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  1. > {quote:title=Lori3 you ask: }{quote}I wonder why those "leading ladies" at first resisted the idea of working with him? Was it because of his reputation of a "womanizer" and they were afraid he would put the "make on them?" The answer to this question is a compounded one or goes with a series of situations over the period Garfield was a major star in Hollywood. He was on all counts an idol of mine, as he remains to this day an idol to many contemporary performers, most notable is Whoopi Goldberg. I’ve even wondered and asked Whoopi if she might consider producing the long awaite
  2. Lori3 . . . The funny thing about Garfield is that several of his famous leading ladies, at first resisted the idea of working with him. Upon getting to know him, there was a change of heart and lots of respect. B-)
  3. > {quote:title=TomJH you mentioned:}{quote} *. . .* I'm just interested in the historical accuracy of what the "real story" is behind Brooks' film. {font:Arial}The one theory I would consider about what happened with Mel Brooks and “My Favorite Year” was just a mixture of facts, dates and exactly where he was at the time he professes the encounter with Errol occurred. You see, it’s easy for Mel to just mix up the events, time and places associated to what actually happened, now that enough time has passed, most everybody who was there is dead and the records or authenticity can’t be so eas
  4. {font:Arial}Ok . . . I want to be fair and as clear as possible, about what is for me a very controversial and questionable subject. Perhaps, somebody reading my post can come up with some definitive information that up to now is still shrouded in lots of hearsay and no practical solid proof of Errol Flynn having appeared on an episode of “Your Show of Shows,” supposedly in 1954. The problem that has erupted about this issue concerns the simple fact that if you look up the official NBC network record of all appearances on the program, Errol does not, I repeat, not appear or listed in any of th
  5. Keep them coming Fred! Great stuff for us to see! B-)
  6. It's always fasciated me that some fans feel strongly had Judy been able to continue and finish her work in "Valley of The Dolls," it might have save her to some extent or I guess her career. Yet, from a reality of how her life had turned out, she wasn't in any sort of physical, if not, mentally stable state of mind. This I feel is what's so devastating and overlooked to the point that most fans would always see Judy fortified by her past glories, regardless of how she had turned out. It has always been one of these strange situations where her talent overexceeded her problems make so many
  7. Poor Judy, she was so down and out by the time, best selling novelist Jacqueline Susann used her clout to lobby and convince 20th Century-Fox to cast Judy in the role of "Helen Lawson" for the big, lavished film version of Susann's novel "Valley of The Dolls." The novelist wasted no time in getting Judy before the publicity cameras and scores of interviews. This was big news, since Judy hadn't been in a film for about three years. During that time, she had also suffered the foes of a failed weekly television variety show. Judy had little choice but to settle on a concert hall and night clu
  8. > markfp2 . . . No Doubt About It! I remember years back, when many old Technicolor films of the 30's, 40's and 50's could only be shown on television in standard black & white, due to the techicalites of most stations not having the facilities to broadcast in color. Throughout the late 1950's and into early 1960's, stations that didn't broadcast in color were issued prints of films with edited opening credits of having any reference to Technicolor and its personnel deleted by "black bars" over the information. The most famous was for "The Wizard of Oz" that for seven years, the
  9. I?m afraid your assumption on Vera Allen is incorrect or that the famed dancer of motion pictures was not, I repeat, not the inspiration for the Mattel Toy Company?s most famous doll. The true inspiration for Barbie came in 1955, when the wife of Mattel?s president Elliot Handler, came into contact with a popular, but very provocative German doll called ?Lili.? The wife Ruth Handler then decided on convincing her husband that Mattel considers marketing a tamed, teenage version of the German doll for America. It took Ruth Handler three years to finally make Barbie a reality in 1959. There w
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