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LOL you two are soo funny! Thanks for the laughs, I needed it. As far as Mr. Astaire goes, he puts a smile on my face. He was full of charisma and it would have been a pleasure dancing with him.

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Ayers - thanks for posting those photos. I'm trying to think of Fred Astaire playing the part of Stanley Kowalski from Streetcar Named Desire and it gave me a chuckle.....how about Fred Astaire playing Terry Malloy in On the Waterfront?

 

I like Fred Astaire though - think he was the best dancer - but Brando was my favorite actor - and what a handsome guy in his younger days!!!!!!!

 

Hi Metsfan....glad I gave you a laugh!

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We do get to see FA play a somber (but granted, not macho) role in On the Beach--and this morning I got to see Marlon in a musical role in Guys and Dolls. Life is good!

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Ayers - I didn't think Marlon Brando's singing voice was too good in Guys and Dolls, but didn't he look great??? I read where they had to piece together different parts of his singing to make it sound like a song - I liked the "If I was a Bell" song with Jean Simmons and Marlon Brando - he was stunning to look at.

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I have to admit, Marlon is HOT. I thought his singing was okay in Guys and Dolls. Did he even sing that much in the film anyway? I think he was so popular back in the 1950's that he could do just about anything well.

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OK, Metsfan....too many goodlooking men in one post is too much for my heart to take! I mean, Charles Laughton alone was enough to send me to the moon!

 

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metsfan -- great photos.

But Ugh. Gig Young with wavy hair and a moustache. He looks so . . . . .

generic. I like him much better in his button-down suave mode.

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Unless I'm mistaken, that photo of Dean was taken right outside the Capitol Records Building. Got a tour of it last summer while in L.A. I wonder who the babe is?

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He does bear the most adorable expression. She actually looks quite a bit like Jayne Mansfield. Maybe it was during Jayne's "recording career" in The Girl Can't Help It (?)

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Sabu_s.jpg

 

"This photograph shows "Sabu" the Indian film star at the Sports Stadium Brighton in 1938. The dapper gentleman with him is the general manager John Caruana.

 

The fourteen year old star was a regular visitor to the rink whilst filming in England and told Mr Caruana he was "mad about speed". Later that day arrangements were made for him to race a local speed skating lad called Don Vivash three times around the rink. Unfortunately the outcome is unknown, although it's unlikely that preference was given to "Sabu" who was a very competent and competitive skater."

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Great find, metsfan!

 

I just love Sabu - he was so "real" on screen. He was taken to England after his success in "Elephant Boy" when he was still a child, to be groomed as a movie star. He went to a proper English public (i.e., private) school, and was a very successful and competitive sportsman at school. He played cricket and polo as well. It's not at all surprising, if you've ever seen "Elephant Boy" and saw how such a little boy handled a huge elephant which such ease and aplomb. Sabu's early death was a tragic loss. By all accounts he was a very good man.

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Thanks for the extra info on Sabu, I really enjoyed it. I'll have to see "Elephant Boy" one day.

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