Glamour and strength, beauty and intelligence, sophistication and allure--it's so rare to find all these attributes so completely and perfectly embodied in a single actress. Barbara Stanwyck's performances simply amaze me.
April 23, 2012
On In Old Chicago:
Hi, I just stumbled onto your blog, and am loving it! As an aside, although in the movie San Francisco there is no cattle stampede, in real life, there was a stampede along Mission Street in SF immediately following the quake in 1906, taking at least one life. Anyway, keep up the good work; I love finding a new blog!
March 19, 2012
On The Grand Theater, Indian Orchard, Mass:
wow, I really feel old! I remember going to the Grand when I was a kid...I think it cost 10 cents for a newsreel and two movies! I loved Gene Autry!!!A woman named Bertha used to walk around and make sure we were all quiet....she was scary!!!!
March 17, 2012
what about "All Through the Night" 1941 when bogie and buddies go after the Nazis?jcc
March 13, 2012
On "Old Acquaintance" :
Another post-film pilgrimage to your blog. Just finished Old Acquaintance, and wanted your thoughts. As always, you're so insightful. Before watching the film, I'd heard that Hopkins and Davis had been engaged in a back-stage cat-fight originating from Old Maid. The knowledge certainly contributed to my enjoyment of the film. Davis must've relished that shaking scene. I thought it was rather gutsy of Hopkins to agree to play the detestable character while Davis got the Jean Valjean-ish role.
March 11, 2012
On drive-in movies:
I love drive-in movies. We usually go for the dusk to dawn shows on the holidays. They usually have them on Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, and Labor Day.Here's a link to a page I put together on drive-ins.
Thanks for the great read.
March 10, 2012
On Grady Sutton:
Chris Bungo said...
Yes, in My Fair Lady you can catch him doing a little bit of comedy business in the Ascot (horse race) scene. He's at 3:07 here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5Sq1Pax7h8
February 27, 2012