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by Hollis
May 11th, 2009, 2:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I'm curious
Replies: 116
Views: 7248

Re: I'm curious

Hi Judith (I still prefer it to Judy!) If you'll go back over the earlier of the exchanges, you'll find that I never denied anyone the right to voice their opinion, on any subject, at any time. As a veteran, I understand the pure and utter hypocrisy of serving my nation and the democratic principles...
by Hollis
May 11th, 2009, 2:25 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Gilbert Roland - A Latin Performer Unbounded
Replies: 513
Views: 83104

Re: Gilbert Roland - A Latin Performer Unbounded

Thank you both, Moira and MissG (I have to admit I've forgotten your name) My next stop will be to TCM.com to request a rebroadcast of Thunder Bay . As I said, in case anyone wants to take me at my word, It really is a more than casually entertaining movie (aside from Mr Roland's performance, it's a...
by Hollis
May 10th, 2009, 6:20 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: This Is Dedicated to the Ones We Love
Replies: 306
Views: 28609

Re: This Is Dedicated to the Ones We Love

Good morning Judith, I seem to remember someone telling me that Walter Brennan (my favorite character actor also) had either been nominated for, or had won, four Oscars as Best Supporting Actor. There doesn't seem to be any information to verify the statement at either TCMdb or IMDb. Can you somehow...
by Hollis
May 10th, 2009, 6:06 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Gilbert Roland - A Latin Performer Unbounded
Replies: 513
Views: 83104

Re: Gilbert Roland - A Latin Performer Unbounded

Good morning, Does anyone know the name of a 1950ish film starring Jimmy Stewart as a man looking for offshore oil and Gilbert Roland as a local shrimper ? It's not exactly a big budget film or high drama, but it was entertaining when I watched it on TCM some time ago. It played upon the supposed mu...
by Hollis
May 9th, 2009, 8:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Happy Mothers Day!
Replies: 15
Views: 2265

Re: Happy Mothers Day!

Silent Screen,

Amazing ! It proves the old adage that "Out of the mouths of babes come pearls of wisdom" (or something to that effect !) Thanks for the post. If I were still a teenager, I'd say it made me LOL !

As always, Hollis
by Hollis
May 9th, 2009, 8:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I'm curious
Replies: 116
Views: 7248

Re: I'm curious

Hey there Nanook of the North,

See what I mean ? And who says I can't show any restraint ?

Hollis
by Hollis
May 9th, 2009, 7:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I'm curious
Replies: 116
Views: 7248

Re: I'm curious

Alison, I am indeed impressed that you can recite all of that history from memory ! I know you said you didn't use Wikipedia, so what did you use? The Encyclopaedia Britannica? Just teasing a bit, I really am impressed. Here in the States, you'd probably have to find someone who majored in American ...
by Hollis
May 9th, 2009, 7:42 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: ,The Best Character Actors?
Replies: 93
Views: 54864

Re: ,The Best Character Actors?

Birdy, Hello and good evening! I think you're the first to mention Allen Jenkins and I'm surprised it took so long. I know he's a favorite of one Mr Klondike , but I don't know that he mentioned him. Good call. When a comic intervention was called for, he was there! He might just be the male counter...
by Hollis
May 9th, 2009, 4:33 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: ,The Best Character Actors?
Replies: 93
Views: 54864

Re: ,The Best Character Actors?

Nancy, I was going to say exactly the same thing upon seeing his photograph, but you beat me to the punch ! I just watched "Torn Curtain" on TCM within the last week or so. I think, I said I think, that he also played a significant character in one of the episodes of the original "Sta...
by Hollis
May 9th, 2009, 4:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I'm curious
Replies: 116
Views: 7248

Re: I'm curious

Good morning Anne, You were dead on about the Mayflower and its passengers. We call them Pilgrims because they were on a pilgrimage to the New World. I believe, and once again am open to correction, that they were also known as Puritans. In theory, while some peoples may have come North from Mexico,...
by Hollis
May 8th, 2009, 11:11 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: ,The Best Character Actors?
Replies: 93
Views: 54864

Re: ,The Best Character Actors?

TikiSoo, I couldn't agree more with you (or the others that mentioned James Gleason.) I know that I probably haven't seen half of the films he appeared in but of those I have seen, two stand out - As the colonel commanding squadron leader Spencer Tracy in "A Guy Named Joe," and as Robert M...
by Hollis
May 8th, 2009, 10:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I'm curious
Replies: 116
Views: 7248

Re: I'm curious

Before I go...

I've heard a lot of reasons why, and most of them not fit for publication in a family oriented forum, but what's the real reason that Oklahoma is called "The Sooner State" ?

Goodnight and as always,

Hollis
by Hollis
May 8th, 2009, 10:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I'm curious
Replies: 116
Views: 7248

Re: I'm curious

Good evening Ladies & Gentlemen, I'll make this a three part post but try (as hard as it may be) to keep it simple. Steve, my parents had two of their very best friends living in Wheeling. Matheney (if I've spelled it correctly) was their surname and if mom or dad ever spent a dime on long dista...
by Hollis
May 8th, 2009, 1:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I'm curious
Replies: 116
Views: 7248

Re: I'm curious

Bryce, "Gos blessed Texas" because without his blessing, no one in their right mind would have chosen to live there. The real saying is "For God So Loveth Penn State Football, he made the skies Blue and White". By some chance, why did Augustus Busch start his brewery in tiny litt...
by Hollis
May 8th, 2009, 1:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I'm curious
Replies: 116
Views: 7248

Re: I'm curious

Good afternoon, Does anyone know how true to history "The Lion In Winter" is? Did King Henry II and his wife, Queen Eleanor really have three sons all vying for their father's affection, and hopefully his crown upon his demise? I've always thought that the eldest son bore the right to succ...

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