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Barbara Stanwyck Fans

This group is for dedicated fans of the incomparable Miss Barbara Stanwyck. From femme fatale to housewife, Barbara was it!

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Comment by Tony Rosa on January 13, 2018 at 1:56pm

Thank you very much, Ktrek. Yes a better script could have made it a very good film. It’s probably not Barbara’s fault. She played the part as written. It’s just not convincingly written. Barbara Stanwyck is the most versatile actress to ever grace the silver screen. In the late 1950’s, Barbara’s career began to decline. This forced her to move on and try the television medium.

Comment by Ktrek on January 13, 2018 at 1:24pm

I'd never seen California, Tony, and so I thought I'd watch it since you posted a link to it. I have to say it has to be one of Stanwyck's worst films. Her role was pretty stereotypical of her type of roles in general but the film itself is mostly a bore. It starts out very strangely and almost seems like it doesn't know what it's supposed to be. A musical? a drama? a Western? a documentary? It does have a pretty decent climactic finish but was hoping for something more. I can understand now why this film has not been shown much and is little known. Anyway, thanks for your contributions.

Comment by Tony Rosa on January 12, 2018 at 1:19pm

Comment by Tony Rosa on January 12, 2018 at 1:18pm

Thank you, Jim. Social Networking is a nice form of entertainment, great for meeting people with similar interests. To me GAOH represents a network that everyone can access and meet people with common grounds, and that's a brilliant. I love the Ning 2.0 platform and am very excited about the networks those in which I participate. The social media like Facebook and Twitter have devoured ning networks. Creating new networks with NING 2.0 will only be a dream? I believe that out there many people love Ning 2.0 and I hope this dream will one day will come true. Il love this Movie!

Comment by Allidesire on January 9, 2018 at 3:06pm

Hello, Tony Rosa. My real name is Jim but you may know also that Allidesire is a configuration of a 1953 movie that Barbara made called All I Desire.  In that movie she plays a down and out Broadway actress who returns to her hometown and family that she deserted years ago to become a famous actress. It's a very nice period piece for her because it takes place in 1910. I have not been on this site for a good long while but this thread appeared on my phone today and I felt inclined to respond.  It's nice to have you here. 

Comment by Tony Rosa on January 9, 2018 at 2:39pm

Wow- I love that's TV series you are talking about. Barbara is always brilliant. Hi Allidesidre. In the Big Valley series I really like Barbara. I have the entire set in English/italian and it was very successful in Italy.

Comment by william murray on January 9, 2018 at 10:23am

Barbara also starred in an episode of Zane Grey Theater. The western series which aired on television during the 1950’s and 60’s are a favorite of mine. It always a joy to view an episode with an actor or actress who went on to star in better and bigger things either in television or the big screen. Of course, some of the best character actors simply were character actors their whole life. Perhaps, this is why television from the early days still holds a special place in our hearts. The character actors really were the ones who provided the quality.

Comment by Allidesire on January 9, 2018 at 10:06am

Wagon Train (1964) introduced me to Barbara Stanwyck, so I have been her fan since I was 11 years old. Now I am 64. I even saw her 1964 thriller, The Night Walker, with Robert Taylor at the movie theater which we used to call the picture show, but that was probably when I was a bit older. The segregated black cinemas in Alabama didn't get first-run movies so it may have been a couple of years later for me.  I was so happy when The Big Valley debuted in 1966. It was the only show on TV that mattered to me. As I grew older and discovered TMC, I was reintroduced to the Golden Age of Barbara Stanwyck and I think I've seen almost all of them. I watched Dynasty and The Colby's just to see her and finally, The Thorn Birds.  It was a wonderful last picture for The Queen of Film Noir, Melodrama and Cowboys.  From Brooklyn to Missouri to California to Australia to my heart, with love.  Thank you, Barbara.

Comment by Tony Rosa on January 9, 2018 at 9:04am

Wagon Train Tv Series - Barbara Stanwyck guest starred in "The Kate Crawley Story" (1964). I'm one big fan of this TV series. I appreciated all the famous guest stars this series seemed to attract. The show chronicles the adventures of a wagon train as it makes its way from Missouri to California. Barbara was so great. She was beautiful inside & out.

Comment by Allidesire on August 2, 2014 at 8:55pm

Rare live TV performance of the great Barbara Stanwyck in an hilarious guest star performance on the JACK BENNY HOUR SHOW with a very funny "GASLIGHT" movie spoof!

The Jack Benny Program Season 9, Episode 9
Autolight
Aired Sunday 7:30 PM Jan 11, 1959 on CBS

http://youtu.be/EN6qMK2tid4

 

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