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Midge replied to Rosieyposie7's discussion see JOLSONS JAZZ SINGER take2!
"I had no idea that Jolson recorded "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" Thanks for the information."
Sep 8
Midge replied to Rosieyposie7's discussion see JOLSONS JAZZ SINGER take2!
"Hi, Kevin! I drop in now and then but usually don't post."
Aug 27
Midge commented on Maureen's blog post Murder, Morphine, and Madness!
"I have read both books and agree with everything you've said. The Barbara Stanwyck book is extremely detailed. As you mentioned, plowing through all the minutiae of her life is tough going even for a fan, but I thought Wilson did an excellent…"
Aug 23
Midge commented on Ktrek's blog post I'm moving!
"Congratulations on your retirement, and good luck with the move to Tennessee."
Aug 19
Midge commented on Stephen Butler's blog post The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
"Thank you for the wonderful essay, Stephen. I discovered The Adventures of Robin Hood relatively late in life but was instantly seduced by its wonderful cast, the glorious Technicolor cinematography and the sweeping, heroic score.…"
Jul 31
Midge commented on Ktrek's blog post Fundraiser
"Considering how tough it is to keep a message board going these days, I vote for keeping it open. Besides, I would never post anything that private here."
Jul 6
Midge commented on Gem Data's blog post What are your TOP five movies of all time?
"Random Harvest is an unforgettable love story. The ending is justly famous, and I guarantee you will get teary!"
Jul 6
Midge commented on Gem Data's blog post What are your TOP five movies of all time?
"Ask me tomorrow and the list might be different, but: 1. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) 2. Top Hat (1933) 3. Little Women (1933) 4. Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939) 5. Random Harvest (1942)"
Jul 5

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What are your favorite movies?
The Best Years of Our Lives
Singing' in the Rain
The Big Sleep
Double Indemnity
The Apartment
Five Easy Pieces
42nd Street
Since You Went Away
Top Hat
Swing Time
The King and I
The Maltese Falcon
Meet Me in St. Louis
Mildred Pierce
The Miracle of Morgan's Creek
My Favorite Wife
An Affair to Remember
The Wizard of Oz
It Happened One Night
A Star is Born (1937)
Umbrellas of Cherbourg
Who are your favorite stars?
Cary Grant
Irene Dunne
Judy Garland
Gene Kelly
Fred Astaire
John Payne
Alice Faye
Jack Nicholson
Alec Guinness
Laurence Olivier
Bette Davis
Joan Crawford
Julie Christie
Jean Harlow
Clark Gable
Myrna Loy
William Powell
Who are your favorite directors?
Alfred Hitchcock
John Ford
Frank Capra
William Wellman
William Wyler
George Cukor
Michael Curtiz
About Me: Tell us about yourself/or your love for classic movies
I am a retired television studio technician, married with no children. I have lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since I was eight years old, with a brief stop in New York City. I have a collection of books on classic movies, mainly biographies. Other than movies, my interests include cooking, baking, non-fiction books and all kinds of music from ragtime to swing to opera.

Once, years ago when I was a secretary, I talked on the phone with Joan Crawford. She called the office and left a message for my boss. I remember that she had a lovely voice and was very gracious.
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At 5:47am on April 7, 2017, kareng said…

No worries Midge.  Feel free to come by and see us at The Game I Play !  Cheers, Karen

At 11:51pm on July 10, 2008, Midge said…
You're welcome, Abdullah!
At 12:02pm on July 10, 2008, Abdullah aka Chuck said…
Geez, thanks for the nice comment on The Movie endings discussion. I take all the support I can get! Thanks!
At 2:08pm on May 11, 2008, Rosie Sayer said…
Congratulations, Midge! You were the top scorer on the Mother's Day quiz. I just posted the correct answers. Have you checked out the Screwball Comedies Quick ID quiz? It's on my blog.
At 3:24pm on April 30, 2008, Rosie Sayer said…
Good, there are more to come! :-)

At 1:40pm on April 30th, 2008, Midge said…
Thanks, Rosie! That was lots of fun. I think you did a great job, because the quiz was "just right," -- not too easy, not too hard. I love quizzes! :-)
At 3:44am on April 30, 2008, Rosie Sayer said…
Hi, Midge! You did a great job on the Mother's Day quiz! I hoped people would know at least half of them, but I figured if they knew all but one or two then the quiz was too easy. It seems like I aimed just about right for our group. Thanks for participating!
At 8:32pm on April 8, 2008, Midge said…
Thanks for the warm welcome, everybody! I'm pretty busy on another board, but I will stop by as often as I can.
At 3:47pm on April 8, 2008, film_eccentrik said…
Hey Midge! Great to have you here. From seeing your lists I think we have similar tastes ^_^
At 11:05am on April 8, 2008, Ktrek said…
I'm glad you finally joined Midge! I hope you will come by frequently and help make this one of the best sites on the web for classic movie fans to gather.


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