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About bagladymimi

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  1. When I think of the movies that I am continually drawn to, Billy Wilder, Michael Curtiz, and Frank Capra automatically pop into my head. When I think of movies that have overwhelmed me, David Lean, William Wyler, and Frank Capra are my picks. I do think that Billy Wilder was probably the most talented film maker we ever had. He could do it all. He was so clever with every aspect of the creating process and actually thought up so many of the ideas that he made into feature length films. It is amazing what he did. The movies that these five men made continue to entertain me even after watchi
  2. Could you be referring to a scene from "Monkey Business" after Ginger Rogers takes the "youth potion" and reverts to childhood behavior? I can't remember this particular scene but it seems to me that Grant (also having taken the potion) says something like that to Rogers and I can almost hear her saying that "Goodness has nothing to do with it." I haven't seen that movie in years but that may be what you are looking for. Good luck!
  3. I wondered tonight when "The Essentials," which has become a Saturday night ritual for me, did not begin with the usual Robert Osborne logo, but with Ben's logo instead. Even if I don't want to watch the movie, I still tune in to see what the hosts are saying about it. Although I miss Robert, I hope Ben is reading this, so that I can tell him what a great job he is doing. It has been amazing to see him grow into his role as host. When he began appearing on Saturday afternoons, Ben was a little stiff. But that has gradually disappeared and he seems right at home in front of the camera. I parti
  4. I was very impressed with the work of W C Menzies. After watching John Grisham's embarrassing performance regarding TCM's Spotlight on Southern Writers in November, I was delighted to see James Curtis discuss his book and Menzies' life with intelligence and enthusiasm. All of Menzies' work was impressive, especially GWTW, but I also had never seen "Ivy." Loved the "story boards" on this movie. Menzies basically changed the way that movies were presented in the theater. I can't imagine what those films would have looked like without his touch. I was fascinated by the subject and as a result hav
  5. Yes, you heard her correctly. Only, she is not correct. The male lead in the film is Joel McCrea. Joseph Cotten is not in this movie. Doesn't TCM preview these intros before they are shown? And that is Walter Brennan and she didn't mention him.
  6. Does anyone know what the painting is that is hanging in the entrance hall in Johnny and Lina's house? It is not actually seen until the detectives come to talk to Johnny (Cary Grant) about Beaky's (Nigel Bruce) death. As the detectives are waiting, one of them is staring at the painting. It is modern art and very interesting. Being "suspicious" of Hitchcock's ulterior motives, I wondered what it is supposed to represent. I do know that our focus wouldn't have been drawn to it, if we weren't meant to see something in the art that pertains to the movie. Or am I just making "much ado about nothi
  7. Sorry I have been gone for a while and have missed so much. Good to see all the familiar names and Forums (Candids, etc.)

  8. I thoroughly enjoyed this interview. Can't imagine what it must have been like to be at that dinner at Lucille Ball's house with the unusual assortment of talented people. What a charmer Robert Osborne was then and is now. There are times when I may not want to see the movie that is being shown on TCM but I tune in to see what he has to say about it. So often he has details about the stars and the behind the scenes drama that you won't see in print. What we saw tonight is that Mr. Osborne is as charming in person as he is on the TV screen. He gives all the credit to "luck." I don't think
  9. Love that picture of Jackie Coogan. Thanks, Joe. I have been away for awhile, but am back to stay. Hope you had a great holiday season! Mimi
  10. Joe, Thank you so much for the pictures of Ruth Hussey. I always liked her and didn't get to see enough of her. Also, I had no idea that there were two Brandos. I didn't know that they were related, etc. Although Brando was not one of my favorites, I did like her very much. I have missed seeing your e-mails. Late one night I did something on my computer with "cookies" or something like that, and it has kept me from receiving your e-mails. I have an old e-mail that I keep clicking on and it gets me into your e-mails. My son will fix this for me as soon as he can get by here. Thank
  11. Jack, One of my favorite expressions in Rebecca, is when George Sanders utters the line "foul play" when speaking in the car to Max and his bride. In fact, I think Favell represents how Rebecca felt about the "lower classes." Since in Citizen Kane, Welles is modeled on Hearst, do you think that Hearst felt the same way? I can't say that I got that feeling about Kane from Welles' performance.
  12. James, I know that Hitchcock made two movies with Miles, but am unfamiliar with anything that went on between them otherwise. Neither of these movies were amongst my favorites, so I have never read anything about them. What did Hitchcock do?
  13. I totally agree with you. Can you enlarge it from this internet image?
  14. What a fabulous picture, Joe. Do you suppose she was drinking the champagne right from the bottle? It looks like she was and that it wasn't improving her mood. I wonder if she was involved with Sinatra at this point. That would explain a lot.
  15. Love it and very true. I just like to look at Ray Danton! LOL back atcha!
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