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by Alan K.
December 13th, 2017, 12:37 am
Forum: Upcoming Visitors To the Silver Screen Oasis
Topic: Alan K. Rode to Discuss MICHAEL CURTIZ: A LIFE IN FILM on Dec. 12th at the SSO
Replies: 3
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Re: Alan K. Rode to Discuss MICHAEL CURTIZ: A LIFE IN FILM on Dec. 12th at the SSO

I hope I answered all of the questions to everyone's satisfaction. Thanks for the invite and see all of you at the movies!
by Alan K.
December 13th, 2017, 12:36 am
Forum: Alan K. Rode to Discuss MICHAEL CURTIZ: A LIFE IN FILM ON 12/12
Topic: The Q & A on Michael Curtiz with Alan K. Rode on Dec. 12th
Replies: 30
Views: 48459

Re: The Q & A on Michael Curtiz with Alan K. Rode on Dec. 12th

Do you have any favorite Mike Curtiz malapropisms? In reading your book I laughed out loud at several interesting turns of phrase, including calling the rather remote and powerful Bing Crosby "Binkie" on the set of WHITE CHRISTMAS, guiding Elvis Presley in one of his best films in KING CREOLE while...
by Alan K.
December 13th, 2017, 12:36 am
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: The Q & A on Michael Curtiz with Alan K. Rode on Dec. 12th
Replies: 30
Views: 75342

Re: The Q & A on Michael Curtiz with Alan K. Rode on Dec. 12th

Do you have any favorite Mike Curtiz malapropisms? In reading your book I laughed out loud at several interesting turns of phrase, including calling the rather remote and powerful Bing Crosby "Binkie" on the set of WHITE CHRISTMAS, guiding Elvis Presley in one of his best films in KING CREOLE while...
by Alan K.
December 13th, 2017, 12:30 am
Forum: Alan K. Rode to Discuss MICHAEL CURTIZ: A LIFE IN FILM ON 12/12
Topic: The Q & A on Michael Curtiz with Alan K. Rode on Dec. 12th
Replies: 30
Views: 48459

Re: The Q & A on Michael Curtiz with Alan K. Rode on Dec. 12th

One of my favorites of the religious epics of the 50s is THE EGYPTIAN which Curtiz helmed. It gets a bad rap, Brando walked out on it and Zanuck's squeeze Bella Darvi took a beating. I think she's fine as the ice-blooded femme fatale, it may be that she's limited but for me she fits the demands of ...
by Alan K.
December 13th, 2017, 12:30 am
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: The Q & A on Michael Curtiz with Alan K. Rode on Dec. 12th
Replies: 30
Views: 75342

Re: The Q & A on Michael Curtiz with Alan K. Rode on Dec. 12th

One of my favorites of the religious epics of the 50s is THE EGYPTIAN which Curtiz helmed. It gets a bad rap, Brando walked out on it and Zanuck's squeeze Bella Darvi took a beating. I think she's fine as the ice-blooded femme fatale, it may be that she's limited but for me she fits the demands of ...
by Alan K.
December 13th, 2017, 12:16 am
Forum: Alan K. Rode to Discuss MICHAEL CURTIZ: A LIFE IN FILM ON 12/12
Topic: The Q & A on Michael Curtiz with Alan K. Rode on Dec. 12th
Replies: 30
Views: 48459

Re: The Q & A on Michael Curtiz with Alan K. Rode on Dec. 12th

http://i.imgur.com/Bg50skn.jpg One of the figures whose relationship with Michael Curtiz is usually characterized as contentious is Errol Flynn. You describe some of their repeated clashes over 12 collaborations, as well as a particularly poignant final meeting. Curtiz helped to make Flynn a star a...
by Alan K.
December 13th, 2017, 12:16 am
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: The Q & A on Michael Curtiz with Alan K. Rode on Dec. 12th
Replies: 30
Views: 75342

Re: The Q & A on Michael Curtiz with Alan K. Rode on Dec. 12th

http://i.imgur.com/Bg50skn.jpg One of the figures whose relationship with Michael Curtiz is usually characterized as contentious is Errol Flynn. You describe some of their repeated clashes over 12 collaborations, as well as a particularly poignant final meeting. Curtiz helped to make Flynn a star a...
by Alan K.
December 12th, 2017, 7:49 pm
Forum: Alan K. Rode to Discuss MICHAEL CURTIZ: A LIFE IN FILM ON 12/12
Topic: The Q & A on Michael Curtiz with Alan K. Rode on Dec. 12th
Replies: 30
Views: 48459

Re: The Q & A on Michael Curtiz with Alan K. Rode on Dec. 12th

Thanks for your response, Alan. I'm glad you brought up Doris Day. :D How did Curtiz shepherd her career along? Did he help much after Romance on the High Seas? Are there other actors or actresses that he helped blossom? Also, is it true Day absolutely refused to do The Helen Morgan Story? Can you ...
by Alan K.
December 12th, 2017, 7:49 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: The Q & A on Michael Curtiz with Alan K. Rode on Dec. 12th
Replies: 30
Views: 75342

Re: The Q & A on Michael Curtiz with Alan K. Rode on Dec. 12th

Thanks for your response, Alan. I'm glad you brought up Doris Day. :D How did Curtiz shepherd her career along? Did he help much after Romance on the High Seas? Are there other actors or actresses that he helped blossom? Also, is it true Day absolutely refused to do The Helen Morgan Story? Can you ...
by Alan K.
December 12th, 2017, 6:50 pm
Forum: Alan K. Rode to Discuss MICHAEL CURTIZ: A LIFE IN FILM ON 12/12
Topic: The Q & A on Michael Curtiz with Alan K. Rode on Dec. 12th
Replies: 30
Views: 48459

Re: The Q & A on Michael Curtiz with Alan K. Rode on Dec. 12th

We all seem to be contradictions but perhaps none appears more so than Michael Curtiz in your biography. His personal life was characterized by a 30 years+ marriage to the formidable & talented film pioneer Bess Meredyth Lucas as well as non-stop philandering. Curtiz, who could direct scenes of eno...
by Alan K.
December 12th, 2017, 6:50 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: The Q & A on Michael Curtiz with Alan K. Rode on Dec. 12th
Replies: 30
Views: 75342

Re: The Q & A on Michael Curtiz with Alan K. Rode on Dec. 12th

We all seem to be contradictions but perhaps none appears more so than Michael Curtiz in your biography. His personal life was characterized by a 30 years+ marriage to the formidable & talented film pioneer Bess Meredyth Lucas as well as non-stop philandering. Curtiz, who could direct scenes of eno...
by Alan K.
December 12th, 2017, 6:31 pm
Forum: Alan K. Rode to Discuss MICHAEL CURTIZ: A LIFE IN FILM ON 12/12
Topic: The Q & A on Michael Curtiz with Alan K. Rode on Dec. 12th
Replies: 30
Views: 48459

Re: The Q & A on Michael Curtiz with Alan K. Rode on Dec. 12th

We all seem to be contradictions but perhaps none appears more so than Michael Curtiz in your biography. His personal life was characterized by a 30 years+ marriage to the formidable & talented film pioneer Bess Meredyth Lucas as well as non-stop philandering. Curtiz, who could direct scenes of eno...
by Alan K.
December 12th, 2017, 6:31 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: The Q & A on Michael Curtiz with Alan K. Rode on Dec. 12th
Replies: 30
Views: 75342

Re: The Q & A on Michael Curtiz with Alan K. Rode on Dec. 12th

We all seem to be contradictions but perhaps none appears more so than Michael Curtiz in your biography. His personal life was characterized by a 30 years+ marriage to the formidable & talented film pioneer Bess Meredyth Lucas as well as non-stop philandering. Curtiz, who could direct scenes of eno...
by Alan K.
December 12th, 2017, 5:30 pm
Forum: Alan K. Rode to Discuss MICHAEL CURTIZ: A LIFE IN FILM ON 12/12
Topic: The Q & A on Michael Curtiz with Alan K. Rode on Dec. 12th
Replies: 30
Views: 48459

Re: The Q & A on Michael Curtiz with Alan K. Rode on Dec. 12th

I am looking forward to reading your book, especially after reading your comments! I enjoyed I'LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS (1951) on TCM over the weekend and wondered if Curtiz cast his own movies by that time in his career? Did Michael Curtiz feel that Doris Day fulfilled the potential he saw in her? ...
by Alan K.
December 12th, 2017, 5:30 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: The Q & A on Michael Curtiz with Alan K. Rode on Dec. 12th
Replies: 30
Views: 75342

Re: The Q & A on Michael Curtiz with Alan K. Rode on Dec. 12th

I am looking forward to reading your book, especially after reading your comments! I enjoyed I'LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS (1951) on TCM over the weekend and wondered if Curtiz cast his own movies by that time in his career? Did Michael Curtiz feel that Doris Day fulfilled the potential he saw in her? ...