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Remember Douglas Walton as Percy Shelley (left) in the prologue scene of "Bride of Frankenstein?" Maybe lol. He also appeared in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931), Count of Monte Cristo (1934), Mary of Scotland (1936), Murder, My Sweet (1944) and The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945). Considering that I've watched him in more than 45 movies (there's an estimated total of 60) and have done a considerable amount of research on his life, I decided to create a blog dedicated to him. Check it out below! https://douglaswaltonactor.blogspot.com/ I know this seems like boasting, but this is probably the most comprehensive blog dedicated to this obscure actor on the Internet thus far. It will be continually updated and revamped as long as I stay interested (lol). The very first entry is a good start to get to know his life, works, and achievements. https://douglaswaltonactor.blogspot.com/2018/08/douglas-walton-aka-john-douglas-duder.html I know he's not the most famous actor since a good chunk of his filmography were mostly bit parts, but he did had some big roles and worthwhile performances in his works. Certainly he's mostly overlooked, but I guess that's why I made this blog for him. He actually did lived a rather interesting and inspirational life, and I want his story to be told. Anyway, hope you enjoy! And if you have any more info on him, let me know or you can make a comment on one of the blog's entries! Thanks!
This may sound silly, but I've made a tribute video to Hurd Hatfield who was best known as the title character for "The Picture of Dorian Gray" (1945). This video is a compilation of selected "available" works that showcases some of his best performances and versatile acting career. With so many brilliant scenes, composing this video proved to be quite difficult when limiting it to under 15 minutes. It's not the most perfect thing in the world and definitely has some technical flaws, but it's still a labor of love! Here's the vid (right-click and open in new tab/window) : http://dai.ly/x3lacpr I simply just want to show the world that Hurd Hatfield was more, so much more, than just Dorian Gray...
Having watched the Essentials recently with the differing opinions of Robert Osborne and Sally Field considering the efficacy of the casting of Hurd Hatfield in the role of Oscar Wilde's creation, Dorian Gray I am curious what the cognescenti here feel about her opinion? If you missed it, Robert Osborne seemed believed the film in general was an "essential" for movie fans and Sally did not, believing that Hatfield was horridly miscast as the lead. I think she also said that she thought Peter Lawford would have been a better choice and that Hatfield was not believable as a man who started off more pure but then became bereft with temptatations and sordid turmoil and that this did not show in his performance. Well?
Everyone knows that the frightfully spectacular Ivan Albright painting of Dorian Gray is permanently on display at the Art Institute of Chicago. What about the beautifully exquisite Henrique Medina version? BEATS ME!!! BUT it was briefly on display from March 11 to March 20, 2015 at Christie's in the Rockefeller Center in NYC...and sold for a whopping $149,000!!!! During that time period, I took the opportunity to see it live. I was so close to the picture that I could fully marvel at all of the soft paint strokes. Plus, it's a real treat seeing all of the details that were essentially missing when watching the 1945 Picture of Dorian Gray movie. I took many photos of the painting itself and also video recorded it. Here's my vid of the painting: If you just want to see the photos (all HD), go here: http://hurdhatfieldluv.tumblr.com/tagged/henrique-medina Enjoy!!!