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speedracer5

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    Errol Flynn's girlfriend in another life
  • Birthday 06/22/1984

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    Portland, OR Metro Area (West Side)
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    Young Gen-Xer. Bird owner. Classic film and television lover. Raised on night-time soaps and Nick at Nite. Life long 90210 and Dylan McKay fanatic. Proud Pacific Northwest native. I also love antiques, trying new cocktails, wines, and beers, and traveling. I love Disneyland.

    Favorites: Actor- Errol Flynn | Actress: Lucille Ball | Movie: The Long, Long Trailer | TV Show: I Love Lucy

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  1. The other backlot winner was Claudette Colbert. She was up against Carole Lombard.
  2. I love Bette Davis and all, but I feel like we’ve had a glut of marathons of her films recently. First her SOTM tribute in November, then I think just last week, there was a daytime tribute to her films; and I’m fairly certain she was featured during the day in either March or April. At this point, I only want to see “Beyond the Forest.” Everything else I own or have already recorded!
  3. I also know that you could use he or she in the sentence, it should be “who.” If him or her is grammatically correct, It should be “whom.”
  4. http://www.tcm.com/schedule/weekly.html?tz=PST&sdate=2020-08-01 http://www.tcm.com/schedule/weekly.html?tz=PST&sdate=2020-08-08 http://www.tcm.com/schedule/weekly.html?tz=PST&sdate=2020-08-15 http://www.tcm.com/schedule/weekly.html?tz=PST&sdate=2020-08-22 http://www.tcm.com/schedule/weekly.html?tz=PST&sdate=2020-08-29 The links keep working and then not working... If the schedule comes up blank, this might work: http://www.tcm.com/schedule/august2020.html 1 Barbara Stanwyck 2 Rock Hudson 3 Rita Hayworth 4 SZ Sakall 5 Ann Miller 6 Burt Lancaster 7 Sylvia Sidney 8 Charlie Chaplin 9 Goldie Hawn 10 Norma Shearer 11 Sammy Davis Jr 12 Lana Turner 13 John Barrymore 14 Steve McQueen 15 Nina Foch 16 Cary Grant 17 Maureen O'Hara 18 Warren Beatty 19 Dolores Del Rio 20 William Powell 21 Diana Dors 22 John Wayne 23 Bette Davis 24 George Raft 25 Anne Shirley 26 Laurence Olivier 27 Claudette Colbert 28 Paul Henreid 29 Eva Marie Saint 30 Charlton Heston 31 Alain Delon
  5. I liked Lemmon & Matthau in The Odd Couple; but I think this is a rare case where the TV Show was better than the movie. Tony Randall is the ultimate Felix Unger, imo.
  6. I like Jack Lemmon in pretty much everything, except “Under the Yum Yum Tree.” I hated that movie and his character.
  7. I have What’s Up Doc? On my DVR as well. I was considering watching that one next. Has anyone seen “The Cat’s Meow” from 2001? Is it good?
  8. I have seen Paper Moon. I loved that film. Black and White was also the right artistic decision. It's hard to believe that Tatum O'Neal was only 10 years old in this film, even though obviously, by looking at her, she's 10 years old. She more than held her own with her adult co-stars.
  9. The Last Picture Show (1971) I'm listening to both the TCM Podcast, The Plot Thickens, about Peter Bogdanovich and the new season of You Must Remember This about Bogdanovich's ex-wife, Polly Platt. I decided to watch The Last Picture Show as a companion piece to both podcasts. This film turned out to be a life-changing experience for both Bogdanovich and Platt. Plus, I've always wanted to see this movie and for whatever reason, I hadn't gotten around to it yet. I doubt I need to go into the plot much, as I'm sure a majority of people here have seen this film. In a nutshell, The Last Picture Show, is about a group of people living in the depressing town of Anarene, TX in 1951. This town is thisclose to being a ghost town. Almost all the storefronts are boarded up. There seem to be exactly four businesses still open: a pool hall/bar; a diner; a gas station; and a one-screen movie theater. Every building is in disrepair. None of the businesses seem to have more than two customers at a time. In the diner, the waitress is also the cook. This town is so miserable, it's a wonder why anyone lives there at all. In The Plot Thickens, Bogdanovich said that when he and Platt were scouting locations, they were trying to find the most rundown, depressing looking town possible--the type of town where people don't live there because they want to, they live there because they're stuck. Bogdanovich and Platt visited the tiny town of Archer City, TX, the hometown of Larry McMurtry. McMurtry was the author of The Last Picture Show novel and was co-writing the screenplay with Bogdanovich. Bogdanovich and Platt liked the town, but to make it look even more stark and somber, Bogdanovich and Platt considered painting all the buildings grey. But what Bogdanovich really wanted to do, was shoot the film in black and white. He sought advice from his friend and mentor, Orson Welles, who said matter of factly, "Of course you'll shoot it in black and white." Black and white was definitely the right artistic choice. I cannot imagine this film in color, it wouldn't convey the desperation and direness of the characters' lives and situations. Friends Duane (Jeff Bridges) and Sonny (Timothy Bottoms) are best friends and high school seniors. Duane is dating the prettiest girl in school, Jacy (Cybil Shepherd). Sonny is dating Charlene at the beginning of the film, but they break up within the first 10 minutes as it's obvious that Sonny is not into her at all--despite her willingness to do anything that would possibly make him desire her. Jacy's issue is that she's a virgin and at first, feels pressure to remain chaste. Her mother, Lola (Ellen Burstyn), I got the idea that she was the bored housewife and got around with the various men in town. She encourages her daughter to marry up. But unlike many mothers in movies who tell their daughters to marry rich, I didn't get the idea that she was telling her this as a means to move up in class, but as a means to get out of their depressing town. Lola, I feel must have settled and as a result, she's stuck in that town--even though it seems that the family is relatively well off. As the film progresses, Jacy seems to lose her anxiety over being a virgin. Sonny's conflict is that he becomes embroiled in an affair with Ruth Popper (Cloris Leachman), the wife of his basketball coach. Ruth is in an unhappy marriage, because her husband is in the closet--and presumably, she is in a sexless marriage. Sonny and Ruth have one of the most awkward, unsexy sex scenes I have ever seen in a movie. Then, there is Sam the Lion (Ben Johnson), the proprietor of the pool hall/bar. It seems that Sam is the glue that holds together the remaining pieces, i.e. the things that give the town any sense of life whatsoever. He owns the diner run by Genevive (Eileen Brennan) and he helps operate the movie theater. The movie theater is really the only thing left in that town that keeps the town from being completely cut off from the outside world. I loved this movie. The characters were all very interesting, I loved the black and white, I loved the music. I am looking forward to purchasing my own copy and watching this again.
  10. I've never actually seen The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. It doesn't seem to be a show that was ever rerun on any channels that I had, and I don't recall it ever being part of the Nick at Nite lineup (at least when I watched). But I love Ricky Nelson! "Poor Little Fool" is a great song. I also love "Hello Mary Lou" and "Travelin' Man." Then, there's one of my favorite moments in The Parent Trap: (The wind and rain blows through the girls' isolation cabin and blows all of Susan's photos all over the place. Sharon helps Susan pick them up and grabs a photo of Ricky Nelson. SHARON: Is this your boyfriend? SUSAN: Ricky Nelson?! I wish he was! That's how I would feel too, if I had been a teen in the late 50s-early 60s.
  11. Lol. I usually tried to get my homework done in the afternoon before "my shows" on Nick-at-Nite, which started at 8pm. I usually did my homework while watching my afternoon shows. But if I still had work to do, I worked on it on my parents' bed when I was banished to the back of the house to watch Nick at Nite on the black and white TV.
  12. For the record, “Guardians of the Galaxy” was a really good FILM. There, I said it.
  13. Lol. I always send this gif to my husband when I want that extra reassurance, Lol.
  14. A new American Masters episode about Mae West is debuting on PBS on June 16. 8/7 CST. https://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/mae-west-dirty-blonde-about/12370/ I'm looking forward to this. I've only seen part of 1 of Mae's films-- but she's very interesting to me. I wish she and Jean Harlow had made a film together where West played Harlow's mother.
  15. I call shenanigans on the seashells! I have never found large, completely intact, shells on the beach.
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