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Sure it counts!

 

Have I told you that your list idea of a week or two ago has brought me new awareness of why I like certain actors and actresses? And here I thought it was because of their looks - no, I don't like them because they are brunettes, but because of their voices! Who knew?

 

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Don and Ann Sothern from *Fifty Roads to Town*

 

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Ameche and Irving Cummings on the set of *Down Argentine Way*

 

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with Sally Blane

 

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with Loretta Young

 

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with Gene Tierney

 

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Nice photos of Ms. Russell. I particularly like the fourth one from the top, as it shows how elegant she could be (and that's an adjective you normally don't associate with her).

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Lovely pictures Molo. Here are a few more favorite Jane Russell photos. I love the ones where she is smiling and almost without makeup - she had such great natural beauty, even though she was usually all decked out. She had such joie de vivre:

 

 

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with her husband, watching him pin on his bars

 

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Lovely pictures of Jane. I'm really sad she's gone. She had such great good humor. I just loved her with Mitch in their movies together. His most congenial leading lady, in my opinion.

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I agree about the teaming of Jane Russell and Mitchum. They look like they're the only ones who could handle each other. The same intensity; evenly matched. Thanxx for the Don Ameche pix. He was a cutie pie especially without the mustache.

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I also agree about Russell and Mitchum. I saw the links to some of his interviews down in the noir thread. I think I have the one he did with Cavett. Also do you all remember the Private Screenings interview Robert Osborne did with the two of them together? I think Mitchum died the following year. Hopefully TCM will air that again soon.

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Molo...you ol' sodbuster. How are ya? I have seen that Private Screenings with Mitchum and Russell. Mitch was so curmudgeonly and I think Jackaaaaaaaay is right about Janie just lau-

ghing it off. I have that interview on one of my tapes. I need to pull that out. The Oscars would

do well to bring out some of the ol' glamour that these two generated.

 

I'm sorry to hear of Jane Russell's passing.

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I hope I didn't have any do-overs - I was rushing to post.

 

I knew this was coming when I heard about her hospitalization a few weeks ago, but somehow, I thought she was in the clear because I hadn't heard anything recently. It's still shocking.

 

Edited by: JackFavell on Mar 23, 2011 11:15 AM

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They're all gorgeous images.

 

I know what you mean about the surprise in spite of knowing she'd been ill. I just took it for granted she'd go on and on. For someone with health problems all her life, she did live a long time. And her family was with her. The loss is, as you say, the world's. I can't really watch them at work but tonight I'm going to sit down and look at those interviews I posted (there are many more in the series on YouTube).

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