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The Books: Secret Ingredients: The New Yorker Book of Food and Drink; edited by David Remnick; ‘Dry Martini’, by Roger Angell

Next up on the essays shelf: Secret Ingredients: The New Yorker Book of Food and Drink, edited by David Remnick Secret Ingredients is a collection of food writing from The New Yorker. I love these collections. So far, we have … Continue reading

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Movie Marathon on Block Island

While I had tons of time to read, and walk, and have visitors, and write, and dream, I also had an orgy of movie-watching out on the Island. I brought some movies with me, but for the most part, I … Continue reading

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The Books: “Jimmy Stewart: A Biography” (Marc Elliot)

Daily Book Excerpt: Entertainment Biography/Memoir: Jimmy Stewart: A Biography, by Marc Elliot I had misplaced this book and forgot about it – so even though we are now at “T” in the alphabet, I have to swoop back and include … Continue reading

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The Books: “Me: Stories Of My Life” (Katharine Hepburn)

Daily Book Excerpt: Entertainment Biography/Memoir: Me : Stories of My Life, by Katharine Hepburn If there was an editor within a 10-mile radius of Katharine Hepburn’s manuscript for this book, you would never know it. It’s full of dashes, interruptions … Continue reading

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Archie Leach day: 5 Favorite Moments

Here are 5 of my favorite Cary Grant acting moments in films: This list is in no way definitive:

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Cary Grant: Improvising With Jimmy Stewart

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Jimmy Stewart’s Hiccup in The Philadelphia Story

From Evenings With Cary Grant: Recollections in His Own Words and by Those Who Knew Him Best: Jimmy Stewart says in re: Philadelphia Story: I play a writer who falls in love with Katharine Hepburn. The night before her wedding … Continue reading

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The Books: “Philadelphia Story” (Philip Barry)

Next script on my script shelf: Next play in my little unalphabetized pile of Samuel French plays is The Philadelphia Story: A Comedy in Three Acts, by Philip Barry The story of Katharine Hepburn’s self-generated comeback with Philadelphia Story is … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Ruth Hussey

She was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in Philadelphia Story. She makes such an impression in that film, doesn’t she? Isn’t it just a wonderfully warm (in a kind of cold way) and funny piece of acting? Miss … Continue reading

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Top 5 Lines Said by Cary Grant

1. “Oh, Alice! It’s the intercostal clavicle!” – Bringing up Baby 2. “I’ve always been afraid of women…..But I get over it.” – Notorious 3. “How does a girl like you get to be a girl like you?” – North … Continue reading

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