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About deborahwakid11

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  1. Hi, Britbrain1: I guess I'm not the only one with log-in problems. Mentioning "Man of La Mancha" made me think of two absolute other dogs as musicals. I like Peter O'Toole normally, and I think he did do his own singing, but he was the only one, I believe. I could be wrong about that, too. No wonder it bombed. That role should have been Richard Kiley's, whom I saw do it on stage. I was in the fifth row on the aisle at McCormick Place in Chicago. Especially after seeing the play, I could not understand studios thinking, especially since Kiley had done some credible acting in films
  2. Hi, Edgdrv: My picks would be that horrible sequel to "Grease," "Grease 2." How Michelle Pfieffer survived that film, I do not know. Worst transformation of a Broadway hit to the movies would be a tie, both of them Lerner and Lowe musicals: "Brigadoon" and "Paint Your Wagon." I don't think the musical version of "Camelot" is all that great either, except for Richard Harris. From what I read, "Brigadoon" was originally purchased by Louis B. Mayer for Katheryn Grayson and Howard Keel. However, after Mayer was kicked out, the studio made a big mistake of turning the film into a da
  3. Dear Kimbo3200 Here is a little extra information I have on Dion Anthony Fay. I remember reading about this stuff about the pornographic material. I also know he wrote a story for "Confidential" magazine, called "Why Does My Mother Hate Me?" This was around 1960 or so, and after that, Stanwyck wouldn't speak to him. By this time, Fay had a wife and son to support. That is why he wrote the article. If I remember correctly, Frank Fay died around 1961, and he died intestate. As amazing as it may seem, he left a sizable estate. After a lot of legal wrangling, Dion inherited his fath
  4. Hi, Cowboytony: Most of these movie blunders mentioned, I have never noticed (example, watches in "Spartacus." Also, no matter how many times I've watched, I have never once noticed the Greyhound Bus that is supposed to appear at the end of the Gary Cooper Western, "High Noon." The only movie I ever noticed a blooper in was the movie "Ice Castles," starring Robby Benson and Lynn Holly Johnson. Johnson plays a figure skater who loses her eyesight. Anyway, they are all sitting down at a table talking, and all of a sudden, a microfilm starts falling down from the ceiling, right in
  5. Dear Feaito: No one ever looked at those movies for any kind of plot. They looked at the movies to see Ginger and Fred dance and to listen to the music. I've seen all ten of their films, and only two had any kind of plot. One was "Roberta," which was based on the Jerome Kern play of same name. Clifton Webb was among those in original stage play. The other is the "Story of Vernon and Irene Castle," which was about a real-life couple. Other than that, the movies were pure fluff, and I love it. You're right in that their lightweight plots, Fernando. However, compared to the junk
  6. Hi, KeithfromKC: I agree with you about smoking. I have never found smoking sexy or appealing, but back in those days, people did find it appealing. I'm sure cigarette companies paid to have their products shown in the movies. The fan magazines were loaded with cigarette ads. I found one of my old magazines that had Rosalind Russell plugging (Lucky Strikes, I think) in an advertisement, talking about how your grateful throat will love these cigarettes. Considering Roz died from throat cancer, I found that especially ironic. As for smoking in the movies in general, I ran across an
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