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Everything posted by BIRDY

  1. I was really looking forward to Glenda Farrell day. We smart-mouthed dames have to stick together. Here's hoping she'll get her day soon.
  2. Rafter Romance has become a serious favorite of mine since is came out in the Lost and Found Series. I've watched it so many times I almost have it memorized , uh...not that it would take much. Who can resist Laura Hope Crews character? "What, Elise Peabody Worthington Smythe drink from the bottle?" and "I loathe landlords." Her role is the best in the story! I also love the Eckbaums, the landlord's family and all his arranging. Okay, so it's not GWTW. But, then, I don't like GWTW. I adore Ginger in her younger roles - check out 5th Avenue Girl for some more laughs.
  3. Just to add a note to all those kind thoughts about Cyd - she certainly brought a smile to many a face... and encouraged me to skip a Snickers bar or two...What a figure. What a lady. I also thought for many years that she was European. Hm. Hollywood won't be the same. Birdy
  4. I really enjoyed this night of movies - just my style! I haven't watched Midnight yet but got a great kick out of Easy Living. What about that bathtub? 'You bet your tintype!' And don't you just love eating (or should I say sliding) at the automat? B
  5. I agree - a great day of programming. Wouldn't you know..I was out of empty discs so spent the day scrambling around and trying to find discs with room to add onto. It was like a reunion of old friends, Glenda, Joan, Guy, Frank, and Allen. I will be watching them over the next two weeks and hope there are more days planned like this one in the future. B Fred - I enjoyed hating Stepfords Wives, also. Didn't you think she was going to make it for a minute? I mean, she clunked the creepy husband with the fire iron and I really thought she could take out the Disney weirdo. Th
  6. I read in The Parade a couple of weeks ago that Debra Messing will be in the remake of The Women. I'm not really sure what the point of making it is - I mean, no one has to go live half the year in Reno to divorce anymore so you lose half the plot - the women running into each other at this ranch and figuring who's been where with who... Maybe they will just read their husband's e-mails. BORING. Does anyone have any update on this remake? The modern actresses couldn't possibly make it better - and you know it will be cruder (I'm sure they'll just skip over the kennel joke and use the b-w
  7. Judy was a little too old to play Dorothy and had to be bound to appear to have a more girlish figure, but the Dorothy in the novels is a girl of 12 so it wasn't that far off - a lot of 12 year olds are the size of a grown woman. I think Judy captured the sense of Dorothy's inner innocence and bravery. I always felt bad that all she got to eat during that whole movie was a couple of apples; weren't there any restaurants in Oz?
  8. I am a huge Wizard of Oz movie fan - we just filmed a family version in my yard this summer - so I wanted to state that before I accidentally create enemies. I don't think that movie or score should ever be remade or touched - it is perfect. But it is a very mild interpretation of the book. If the book were to be more closely made into a movie, it would be dark indeed. For example, the tinman was a woodsman whose axe was forced to slip by the wicked witch and he lost one limb at a time until he was recreated as a man of tin. Like many of the fairy tales which are 'grim', they have been
  9. Friends, Can you believe it? Four months later and I am finally ready to crawl back in the foxhole and rearrange this equipment. The TV went out in the family room and that necessitated action. (Well, I guess it's out. There's sound and a horizontal line.) I hope this will allow me to do some dubbing now. I've just been recording over the summer and decided to put the dubbing on hold for bad weather. B
  10. Nice photo. He really wears a uniform well, doesn't he? He was so slim, he could really pull off that military look, especially a pilot, IMHO. b
  11. Thanks, everyone - I feel more confident about what I purchased and am really excited to get it going. I'll check in then and let you know if you need to send the National Guard to dig me out of the web of wires behind my television. B
  12. Talkietime - I hope this doesn't show up twice because this Gremlin keeps getting kicked off. Anyway, the model is Panasonic DMR-ES10S. It will write to DVD-Ram (re-recordable?) and DVDR (write-once?) discs. It also works like a tivo with slip-time. (I'd like to slip-time every once in a while.) It is factory sealed with a Panasonic warranty. I hope I did the right thing because it was an incredible price! Happy Birthday to me! B Fred - Gracias
  13. Thanks - I think I already have a set of those. Are they called RCA cables? By the way, the alphabet soup was delic. B
  14. Fred - What do I know? It says it is a DMR Progressive-Scan Recorder (burner) w/ DVD/VCD/CD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW/DVD-R/R, Disc compatible. In short, "everything you need to archive your old VHS...while taking over any lingering TV-related duties". I'm going to go eat a bowl of alphabet soup and I'll get back to you. B
  15. Hi, friends. We got sidetracked on this topic under "Why do you record" in the General thread so I thought I'd move over. I got all excited and just bought a DVR Recorder off e-bay and now I'm not sure I did the right thing. Am I going to be able to tape my VHS onto DVDs? It's not a combo machine, but it is a recorder. Will I be able to hook a VCT and the DVDR together via the magic of fancy cord or did I just buy the wrong thing in a manic moment? Thanks, electronically-able-minded friends. B
  16. I missed Yoland this time but am looking forward to a couple of other treats this month. And I think I'm in the mood for Flying Down to Rio. "Coming right up..." Thanks for the quiz - I'm embarrassed I couldn't get more but at least I got some! It doesn't mean I'm not loyal, Fred! b
  17. I agree that's it's rare that I can plunk myself down on the couch at exactly 8 p.m. and be in love with what's on TCM - but that's okay. They are still the best thing going. I just can't believe no other station even wants to complete. The taping does take some diligence - I just happen to have time in my life to do it right now, which is a bit complicated since I'm a tekkie - gremlin and still dealing with a VCR. But it's all worth it - I have a stack of Saint and Falcon movies to watch and am looking forward to Boston ****. And I absolutely can't wait until next month's new pre-code mo
  18. I like George Murphy better - I enjoy all Powell's movies but he's just so corny looking. I always get the feeling he's being operated by a ventriloquist. George is very handsome and I don't consider his acting to be as affected. Old enough to like the Grateful Dead - Young enough to have NOT been at Woodstock.
  19. I wondered the same thing - am almost afraid to look to closely! Guess we'll have to wait and see!
  20. Cinemascope - I knew I had heard 'teched' in some 30's comedy/musical type movies - and just noticed one this weekend when re-watching Ready, Willing, and Able, spoken by Ruby Keeler. Thought you'd get a kick out of that!
  21. I just re-watched Once Upon a Honeymoon last night and heard Ginger Rogers say "Now you're cooking with Helium!"
  22. Thanks, everybody. I go home for supper and come back and my questions are answered! I thought I heard the word "chocolate' in the doc. but wasn't sure if that was a name, or what. Now, back to that dance scene with the dead girl; What do you know? b
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