"The regularity of three meals a day, year in and year out, is sufficiently
appalling to give one case of good, old-fashioned nerves. Meal planning
becomes such a great, big, mountain high task that it is no small wonder our
average housewife gets sick and tired of it" Apparently this is a timeless worry of housewives.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
I watched The Divorcee (1930) on TCM this morning. It is such a wonderful film, that really does stand the test of time. Marriage is rocky and Norma Shearer's character, Jerry Martin, sure has one. Friendship, love, and infidelity are all timeless topics.
Norma won a well deserved Oscar for this film. Her portrayal was strong, intelligent, and subtle.
Monday, June 29, 2009
- She was one of the Lane sisters singing group
- She was only 5'2"
- Her first marriage was annulled. She left him after the first night - perhaps a little second guessing?
- She was up for the part of Melanie Wilkes in Gone With the Wind (Obviously she didn't get the part)
Sunday, June 28, 2009
The ensemble is fantastic! I couldn't imagine anyone else in the roles. The cast is just perfect. Norma Shearer as the devoted wife Mary Haines, sweet Joan Fontaine, deliciously catty Rosalind Russell, Mary Boland as the lovestruck Countess, Virginia Weidler as little Mary Haines, and of course Joan Crawford as the delicious Crystal Allen.
And the beauty and exercise scenes are fabulous!
The Women Trailer
The Fabulous Adrian Fashion Show. Every dress is stunning. I want them all!
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Apparently a lot of their produce came from celebrities such as: Trout from Noah Berry, Potatoes from Wally Ford
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Happy Birthday to Wonga Philip Harris (aka Phil Harris 1904-1995). As you all know, I am a huge fan of Alice Faye and Phil Harris, so it is only proper he is the inspiration today.
Phil Harris was a fabulously fun guy. He was a bandleader, singer, actor, radio star, businessman, I could go on and on. One of his most famous gigs includes bandleader at the Ambassador hotel. I have a record of it, but no player unfortunately. The cover is great though
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Rankin/Bass, the wonderful Christmas special company who created such classics as Frosty the Snowman and Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer employed Paul Frees in a lot of its specials including Nester, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, and Rudolf's Shiny New Year.