Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Sunday, November 20, 2016
No big shakes here. Just a rather random assortment of celebrity quotes about other celebrities (or perhaps themselves.) Some of them kind, some of them not. I always enjoy hearing what one star has to say about another and hope one or more of these proves interesting to you! I tried to dig up rare photos whenever possible.
|Claire Trevor once went back to see Judith Anderson after a performance of Medea. She had been truly bowled over and she said, "I simply can't find the words to tell you how superb you were." Judith Anderson just said, "Try." - ROCK HUDSON|
|All I can say is that when I'm trying to play serious love scenes with her, she's positioning her bottom for the best angle shots. - STEPHEN BOYD on BRIGITTE BARDOT|
|The most beautiful face of any man who went before the camera - LILLIAN GISH on RICHARD BARTHELMESS|
|One of the greatest bodies I've ever worked with. But besides that she is rather the opposite, because she is so damned intelligent. It's a strange combination, almost a double personality. - EDITH HEAD on JACQUELINE BISSET|
|I guess I thought it would be a good film [The Cobweb, 1955] - I had Richard Widmark and Charles Boyer as my co-stars. One as my husband, one as my lover. As it happens Widmark hated me and Boyer was a drunk. It was a disaster. - GLORIA GRAHAME|
|Actors like him are good but on the whole I do not enjoy actors who seek to commune with their armpits, so to speak - GREER GARSON on MARLON BRANDO|
|You're doing it the wrong way round, my boy. You're a star and you don't know how to act. - SIR CEDRIC HARDWICKE to RICHARD CHAMBERLAIN|
|When I look into his face I can see everything he is thinking. But when I look into my own face I see absolutely nothing. I know what I'm thinking, but it doesn't show. - GRACE KELLY on GARY COOPER|
|I even found Bette Davis attractive, when I played Maximilian to her Carlotta [in Juarez, 1939] and, brilliant actress though she is, surely nobody but a mother could have loved Bette Davis at the height of her career. - BRIAN AHERNE|
|That face that she shows the world - smiling, only talking good, happy, tuned into God - as far as I'm concerned, that's just a mask. I haven't a clue as to what's underneath. Doris is just about the remotest person I know. KIRK DOUGLAS on DORIS DAY|
|I never met anyone with such a demoniacal drive to succeed as an actress - ESTELLE PARSONS on FAYE DUNAWAY|
|Trying to describe Mia is like trying to describe dust in a shaft of sunlight. There are all those particles. Her conversation is clotted. - RODDY MCDOWALL on MIA FARROW|
|He was a tough guy. Make one wrong move and he'd never speak to you again. - PHIL HARRIS on BING CROSBY|
|The reason I drink is because when I'm sober I think I'm Eddie Fisher - DEAN MARTIN on EDDIE FISHER|
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Earthquake (1974) and is of an early morning scene with her character hungover and in a nightgown! See below.
The Towering Inferno (1974) when Paul Newman and Faye Dunaway first meet. Except that music was by John Williams and this music sounds like an incomplete, very bad rip-off.
Airport 1975 (1974.) Clark won an Emmy for Babe, about athlete Babe Didrickson, and was also nominated for Amelia Earhart, but understandably lost to Sally Field for Sybil. Later, she costarred with her husband Alex Karras on Webster before retiring in 1999. She is currently seventy-six.
The Poseidon Adventure though, by this short time later, she was appearing in all sorts of dreck (such as Tentacles, 1977, which also featured Fonda) with occasional better projects like The Tenant (1976.) A curvy starlet of the 1940s turned curvier character actress by the 1960s, she had a long, busy career with Oscars for The Diary of Anne Frank (1959) and A Patch of Blue (1965.) She retired in 1999 after La Bomba and passed away of heart failure in 2006 at the age of eighty-five.
here for those who wish to know more about him. The year after this, he had a much more significant part in the equally loony When Time Ran Out... (1980.) He died in 1991 at only age fifty-seven of emphysema after a lifetime of very heavy smoking.
The Cassandra Crossing (1976) has her looking great and taking part in more action than Fire ever does. By 1986 she was off screen for good, passing away of bronchial pneumonia in 1990 at age sixty-seven (one can only imagine the cigarette smoke billowing between - and sometimes during! - takes between Franciscus and her!) Her sole Oscar nomination was for Mogambo (1953), but Audrey Hepburn won that year for Roman Holiday. There's a little tribute to her later career here.
Rollercoaster (1977), The Swarm (1978) and Meteor (1979.) Daughter Jane's pet project On Golden Pond (1981) lifted him out of this phase and won him the coveted Oscar which had eluded him for The Grapes of Wrath (1940), which went to his close friend James Stewart for The Philadelphia Story. He'd been granted an Honorary one the year before that, most people thinking he'd never be eligible for a competitive one again. He died in 1982 of cardiorespiratory arrest at age seventy-seven.