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by Libertine
June 20th, 2011, 2:53 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Tallulah Bankhead
Replies: 24
Views: 4215

Re: Tallulah Bankhead

I'm just looking at my library catalogue for books on Tallulah, are there any you'd recommend? Ok, the best book is definitely "Tallulah - The Life and Times of a Leading Lady" by Joel Lobenthal. The book by Lee Israel is also good, easier to read than the former one. Definitely avoid the books by ...
by Libertine
June 20th, 2011, 2:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: WHAT FILMS HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 8103
Views: 665754

Re: WHAT FILMS HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?

I've seen two movies with one of my favorites: Daniel Auteuil. They're no classic movies, but, well, I will post them anyway. Le placard (The Closet) - It's my favorite Auteuil movie. Well, yes, I am a person who loves comedies. And this one is so funny, though it's Gerard Depardieu who gets the mos...
by Libertine
June 20th, 2011, 2:40 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Francis Lederer (1899-2000)
Replies: 60
Views: 16220

Re: Francis Lederer (1899-2000)

Thanks for opening this thread! :D I love him. Such a charming man and talented actor. But, yes, I am honest, his charm was what caught me first, his talent I recognized the more I have seen with him. :oops: My favorite films of his are Romance in Manhattan, One Rainy Afternoon, Midnight and The Gay...
by Libertine
June 20th, 2011, 2:20 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Marlene Dietrich
Replies: 121
Views: 20131

Re: Marlene Dietrich

I don't think he meant to exploit her, it's just felt exploitative. I admire the image Marlene kept up over all those years and how hard she worked at it, sustaining it through the years and all her live shows but this final documentary was skewed as to how I see everything that preceded it. Yes, I...
by Libertine
June 20th, 2011, 2:04 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Joan Crawford
Replies: 43
Views: 6745

Re: Joan Crawford

I read most of the Casey LaLonde-interview. And, in the end, also seeing the posts here, I recognize that all of us agree that Grand Hotel is totally her movie, not Garbo's (any extreme GG fans here, I hope not, they'll kill us :wink: ). I do not know what keeps me of really liking Joan. I like her ...
by Libertine
June 20th, 2011, 1:58 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Worthy of a Knighthood and a Damehood
Replies: 10
Views: 2494

Re: Worthy of a Knighthood and a Damehood

It seems to me, that these honor is given to all these stars sooner or later, just because they are "there", and just to make everybody see and know that they are British, even if they are not living in the UK since a very long time - see Liz Taylor. I didn't even know she was British until I heard ...
by Libertine
June 20th, 2011, 1:54 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Celia Johnson, a great Dame
Replies: 16
Views: 2596

Re: Celia Johnson, a great Dame

Thanks so much ccfan!!! (btw, may I call you Alison?) Nah, another book for my list. I read the story you posted in the Lean thread, about her doing a very emotional scene and then just look at her watch and go home, switch her emotions on and off. It's amazing. You know, I didn't know her until I s...
by Libertine
June 20th, 2011, 1:37 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Loretta Young
Replies: 94
Views: 66269

Re: Loretta Young

Where have I been for the last day or so, helping run the school fete and feeling the payback for it (that's another story) but I understand what you were trying to say Libertine , I have the same problem with what I have read about her. I do not want to sound like a lunatic, but THANK YOU SO MUCH....
by Libertine
June 20th, 2011, 1:28 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Tallulah Bankhead
Replies: 24
Views: 4215

Re: Tallulah Bankhead

Tallulah plays herself and is in a play about the American housewife and hams it up to make it more interesting! She does voice the great line after reading the play - "Wasn't Daisy Drudge available, darling!!".... I've used this line myself over the years.... You're right, she wasn't in it very lo...
by Libertine
June 19th, 2011, 7:46 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Loretta Young
Replies: 94
Views: 66269

Re: Loretta Young

I say it again, I don't judge... I simply want to know about her. :| Nah, nevermind.
by Libertine
June 19th, 2011, 5:24 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Loretta Young
Replies: 94
Views: 66269

Re: Loretta Young

OK, again, because I think I couldn't make it clear, I do not judge her for having had an affair, I am not judging her at all, I am not religious. Heck, I am a fan of Bankhead, Flynn, Dietrich and others, do you really believe I'd judge anyone because of an affair - or more? I'll say it again, I do ...
by Libertine
June 18th, 2011, 6:11 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Loretta Young
Replies: 94
Views: 66269

Re: Loretta Young

You might want to read Judy Lewis' book, Uncommon Knowledge about coming to terms with her mother's desire to shield her from the stigma of illegitimacy, which was real then, and Ms. Lewis' own evolving perspective on her father and mother. No "Mommie Dearest" here, the author, who bears a marked r...
by Libertine
June 18th, 2011, 11:15 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Joan Crawford
Replies: 43
Views: 6745

Re: Joan Crawford

Hi Lib, You might like to peruse the thread found here that features Casey LaLonde , Joan Crawford's grandson, who was kind enough to visit with us one week last Fall. I am going to read that later! Might be interesting! I know what you mean about Crawford's early films, though I am more partial to...
by Libertine
June 18th, 2011, 11:07 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Celia Johnson, a great Dame
Replies: 16
Views: 2596

Re: Celia Johnson, a great Dame

Thanks moira! I am going to check it out!!!
by Libertine
June 18th, 2011, 11:06 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Loretta Young
Replies: 94
Views: 66269

Re: Loretta Young

Nah, I do not judge her, she was not the only one who had affairs, but you know, what I mean is.. what she has done is hypocrisy.