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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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Today in history: November 26, 1942

Casablanca premiered at the Hollywood Theatre in New York City. It was not expected to be a long-lasting mythical evocation of the quintessential American ideals we all aspire to, from generation to generation. It was just supposed to be another … Continue reading

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The Books: “Bogart” (A. M. Sperber and Eric Lax)

Daily Book Excerpt: Entertainment Biography/Memoir: Bogart, by A. M. Sperber and Eric Lax Now this is what I call a biography! I am not sure why it took so long for Bogart to get his due, but I suppose that’s … Continue reading

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Dueling Anthems: Memo From Hal Wallis

Memo from Casablanca producer Hal Wallis to Max Steiner, composer: On the Marseilles, when it is played in the Cafe, don’t do it as though it was played by this small orchestra. Do it with a full scoring orchestra and … Continue reading

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The Hitchcock Blog-a-Thon: Notorious

Top 5 moments in Alfred Hitchcock’s Notorious 1. The kiss between Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman. At the time this was the longest movie kiss in cinematic history. They had to keep breaking the kiss up to get around the … Continue reading

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Notorious On the Big Screen

We met at one of our favorite places – if any of you all come to New York – I so so recommend it: The restaurant is called ‘ino. It has about 5 tables (check out the photo. That’s IT.) … Continue reading

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The Last Scene of Notorious

… and why Cary Grant is not just a great movie star, but a great actor. In the last scene of Notorious, Ingrid Bergman lies in bed, trapped in the house of her Nazi husband. She is being slowly poisoned … Continue reading

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Casablanca Appreciation Day

From The Making of Casablanca: Bogart, Bergman, and World War II: [During shooting] Bogart was snappish and moody. Love scenes were uncharted waters for him. “I’ve always gotten out of my scrapes in front of the camera with a handy … Continue reading

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Casablanca Appreciation Day

From The Making of Casablanca: Bogart, Bergman, and World War II: Of the stars, Bergman had the more difficult job. Bogart had only to play a man in love. Foreshadowing without giving away too much, Bergman had to let the … Continue reading

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