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    For those of you who are "yet to be fans" of Miss Mabel Normand, this article provides a concise overview of her groundbreaking cinema "firsts" such as pie throwing and breaking the fourth wall. And she was Chaplin's mentor... https://amp-theguardian-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/amp.theguardian.com/film/2018/sep/07/eyes-on-the-pies-how-mabel-normand-chaplins-mentor-changed-cinema?amp_js_v=a6&amp_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQHKAFQArABIA%3D%3D#aoh=16203133356303&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From %1%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.theguardian.com%2Ffilm%2F2018%2Fsep%2F07%2Feyes-on-the-pies-how-mabel-normand-chaplins-mentor-changed-cinem noa
  3. A Very Stupid Question...

    After reading this response, I had tears in my eyes...The absolute cruelty...And to top it all off, my cell phone rang at the same time I was crying...I tried to blink away the blurriness so I could read the caller I.D...It was a strange area code that I didn’t recognize...I figured it was Eric calling me with some juicy content for my May Lewsletter (that’s where I get all my inside info), and after hurriedly answering it, I heard the dulcet tones of Tommy Tunes instead of EC...Phoneknapped again...Damn you, Lewisa and James...
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    Olivia de Havilland is truly versatile. Recently saw The Snake Pit. Very different from her romps with Errol Flynn or her Melanie Hamilton role in GWTW.
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    Oh, James... This is a tough decision!!! Film studies were a part of my degree, so you can see that cinema is a great passion of mine. There are so many talented actresses in different genres and time periods. Ingenue, comedienne, romantic lead, etc. Some of the less remembered pioneers are adventurous Pearl White, beautiful Mabel Normand, Clara Bow (the original "It" girl) and sexy Louise Brooks. I adore Eve Arden's exquisite comedic wit and timing! Rosalind Russell is unbelievable in His Girl Friday. Love Ginger Rogers, Katharine Hepburn, Vivian Leigh, Audrey Hepburn and so many more! Greer Garson, Susan Hayward, Maureen O'Hara... Here's to all the great ladies of the silver screen!
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    James, my favorite male actor list never changes- Anthony Hopkins gets the nod. But picking a solitary actress is going to be hard. Ok, for just this moment, and maybe no other, I'm taking Emma Stone, based mostly on her performance in LaLaland.
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    Here's a link to the AE Mary Pickford episode:
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    I love Mary Pickford, she was the biggest name from the Silent Era, probably. She also became a power player as a founder of UA I believe. By the 1930s when talkies replaced silents, she was all but done. The American Experience on PBS did an episode on her some years ago you can find for free on video platforms. I think you'd love it LC. She's uber Americans.
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    Well, old friend, I'm not as much of a movie buff as I always wanted to be. But I will give you two names that rank at the top of my list (off the top of my head): • Audrey Hepburn — those eyes! — particularly in Breakfast at Tiffany's • And Eric's old heart-throb Natalie Wood, especially for Rebel Without a Cause. Both died way too young! A name that intrigues me from the 1930s is Mary Pickford. Somewhere along the line of my editing/wriitng in the antiques/collectibles world, I encountered a photo collection and autographs of Pickford, and I always meant to dig in and see her in action, but haven't gotten to it yet.
  10. Boats cat-astrophe

    I enjoyed the heck out of it too. Good find Kirk!
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    This is my runner-up. She'll probably be my first choice tomorrow. She was the most classic of the classic beauties. And if you look her up, you'll see that she was also a genius inventor. When you look up the meaning of the phrase "beauty and brains", you'll likely just get a photo of Hedy Lamarr.
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    I've been watching movies from way back when as I've developed a real liking for them. Mostly movies from the Silent Era thru the 1950s, with my favorite decade being probably the 1930s. Anyway, I also really dig the actresses from this period, they just had it going on for me more so than the actresses that came later. So, from whatever time period, who was your fave? This would probably be mine, though I still have yet to see most of her movies. But she was the most beautiful of them all for me, and importantly she had aura of integrity when acting on the big screen. Watch at least 20 seconds of the video to give her justice:
  13. "All By Myself" vs. "Alone Again (Naturally)"

    There was an "Ally McBeal" episode called "Alone Again" (the only episode that was "TV - G" on FOX) & Vonda Shepard did "Alone Again (Naturally)" at the end of the episode from late 1997 during the 1st season!!!
  14. Righteous Brothers

    Sometimes it's the best song of all-time for me. Many covered it, some did very well (Leann Rhymes did a great version)...but nobody can touch Hatfield/RB's version. There was some smokin great creativity goin on in the 50s and 60s USA, on many cultural fronts. James
  15. Top 10 Elton John Songs

    Yeah LC, he put out 11 (12 if you count Friends which I'm not familiar with)...stellar albums between 1969 and 1976, on which he wrote virtually all the music. In the running for greatest music output/segment of time ...ever. During that time he also wrote and recorded non album singles that were massive hits in P Freedom and Don't Go Breaking My Heart. And for my tastes, he did the best versions of Pinball W and Lucy in the sky.. of them all...during those 7 years. Wow!!...to the 3rd power.
  16. Well done. A slightly more pained reading... and such a clean sound.
  17. Yesterday
  18. Boats cat-astrophe

    Naughty monkey cat! I greatly enjoyed this performance, both the singer and the cat! 😊🐈
  19. Another reason to like Brian Wilson..

    "Mike....Makes Your Day!!!!"
  20. Everybody loves this song, including her furry friend:
  21. I would say John Lennon circa 1963-1966 would have sung a mean vocal on Alone Again. The song is Beatle like and either could have crooned it VBT
  22. I know LC..I looked before I read my friend.
  23. Top 10 Elton John Songs

    1.I guess that's why they call it the blues 2.I'm still standing 3.Crocodile rock 4.Yellow Brick road 5.Don't go breaking my heart 6.Bennie and the jets 7.Sad songs 8.Rocket man 9. Island girls 10. Philadelphia freedom
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  25. Vinnie, I didn't say that clip was John Lennon singing. Read more closely, man! It says "somebody doing 'Alone Again' in a John Lennon way." That said, I would tend to agree that "AAN" has a McCartney-esque flavor as well. But I'm not backing down that I hear some Lennon in it. The best Beatles-influenced acts (ELO, World Party, Raspberries) could channel both Lennon and McCartney—and some Harrison, too. In "Alone Again," the melancholy in the melody reminds me of Paul, the gloom-and-doom theme of John.
  26. Another reason to like Brian Wilson..

    I've always liked Brian Wilson
  27. FYI O'Sullivan lives in the secluded Jersey Island which is an independent country with his wife and relatively young children.
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