sabotage Synopsis A woman learns that her movie theater manager husband is actually a foreign agent when a bomb he has made kills her brother. Based on Joseph Conrad?s novel, The Secret Agent. Special features: ? Commentary with film historian Leonard Leff ? Audio Interview: Peter Bogdanovich Interviews Hitchcock ? Restoration Comparision ? Still Gallery Lifeboat Synopsis Nominated for three Academy Awards?, Alfred Hitchcock?s World War II drama is a remarkable story of human survival. After their ship is sunk in the Atlantic by Germans, eight people are stranded in a lifeboat. Their problems are further compounded when they pick up a ninth passenger ? the Nazi captain from the U-boat that torpedoed them. With powerful suspense and emotion, this legendary classic reveals the strengths and frailties of individuals under extraordinary duress. Special features: ? Commentary by University of Southern California School of Cinema & Television Hitchcock professor and film critic, Drew Casper ? ?The Making of Lifeboat? featurette ? The original theatrical trailer ? Still gallery featuring photographs from the set
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    Mae West some black blood in her?

    Her father was Irish and her mother was a German Jew.
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    Upcoming Releases

    According to DVD Talk, Sony is introducing a new line called *Martini Movies*. Future releases include: -Affair In Trinidad -Five -The Heat's On -Our Man In Havana -Double Feature: The Comic (1969) & Enter Laughing -The Garment Jungle

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