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A group that celebrates the glitz and glamour that was Classic Hollywood.

Dedicated to sharing comments and stories of the famous and infamous of Hollywood's Golden Classic Era keeping its vibrant history alive.

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Young Marilyn Monroe

Started by Pamela McCray Jun 4, 2011. 0 Replies

The legend of Marilyn Monroe has become one of the most enduring of the Hollywood Classic Era.  Known more for her off screen life missteps…Continue

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Comment by Pamela McCray on March 28, 2011 at 7:13pm
Excellent review it's been a long time since I've seen this movie.  Your review has revived my interest.  Thanks so much for sharing!!!
Comment by Gary Gamage on March 28, 2011 at 2:45pm

This is a small musing about a Ginger Rodgers choice in a period, late thirties, when she had finished her musical spins with Fred and was trying to establish acting respect.

In 1938/39 she signed on with RKO to do the comedy "Fifth Avenue Girl" directed by Gregory La Cava ("My Man Godfrey"). She played a level-headed unemployed working girl pulled into the midst of a rich and vacuous 5th Avenue family by the head of that family - who schemes to shake them up.

The dialogue was such that she could have let the part play out itself, but she deepened it to an original and fascinating level, for me, at least.

Throughout, she nurtured the dispirited soul of someone out of work and long out of money, even though the rich father (well played by Walter Connelly) has taken her into in his mansion to fully live her role as his pretended dalliance.

She steadily maintains the unspoken cynical haunted soul beneath her dialogue so well, it strengthened every scene she was in, and the film - and she relentlessly takes over the entire movie.

- Which is rejuvenatingly refreshing entertainment, by the way.    

 

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