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Everything posted by coffeedan

  1. Cash, the song is titled "High and Low," and you can also hear a little bit of it sung at the cast party following the premiere in the film.
  2. Friday's question: What Warner Bros. classic was set to start shooting with Irene Dunne as the female lead before Bette Davis campaigned for the part? Good luck!
  3. Thursday's question: What actor did author James Hilton originally want to play the title role in the film adaptation of his novel Goodbye Mr. Chips? Good luck!
  4. Dead on, vallo! It was Mary Pickford, whose real name was Gladys Smith, hence the nickname.
  5. Wednesday's question: What screen legend was nicknamed "The Glad Girl" by her close friends and associates? (Hint: It was a play on her real name.) Good luck!
  6. Good guesses, all . .. but incorrect. Yesterday's answer: Pathe Inc. promoted its crowing rooster as "The Oldest Star in Pictures," first registered as a trademark around 1900.
  7. Tuesday's question: What film company promoted its mascot as "The Oldest Star in Pictures"? Good luck!
  8. Right on the button, feaito! "Carving napkin rings" was the answer I was looking for.
  9. Monday's question: In the 1939 movie DESTRY RIDES AGAIN, what does Tom Destry Jr. (James Stewart) do for a hobby? (Be specific!) Good luck!
  10. Greetings, everybody! Here I am, my computer surrounded by the usual collection of books, DVDs, videotapes, pre-war magazines, and miscellaneous notes that inspire the trivia you see on these boards. Just a minute while I adjust these stacks so they won't fall over, and we'll go right into this week's movie trivia . . .
  11. Friday's question: Who was the only film actor to receive an Academy Award in person without giving an acceptance speech? Good luck!
  12. Thursday's question: What cinematic invention is exhibitor Richard Hollingshead, Jr. noted for? Good luck!
  13. Hmmm . . . not quite. Yesterday's answer: Ernest Hemingway's favorite film adaptation of his own work was Mark Hellinger's 1946 production of THE KILLERS -- at least the first 15 minutes of the film which stuck quite closely to Hemingway's original story. John Huston adapted Hemingway's story for the screen, but couldn't take screen credit because he was under contract to Warner Brothers at the time. Years later, Hemingway told Huston that he felt that THE KILLERS was the best adaptation of his own work. Huston then revealed he had done the adaptation, and then -- as Huston related
  14. Wednesday's question: What was reportedly Ernest Hemingway's favorite adaptation of his own work? Good luck! Message was edited by: coffeedan
  15. Good job, belylou!!!!!! You are correct!!!!!!!
  16. I think it had something to do with the way cars were constructed in the old days. On many 4-passenger models, the driver's side front door did not open -- a feature carried over well into the 1920s. So you had to slide out the passenger side regardless, and I guess people continued the practice just out of habit.
  17. Tuesday's question: What Alfred Hitchcock film was promoted with the tagline: "Don't give away the ending -- it's the only one we have"? Good luck!
  18. Good guesses . . . but incorrect. Yesterday's answer: Jean Harlow, whom George Cukor directed in DINNER AT EIGHT (1933).
  19. Monday's question: What film actress, according to director George Cukor, "was very soft about her toughness"? Good luck!
  20. Happy Halloween, everybody! No scary stories from me this week, though I have a good family story I just finished telling on another website. I told this for the first time in public for a genealogy club I used to belong to, whose members used to beg me to retell it to their friends. I posted it on the Internet about five years ago, but I don't think I've shared it with my friends and fellow posters here, so let me tell you how my grandmother bobbed her hair . . . Grandma told me she was 18 or 19 at the time, which meant this would have happened in 1920 or 1921. Bobbed hair was just be
  21. In the November issue of Now Playing, TCM's program guide, I counted 262 movies that are closed-captioned -- about 75 percent of TCM's programming for the month. That includes almost all the movies that TCM owns outright. And they're working on CCing Robert Osborne's intros and outros to their prime-time offerings as well. Compared to other cable channels, I think TCM has bent over backwards for its hearing-impaired viewers. As for the other films that TCM leases (and that includes most of the Hitchcock titles they're showing this month), remember that TCM is only as good as the companie
  22. Friday's question: Betty Grable was known as "The Girl with the Million Dollar Legs," but what movie dancer had her legs insured for $5,000,000 at the peak of her career? Good luck!
  23. Thursday's question: In what film does Claire Trevor say "You gave me my first drink, Johnny"? Good luck!
  24. Good guess, feaito! You are correct! Rex Ingram's aversion to Mayer even went as far as the opening credits of his films, which were labeled as "Metro-Goldwyn" releases.
  25. Wednesday's question: What influential MGM director specified in his contract that the name of Louis B. Mayer not be mentioned in connection with any of his films? Good luck!
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