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What are your favorite movies?
It's a Wonderful Life, Harvey, The Shop Around the Corner, Margie, My Man Godfrey, Some Like It Hot, Singin' In the Rain, Dinner at Eight, The Women, The Philadelphia Story, His Girl Friday, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and Return of the King, Star Wars (the original trilogy), Auntie Mame, Good Morning Miss Dove, The Apartment, The Quiet Man
Who are your favorite stars?
James Stewart, Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Carole Lombard, Marilyn Monroe, Mae West, Maureen O'Hara, John Wayne, Jack Lemmon, Lionel Barrymore, Lillian Gish
Who are your favorite directors?
Frank Capra, George Stevens
About Me: Tell us about yourself/or your love for classic movies
I love old movies. I abhor movie should be bastardized that way. I enjoy writing although I have little to no time for it. I could watch old What's My Line, To Tell the Truth, I've Got a Secret, and The Name's the Same episodes for hours. I think I was born out of my era!
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Birthday Ruminations

Posted on August 16, 2009 at 10:15pm 0 Comments

In less than 2 hours I will be 48 years old. I was thinking about those with whom I share a favorites being Maureen O'Hara and Mae West. They are/were both immensely talented women who light up the screen at every turn. If I could look like anyone, I would LOVE to look like Maureen O'Hara...beautiful red hair and eyes that sparkle...WOW! But I do share a soul with Mae West...I have a friend who tells me I have two distinct personalities...when I am in a flirty, sensuous mood, I… Continue

Charles Durning

Posted on August 14, 2009 at 8:27pm 4 Comments

I just finished watching an episode of NCIS with Charles Durning. Now that is one UNDERappreciated actor which a capital UNDER! He can just rip the heart right out of you AND make you laugh at the same time. He played a medal of honor winner who thinks he murdered his friend on Iwo Jima. Given Mr. Durning's WWII service on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day...I would say he is more than qualified to identify with that sort of role. I remember watching him talk about D-Day on a PBS… Continue

Jimmy Stewart

Posted on July 19, 2009 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

I was SO proud to see that Brigadier General James M. Stewart, USAFR, was enshrined in the National Aviation Hall of Fame this weekend. If anyone deserves that honor, it is he. As the blurb about him says, when he went into the service, he was already a Princeton graduate AND an Academy Award-winning my mind, that should be capitalized. He was an ACTOR. GOOD for Jimmy!…


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At 9:01pm on August 19, 2009, J. D. said…
Wow what a coinsidence! Thanks for the friend request
At 10:24pm on August 17, 2009, Christopher said…
Happy Birthday!! all the best ! ;o)
At 10:24pm on August 16, 2009, Abdullah aka Chuck said…

Hope you have a wonderful birthday with your friends!...Chuck
At 7:36pm on August 10, 2009, Tina H. said…
Thank you for joining America's Sweetheart:Mary Pickford
At 7:39pm on July 13, 2009, Tina H. said…
I agree, it's a beautiful picture of Marilyn. I'm happy you like it.
At 11:54pm on July 12, 2009, Tina H. said…
Hello Miss Melanie, I hope you like the pic of Marilyn.
At 11:52pm on July 12, 2009, Tina H. said…

At 11:54pm on June 14, 2009, Catherine said…
Welcome! I agree that most colorization out there ruins the visual effect - I see this way too much in photos! With so much Photoshop being used by novices who haven't a clue as to the true colors of the decade or the star, I lovingly look upon the beautiful hand-tinting done at the time of release...I have a vast collection on my page - mostly black and white or original color...hope you will stop by! See you around!

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