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by cmvgor
February 28th, 2009, 3:03 pm
Forum: Westerns
Topic: WHO THE HELL IS CLINT WALKER?
Replies: 12
Views: 2398

Re: WHO THE HELL IS CLINT WALKER?

I've been swimming in the shallow end for quite some time, rarely coming back to Silver Screen. Getting the messages about changes, I updated my sign-on status and then went browsing through the material. Stopping to read through this one, I realized that something has been omitted. For some reason,...
by cmvgor
October 25th, 2008, 10:49 am
Forum: Games and Trivia
Topic: Money: How Far Does a Buck Go in Classic Film?
Replies: 52
Views: 18695

1970s Sports Star salaries.

Bang The Drum Slowly (1973) aired on TCM on Friday night, Oct 24. A negotiation over the coming season's salaries for a Major League Baseball Club. Star pitcher Henry Wiggien (Michael Moriarty) is offered $60,000 for the coming year, with a hint that Management may go as high as $70.000. Both sides...
by cmvgor
August 18th, 2008, 5:50 pm
Forum: Games and Trivia
Topic: Money: How Far Does a Buck Go in Classic Film?
Replies: 52
Views: 18695

Times that many of our readers remember.

Ran across this one in a search for other information. The movie Quiz Show revealed that Instructors at Columbia U. in the late 1950s worked for $86.00 a week. I was aware of the quiz show scandals at the time but paid scant attention; wasn't a fan of those shows. I remember some inane reactions, su...
by cmvgor
July 18th, 2008, 7:32 pm
Forum: Games and Trivia
Topic: Money: How Far Does a Buck Go in Classic Film?
Replies: 52
Views: 18695

$162. 39 a week.

I found it!

This question bothered me for a couple of weeks; then tonight TCM ran
1967's In The Heat Of The Night, and I got my answer.

Philidelphia Homicide Detective Sidney Poitier worked for a salary of
$162.39 a week, and small town Police Chief Rod Steiger was rabidly invious.
by cmvgor
June 2nd, 2008, 10:35 pm
Forum: Games and Trivia
Topic: Money: How Far Does a Buck Go in Classic Film?
Replies: 52
Views: 18695

Talk about a cheap drunk!

The Slender Thread (1965, and contemporary to that period):

Anne Bancroft purchases a pint of brandy for $2.50! Would that purchase even a shot from a bartender now?
by cmvgor
May 27th, 2008, 6:23 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Director Sydney Pollack has passed away
Replies: 18
Views: 2778

Pollock

Logically, I know this in not true about anybody, but I feel this way about him. He was not expendable.
by cmvgor
April 19th, 2008, 4:32 pm
Forum: Westerns
Topic: The Magnificent Seven - A Racist Film ?
Replies: 7
Views: 3063

The imdb site for The Magnificent Seven lists Mexican actor/director/producer Emilio Fernandez as an "assistant director, uncredited". Sr. Fernandez' imdb filmography asserts that he was placed there by the Mexican government with the assignment of making sure that Mexicans were not portra...
by cmvgor
April 17th, 2008, 10:53 am
Forum: Games and Trivia
Topic: trivia
Replies: 21
Views: 8870

Southpaws again.

A recent re-viewing of Electra Glide In Blue reminded me of something. Motorcycle cop Robert Blake used his pistol left- handed and wore it on his left hip. Then I remembered a TV episode where Det. Baretta went undercover impersonating a hood named "Lefty". One of his new companions varif...
by cmvgor
April 9th, 2008, 7:12 pm
Forum: Games and Trivia
Topic: What do you know about moviemaking superstitions?
Replies: 2
Views: 2837

digging in an empty garden?

Addressing AYRES; You seem to have researched the same sites I did and to have reached a similar conclusion. My exposure to the lore was in College, Town & Gown and Community Theatre (sic; I'm spelling it the way they did) programs. Nobody I ever worked with ever took it seriously; they just see...
by cmvgor
April 6th, 2008, 8:13 am
Forum: Games and Trivia
Topic: What do you know about moviemaking superstitions?
Replies: 2
Views: 2837

What do you know about moviemaking superstitions?

A Hollywood filick about Hollywood, It's A Great Feeling (Doris Day, Jack Carson, et al) went by on TCM the other morning, while I did something else and gave the movie only partial attention. I stayed with it for the cameos, mostly. Anyway, a comment about "That's bad luck!" went by witho...
by cmvgor
April 1st, 2008, 10:31 am
Forum: Games and Trivia
Topic: more trivia
Replies: 8
Views: 4236

Is a songwriter a poet?

ibd 1; Agreement re Service. I once had access to a library that had 2 volumes of his verse. I think I went through both of them a couple of times. After signing off yesterday I recalled two more song-based TV movies: --A 1977 hit single by Mary Macgregor was turned into a 1979 movie Torn Between Tw...
by cmvgor
March 31st, 2008, 4:11 pm
Forum: Games and Trivia
Topic: more trivia
Replies: 8
Views: 4236

...and don't forget the lyrics!

Re; our earlier discussions of movies based on poems, I thought I had a winner in Robert Service's The Shooting Of Dan McGrew (and the lady that's known as Lou), but that's a dud. There is a tape of some kids performing the poem, but I didn't try to make that count. Then I hit on the idea of movies ...
by cmvgor
March 29th, 2008, 4:48 pm
Forum: Games and Trivia
Topic: trivia
Replies: 21
Views: 8870

HAIRPIECES, INC

Hector Elizando, Joe Pantoliano, Stanley Tucci, Alan Rachins. These are all actors who can show up bald or with hair in almost any role. I was slow catching on, but I've seen them with little or no hair, with thinning hair, and all points in between. Never a distraction; they all manage to make it ...
by cmvgor
March 12th, 2008, 9:49 pm
Forum: Games and Trivia
Topic: Money: How Far Does a Buck Go in Classic Film?
Replies: 52
Views: 18695

mousey

The Rat Race , filmed in 1960 and aired on TCM this evening. Debbie Reynolds occupies a seedy room-with-sleeping alcove. Her landlady raises the rental to $2.50 a day, and Debbie throws a hissy fit ! Another point I almost overlooked: Debbie borrows $200 from venomous loan shark Don Rickles and pur...
by cmvgor
March 11th, 2008, 12:04 am
Forum: Games and Trivia
Topic: trivia
Replies: 21
Views: 8870

tall/short/left/right

(I wrote this up before; I clicked the wrong place; it created another thread; I deleted it.) short & tall: I have always been amused by this. In The Sea Chase (1955), some characters are moving around belowdecks on a ship. Lana Turner goes first through the hatches, walking straight up. John Wa...

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