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  1. Hi;

     

    It is a lot easier for my arthritic hands to keep the caps. No harm intended. By the way,  Los Angeles has the greatest number of historic movie theaters that still stand.  There are wonderful books on the subject. When I was younger, I was involved in Historic Preservation. Now, that I am older, I live in the Antelope Valley, which is a lot quieter.  .the Wiltern Theatre almost became a parking lot.  A lot of brave people saved it.  WE lost the terrific Black and Gold Tera Cotta Richfield Building in the early 70s.it was quite an Art DEco gem.  It was such a loss. Our buildings were up to 13 stories then due to the fear of EarthQuake damage.

     

    Thank you.

     

    ArpiRose

  2. Hi;

     

    It is a lot easier for my arthritic hands to keep the caps. No harm intended. By the way,  Los Angeles has the greatest number of historic movie theaters that still stand.  There are wonderful books on the subject. When I was younger, I was involved in Historic Preservation. Now, that I am older, I live in the Antelope Valley, which is a lot quieter.  .the Wiltern Theatre almost became a parking lot.  A lot of brave people saved it.  WE lost the terrific Black and Gold Tera Cotta Richfield Building in the early 70s.it was quite an Art DEco gem.  It was such a loss. Our buildings were up to 13 stories then due to the fear of EarthQuake damage.

     

    Thank you.

     

    ArpiRose

  3. BEGINNING JUNE 2ND THERE WILL BE THE 36TH ANNUAL "THE LAST REMAINING SEATS" AT THE CLASSIC MOVIE PLACES MOSTLY AT DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES.

    THE FIRST FILM WILL BE "MR SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON" AT THE LOS ANGELES THEATRE.  THE TICKETS ARE $20.OO PER EVENT UNLESS YOU ARE A CONSERVANCY MEMBER.  THE EVENTS PROCEEDS GO TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION IN THE LOS ANGELES .THE CONSERVANCY HAS DONE TERRIFIC  THINGS SAVING IMPORTANT HISTORIC BUILDING SUCH AS THE GRAND ART DECO WILTERN THEATRE/PALLIISER BUILDING AT WILSHIRE AND WESTERN AVENUES.  IT WAS ONCE A SHOWCASE THETRE FOR WARNER BROTHERS FILMS DURING THE 1930S AND 40S.IF ANYBODY LIVES OR LIVED IN LOS ANGELES YOU WOULD KNOW WHAT AN IMPORTANT ARCHITECTURAL GEM IT IS. T SPARKLES IN ITS TURQUOISE SPLENDOR. I WILL POST SOME PHOTOS OF IT. I.  FINALLY, THE CONSERVANCY BECAME AN ADVOCACY GROUP TO FIGHT BEURACRATS IN THE CITY AND THE OWNERS TO SAVE IT AND OTHER SIGNIFICANT THEATERES SUCH AS THE LOS ANGELES AND THE ORPHEUM THEATERS..IT WAS ALMOST DEMOLISHED 

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  4. HERE IS MY POINT.  ON APRIL 30TH, THERE ARE  SEVEN WILLIAM HOLDEN FILMS ON THE SCHEDULE, WHCIH CARRIES OVER TO MAY 1ST.  NOW, THERE WERE AT LEAST FIVE DAYS DEVOTED TO HOLDEN, WHICH INCLUDED SOME ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE FILMS THAT HE MADE. I WILL GO BACK AND COUNT HOW MANY HOLDEN FILMS WSERE SHOWN DURING APRIL.  APPARENTLY, MANKEWITZ WAS SO ENAMORED WITH STEPHANIE POWERS. MOSTLY,  SHE WAS TALKING ABOUT HOLDEN FILMS , WHICH  AT A TIME THAT SHE HAD NO RELATIONSHIP WITH HOLDEN.THE WHOLE EXPERIENCE WAS TOTALLY NAUSEATING. I WOULD SAY TCM PLAYED ABOUT 40 HOLDEN FILMS.

  5. HERE IS MY POINT.  ON APRIL 30TH, THERE ARE  SEVEN WILLIAM HOLDEN FILMS ON THE SCHEDULE, WHICH CARRIES OVER TO MAY 1ST.  NOW, THERE WERE AT LEAST FIVE DAYS DEVOTED TO HOLDEN, WHICH INCLUDED SOME ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE FILMS THAT HE MADE. I WILL GO BACK AND COUNT HOW MANY HOLDEN FILMS WERE SHOWN DURING APRIL.  APPARENTLY, MANKEWITZ WAS SO ENAMORED WITH STEPHANIE POWERS. MOSTLY,  SHE WAS TALKING ABOUT HOLDEN FILMS , WHICH  AT A TIME THAT SHE HAD NO RELATIONSHIP WITH HOLDEN.THE WHOLE EXPERIENCE WAS TOTALLY NAUSEATING. I WOULD SAY TCM PLAYED ABOUT 40 HOLDEN FILMS.

  6. I ONLY STATED THAT THE FIRST OF HER FILM START ON MAY 10TH, NOT EARLIER. 

    BOY DID THEY SHOW SO MANY HOLDEN FILMS AT BEGINNING OF APRIL. IT MADE ME SO SICK.   WHY IS HE SO IMPORTANT? I SEE HIM AS A PRETTY AWFUL ACTOR. GLENN FORD IS BETTER THAN HE.  TCM SHOLD HAVE TRIBUTES TO CAROLE LOMBARD AS WELL.  EVERYBODY SEEMS TO FORGET HER.  SHE WAS ONE OF THE GREATEST COMEDIENNES AS WELL AS A GREAT DRAMATIC ACTRESS.  

    ALL THAT I CAN SEE  IF YOU ARE NOT ONE OF THE MGM STARS, TCM HAS A LESSER VALUE TO THE ACTOR.

  7. Here is my beef with the programmers.  MARLENE DIETRICH WAS ONE OF THE BIGGES STARS KN CINEMA HISTORY.  SHE WAS A LEGEND/ . SHE WAS A WAR HEROINE DURING WW11, ENTERTAINING THE TROOPS AND VISITING HOSPITALS.  HER FILMS DO NOT SHOW UP UNTIL MAY 10TH WITH HER FOUR MOST LOVED FILMS SUCH AS "SHANGAHAI EXPRESS", "BLONDE VENUS AND  MOROCO.  THE PRAISES CAN BE GIVEN TO OTHERS BUT SHE GETS FAR LESS PRAISE THAN SHE DESERVES.

    IT IS A SHAME THAT TCM HAS THIS BAD ATTITUDE TOWARDS PEOPLE FROM THE 1930S SUCH AS HER , CAROLE LOMBARD, MAE WEST AND MORE PEOPLE FROM OTHERS STUDIOS THAT WERE NOT MGM STARS.

  8. Hi;

     

    Donlevy was so comfortable being a good guy or someone inbetween.  He was fantastic in The Miracle at Morgan Creek as McGinty again. I thought he was in jail but he appears again as McGinty, the governor.  In "Morgans Creek" there is fantastic manic interaction between him and Akim Tamaroff.  Tamaroff is another neglected actor.  Well, they worked at Paramount during their early years therefore people do not view their films at much.  It is a shame that young people do not have the opportunity to view Paramount films such as the films of Carole Lombard, the early Marx Brothers, Mae West and the diva Dietrich. Thank goodness that TCM is devoting May to Dietrich and her great Paramount film as "Blonde Venus".  "Blonde Venus" is a must see with her "Hot Voodoo Number". 

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    The best MADELEINE CAROLL AND GARY COOPER FILM IS "THE GENERAL DIED AT DAWN, WHICH IS FROM A JOHN O'HARA STORY. I  SAW IT ALL THE TIME FROM THE LOS ANGELES INDIE STATION KTLA, WHICH WAS THEN OWNED BY GENE AUTRY.  AUTRY OWNED THE RIGHTS TO BOTH PARAMOUNT AND UNIVERSAL CLASSIC FILMS. HE WASN'T AFRAID TO SHOW THEM.  IF ANYBODY REMEMBERS TOM HATTEN, HE DID THE '"FAMILY FILM FESTIVAL" EVERY SUNDAY NIGHT.THAT WAS LONG AGO.  NOBODY REMEMBERS THE FILM NOW. s320x240.jpg.5d40a66a5d808f3b959024cd176421ac.jpgdownload.jpg.05e233691181439a2d141b746786f268.jpg

  10. I forgot to mention.The film in question, which was produced by Paramount is "No Time for Love", where she plays a photojournalist. who is loosely modeled after Margaret Burke White (the famous New Deal journalist).  She befriends a sandhog played by MacMurray. All sorts of things happen in the Paramount way.  Try to catch it.  There are many free film services that are legal to watch.

  11. BY THE WAY TO THE POSTER "DUCK SOUP" IS A PARAMOUNT MARX BROTHERS FILM.  IT IS THEIR BEST FILM.  THEY WERE AT THEIR BEST AT PARAMOUNT. THEIR MGM FILMS ARE SUB PAR TO PARAMOUNT DUE TO THE FACT OF THE CORNY ROMANTIC SUB PLOTS. BY THE WAY, TELL EDDIE MUELER THAT THERE WERE FOUR MARX BROTHERS NOT THREE AS THEY STATE IN THEIR WINE COMMERCIALS. I AM SO SURPRISED THAT THE TCM VIEWERS DO NOT MUCH ABOUT CLASSIC PARAMOUNT STARS OR FILMS.

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