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Everything posted by erzbet

  1. Whoever thought Jeanette MacDonald didn't have sex appeal needs to be checked into an emergency room! Ernst Lubitsch used her to great advantage in her first film, THE LOVE PARADE. She was named the "Lingerie Queen" back in her early career..and her charms were very evident in a scene in LOVE ME TONIGHT when she and her doctor exchange notes about her health. She definitely scored as temptress NINA MARIA, the Spanish spy who charmed Warren Wiliams' Col. DeRougemont in no uncertain terms..i.e. "Have i EVER been "unapproachable to you, monsieur?!" She could burn up the screen, w/o a
  2. Dear TCM, Thanks so much for honoring Jeanette today, her birthday, and featuring so many of her films. It was especially lovely to see SMILIN' THRU, the 1941 MGM featur
  3. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous photos of Miss Garbo. They are wonderful..but that composite you created was absolutely smashing! Great work!
  4. Hi, Mongo, Thanks for that splendid candid of Jeanette and Clark Gable on the set of SAN FRANCISCO. You are right, Gable did not care for Jeanette and chewed garlic in the love scenes. However, he did respect her because she went "off picture", waiting for him to be available to play **** Norton in SAN FRANCISCO.
  5. Shearer heaven: http://www.divasthesite.com
  6. Is that Ronald Colman in the back row?! Clara Bow in front and Doug Fairbanks, Sr. next to Ronnie? Message was edited by: erzbet
  7. Yes! It may take a while but keep trying. I requested MAD ABOUT MEN (the sequel to the charming MIRANDA mermaid film with Glynnis Johns). It took about 3 months,..but TCM came through. Delighted me no end as I'd never seen it in 40 yrs of tv watching.
  8. Masterful portrait of Mr. Barrymore. Thank you, Mongo, for all these great pictures!
  9. SWEETHEARTS (MGM 1938) in Technicolor is on TCM USA tonight. Check your local listings! Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy star in this tuneful modern day dress musical with music by Victor Herbert. Cast also includes: Frank Morgan, Mischa Auer, Herman Bing, Florence Rice, Gene Lockhart, Kathleen Lockhart, Reginald Gardner, George Barbier and a host of others. Out of this world color (MGM's first Technicolor film). Not on DVD, so fire up your Recorder or VHS machine.
  10. What a cute story! I've always liked the name Jeanette..has a graceful charm to it. Thanks for sharing. .
  11. Hi! Glad you enjoyed the Jeanette photos. Always a pleasure to meet another Jeanette fan. You're so right about SWEETHEARTS tonight! I just bought a DVD Recorder and have finally mastered its operation and can't wait to tape SWEETHEARTS! I've lost track of how many times I've seen it in the past 48 years but I do remember the time I first saw it on the wide screen (back in the 1960s). It was tremendous. Dazzling color and to see J and N in Technicolor was out of this world. Happy viewing tonite!
  12. Just a tiny portion of BEAUTIFUL OHIO was used as background music in SWEETHEARTS (MGM 1938).
  13. Yes, I liked Clash of the Titans. The effects were well done (espec. the Harpies) but that metallic owl was just so blasted d u m b! Perseus wasn't bad but Andromeda left a lot to be desired. Enjoyed Maggie Smith and Burgess Meredith..but Olivier seemed to be sleepwalking thru his scenes.
  14. Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy dancing at the MayDay fair in MAYTIME - supreme romance! Don Ameche and Gene Tierney waltzing to the strains of The Merry Widow Waltz in HEAVEN CAN WAIT..so beautiful and so touching. Ty Power and Linda Darnell dancing to EL SOMBRERO BLANCO in THE MARK OF ZORRO. What a wonderful couple they make! Fred and Ginger dancing the CARIOCA in Flying down to Rio.
  15. Thanks for the info, Catwoman915.
  16. Mad About Men with Glynnis Johns (the second "Miranda" the mermaid movie. So Long at the Fair with Jean Simmons (shown recently). I'd never even heard of SLATF in 52 years of movie watching so discovering it on TCM was a real treat. Very entertaining and highly recommended. Thanks, TCM!
  17. TCM used this phrase in the Word of Mouth promos (I think..could be wrong. Its been a while since I've heard it). My question: Who said it about whom? Thank you!
  18. The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler was wonderful! Taut, gripping performances, splendid all around. A true story that never would have come to light but for 4 students who became curious after reading about Irena. The film was crisply directed, beautifully photographed. Anna Paquin was especially good as Irena. I remember in the golden days of tv (back in the late 50's early 60's) when a Hallmark Hall of Fame tv presentation was an e v e n t! This certainly restored the luster to the sometimes less than sterling HHoF movies in the past. I rarely attend modern movies because 1) the
  19. Au contraire, Mongo. Not "old"..you are distinguished! Good seeing you on TCM and thanks for all those great stills and info on the stars.
  20. Random Harvest with Greer Garson and Ronald Colman. Wonderful chemistry between them. Love Affair with Irene Dunne and Charles Boyer. Need I say more? History is Made at Night with Jean Arthur and Charles Boyer. The scene in the restaurant with the hand puppets. The Ghost and Mrs. Muir - Gene Tierney and Rex Harrison -- chemistry and charm galore! The Quiet Man -- John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara's best film. My Favorite Wife with Irene Dunne and Cary Grant Maytime with Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy - the entire Mayday sequence. Portrait of Jennie - Joseph Cotten and Jennifer Jones
  21. Hadn't seen this movie in over 35 years so had forgotten most of it. Starts slowly but builds and holds the attention once they arrive at Red Gap. Charles L was terrific..but I also enjoyed Charlie Ruggles and Zazu Pitts. Thanks for showing it, TCM!
  22. THE LONG, LONG TRAILER is my favorite Lucille Ball film. The newlywed premise is given a fun twist when Nicky and Tracy decide to start married life in a trailer and hit the road. Lucy and Desi look fabulous in color..and the outdoor scenes (especially Yosemite) are wonderful. Fave scenes: going up that steep, steep grade, with all those hidden rocks suddenly bustin' loose all over..and who can forget Desi, driving the trailer and singing about their upcoming dinner while Lucy is being slammed and tossed about the kitchen.with condiments and lettuce and everything else flying all over the
  23. Goldensilents, thanks for that YouTube clip. Miss Susan Boyle, the lady from Scotland with the incredible voice, is fantastic. I just hope she stands her guns and doesn't let all the razzle/dazzle swamp her good sense. She's like a breath of fresh air amidst all the phoney glitz that passes for "talent" these days! She was on the Larry King program a day or so ago and sang a cappella...flawlessly.
  24. I remember when THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ was first going to be broadcast on tv and what a commotion it made. It became a yearly event and eagerly anticipated by viewers (long before the advent of VCRs). Apart from the grand entertainment that it is for the entire family (a rarity these days!), I think I loved the message that "there's no place like home"..but also the message that what you hanker for...a brain, courage, a heart...are ALREADY inside you...if you just dig deep enough. Also, I loved the Wizard's remark to Dorothy (paraphrasing here) "Its not how you love, its how you are
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