The Philadelphia Story (1940)
The Thin Man (1934)
Gone With the Wind (1939)
All About Eve (1950)
Sunset Boulevard (1950)
Sadie Thompson (1928)
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Joseph L. Mankiewicz
About Me: Tell us about yourself/or your love for classic movies
I'm an emotionally disturbed classic film devotee and bon vivant. I like to drink alcohol and smoke long feminine cigarettes, prefer red wine and Virginia Slims. I fall in love with every leading man in classic films, and I have the greatest boyfriend in the world who lives with me despite of it.
I hope you don't mind my contacting you. Fan Classic Movies suggested you as a resource, given your Nordic heritage and interests. My biography on Karl Dane, the Danish comic actor from 1925's"The Big Parade" is being published by McFarland shortly. Would you possibly be interested in reading it and writing a review for GAOH? My publisher, of course, would supply you with the book for free.
Below is a link to the book on McFarland's website so you can check it out, and see if it would be of any interest.
>> The book will probably be available in September since it goes to print
>> in a couple of weeks.
Please let me know your thoughts. I understand that this would be a time commitment for you so any help would be greatly appreciated.
>> P.S. Here is also a link to my own website dedicated to Karl Dane:
I really love your page! It's classy, just like the stars you feature! I like you 'cuz you have La Dietrich (Shanghai Express-a fav of mine!) and the pics- are you colorizing them yourself? They're beautiful!!!
Oh tell me about, what would we gals do without our dvd-shelves :). I look forward to when you blog again. Thank you, weekend has indeed been nice, even with the stress of the exam coming up a week from now :)
Lolita, i think they may have been talking about John Gilbert. There is no known recording of Rudy actually speaking, but just the 2 songs of him singing. Yes, that link you gave is to the video i made and uploaded. He sounds very masculine, and so i was very pleased. ;) But, he does have a thick accent which is why i put up the lyrics.
Thank you for your link. ;) I have Beyond the Rocks, and the restoration is superb. There are just a few seconds where there is melting nitrate or something, then it quickly goes away. It's a decent movie although the ending threw me off a bit. The only way Rudy and Gloria can get together is when Gloria's husband sacrifices himself by getting shot by Arabs. So, that's depressing. But, Rudy's acting i thought was very natural and not overdone or forced at all. In fact, Rudy does very little "overacting" in his films. He really was a versatile actor who was getting better with each film. Yes, i have read a few books on him. So, i know a lot about his personal life. I find him incredibly sexy. He seemed to me a regular guy in many ways. I think what he wanted was a woman to love, and he even said that he was a farmer or rancher at heart! Understandably, "the Great Lover" title would make most people nervous as it did Rudy very much. Rudy just happened to be a good looking charming man who had that "IT" quality, and who was the first sex symbol to hit the screen.
I hope you are having a decent week. Take care. ~debbie
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