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by Libertine
June 18th, 2011, 6:48 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Are they part British actresses
Replies: 14
Views: 2084

Re: Are they part British actresses

sometimes i have difficulty in picking my top British actresses. i would have top of my list Olivia De Havilland, who along with sister Joan Fontaine was born in Japan of British parents. i think that counts, but others might argue as their fully American as they've spent all their working lives th...
by Libertine
June 18th, 2011, 6:43 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Marylin and Diana
Replies: 1
Views: 864

Re: Marylin and Diana

You know, I do not really think that Diana was a bad actress. In Yield to the Night she was very good. It was my first Diana Dors film, and she did impress me. Not so much with some of her other movies.. too many were just bad material to begin with. She really had a bad luck with her movie career. ...
by Libertine
June 18th, 2011, 6:32 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Joan Crawford
Replies: 43
Views: 6745

Re: Joan Crawford

Joan Crawford.. one of these women I still haven't made my mind up about. I like to watch her films.. mainly the 30s ones. I think she was not a bad actress, she improved herself, she was a worker and she got better. Having seen her in some of her very early films (Our Dancing Daughters, for an exam...
by Libertine
June 18th, 2011, 6:17 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Celia Johnson, a great Dame
Replies: 16
Views: 2596

Re: Celia Johnson, a great Dame

I've seen Celia only two times so far. Of course, I've seen her in the wonderful Brief Encounter. One of my favorite movies, her portrayal was so sensitive, believable.. she was absolutely brilliant. The other movie I've seen was A Kid for Two Farthings where she played the mother of the child. It's...
by Libertine
June 18th, 2011, 5:11 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Funny Ladies
Replies: 3
Views: 1127

Re: Funny Ladies

Marion Davies
Carole Lombard
Rosalind Russell
Marilyn Monroe
Doris Day
Bette Middler
Whoopi Goldberg
Goldie Hawn
Kate Hudson
by Libertine
June 18th, 2011, 5:08 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Loretta Young
Replies: 94
Views: 66272

Re: Loretta Young

Loretta Young... I like her as a comedian... not so much as a person. I do not know that much about her though. So, correct me if I am wrong with anything I'll say. Of course I have also heard about the story with her swear-jar...I know this story with Robert Mitchum being the one telling her to f**...
by Libertine
June 18th, 2011, 4:34 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Tallulah Bankhead
Replies: 24
Views: 4215

Re: Tallulah Bankhead

Main Street to Broadway. I've never seen it myself... but then I have to say I am not getting TCM so chances are small anyway. Her part couldn't have been that big, but it would be very interesting to see.
by Libertine
June 18th, 2011, 4:15 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Marlene Dietrich
Replies: 121
Views: 20137

Re: Marlene Dietrich

There is an interesting documentary that she made at the end of her life, simply called Marlene and directed by Maxmillian Schell, it's a strange documentary, I don't think it does her any favours, for a woman who knew everything about the camera and how it presented her and how she safeguarded tha...
by Libertine
June 17th, 2011, 4:19 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Marlene Dietrich
Replies: 121
Views: 20137

Re: Marlene Dietrich

I'll be fascinated by your findings, what an interesting way to read about someone. Do you hire the books from the library buying only the ones that are out of print or are you a book hoarder like me? Marlene seems to be a good place to start. Ah, our library would only offer one book about Marlene...
by Libertine
June 17th, 2011, 3:25 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Tallulah Bankhead
Replies: 24
Views: 4215

Re: Tallulah Bankhead

Thanks a lot. I love this movie. And I adore Francis. ;)
by Libertine
June 16th, 2011, 3:20 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Tallulah Bankhead
Replies: 24
Views: 4215

Re: Tallulah Bankhead

feaito wrote:Libertine, is your avatar from Wyler's "The Gay Deception" (1935)?
Wow, yes it is! I am impressed how you recognized it!
by Libertine
June 16th, 2011, 3:19 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1540
Views: 187539

Re: What are you reading?

I've started Stephen Jacobs book on Boris Karloff, this looks like one worth buying, lots of research and attention to detail and with plenty of pictures to illustrate. The first time I hear about that book. I looked it up, and noticed it is an "authorized biography". Nothing wrong with that, but, ...
by Libertine
June 16th, 2011, 2:40 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Marlene Dietrich
Replies: 121
Views: 20137

Re: Marlene Dietrich

Despite all her affairs or rumours of affairs I can help liking her, there's never been anyone else quite like her, she's refreshing. I recently read a book about Hedy Lamarr, it mentioned Jean Pierre Aumont, on his arrival in Hollywood he was sampling the local delicacies too obviously and was tol...
by Libertine
June 16th, 2011, 2:09 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Tallulah Bankhead
Replies: 24
Views: 4215

Re: Tallulah Bankhead

I haven't seen many Bankhead pictures besides Lifeboat , The Cheat and The Devil and The Deep . Recently, I read a hilarious story about her in Paul Henreid's memoirs . Tallulah had been invited to a party. She was sitting on a sofa, necking a young actor. Then, Lillian Gish entered the room, dress...
by Libertine
June 15th, 2011, 2:51 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Marlene Dietrich
Replies: 121
Views: 20137

Re: Marlene Dietrich

It's very interesting what you've said about Marlene and Rita, it's at odds about what I'd read MArlene was like. I was pretty sure that Orson was one of Marlene's conquests around the time of the magic shows, some which Rita helped with and then I think was replaced by Marlene after Harry Cohn tho...