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Everything posted by edonline

  1. *Michael Caine* is, of course, best known for his many roles playing a Briton and using his natural voice. However, in the film *Hurry Sundown*, he had to use an American southern accent which was taught to him by *Vivien Leigh*
  2. *Barbara Harris* was considered for the role of Neely O'Hara in *Valley of the Dolls* but the part eventually went to *Patty Duke*
  3. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/10/arts/music/10horne.html?ref=obituaries May 9, 2010 Lena Horne, Singer Who Helped Integrate Hollywood, Dies at 92 By ALJEAN HARMETZ Lena Horne, who was the first black performer to be signed to a long-term contract by a major Hollywood studio and who went on to achieve international fame as a singer, died on Sunday night at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell hospital in New York. She was 92 and lived in Manhattan. Her death was announced by her son-in-law, Kevin Buckley. Ms. Horne might have become a major movie star, but she was born 50 year
  4. *Broderick Crawford* got his big break as a dramatic actor playing Lenny in the Broadway adaptation of John Steinbeck's *Of Mice and Men* in 1939. Starring opposite of him in the role of George was *Wallace Ford*
  5. *Arthur Freed* started his career in the entertainment business as a pianist in Chicago, however one of his biggest breaks was when he met Minnie Marx, who arranged for him to write material for and sing as part of the act of her sons, *the Marx Brothers*
  6. http://www.tcm.com/thismonth/article/?cid=92457 Guest Programmer: Hugh Hefner Featured Films: *Casablanca* *To Have and Have Not* *The Maltese Falcon* *The Big Sleep (1946)* *Dark Passage*
  7. Has Hef ever been a guest programmer? I'm sure he would have some interesting film choices.
  8. http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100426/people_nm/us_hollywood_sign Playboy's Hugh Hefner helps rescue Hollywood sign LOS ANGELES (Reuters) ? Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner on Monday donated the last $900,000 sought by a conservation group for a land purchase needed to save the famed vista of the Hollywood sign from being spoiled by development. Hefner's key role in reaching the group's fund-raising goal was announced by Los Angeles city officials, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and the San Francisco-based Trust for Public Land at a news conference in the Hollywood Hills. The
  9. *The Girl Can't Help It* Unbelievable Journey
  10. *Katherine Hepburn* while acting together on Broadway, became very good friends, both professionally and personally, with *Christopher Reeve*
  11. http://www.popeater.com/2010/04/23/debbie-reynolds-elizabeth-taylor/ Debbie Reynolds Still Burned by Husband-Swiping Elizabeth Taylor By Dino Sossi Posted Apr 23rd 2010 05:00PM From 'Singin' in the Rain' to crying through the pain. Although she has lived a life full of laughter and longing, Debbie Reynolds is still soldiering on, even overcoming the heartbreaking loss of her husband Eddie Fisher to her good friend, Hollywood supernova Elizabeth Taylor. In a Daily Mail interview, Reynolds recalled her husband picking up the phone when she called Taylor, despite the fact that he wa
  12. *Bad Day at Black Rock* Mr. Scorsese, to his friends
  13. I have DirecTV and a few times during the showing of *Blue Hawaii* earlier tonight, the signal kept dropping with a "No Signal" message but then would return after a few seconds. TCM appeared to be the only channel effected.
  14. *A Farewell to Arms* The tale of Penn's "greene towne"
  15. *John Travolta* turned down the lead in several movies, including *Days of Heaven*, *American Gigolo*, *An Officer and a Gentleman* and *Chicago*, all of which went to *Richard Gere*
  16. *Don Ameche* During the the 1940s, the telephone was called the "Don Ameche" because of the actor's role as Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor. The slang term was used in the movie *Ball of Fire* which starred Gary Cooper and *Barbara Stanwyck*
  17. *Lost Horizon* As (atomic number 33, atomic mass 74.92) with ancient tatting
  18. *Peter Bogdanovich* when first starting to work in the film industry worked as an assistant to *Roger Corman*
  19. *James Stewart* was a recipient of a Kennedy Center Honors in 1983. Among those honored with him was *Frank Sinatra*
  20. >"Chaplin wasn't the funniest, I wasn't the funniest, this man was the funniest." Buster Keaton at Stan Laurel's funeral
  21. I never cared for the Three Stooges, they simply did anything for me and never made me laugh. Out of the names mentioned, I'd rate them as so in terms of likability: 1. Laurel and Hardy 2. Buster Keaton 3. Abbott and Costello 4. Three Stooges
  22. I never cared for Bing as a singer or as an actor, although he had some good performances as the straight man setting up Bob Hope in the *Road* movies. Frank Sinatra however was a better singer and a much better actor.
  23. *Alan Ladd* turned down a leading role in *Bad Day at Black Rock* which in turn went to *Spencer Tracy*
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