Monday, December 29, 2008
I haven't stayed much on track with my three myspace pages but hopefully when the holidays are finished, I'll be able to get to it.
There really isn't much to say except that I will be on more often when New Year's Eve is over with. I'm really excited about this upcoming year. Be on in about a week and if I'm not at all, I'd like to wish everyone a very happy new year!
Thursday, December 18, 2008
I'd like to tag C.K. Dexter Haven, Genevieve, Raquelle, and Sarah. If you have done it then, I'm sorry about that.
1. One movie that made you laugh:
2. One movie that made you cry:
The Constant Nymph
3. One movie you loved when you were a child:
The Little Mermaid
4. One movie you’ve seen more than once:
Love with the Proper Stranger
5. One movie you loved, but were embarrassed to admit it:
6. One movie you hated:
7. One movie that scared you:
8. One movie that bored you:
The Incredible Hulk from 2003
9. One movie that made you happy:
It's a Wonderful Life
10. One movie that made you miserable:
11. One movie you weren’t brave enough to see:
12. One movie character you’ve fallen in love with:
13. The last movie you saw:
The Bishop's Wife
14. The next movie you hope to see:
The Shop Around the Corner
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
1. Humphrey Bogart- The first time I saw him I was shocked to think that he was one of the greatest actors but I've grown to love his movies and consider him a favorite.
2. Katharine Hepburn- I couldn't stand the way she had such a snobby attitude when I first saw her in her movies. When I read the biography on her, my views on her changed a lot. She seemed like a strong and independent woman who didn't let any man get in her way.
3. Bette Davis- Another woman I couldn't stand because of her independent personality. I'm glad I was wrong.
4. Joan Crawford- What the heck was up with her eyebrows was my biggest concern when I should have been paying attention to her acting.
5. Gene Kelly- I actually went back and forth on him because of his attitude during "Singin' in the Rain" but I love him.
I'm quite happy that I was wrong about all of them. I love them all and each have a different personality that is shown throughout their films. By the way, I was just kidding about Joan Crawford's eyebrows. haha
Monday, December 15, 2008
And one final lady who is just wonderful-
Seeing as I don't know many people, I'm only going to tag three people and they are Genevieve (Classic Film Oasis), Sarah (Cinema Splendor), and Caitlin(Fire and Music)
A little off the topic of this post, I just wanted to say how sad it is to hear that Van Johnson and Bettie Page have both passed away. May they both rest in peace!
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
1. TCM'S Leading Couples, sure they don't have Dana Andrews in it but I love learning more about Old Hollywood. Bonus- Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell are featured in the book.
2. Leonard Maltin's Classic Movie Guide(No Picture Available)- Another book to add to the library plus I'm eager to see what movies are included in the book.
3. 501 must see Movies-
Every time I see this book at Border's, it's when I'm leaving the store. I wish I had seen it, when I was walking in.
4. Joseph Cotten's Autobiography- "Vanity will get you Somewhere" Sure it isn't available to buy in stores but the Internet always helps. I love hearing people's side of things and I'm a huge fan of Joseph's, so it would be interesting.
5. Myrna Loy's Autobiography- "Being and Becoming" Just like Cotten's, Loy's autobiography isn't available in stores but again you can find it on the internet. The only problem is it's about $25.00 while Cotten's you can get for $1.99 on Border's. Cotten's is a paperback and Loy's hardcover.
6. Midnight(1939) starring Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, and John Barrymore. I saw this movie in June and I thought it was one of the funniest that I'd ever seen.
7. The Lady Eve(1941) starring Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda I have no idea why I can't find this in movie stores but I know it's available on the internet
8. The Ox-Bow Incident(1943) starring Henry Fonda and Dana Andrews
9. The Best Years of Our Lives(1946) starring Fredric March and Dana Andrews
10. Rebecca(1940) starring Joan Fontaine and Laurence Olivier
I do have so much more but those are just a few of the items that I'd love to own.
Friday, December 5, 2008
"Four Daughters" has got to be one of my favorite movies. The movie is perfection and the cast is absolutely marvelous. It isn't just Jeffrey Lynn that I adore in this, but each of the actors and actresses in this delightful movie. I even love the nosy neighbor who is always spreading rumors around about the Lemp family. Everything in the movie works so well together.
I love the Lemp daughters and how close-knit they are. I especially love Aunt Etta, wouldn't it be great to have her as an Aunt? And of course I love the father played by the always talented Claude Rains. Rosemary, Lola,Gale, Frank, and Dick deliver some great performances.
The two out of the whole movie that are always surprising me in this movie are Jeffrey and Priscilla. The two go from being carefree, young, and in love to dreadfully upset when they are pulled apart from each other. When Felix(Lynn) hears that Ann married the loner Mickey(John Garfield), you can obviously tell he's upset but tries to put on a brave face for it. You know through the whole marriage to Mickey, Ann is longing for her true love and to be with him once more. She cares deeply for Mickey but her heart belongs to Felix.
I know that when "Four Daughters'' came out, audiences went wild for John Garfield. I agree with the audience as well, he was brilliant in his first film but my attention was always on Jeffrey. I do enjoy watching John's performance as Mickey in the film but I prefer the carefree personality of Felix more. Almost every time we see Felix, he's smiling and laughing. His personality in the movie is so relaxing. While Mickey's is tough,sarcastic, and sometimes depressing.
As much as I love Felix and Ann together, the scene between Ann and Mickey in the park is heartbreaking. This movie is where to see Priscilla's and John's best acting.
I loved the scenes between Felix and Ann. Their chemistry was undeniable and the way they acted towards each other was so endearing and cute. When they first meet each other outside of the Lemp house, Ann is curious about the young fella swinging on her gate. That particular scene always gets me! Every time I see that scene and hear the creaking of the gate, my eyes light up. That scene is fantastic! Then at the end of the film, when we once again hear the creaking of the fence, your heart stops and you just hope that it's Felix.
This probably my third favorite movie with "The Lady Eve" being #1 and "Midnight being #2. If you haven't seen "Four Daughters, I recommend that you see it. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Bette Davis or Joan Crawford- This is a difficult one because I'm always in the middle about the two. I thin they were both amazing actresses but I think I like Bette just a little bit more.
Paul Newman or Robert Redford- I adore Paul Newman but Robert Redford is the man in my book.
Sidney Poitier or Harry Belafonte- I've only seen one movie of Harry's and Sidney's one of my favorite actors, so I'll go with Sidney.
Frank Sinatra or Bing Crosby- Frank Sinatra all the way, his voice makes me melt. haha
Tyrone Power or Errol Flynn- I've liked Tyrone since seeing him in "The Mark of Zorro'' and I haven't seen much of Errol's movies, so Tyrone's my pick.
Greta Garbo or Marlene Dietrich- Greta Garbo is one of my favorite actresses, so I would be picking her
Johnny Mack Brown or Charles "Buddy" Rogers- They are both so adorable but Buddy is so good in "Wings".
Robert Cummings or Robert Montgomery- Ohhh this is a tough one but I'm going with Robert Cummings
Marilyn Monroe or Audrey Hepburn- Another tough one, their acting styles are completely different from one another. Right now I'm in an Audrey Hepburn mood, so I'm going with her but I love watching Marilyn's movies.
Marlon Brando or Montgomery Clift- I do think Marlon is a fantastic actor but I always enjoyed watching Monty's films. In fact I've only three of his films that I need to see of his.
Clara Bow or Louise Brooks- Clara Bow but I like Louise's style.
Janet Gaynor or Mary Pickford- I'm probably going to be the only to say this but Janet is my pick. If you haven't seen any of her movies, go and watch "Seventh Heaven".
Fred Astaire or Gene Kelly- I constantly go back and forth on this one, Fred dancing style was very classy and debonair. While Gene on the other hand was sporty and manly. This one sure is tough but I'm going to go with Gene.
Judy Garland or Deanna Durbin- Judy Garland all the way!
Joan Fontaine or Jennifer Jones- Jennifer Jones is a great actress but I've been a fan of Joan for quite some time.
Clark Gable or Cary Grant- Another easy one for me, Cary Grant!
William Holden or Gary Cooper- I feel quite neutral about both of them but I think the Coop gets this because of "Pride of the Yankees".
Dana Andrews or Joseph Cotten- I love these two men very much, so I'm afraid I can't choose between the two. I'm picking both. haha
Anyone can join and do this, I'd love to hear your picks.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Dana Andrews and Gene Tierney- starred in 5 movies together
Jeffrey Lynn and Priscilla Lane- starred in 8 movies together
Joseph Cotten and Jennifer Jones- starred in 3 movies together
Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell- starred in 12(?) movies together
Loretta Young and Douglas Fairbanks Jr- starred in 6 movies together
Henry Fonda and Barbara Stanwyck- starred in 3 movies together
Dorothy McGuire and Robert Young- starred in 3 movies together
Clark Gable and Jean Harlow- starred in 6 movies together
Rita Hayworth and Glenn Ford- starred in 5 movies together
Judy Garland and Gene Kelly- starred in 3 movies together
Bette Davis and George Brent- starred in 5(?) movies
Joan Crawford and Franchot Tone- starred in 7 movies together
Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn- starred in 4(?) movies together
The latter one many may disagree with me but the film that they are most recognized for being in was "The Philadelphia Story". I would definitely recommend that you see the other three.
Just like Cary and Katharine, Barbara and Henry were most famous for being in "The Lady Eve" together but it's still worth seeing them in the other two as well.
What couples do you believe needed more recognition?
Monday, December 1, 2008
So let me start off and introduce myself, my name is Nicole and I'm 19 years old, but mentally I'm 65 years old. I adore Old Hollywood! I have so many favorite actors and actresses but I'll limit it down to the ones I'm liking right now. The actors are Jeffrey Lynn, Dana Andrews, Joseph Cotten, Robert Young, and Sidney Poitier. As for the actresses they would be Joan Fontaine, Myrna Loy, Dorothy McGuire, Janet Gaynor, Priscilla Lane, Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, and Bette Davis. My all time favorite actor is James Dean. If you happen to know all of those actors and actresses, you deserve a gold star.
I hope to be writing more on here but for today I'll leave it at that. So if you find my blog interesting come and join in on the fun!