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I just think the hidden message in all his movies was the way his character connected with older individuals in each movie ... the dialogue is so wonderful and natural sigh ... don't I wish that was relevant today nowadays older people are portrayed in such a terrible way we are all people and feel the same inside and out
Having lived in Palm Springs from teens until 15 years ago (1980-2003), I learned what a small town it was, especially as to running into celebrities. Not only was my brother's mother-in-law Bob Hope's cook, but from 1985-1990 I worked Guest Services at a private resort that catered to celebrities. (I often spoke with Ralph Bellamy, who was a friend of the owner.) Later I worked for the city magazine, where celebrities were among our article subjects, advertisers, and subscribers. Among my good-sized collection of celebrity autographed photos, several are of those featured in these musicals. F
This week, I have been watching the Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney movies on TCM with great interest. Up until this point, I had no idea of the real magnitude of her stardom, or her exquisite presence on the big screen. I had always considered Judy Garland as a wonderful talent, but until now, I really did not dig deep into her mystique, her sensuality and her overall charm on the screen. Thanks TCM for bringing great movies to all, and allowing the true movie giants to once again be seen!
In Kendra Bean & Anthony Uzarowski's new take on the life of movie icon, "Ava Gardner: A Life in Movies" (Running Press), the co-authors shift the focus from the publicity writers' descriptions of her as"the world's most beautiful animal" to her real life as a person who was an imperfect but vibrant human being and working actress. If you would like to learn more about Ava Gardner, the individual, please join us at The Silver Screen Oasis on Sat., July 29th & Sun., July 30th for an online Q & A about the actress' life and career. She was an astonishing beauty when young