Tag Archives: Rosalind Russell

For Today, But Really Every Day: Ladies I Love

I love these women for a variety of reasons: they inspire, they entertain, they challenge, they leave me in awed silence, they provoke, or they were “there” in my most formative years, holding out a torch to lead the way. … Continue reading

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“Walter, you’re wonderful, in a loathsome sort of way.”

Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell in “His Girl Friday” Bright Wall/Dark Room is a new monthly movie magazine created by the team at Bright Wall/Dark Room. The latest issue has journalism as its theme, and they asked me to write … Continue reading

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Seen Recently: A Free Soul (1931), Whirlpool (1949), The Women (1939)

A Free Soul directed by Clarence Brown A daring (to say the least) pre-Code film, starring Norma Shearer (very good, for the most part, here), a ferocious and sexy Clark Gable, a sympathetic and noble Leslie Howard, and a masterful … Continue reading

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For International Women’s Day: Ladies I Love

I love them for a variety of reasons: they inspire, they entertain, they challenge, they leave me in awed silence, they provoke, or, most importantly, they were “there” in my most formative years as a child, and held out a … Continue reading

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20 Favorite Actresses: Part 2

If I had to choose, here are my favorite performances of my 20 choices – the performance may not be what they are most famous for, but that’s no matter. Gena Rowlands: Opening Night Barbara Stanwyck: Ball of Fire Sissy … Continue reading

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20 Favorite Actresses

Where does my heart lie? The meme going around now is 20 favorite actresses. Please go here to see the compilation of links as well as Nathaniel’s choices. I had a hard time with the “all time” part of things … Continue reading

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The Books: “Life Is a Banquet” (Rosalind Russell)

Daily Book Excerpt: Entertainment Biography/Memoir: Life Is a Banquet, by Rosalind Russell (and Chris Chase) Marvelous book. Laugh-out-loud funny, touching inspiring, serious – with awesome character sketches (her sister Duchess will live on in my memory FOREVER) and just a … Continue reading

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Rosalind Russell Tribute

Everything you need to know right here. Great post – go read it!!! And then come back here for some book excerpts. Some quotes from Rosalind Russell’s wonderful autobiography (I highly recommend it – it’s a great read, she was … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Howard Hawks

“When Wayne saw Clift the first time he said, ‘Howard, think we can get anything going between that kid and myself?’ I said, ‘I think you can.’ After two scenes he said, ‘You’re right. He can hold his own, anyway, … Continue reading

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Rosalind Russell 13: “Is she going to do that?”

Rosalind Russell: Hawks was a terrific director; he encouraged us and let us go. Once he told Cary, “Next time give her a bigger shove onto the couch,” and Cary said, “Well, I don’t want to kill the woman,” and … Continue reading

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