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About RMeingast

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  1. Oh, oh... Looks like trouble is coming our way... Can't tell yet if they're friendlies or Sacha Baron Cohen and his film crew??? Anyway, it was nice interacting with y'all again... Just a few tidbits to leave you with before I go... "Kepi blanc" is the nickname for a Legionnaire... It simply means "white kepi" in English... Some Hollywood flicks, such as "Two Mules for Sister Sara," feature the Foreign Legion in Mexico in the 1860's. That was a time when the French ruled in Mexico and the Legion was there to enforce French rule. Anyway, the movie mentioned above, for example, regard the
  2. Will do. Along with Laurel and Hardy, Abbott and Costello, Ronald Coleman, Alan Ladd, Leslie Nielsen (Yes!), Phil Silvers, Nat King Cole (Yes, a kepi blanc), and many other Hollywood actors... Anyway, Marty Feldman and the rest of the Legion better get to protecting the message board from all the spam...
  3. Relative of Audrey Hepburn is suing a restaurant in Suzhou City, China, for "personality rights infringement." In English, the joint is called "Angel's Lakeview Garden Cafe," but in Chinese characters they use Audrey Hepburn's name. And inside, the greasy chopstick makes use of Audrey Hepburn in its decor, menu, etc. In related news, the Mexican-style Burrito restaurant in the same city, called "We Ain't Got No Stinkin' Tacos," with a "Treasure of the Sierra Madre" decor and menu, has hired a lawyer, just in case... Article about the Hepburn kerfuffle below: https://www.theepo
  4. Photo attached to my original post in this thread shows me (either on the left or the right, I can't remember?) with an ami and a dame. We're two kepis blancs in the Sahara, get lost, and accidentally discover the lost realm of Atlantis (ruled by Queen Antinea). Basically the plot of G.W. Pabst's film "L'Atlantide" from 1932. Itself a remake of the 1921 silent original by Jacques Feyder, based on the novel by Pierre Benoit... Anyway, this whole thing is a lame attempt at humour - I've been away from the message board for so long, that some might think I ran off and joined the Foreign Legi
  5. Haw, haw, haw... Yes, mon ami, you are obviously an older gentleman - as I am - to remember that song... As Maurice Chevalier sang: "Ah yes, I remember it well...". For you young'uns, the tune was released waaaaaaaaaaaay back in 1973 and sung by Maria Muldaur:
  6. Salut, was unaware of Ben M.'s alleged transgression but had a quick gander after reading your post. "The Lives of a Bengal Lancer" was a product of its time. Very loosely based on a book by an ex-Lancer officer (the officers and NCOs in the British Indian Army were mostly Brits and the common soldiers they commanded were Indian). Anyway, I think Ben M. can be forgiven. If anything, Ben M. should have related what infamous film reviewer Adolf Hitler said to Lord Halifax (British Foreign Secretary in 1937 at the time of his meeting with Hitler) about the movie (it was one of Hitler's favourit
  7. Howdy All! Just wanted to drop in for a bit so you all can see I'm still alive and tapping the QWERTY... Just been busy with life... My fellow Kepis blancs and I have been taking things a bit easy under the palms at the oasis and were able to catch some TCM on TV this week... Love the new host from Aussieland, Alicia Malone... (The OTHER new host is ok too...) Anyway, as I've said before, TCM is like a beautiful oasis in the desert of crap that is cable TV... Back to the Legion life, mes amis... Hope nobody is a fightin' and a trouble-makin' on the message board...
  8. Well, that's a good point. Here is what appears to be a publicity photo by Otto Dyar showing Lillian Roth and has the code number 787-2/15: http://www.auctiva.com/hostedimages/showimage.aspx?gid=375154&ppid=1122&image=687377347&images=687377347,687377310&formats=0,0&format=0 On the reverse of the photo, it states: "Mammy! -- Showing just how all blues singers at some time or other imitate Al Jolson. Lillian Roth, featured in Paramount's "Honey", is the girl who gives the mammy blues." http://www.auctiva.com/hostedimages/showimage.aspx?gid=375154&ppid=1122&imag
  9. No problem... Like to help, if I can... Check out this still from "Honey" - code number 787-245 - showing Nancy Carroll: http://www.ebay.com/itm/1940S-NANCY-CARROLL-in-HONEY-MOVIE-PHOTOGRAPH-/380852172766?pt=Art_Photo_Images&hash=item58ac8ef7de So it's either Carroll or Roth in the silhouette. Probably Roth, but further Sherlocking when I have time may find out conclusively. P.S. The site linked to above states the still is from the 1940's. That is mistaken as "Honey" is from 1930.
  10. Howdy, Think the clue to the silhouette photo is the movie still number in the lower right corner: 787-235. The movie studios had their own systems for organizing movie stills. Paramount marked their stills sequentially with numbers that correspond to each film. For example, this website lists the movie still code numbers for silents: http://www.silentfilmstillarchive.com/identify2.htm As far as I know, the movie still code 787 corresponds to the 1930 flick "Honey" (I've also seen the number 1241 on some stills but many with 787), starring Nancy Carroll, Lillian Roth, Mitzi Gree
  11. Yes, "Cat Ballou" is a favourite of mine. Maybe because TVO's "Saturday Night at the Movies" aired it fairly often. Found these lyrics here: Why are you weepin', weepin', sister? Where have your lovers all gone? ?I'm old and gray, and I've lost my way, All my tomorrows were yesterday? You've bartered your graces, For fine silks and laces - Your heart?s been sold For silver and gold, And now?you?are old! FYI, "SNAM" had its final show last Saturday. Very sad that after airing for almost 40 years, the show is over: http://snam.tvo.org/ The final three films
  12. I was very saddened to learn of this. My condolences go to his family and all his friends. I did exchange friendly PMs with Kyle and was very impressed by his knowledge. The loss of Kyle is very sad news for all the TCM community. An obituary from the Appleton Post-Crescent newspaper is here: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/postcrescent/obituary.aspx?n=kyle-kersten&pid=165897790#fbLoggedOut R.I.P. P.S. The obituary above does state a memorial fund has been created in memory of Kyle. But I don't know details.
  13. > {quote:title=FredCDobbs wrote:}{quote} > > In 1952, fathers worried about such things and wondered what kind of photos their young sons would stare at. Like George Brent's photos, for example?? (Not that there's anything wrong with BOTH MALES AND FEMALES staring at George Brent photos)
  14. > {quote:title=SansFin wrote:}{quote} > I thank you for your suggestion. > > There was an accident of some type which caused me to become a member of it. I had to ask that it be undone quickly because it meant receiving e-mails from strangers and that is a problem for me because of filtering. > > It appears to me that it is a social networking site for people who like movies. > > I prefer this forum as it is about movies first. I began this thread because I feel that it helps me to add perspective to a poster's opinions and suggestions if I know thei
  15. > {quote:title=lzcutter wrote:}{quote} > Color me confused. In the Loretta Young thread, TB has posted in response to another poster that dwelling on a star's shortcomings doesn't really help to have a better understanding of the star. > > I don't really see much difference between what TB says about Loretta Young in that thread and what ginnyfan is doing here with his appreciation of Virginia Wiedler. I don't know either, Lzcutter... I didn't read TB's posts about LY, just adding my two cents... Nothing for anybody to get excited over, anyway, I don't think...
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