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What are your favorite movies?
The Philadelphia Story, Shop Around the Corner, ALL Thin Man, Rear Window, Peg O' My Heart, Yankee Doodle Dandy, Roaring Twenties, Boom Town, Talk of the Town, Double Life, Bringing up Baby, Casablanca, The Song of Bernadette, It's a Wonderful Life, When Ladies Meet (Ann harding), Boys Town, Of Human Bondage, Meet John Doe, Jezebel,Notorious, and more
Who are your favorite stars?
Ronald colman, Cary Grant, William Powell, Myrna Loy, Jimmy Stewart, Katherine hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Ann Harding, Kay Francis, James Cagney, Ingrid Bergman, Pat O'Brien, Red Skelton, Bette Davis, jean Arthur, Hedy Lamarr. Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, Olivia De Havilland, Norma Shearer, Marion Davies, Gary Cooper. Mary Wickes, Doris Day, David Niven. and so many more!
Who are your favorite directors?
Alfred Hitchcock, George Cukor, Dimitri Tiomkin, Frank Capra, Raoul Walsh, George Stevens, Victor Fleming, King Vidor, Ida Lupino, Ernst Lubitsch, Leo McCarey, John Huston and more
About Me: Tell us about yourself/or your love for classic movies
I was brought up on the old movies whenever they were available on 'regular' tv. Mostly, Shirley Temple, but after school they would have a great movie. As an adult, I didn't remember the names, but then came Turner Classic Movies and my longing was fulfilled! I college degrees are in history but one course in Film History and one in the History of the American Stage and my childhood love resurfaced. I searched for a school shwere I could get a doctorate in film history but nothing around the Nashville area was available, so I watch and watch instead. My history needs are fulfilled to a certain point through golden cinema. The rest I get through books, my second love, reading.
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TCM's 31 days of Oscar

Posted on January 24, 2010 at 5:00pm 2 Comments

I'm glad it's Oscar time again as I love the films on TCM and it seems they show the very best during February. (Although many of my favorites may not have been Oscar nominee/winners), I still find the month so enjoyable. I seem to record lots during this season. Anyone else enjoy this?

Also, I know many of us don't watch the newer movies, but I can't help myself. Each Oscar night, I fix myself a few special snacks, cocktails, download a ballot form and make my predictions. I have a… Continue

Best Movies of the Decade

Posted on January 7, 2010 at 3:36pm 5 Comments

I could not narrow down my opinion of best pictures from the decade to 10, so I divided the movies into each year.

Here are my choices:


O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Wonder Boys

2001-A Beautiful Mind

Gosford Park

Monster's Ball

Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Rings


The Pianist

Catch Me If You Can


Mystic River


Lord of the Rings: The Return… Continue

Christmas movies

Posted on December 14, 2009 at 5:28pm 15 Comments

Is there anyone else out there who cannot get enough Classic Christmas movies during the holidays? Anything associated with Christmas and Classic movies, I am a sap for. I have them recorded and watch during the year, but seem to become obsessed during the season.

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At 6:39am on February 26, 2010, MothGirl Wings said…

Thank you for joining the Bonkers About Buster Group - I hope we have a lot of fun there!
At 4:07pm on January 8, 2010, Ktrek said…
Thanks Marcia! I'll contact you with my mailing address once I have enough pledges to cover the years fees.

At 3:56pm on December 23, 2009, SimplySullavan said…
Hello! Thank you for the friend invite! Hope you'll have a great Christmas!
At 11:01pm on December 22, 2009, MothGirl Wings said…

I hope you have a fabulous Christmas!
At 2:10am on December 22, 2009, MothGirl Wings said…

Thank you for joining the Fans Of Warner Brothers Group - I hope you'll enjoy the ride!
At 9:41am on December 20, 2009, Marcia Senn said…
I'm not familiar with youtube at all. I just thought people posted home movies/shots or music videos on there. Had no idea there were actually movies on there that you could watch. I will definitely check it out. Thanks for the info.
At 6:05pm on December 19, 2009, SimplySullavan said…
Hi! Just noticed I overlooked your question about the availability of Margaret Sullavan movies- no, all her feature films are still "there", at a time every single one of them has been up on youtube- although some in bad quality. Sorry for not answering more quickly!
At 6:02pm on December 14, 2009, SimplySullavan said…
Hello Maria! Welcome to Margaret Sullavan's Group! We sure need a few more people around there!
At 4:35pm on November 3, 2009, Abdullah aka Chuck said…

Have a wonderful birthday!

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