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rtemilynguyen

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  1. I've added 3 new entries to blog. Here's a little breakdown: - A bizarre 1 minute clip of Singapore Woman - Charlie Chan was somewhat progressive for its time - "The Picture of Dorian Gray" with Hurd Hatfield--It's also quite a personal entry. More entries to come!
  2. I've added 3 new entries to blog just a few weeks back. These roles are a little more pronounced than the previous entries. One from a Fritz Lang film, one with David Niven and Arthur Treacher, and one with Spencer Tracy. Also since today is Veteran's Day, Douglas Walton played a lot of military soldiers in his career (at least 12 roles). In actuality, he did served in the US Army during World War II. In 1941 he joined the US Army and trained in Camp Roberts where he was a member of Company D, 76th Infantry Battalion. He did very well and gained the rank of Private First Class (PFC)
  3. Thank you, Wayne! I'm trying my best to tell Douglas Walton's life story through my blog. Probably not a lot of people will read it, but at least the material is out there now. Perhaps someday someone or a group will tell the stories and achievements by Dwight Frye, James Gleason, and Vera-Ellen!
  4. I've added 2 new entries into the blog. Basically more Douglas Walton bit parts, but one has a clip with Fred Astaire in it and the other is an entry that's somewhat Sessue Hayakawa focused. Also I see that The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945) will be airing on TCM on October 16 AND November 15. That's a WEIRD COINCIDENCE!!! Douglas Walton's birthday is on October 16 and the day of his death is on November 15. I don't know if TCM did this on purpose or what, but I find this quite unusual. But for the record, his actual birthday was on October 17, 1909. Not October 16,
  5. I've added four new entries into the blog, mostly of Douglas Walton's tiny appearances in films. So far I'm just putting out the small roles first as they're easier to write lol; chunky ones will be for later. These entries also have video clips of Bette Davis, Ronald Reagan, Lloyd Bridges, and Yvonne De Carlo. If anyone is interested, enjoy! https://douglaswaltonactor.blogspot.com/
  6. That's right! He essentially played the same roles in both those movies. Though I felt he had more character development in BAD LANDS considering that he stayed around up until the end of the film as oppose to THE LOST PATROL where he was one of the first to get killed off. There was also a small side conflict between him and Noah Beery Jr.'s character in the story. And I thought Robert Barrat was a bit too...friendly towards Walton lol. Also I notice a lot of internet sources stated that John Ford directed BAD LANDS. In actuality it was Lew Landers who directed it, not John Ford. J
  7. Remember Douglas Walton as Percy Shelley (left) in the prologue scene of "Bride of Frankenstein?" Maybe lol. He also appeared in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931), Count of Monte Cristo (1934), Mary of Scotland (1936), Murder, My Sweet (1944) and The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945). Considering that I've watched him in more than 45 movies (there's an estimated total of 60) and have done a considerable amount of research on his life, I decided to create a blog dedicated to him. Check it out below! https://douglaswaltonactor
  8. I thought this may be a good time to give this thread a boost. Major thanks to those who've seen the Hurd Hatfield Tribute and liked this thread
  9. This may sound silly, but I've made a tribute video to Hurd Hatfield who was best known as the title character for "The Picture of Dorian Gray" (1945). This video is a compilation of selected "available" works that showcases some of his best performances and versatile acting career. With so many brilliant scenes, composing this video proved to be quite difficult when limiting it to under 15 minutes. It's not the most perfect thing in the world and definitely has some technical flaws, but it's still a labor of love! Here's the vid (right-click and open in new tab/window) : http://dai.l
  10. Thanks for the appreciation everyone! With full honesty, I didn't think this picture would be sold at such a high price because of some of the spotted damages and the worned condition of the canvas (and yes I was pretty frustrated when I saw the fold on the corner). But lo and behold, there are people out there who understand the significance of this painting, meaning I guess this movie along with Hurd Hatfield isn't completely swapped over by Ben Barnes' 2009 Dorian Gray (Ben did a great job as Dorian, but the movie was completely horrendous!). Plus, it's still a very nice painting, especi
  11. BOTTOM LINE: "Emotionless" Dorian Gray was 100% on Albert Lewin's direction. Lewin would stop rolling the cameras once Hurd makes a slight movement on his face (that's what Angela Lansbury said in the Bluray/DVD commentary). And yes, Hurd didn't like his experience with Dorian Gray because he wanted to give a more emotional performance, but alas the director's power overrides that of the actor's. Hurd was actually a very good actor and was WAY BETTER in a lot of other things he's in (I can make that assessment because I've watched well over 40 things this guy is in). Also, it took
  12. Thank you! Glad you enjoyed the photos. The Dorian Gray painting meant a lot to me. I researched on the whereabouts of it for a couple of months only to find info on where it used to be. When I found out about where the picture would be auctioned at back in March of this year (it was through Pinterest lol), I knew I had to see it in real-life for myself; it was a once in a life time opportunity. I don't know exactly why I feel so strongly over this painting. I guess it's just simply a really pretty picture that captured (or accentuated) the beauty of Hurd Hatfield. Where it went after
  13. Everyone knows that the frightfully spectacular Ivan Albright painting of Dorian Gray is permanently on display at the Art Institute of Chicago. What about the beautifully exquisite Henrique Medina version? BEATS ME!!! BUT it was briefly on display from March 11 to March 20, 2015 at Christie's in the Rockefeller Center in NYC...and sold for a whopping $149,000!!!! During that time period, I took the opportunity to see it live. I was so close to the picture that I could fully marvel at all of the soft paint strokes. Plus, it's a real treat seeing all of the details that w
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