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Walter L.

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  1. ...So it was two TCM hostesses (heh) leading up to a big plug for WW84, neither Jenkins nor Gadot? Awwwwww. Would this promo ok have been set in stone/this far in advance, unable to change from its original date even when COVID forced the closing of movie theaters? Especially if it was just the two TCMs discussing it?
  2. ...It is funny what you see coming up!!!!!!!!!!! Was there any discussion here of, last year, the Justice Department announcing that they would no longer enforce the Paramount Consent Degree, the 1948 agreement between Justice and the (then-) right major studios (now three) that stopped them from block booking and made owning theaters difficult? THAT'S a big chunk of expositional dialogue above...but it got it across!!!!!!!!!
  3. ...A non-AIDS, non-gayness-referencing movie credit of his was the screenplay for the e l floppo " Liv Ullman Sings " 1970s remake of LOST HORIZON!
  4. ...Roddy MacDowall's character is off-handedly (I presume he was a real person?) referred to as a " pansy ". Is this the only time he played a character who was in-story stated to be gay?
  5. ...In the 70s, the rock star Alice Cooper (" School's Out ", etcetera) I believe let circulate a - false - rumor that he was the grown-up Ken Osmond!
  6. ...Practically all of the last 2 reels of GDoBW survive and are easily available. Is this prison number you refer to from it? I don't remember that. Busby Berkeley had nothing to do with GDoBW.
  7. Watching the later part of FUNNY GIRL on TCM tonight, after it ended, the TVM host was talking with a woman connected with the forthcoming WONDER WOMAN 1984. Was it the director, Patty Jenkins, of Gal Had it, playing the Amazing Amazon in the DC Comics franchise? I suppose the former. Interesting to see a modern-times movie promoted on TCM, and not one that might be seen as an " older audience-oriented " flick, but a " younger audience-oriented " " summer blockbuster" that is a super-hero film!!!!!!!!! The WW film's have gotten may be a little more " adult-friendly " promotion, with a female protagonist and a publicized " mote upbeat, optimistic " than that first wave of the DC Extended Universe series.
  8. know that about 1929's "...Broadway " and of " 1933 " being a remake. That's easy enough to establish.
  9. ...Correcting. The THE GOLD DIGGERS Broadway play opened in 1919. Before Prohibition was imposed, IIRC!
  10. ...Thank you! There was, also, one and possibly two silent film's based upon the same Broadway play of the 1920s...GOLD DIGGERS OF BROADWAY being itself a remake.
  11. ...As far as " First World " go, I am interested by the fact that there are a number of mainstream British feature film's from as late as the 60s that are lost! I suppose they held in common not having been distributed at all, or much, in the U.S.A., even just to television in later years,which would have spread out the locations they were shown in and, most of all, simply increases the number of prints to have a chance to survive! I've read of low-budget Brit outfits that made regional " Northern " comedies that were aimed at audiences in the North of England, mote than London...an outfit appropriately called Manchunian Films, for one. I suppose these might be pretty obscure to this Yank, however.
  12. I am now watching the above Lloyd Bacon/Busby Berkeley film. Was it the last of the " GOLD DIGGERS " franchise? At the roughly 3/4 Mark now, it does seem like they were trying a slightly different approach, with less emphasis on the " trying to put on a Broadway show " theme and a little less emphasis on what being a " GOLD DIGGERS " actually means - reflecting the Code/Breen era and perhaps wanting to try s different approach to the concept/a little over familiar with it? The more farcical approach, if you will? Dick Powell looked weird with a " grown-up " mustache. Was the male hoofer who had a number early in the film the same one who dances on the giant rocking chair in the one and only trademark " Busby Berkeey " number? Only one - earlier Berkeley films I've seen had more than that! Cutting on the presumably budget-busting expense of setting up a rehearsing these extravaganzas? Code-wise, I'd presume that the earlier film's close-ups of the chorines displayed more ample helpings of cleavage and crotch close-ups than the later one!
  13. Is anyone following the Wheeler and Woolsey marathon to-day? I am! I won't/can't watch everything, but. I'll restrain further comment till later. So I can watch it!!!!!!!!!!!
  14. ...I don't know whether you can find it now, but some years back I came on to a quite amusing hoax on the Internet - An argument that has only recently become lost, and it was readily available in the Sixties and Seventies...with mock vintage Blackhawk Films ad for a 16MM version and ad for a Seventies film society showing!!!!!!!
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