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“The best director is the one you don’t see.” – Art of Quotation

“The best director is the one you don’t see.” Billy Wilder, director, screenwriter, 7 time Academy Award winner via “The best director is the one you don’t see.” – Art … Continue reading

03/01/2018 · 1 Comment

“Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve” – Art of Quotation

“Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve” — George Bernard Shaw, Irish, playwright, writer Source: “Democracy is a device that ensures we … Continue reading

02/11/2017 · 3 Comments

Review: ‘Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words’ (2015) | Writing Suzanne

Ingrid Bergman was born on 29th August 1915 in Stockholm, Sweden. She lost her German mother at the age of two, and her Swedish father when she was 13. After … Continue reading

10/06/2016 · 2 Comments

Happy 65th Birthday Anjelica Huston | Waldina

Today is the 65th birthday of Anjelica Huston.  Third generation Academy Award winner. That is heritage. She is all angles and attitude, cheeks and confidence. Her beauty is intoxicating and addict… … Continue reading

07/08/2016 · 2 Comments

The French Connection wins the Academy Award | If It Happened Yesterday, It’s History

April 10th 1972 The French Connection wins the Academy Award for best picture of 1971. The Library of Congress wasn’t wrong to include The French Connection into its registry as … Continue reading

04/10/2016 · Leave a comment

Offbeat Blu-ray Review: Bicycle Thieves – The Criterion Collection | hitchcockmaster

The story of Bicycle Thieves probably wouldn’t be printed in any major newspaper if it had happened in real life. Editors would consider it “throwaway material.” After all, newspapers tend … Continue reading

03/18/2016 · Leave a comment

Archive Obituary • WENDY HILLER • 2003

A great dame from the last hundred years has gone. Dame Wendy Hiller, who died yesterday at home at the grand old age of 90, was one of the twentieth … Continue reading

03/04/2016 · Leave a comment

Happy 95th Birthday Montgomery Clift

Originally posted on Waldina:
Today is Montgomery Clift’s 95th birthday.  His life seemed to be full of super highs and super lows and I think that makes the best life…

10/18/2015 · Leave a comment

Happy 108th Birthday Carole Lombard

Originally posted on Waldina:
Today is the 108th birthday of Carole Lombard.  “My Man Godfrey” is on of my favorite movies and part of that reason is because of Carole Lombard.…

10/06/2015 · Leave a comment

Happy 84th Birthday Anne Bancroft

Originally posted on Waldina:
Today is the  84th birthday of Anne Bancroft.  Her list of performances is impressively long and impressively impressive.  Her performance in Great Expectations stole the movie.…

09/17/2015 · 1 Comment

Happy 118th Birthday Fredric March

Originally posted on Waldina:
Today is the 118th birthday of the actor Fredric March.  I have so many favorites of his films that I believe you could not go wrong…

09/01/2015 · 2 Comments

Golden Oldies #1: Brief Encounter

I’ve always had a slight problem with Celia Johnson’s high-pitched voice but it’s never, luckily, stopped me enjoying Brief Encounter!

08/29/2015 · Leave a comment

Book Review: ‘Judi Dench: Behind the Scenes’ | Writing Suzanne

Originally posted on Writing Suzanne. Earlier in the year, I was very pleased to find out that I had won a copy of Judi Dench: Behind the Scenes. This is my … Continue reading

08/18/2015 · 4 Comments

Happy 64th Birthday Anjelica Huston

Originally posted on Waldina:
Today is the 64rd birthday of Anjelica Huston.  Third generation Academy Award winner? That is heritage. She is all angles and attitude, cheeks and confidence. Her…

07/08/2015 · 2 Comments

Happy 108th Birthday Rosalind Russell

Originally posted on Waldina:
Today is the 108th birthday of Rosalind Russell.  Suggesting any one of her films to watch is in no way discounting any of the others. I…

06/04/2015 · Leave a comment

Happy 108th Birthday Katharine Hepburn

Originally posted on Waldina:
Today is Katharine Hepburn’s 108th birthday.  I was in New York City the Christmas before last, alone and not really sure how I should spend the day.…

05/12/2015 · Leave a comment

Happy 115th Birthday Spencer Tracy (5th April)

Originally posted on Waldina:
Today is the 115th birthday of the actor Spencer Tracey.  Have you seen Adam’s Rib or Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner? or Woman of the Year?…

04/06/2015 · Leave a comment

“Without wonder and insight, acting is just a business. With it…”

Originally posted on Art of Quotation:
“Without wonder and insight, acting is just a business. With it, it becomes creation.” ~ Bette Davis, actress, Academy Award ?

04/04/2015 · Leave a comment

Happy Birthday Billy Wilder

Originally posted on Waldina:
Billy Wilder was born 109 years ago today.  Do yourself a favor and throw a few of his films on your Netflix queue.  There are so…

03/27/2015 · Leave a comment

The Philadelphia Story – Required Viewing

Originally posted on Waldina:
? I absolutely adore The Philadelphia Story.  It has almost every one of my favorite classic Hollywood actors looking their most beautiful, it is directed by one…

03/01/2015 · Leave a comment

Happy Birthday Jim Backus

Originally posted on Waldina:
Tomorrow is the 102nd birthday of Jim Backus, everyone’s favorite millionaire shipwreck survivor.  Was I the only one that had the take away thought from “Gilligan’s Island”…

02/25/2015 · Leave a comment

Happy Birthday Jack Lemmon

Originally posted on Waldina:
Today is Jack Lemmon’s 90th birthday.  Throughout his career, he turned in consistently top notch performances and made his “every man” persona so desirable.  Watch him with…

02/08/2015 · Leave a comment

Happy Birthday Paul Newman

Originally posted on Waldina:
Today is the 90th birthday of Paul Newman.  I think (at least hope) that we all have a similar desire for our life, a sort of State…

01/26/2015 · Leave a comment

Happy Birthday Cary Grant

Originally posted on Waldina:
Today is Cary Grant’s 111th birthday.  It is no secret I love Cary Grant.  The quote on the top of my blog is from him and…

01/18/2015 · Leave a comment

The Thin Man – Not So Secret Obsession

Originally posted on Waldina:
I adore The Thin Man films, their snappy dialogue delivered at break-neck speed, their sets and cinematography, their clothes, everything.  It is the period in Hollywood…

01/07/2015 · 4 Comments

Happy Birthday Anne Bancroft

Originally posted on Waldina:
Today is the  83rd birthday of Anne Bancroft.  Her list of performances is impressively long and impressively impressive.  Her performance in Great Expectations stole the movie.…

09/17/2014 · 2 Comments

On This Day • Edith Head • Costume Designer • 1897-1981

Grace Kelly poses in an evening gown designed by Edith Head. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) On this day in 1987, the great American costume designer Edith Head was born. She won … Continue reading

10/28/2013 · 4 Comments