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Everything posted by arpirose

  1. I am listing my favorite PARAMOUNT FILMS from the 1930s in not in particular order. 1, HANDS ACROSS THE TABLE 1935 . a great film with a terrific performance by CAROLE LOMBARD 2. CITY STREETS 1932 a precursor to Noir 3. Death Takes a Holiday 1934 . a great fantasy film about death and mortality. 4. BEAU GESTE 1939 one of the best adventures films ever made 5. MIDNIGHT 1939 A great cast in high comedy that includes Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, John Barrymore and Mary Astor 6. Peter Ibbetson . another terrific film that Gary Cooper shines. 7. Ho
  2. I also will vote for anything that PRESTON STURGES DIRECTED for Paramount Pictures. i love THE PALM BEACH STORY, SULLIVAN;'S TRAVELS, MIRACLE AT MORGAN CREEK, HAIL THE CONQUERING HERO AND CHRISTMAS IN JULY. HOWEVER, MY BET FOR THE FUNNIEST STURGES FILM HAS TO BE THE LADY EVE. The Lady Eve is extremely funny even with Barbara Stanwyck's character's brutal revenge on the Fonda character.
  3. HERE IS JOHN LANDIS' TAKE ON THE ROAD TO MOROCCO. One more thing, we never see Dorothy Lamour at TCM. It is like she doesn't exist. I get it, she was a Paramount star. Therefore, she is swept away.You cannot be showing classic films with the elimination of Paramount's contribution to cinema history. She was a very funny lady and a great beauty to boot.
  4. My vote would be ROAD TO MOROCCO. This film has one laugh to another . Bing is especially funny as the know it all partner.. \
  5. I would like to add : Claudette Colbert Kay Francis Joel McCrea Richard Basehart Fred Mac Murrey Ann Dvorak Betty Grable Dorothy Lamour Bob and Bing Ray Milland
  6. Many people assume that many of classic Hollywood photos are cheesecake. This is profoundly untrue. Mostly, they were created by George Hurrell, who was originally a fine artist. He stepped into photography due to his film contacts while living in Laguna Beach, which was a Hollywood artist colony south. His history is profound. Without his artistic gifts, Hollywood star photography would be pedestrian. I posted some of his Ann Sheridan photos in the Sheridan section. By the way, Cheesecake refers to bathing suit photos.
  7. Here are some classic GEORGE HURRELL photos of ANN SHERIDAN. Mr. Hurrell was best known as the photographer to the stars.His Jean Harlow photos are classics. He was a fine artist and colorist. His photos have the same artistic sensibilities. They are not cheesecake. I have an art history background. Therefore, I can tell art from cheap cheesecake.
  8. In ERROL FLYNN'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY MY WICKED, WICKED WAYS, he recalled how he and his pal, Ann Sheridan would inbibe on Vodka to cover their tracks on the set I believe she developed a dr***ing problem.If it is true, addiction problems are harder for women to lick. Here is an article about Ann that seems interesting. There is no sugar coating here. https://www.dametown.com/you-dont-get-called-the-oomph-girl-for-nothing/
  9. My vote would go to FRANK BORZAGE'S 1937 HISTORY IS MADE AT NIGHT. This rarely seen film is full of romantic atmosphere between lovers played by CHARLES BOYER & JEAN ARTHUR. Ms Arthur as Irene is unhappily married to her shipping magnet husband played by Colin Clive. While in Paris, she meets the charming head waiter played by Boyer. That is when her troubles begin. Clive is a possessive and jealous husband who makes his wife's life a living hell. Clive's character hounds Irene throughout the film. The ending results in Clive's character committing suicide.I do not know how The
  10. During the filming of SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS, VERONICA LAKE was six months pregnant. Sturges was quite upset about this development. If you watch the film, you will notice a very pregnant Veronica Lake. Here is blurb from Wikipedia describing the situation. Veronica Lake was six months pregnant at the beginning of production, a fact she did not disclose to Sturges until filming began. Sturges was so furious that, according to Lake, he had to be physically restrained.[8] Sturges consulted with Lake's doctor to see if she could perform the part, and hired former Tournament of Roses queen Cher
  11. In the Noir classic TENSION 1949, BARRY SULLIVAN'S character, makes light of WILLIAM CONRAD'S Big girth in the movie theatre interview scene. Conrad is eying a bag of popcorn, which the manager gives to him as a professional courtesy. Sulivan grabs the popcorn from Conrads hands and gives it to a little boy. Finally, he rubs his stomach like one would do to a Buddha statue.
  12. In ERROL FLYNN'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY MY WICKED, WICKED WAYS, he recalled how he and his pal, Ann Sheridan would imbibe on Vodka to cover their tracks on the set I believe she developed a dr***ing problem.If it is true, addiction problems are harder for women to lick. Here is an article about Ann that seems interesting. There is no sugar coating here. https://www.dametown.com/you-dont-get-called-the-oomph-girl-for-nothing/
  13. Ms Sheridan is one of my favorites. She was one of these underrated actresses that never got her due. IN CITY FOR CONQUEST, she is at her best, giving her heart and soul to her character.
  14. DICK DALE THE KING OF THE SURF GUITAR has died. at the age of 81. He was most famous for the rock version of MISIRLOU. https://www.npr.org/2019/03/18/704329806/dick-dale-surf-guitar-legend-dead-at-81 THIS VIDEO IS from the original recording of Misirlou from 1962. Dale was lefty who played on a right handed Fender guitar. I believe ft was a STRATOCASTER.
  15. He also promoted CLASSIC PARAMOUNT FILMS. It was his main stay.
  16. MR HATTEN was a fixture at the KTLA LOS Angeles TV Station from the 1960 to the 1990s. He was famous for hostiNg the POPEYE CIRCUS AND THE iconic FAMILY FILM FESTIVAL. In the Family Film Festival ,we were introduced to some fantastic and rarely seen Hollywood Classic Films, He advocated for Preston Sturges, whom he recognized as a true Hollywood revolutionary. I began to appreciate Mr. Sturges in the 1980s. IT WAS THAT LONG AGO. For anybody who lived in L.A. during that time, he educated us to the wonders of good cinema. Here is a Facebook post from a fan who loved the series.
  17. My vote goes for unsung sidekicks are EDDIE ROCHESTER ANDERSON AND ANDY DEVINE IN Jack Benny's BUCK BENNY RIDES AGAIN 1940 FROM PARAMOUNT STUDIOS. These two guys steal the show in this very funny but hardly seen comedy.
  18. CLIFTON WEBB'S stock in trade was to play autocrats in such examples as THE RAZOR'S EDGE 1946 & TITANIC 1953. He was mostly a FOX star. Therefore, we do not get much exposure to his works on TCM.
  19. RICHARD GAINES as Charles T. Perdergast IN THE MORE THE MERRIER 1943 is a wonderful example of an autocratic blowhard. The boring Pendergast was forever engaged to the Jean Arthur's character, Connie with no sex appeal. He promised her financial security, with nothing else to offer in the relationship. No wonder she was attracted to McCrea's more earthy character.
  20. LOL - now I've got the idea of Harrison Ford & Chewy scooting around the Empire in their Permagrin Falcon (repeatedly having to thump something or nick spare teeth from Vader's locker in order to keep the Light Grin Jump drive going)... I think you are confused. I believe it is called a Peregrine Falcon. It is quite a beautiful bird of prey.
  21. In VIGIL IN THE NIGHT 1940, TWO SISTERS played by Carole Lombard and a young Ann Shirley play two sister nurses that have a major career challenge. Ann Shirley's character made a serious medical error that cost a patients life. Here noble older sister played by Carole Lombard takes the blame in order to protect her sister from the medical authorities. Lombard's character takes a professional hit. I do not know how many have seen the film. However, it is a great showcase on how LOmbard had matured into a serious and respected actress.
  22. PRIMROSE PATH GINGER ROGERS little bratty sister HONEYBELL was played by JOAN CARROLL.
  23. in I WAKE UP SCREAMING 1941, BETTY GRABLE PLAYED sister,Jill and CAROLE LANDIS played her younger and very ambitious sister Vickie, who ends up murdered. This is great example of early Noir Cinema.
  24. Hi Top Billed DIANE MCBAIN, who was one of the most underrated actresses of the early 1960s.
  25. I woll give my hats off to ANN CARTER, who was an integral part of the films CURSE OF THE CAT PEOPLE AND THE TWO MRS. CARROLLS. Her promising career was cut short by a serious bout with Polio, which took years to recover. She was truly a promising young actress that disease cut short her career.
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