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   StormCnter posted on Suggested Reading  I have a book to recommend, one that I haven't quite finished, but I am unable to put it down. Over the holidays, this book was on just about every list of Best Fiction of 2017. It's one of those books that you're sending telepathic messages to the characters you care about..."don't", "wait", "oh, that's a bad mistake" and you hate to turn the page because they are landing in real trouble.
"Little Fires Everywhere", Celeste Ng. It's the best one I've read in quite a while.
3 hours ago .

   StormCnter posted on Movies & Reviews  He's on the list of Most Disliked actors in Hollywood, but the reasons given seem to be more of jealous contemporaries sniping rather than reality. This one should be easy. Who is this handsome dude?
   4 hours ago .

   Tulsa  Adam Sandler. I thought Reign Over Me was excellent. Have not seen anything else he has done.

Storm asked 'whatever happened to Debra Winger' the other day. I looked her up. She has a reputation of being said the article.
About an hour ago .

   StormCnter posted on Movies & Reviews  What was the only Marx Brothers film to receive a nomination for a competitive Academy Award?

Animal Crackers (1930 )
Duck Soup (1933 )
A Night at the Opera (1935 )
A Day at the Races (1937 )
6 hours ago .

   Gram77  Have no idea about this but between these guys and Chaplin this was the humor I liked. Could never tune into slapstick.
5 hours ago .

   StormCnter posted on Movies & Reviews  1970 film. Title? The actors in the photo?
   13 hours ago .

   Tulsa  My guess is Robert Mitchum. No other info.
9 hours ago .

   StormCnter  Good eye, Tulsa. He is Mitchum. This was a big movie.
9 hours ago .

   HopeandGlory  This is "Ryan's Daughter" with Robert Mitchum (already mentioned ) and Sarah Miles.
7 hours ago .

   Tulsa  Mitchum reminds me of Daddy. Daddy also looked like Alan Ladd when he was 21.
7 hours ago .

   StormCnter  Hope gives us the rest of the answer. Lucky Tulsa to have a father who looked like Robert Mitchum and Alan Ladd. My much loved father looked like a college professor.
6 hours ago .

   StormCnter posted on Movies & Reviews  Hollywood heirs! Each year, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association selects the daughter or son of a celebrity to carry the torch into awards season and assist with the annual Golden Globes awards show. You might be surprised to learn this 1992 (a different source says the date was 1994 ) recipient's mother's name.
   13 hours ago .

   StormCnter  Her mother has been in show business news very prominently these past couple of weeks.
About an hour ago .

   StormCnter posted on Movies & Reviews  Who is this beautiful young actress?
   13 hours ago .

   Tulsa  Selena Gomez is my guess.
9 hours ago .

   StormCnter  Good guess, but she isn't Selena Gomez.
9 hours ago .

   StormCnter posted on Movies & Reviews  January 22 birthdays:

This woman earned fame as the tormented youngster in a famous 1973 film. The screenplay was written by a former L-Dotter and based on his book.

This British actor was the voice-over for the animated version of Lord of the Rings, earned praise for his role as a deformed man and his death scene in a 1979 film is considered by many to be one of the most memorable scenes in film history.

Who are they?
13 hours ago .

   Richdet  The youngster would no doubt be Linda Blair, the kid in "The Exorcist," based on the best-seller by William Peter Blatty.

Seems to me the mystery actor has to be John Hurt, who was "The Elephant Man" in the movie version, and had an "Alien" erupt out of his body in the movie of the same name.

Demonic possession and alien incubation -- the birth date January 22 does not augur a placid life, it seems, at least not on the movie screen.
6 hours ago .

   StormCnter  I had not thought of the alien-connection or the other worldly similarities, Rich. You spotted them, however. Nicely done, my friend.
5 hours ago .

   Richdet  A few minutes ago by strange coincidence I happened to spot a "celebrity birthday" listing, and lo and behold there was Piper Laurie, also born on January 22. She is 86 years young today.

Well. Let's think for a second about what her daughter "Carrie" did to her in that movie, and I have to say this birthdate certainly seems monopolized by actors who have done some memorably gruesome scenes.
About an hour ago .

   StormCnter posted on Movies & Reviews  Big thunderstorms and a tornado watch covering this area. I'm shutting down the computer until tomorrow. Thanks to everyone for participating. I am waiting to hear from Mei and/or her son. Say a prayer for them. I am worried.
Yesterday at 16:57 EST .

   Gram77  Oh my, prayers for your safety and for Mei's health.
11 hours ago .

   StormCnter  Morning, Gram. All we got was some heavy rain, so prayers worked. I have not heard from Mei or her son. I'm very concerned about both of them.
11 hours ago .

   Tulsa  I know you have done and thought of everything possible. I pray they are both fine. While a power outage is no fun it could be something as simple as that.

I'm praying a neighbor or friend checks on them. Even our mail carrier has reported mail not being picked up and had the authorities check on homes on her route.

So you could call the authorities and ask for a wellness? well being? check if you have enough info. You have probably already thought of this. I'm concerned with you.
8 hours ago .

   StormCnter  Tulsa, I have used the avenues Mei and her son have provided to me in the past. But they are very careful about their privacy and I am reluctant to go farther. I suspect a medical emergency, but they are accustomed to dealing with those and have access to immediate help.
6 hours ago .

   StormCnter posted on Movies & Reviews  Remember this one?

Yesterday at 10:35 EST .

   StormCnter posted on Movies & Reviews  This photo doesn't name the people, but I think we can do so.
   Yesterday at 05:50 EST .

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   Gram77  Davis,Sanders,Mauldin,Garson,Bogart and Coleman. Good morning, Storm! Have you heard from Mei?
Yesterday at 08:39 EST .

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   StormCnter  I have not heard from Mei. She is usally good about alerting me if she will be gone for a bit, but this time was a surprise. She deals with a lot on a daily basis and her own health is pretty fragile, too.
Yesterday at 08:43 EST .

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   StormCnter  I agree with you about all of them, except my first impression was that the guy on the right is Charlie Chaplin. I hadn't thought of Ronald Coleman, but you might be correct.
Yesterday at 08:44 EST .

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   StormCnter  Oh yes, Gram. Good morning to you, too.
Yesterday at 08:45 EST .

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   Gram77  I thought about Chaplin, but I don't remember what years he was not in this country or when he returned for a long deserved an Oscar. This could have been the year.
Yesterday at 08:50 EST .

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   StormCnter  We need a third eye on this, I think.
Yesterday at 10:19 EST .

   Richdet  Gram has them all correct. Man on the right is definitely Coleman.

The picture made me curious about what Oscar ceremony this might be, so I consulted my Oscar history books. The lineup of people indicated to me vintage early fifties. And sure enough, this memorializes Oscar night in March 1952, the night the 1951 awards were given out.

Bogart won that night for best actor ("African Queen" ). Greer Garson presented his award. Then Ronald Coleman presented the best actress award -- to Vivien Leigh (for "Streetcar Named Desire" ), who was not there, so Greer G came back on stage for a second time and accepted her award.

Karl Malden won for supporting actor for "Streetcar." George Sanders presented for supporting actress -- to Kim Hunter, another no-show for "Streetcar." (Those "Streetcar" ladies must have missed their trolley connections. ) Anyhow, Bette was there to accept on Kim's behalf. (Karl's award was presented by Claire Trevor, who seems not to have gotten in on this photo op. )

So that is how that crew came together (or in Claire's case, not come together ) for this picture.
Yesterday at 12:45 EST .

   StormCnter  Thank you, Rich. Nice to see you.
Yesterday at 13:02 EST .

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