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by Garbomaniac
January 11th, 2009, 9:35 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Screwed on Oscar Night
Replies: 66
Views: 10444

It is a cryin' shame Cary never won, but didn't he get a lifetime achievement statue? Garbo did. I remember watching a clip or something on Gary Cooper, and it said that even though he had won before, that award meant more to him than either of the others because it embodied all of his work. Of cour...
by Garbomaniac
January 11th, 2009, 12:32 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Screwed on Oscar Night
Replies: 66
Views: 10444

I think she must have been a Garbo fan. If you are a Garbo fan nobody is as good as she. And, when it comes to competition and awards, nobody should win except Greta! I don't know what Mrs. Hitchcock thought about Luise's performance, but her being chosen best actress over Garbo was probably her poi...
by Garbomaniac
January 5th, 2009, 10:44 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: voices
Replies: 36
Views: 5496

"I can see your career rising in the East like the sun!" Ah, George Sanders.
by Garbomaniac
January 5th, 2009, 10:36 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Olivia and Joan......
Replies: 34
Views: 5050

Ok, I'll bite. It looks fantastic. It is a costume drama. I will be sure to watch it, and thanks for the connection.
by Garbomaniac
January 5th, 2009, 5:09 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Olivia and Joan......
Replies: 34
Views: 5050

Thanks, Moraldo! It sure explains it. And, nice to know she got the part in The Women just when she needed it. All you need is one lucky break. It had to be destiny; she hadn't won her Oscar, yet! I think Joan Crawford had a similar story of giving up, but I think I remember she was actually on the ...
by Garbomaniac
January 4th, 2009, 11:43 pm
Forum: Action and Adventure
Topic: Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1944)
Replies: 5
Views: 12983

Oh, this is one of my favorites, too! The Arabian Nights has always been a favorite topic for me in film. Ali Baba Goes to Town with Eddie Cantor and Gypsy Rose Lee, A Thousand and One Nights with Cornel Wilde, Evelyn Keyes, and Adele Jergens, and of course, Maureen O’Hara and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr....
by Garbomaniac
January 4th, 2009, 10:50 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Olivia and Joan......
Replies: 34
Views: 5050

Larry, he married Gloria de Haven? Well, I never tire of finding out little things like that. I bet they drank every night and danced around singing to each other. Now, that's a nice couple. I always liked Gloria de Haven, too. Even though she too was pretty ordinary compared to the greats. But, I t...
by Garbomaniac
January 4th, 2009, 10:34 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Olivia and Joan......
Replies: 34
Views: 5050

Oh, I understand completely, Jack. He is "just" a guy. I don't know whether you ever saw Stardust with Linda Darnell (as a child! :wink: ). They both play aspiring movie stars who win a trip to Hollywood. They are both supposed to be your average Joe, but even then you could see Linda was no average...
by Garbomaniac
January 4th, 2009, 3:36 pm
Forum: Dramas
Topic: The Heiress
Replies: 3
Views: 1322

Well, I like to think that it was all planned. I think Wyler knew the times then were slower. Olivia, as the character, had a lot of time to sit and wait. There was no entertainment, except for what you could come up with if you had any talent or talented friends. She did needlepoint, which is slow....
by Garbomaniac
January 4th, 2009, 2:34 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Olivia and Joan......
Replies: 34
Views: 5050

Ha! Well, you can't help but notice it! Anyway, John Payne is one of my all time favorite actors. He was one of the few male stars 20th Century Fox had to play opposite Betty and Alice. And, he could sing! I know Jack doesn't like John Payne, and I suppose I can see why. But, besides Tyrone, Don Ame...
by Garbomaniac
January 4th, 2009, 12:40 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Olivia and Joan......
Replies: 34
Views: 5050

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l315/garbomaniac/oliviaandjoan2a.jpg http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l315/garbomaniac/oliviaandjoan.jpg After discussing Errol, they look like they are having a good time here! I believe that was Margaret Lindsay in the first photo. That is John Payne for sure, b...
by Garbomaniac
January 4th, 2009, 12:19 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Olivia and Joan......
Replies: 34
Views: 5050

Funny thing is, I like them both equally. They both had great careers, and won an Oscar (or two). Both are talented, popular, and lovely. It is funny they couldn’t adjust to having all of that equally without one upping each other. And, you’d think after 50, they would have calmed down, reflected, a...
by Garbomaniac
January 3rd, 2009, 6:31 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: 1939: 70 Year Old Movies we still love today
Replies: 13
Views: 2342

Thanks for the friendly hello! And, it is good to be back around. I mentioned both of those because, 1) few people today who are learning about film know that On Borrow Time exists, 2) after sharing it with them, they are so appreciative, and 3) its concept is truly unusual. Also, I do my best to in...
by Garbomaniac
January 3rd, 2009, 6:21 pm
Forum: Musicals
Topic: WHAT MUSICALS HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 446
Views: 112274

That is my FAVORITE Rita musical, next to Cover Girl . One with Fred and one with Gene. http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l315/garbomaniac/786c_1.jpg You'd think I'd be able to find a picture of Rita and Gene dancing together, but no dice! Anyway, recently I have been watching new musicals: DreamGir...
by Garbomaniac
January 3rd, 2009, 5:54 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: 1939: 70 Year Old Movies we still love today
Replies: 13
Views: 2342

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