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April 2024 Viewing Diary

To Be or Not to Be (1942; d. Ernst Lubitsch) It’s 82 years later. 82 years. And it’s still a little bit shocking this film even exists. The film lampoons Nazis, and Hitler, and tyranny, which – in 1942 – … Continue reading

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“If you want to see the girl next door, go next door.” – Joan Crawford

Today is Joan Crawford’s birthday. Some links first: World-Class Acting: On Joan Crawford and Sudden Fear Here are the re-caps of Feud: Bette and Joan I did for The New York Times. Lots of discussions of Joan Crawford’s career and … Continue reading

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March 2018 Viewing Diary

Supernatural, Season 13, episode 14 “Good Intentions” (2018; d. P.J. Pesce) Probably not a good sign that I can’t remember anything about this episode. Queer Eye (2018) My friend Mitchell has been raving about the new version of Queer Eye … 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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The Books: The Making of The Misfits, by James Goode

Next book on the Hollywood shelf: The Making of the Misfits, by James Goode. I have known about the notoriously difficult shoot for The Misfits since I was in high school just because, if you study film, even in an … Continue reading

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On the island

— An orgy of reading. Recuperative. I am feeling less shattered than I have. But I hesitate to even say such things. They anger the gods. — Mitchell, Meghan and Luisa came out for the day and it was seriously … Continue reading

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Gable and Lombard: Romance

In keeping with the book excerpt today. I love this photo so much. One of my happy place posts was about Carole Lombard. Love that lady. So did he. Gable did eventually marry again (twice, actually!), but he had it … Continue reading

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The Books: “Clark Gable: A Biography” (Warren Harris)

Daily Book Excerpt: Entertainment Biography/Memoir: Clark Gable: A Biography, by Warren Harris Warren Harris also wrote a book about the romance of Carole Lombard and Clark Gable (she famously said once, “Lord knows I love Clark, but he’s the worst … Continue reading

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3 Similar Actor Stories

Three different actors, three different acting styles and “methods” – but it’s basically the same story. 1. Clark Gable Arthur Miller had written the part of the aging cowboy who falls in love with the girl in The Misfits for … Continue reading

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when legends gather …

Some of my favorite people … all in one place.

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