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by Garbomaniac
May 12th, 2007, 6:25 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: Susan Lenox (Her Fall and Rise)
Replies: 14
Views: 3470

Well, of course, I have to comment. Susan Lenox is one of my favorites, as well. I love the time scene changes, after Gable leaves her, showing her rise to the affluent postion of mistress of a millionaire. I think her performance is a little stilted, as you said, but appropriate for the character. ...
by Garbomaniac
May 12th, 2007, 5:56 pm
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: The Killers vs Criss Cross
Replies: 9
Views: 3248

Thanks, Sue Sue! Ha! Right back atcha!
by Garbomaniac
May 12th, 2007, 5:54 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: The most influential actress of the Golden Age
Replies: 8
Views: 2341

Well, I hate to sound prejudice, but both Davis and Hepburn were in awe of Garbo. They have both been quoted as saying they were mesmerized by her presence and ability on the screen. So, if either of them had great influence, I must add ONE of the sources of that influence, GG. You have to remember ...
by Garbomaniac
May 12th, 2007, 5:47 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: Mel Brooks
Replies: 12
Views: 3422

Yes, I remember! It was funny! Everything he does is great!

And, drink a glass of water upside down!
by Garbomaniac
May 12th, 2007, 12:35 am
Forum: Musicals
Topic: Great Gams - Musicals
Replies: 6
Views: 2746

That's right! I remember the first time I saw Judy's legs, and said, "Wow!" She was really a beautiful woman, and few ever thought of her that way. She was a voice, an addition, a commodity, not a beauty. But, I have always thought she was. Just put her next to Mrs. Housewife in Anycity, and you'll ...
by Garbomaniac
May 12th, 2007, 12:28 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: The Beauty of a Lived In Face (Part Deux)
Replies: 16
Views: 3902

Wow! Gladys Cooper! She is one of my favorite additions to any movie! The Bishop's Wife, Now Voyager, My Fair Lady! She was the epitome of class and sophisticated snobbery! Love her!

Of course, you can't say anything bad about Ethel or C. Aubrey, either!
by Garbomaniac
May 12th, 2007, 12:18 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Tyrone Power
Replies: 30
Views: 5339

Her name was Annabella, just Annabella after the poem by POE Annabelle Lee. The movie was Suez. She was French, and she married Tyrone in 1939, divorced in 1948. She wasn't a BIG star, but she made some pleasant movies. Dinner at the Ritz is the only one I would recommend.
by Garbomaniac
May 12th, 2007, 12:03 am
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: Mel Brooks
Replies: 12
Views: 3422

Oh, Jack! What a wonderful surprise! And, what a dashing Avatar. Fellini? Well, of course you hit the nail right on the head. If you haven't seen the Frankenstein trilogy: Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, and Son of Frankenstein, you won't get all the jokes! And, Cloris, Madeline and Terri are a...
by Garbomaniac
May 11th, 2007, 11:56 pm
Forum: Musicals
Topic: Alice Faye
Replies: 42
Views: 11581

Never did care for The Gang's All Here ! There was something hollow in that film. I don' know if it was the photography, sound, or what? Of course, the Banana number with Carmen was FABULOUS! But, that was about it for me. I have always liked Alice. Betty never replaced Alice, she was just "in addit...
by Garbomaniac
May 11th, 2007, 11:41 pm
Forum: Comedies
Topic: Cast Your Vote for Your Favorite Screwball Comedy
Replies: 30
Views: 8574

Well, I have to go with Twentieth Century ! Lombard and Barrymore were an unbeatable team! For screwball, it gets my vote. One other comedy I think may fall under the category of screwball is Hollywood Hotel , with Dick Powell and two of the Lane sisters, Rosemary and Lola. Crazy about that Hollywoo...
by Garbomaniac
May 11th, 2007, 11:26 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: GarboManiac
Replies: 3
Views: 1116

Oh, thank you. As I have said to many others through PM's, I just wasn't feeling the vibe over on TCM anymore and hardly participated after my return. I just don't have much patience with "absolute" individuals. We are all just supposed to be having fun expressing our opinions in the most amicable w...
by Garbomaniac
May 11th, 2007, 11:20 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: GarboManiac
Replies: 3
Views: 1116

I thank you ken for the announcement! For some reason the whole thing got messed up, and I couldn't get back on as garbomaniac. So, I just dropped the c and went with mania! And, as I told Larry, I am a Maniac, not a Mania! :lol: But, here, I am my old self, and may never return to TCM, who knows?
by Garbomaniac
May 11th, 2007, 11:08 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: "Formal Introductions"
Replies: 36
Views: 8550

Thank you, Larry. I must say, I was honored with the invitation. I will try to live up to the HIGH standards of this WONDERFUL new forum!!!
by Garbomaniac
May 11th, 2007, 11:04 pm
Forum: Classic Film Literature
Topic: MGM Greatest Moments
Replies: 4
Views: 12140

MGM Greatest Moments

Years ago I purchased a VHS called MGM Greatest Moments which included many of the musicals, dramas, and comedies. But one section was devoted to MGM's love of classic literature such as David Copperfield, The Pride and the Prejudice, Goodbye Mr. Chips, A Tale of Two Cities, Little Women, The Good E...
by Garbomaniac
May 11th, 2007, 10:54 pm
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: The Killers vs Criss Cross
Replies: 9
Views: 3248

Well, I have to go for the glam! Yvonne's got nothing on Ava. If I were gonna go through all that the guys in both films went through, I would do it for Ava. Cold and aloof, she would have had me around her little finger just like Burt. Yvonne was great, but I could have left her and moved on. I alw...