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   StormCnter posted on Movies & Reviews  1942 film. Can you name these actors and for extra points, the movie title?
   9 hours ago .

   MeiDei  Gene Tierney maybe???
3 hours ago .

   StormCnter  Yes, the lovely lady is Gene Tierney. The guy was married to a big star in real lilfe.
2 hours ago .

   StormCnter posted on Movies & Reviews  Before the tsunami:
   Yesterday at 07:28 EST .

   GO3 Carrie Fisher said: "Anyway, my father was best friends with a man named Michael Todd. Mike Todd was married to Elizabeth Taylor. Mike Todd died in a plane crash, and my father consoled Elizabeth Taylor with his penis."
Yesterday at 09:03 EST .

   MeiDei  Many years ago my brother used to make an annual 5 day trip to Vegas, and met Debbie during one of her shows, she always chatted him up on each successive visit. When his trips became bi-annual, she noted the lapse of time - more so when he made his last trip after a 5-6 year stretch; needless to say - he adored her. Of the 3 above she's the most personable while Liz would have been considered the most "interesting" - and him - I don't think anyone ever forgave his behavior.
Yesterday at 09:31 EST .

   GO3  I believe the perception of Debbie in a public venue. However, when the History Channel was running a series on Las Vegas in the 90s based upon the book Casino (earlier quiz ) she made quite an "interesting" statement in an interview. Here's this petite, darling who said, "Well nobody ended up buried in the desert who didn't deserve it." I was frankly stunned she had that attitude, but maybe to be accepted into the inner sanctum she went along with the bad stuff.
9 hours ago .

   MeiDei  IIRC Debbie's last husband went through all her money and left huge bills for her to pay as well - thus her return to working non-stop. (Maybe she was thinking he was one that beat the odds at desert sharing ).
My brother had no illusions about being special - indeed, he marveled at how well she knew her audience, making them feel the love - especially when she worked the room between sets. She had a gift that kept her admirers coming back for more. Carrie describes her as being frail today - from an interview about their mother/daughter upcoming 2017 HBO Special.
2 hours ago .

   StormCnter  We saw Debbie Reynolds in a one-woman show in Dallas just a few years ago. She surprised me with her pep and laughter. We had gone to hear the Dallas Symphony in concert and hadn't realized Reynolds was also on the bill.
2 hours ago .

   StormCnter posted on Movies & Reviews  Here is Gram's holiday recommendation for today. Lots of familiar faces in this one.

Monday at 05:15 EST .

   Gram77  Thanks for the trailer. Although the movie appears to be a 3 ring circus there is a whole piece left out of the trailer that is the backbone of the story.
Monday at 08:58 EST .

   StormCnter posted on Movies & Reviews  In 1956/57 when his longtime friend Humphrey Bogart was dying of cancer, he was one of the few people who visited Bogie (and wife Lauren Bacall ) at their home on an almost daily basis. He would sit at Bogie's bedside for half an hour or so every evening in the months and weeks leading up to his death. After Bogie's death, Bacall requested that he deliver the eulogy at the funeral. He apologetically declined, saying it would simply be too difficult for him. He felt he would be too emotional and wouldn't be able to do it. Bacall understood and director John Huston delivered the eulogy instead. Who was this famous actor, Bogie's friend?
December 4 at 05:26 EST .

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   Safetydude  'Henry Drummond'.
Sunday at 10:18 EST .

   MeiDei  aka S T?
Sunday at 15:40 EST .

   StormCnter  Yes, and yes. Safetydude was there first and Mei clarified. Spencer Tracy was the devoted friend. Katharine Hepburn accompanied him on those sickbed visits.
Sunday at 17:11 EST .

   MeiDei  That is friendship!
Sunday at 20:57 EST .

   StormCnter posted on Movies & Reviews  One more Snow White trivia bit: The "special" Academy Award granted to the picture consisted of one regular sized award and seven smaller sized awards.
December 3 at 12:56 EST .

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   Calvinesq  I have seen clips of a young Shirley Temple at the award ceremony clapping at the seven smaller size statuettes and saying "Oh, my goodness!" as only she could say it.
December 3 at 17:21 EST .

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   StormCnter posted on Movies & Reviews  Adding to Mei's Snow White clip, many might not know the movie is the highest-grossing animated film of all time. It came out in 1937 and my parents told me everyone wanted to see it. It wasn't considered a kids' film at the time.
December 3 at 12:55 EST .

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   MeiDei  It has great appeal to that "innocent" in each of us - even today. A very cleverly done film. Hooray for youtube capturing what it has.
December 3 at 14:18 EST .

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   StormCnter posted on Movies & Reviews  (1897-1984 ) Who is he?
   December 3 at 05:41 EST .

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   MeiDei  He has a look of Walter Pidgeon - especially around the mouth, jaw. Maybe after a cup or two of coffee it will seem different ; )
December 3 at 07:28 EST .

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   StormCnter  A very young Walter Pidgeon he is, indeed. Well done, Mei.
December 3 at 12:52 EST .

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   StormCnter posted on Movies & Reviews  Building on Mei's quiz, just below: Ben Kingsley is a terrific actor and has been in many fine films. Maybe some of you remember this one which was also a really good book.

December 2 at 06:33 EST .

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   StormCnter posted on Suggested Reading  I buy many books at one time, from a list I am always accumulating. Sometimes when I get home with the books, I think I made have made a mistake with one or two of them, so they get pushed back on the shelf while I choose another book. One of these has been on my shelf for almost a year because I thought it was a mistake. Finally a few days ago, I decided to give it a try and found I should have read it earlier because it kept me engrossed for two days. "Dr. Knox" by Peter Spiegelman. It takes place in a very gritty part of Los Angeles, centering on a small medical clinic run by an almost burned out doctor. Dr. Knox is a northeastern blueblood, highly educated but military and volunteer work in the worst of African war zones has scarred him mentally. But, a woman abandons a small boy at the clinic and Dr. Knox's effort to find her and also to protect the child gets him in all kinds of really bad trouble. The last hundred pages of this book will keep you in your chair without a break in the tension. Here is the Goodread synopsis:
December 2 at 04:57 EST .

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   Gram77  Oh wow, this one I gotta get!!
December 2 at 16:10 EST .

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   MeiDei  Sounds like something I'd enjoy too.
December 3 at 11:04 EST .

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   StormCnter posted on Movies & Reviews  Her high school classmates in Silver Springs, Maryland, included Carl Bernstein, Ben Stein and Sylvester Stallone. At 39, she posed for the cover of Playboy. She is an accomplished ballet dancer. At the beginning of her career, she was heralded as the next Marilyn Monroe.She is one of 25 actresses to win an Oscar for her performance in a comedy. She once sued a greeting card company for using a photo of her eating a potato chip without authorization. She won $3,000.00. She is a devout Buddhist. Who is she?
November 29 at 12:55 EST .

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   StormCnter  Goldie Hawn
November 30 at 05:00 EST .

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