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by myrnaloyisdope
May 15th, 2008, 9:25 pm
Forum: Comedies
Topic: Three Greatest American Talkie comedies
Replies: 46
Views: 9598

This one is kind of tricky as only one of my 3 is pure comedy: 1. Holiday - Hepburn and Grant at the height of their powers. Not strictly a comedy, but I am in awe of the chemistry of the two leads. 2. Stage Door - Ginger Rogers is adorable and their is just too many good lines to count, from pretty...
by myrnaloyisdope
May 15th, 2008, 9:13 pm
Forum: Comedies
Topic: Holiday (1930) vs. Holiday (1938)
Replies: 7
Views: 3805

I just watched the 1930 version last week, how apropos. Well the 1938 version might be my favorite movie ever, so it would have taken a miracle for me to hold the 1930 version in the same esteem. The 1930 version does follow the play more closely, with a lot of the dialogue being word for word, part...
by myrnaloyisdope
May 15th, 2008, 8:50 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: BARDELYS THE MAGNIFICENT at Pordenone this year!
Replies: 18
Views: 4466

That's tremendous news. I am a huge fan of Vidor's work especially his silents, and even though Bardely isn't supposed to all that great(based on Vidor's own opinion, and contemporary reviews), I am anxious to see it. Especially due to the clip from Show People.
by myrnaloyisdope
May 15th, 2008, 8:44 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: This Is Dedicated to the Ones We Love
Replies: 306
Views: 26738

In William Mann's excellent biography Kate: The Woman Who Was Hepburn , her brother's death is shown to be a likely suicide. No one can say for certain, but the information the book provides makes a lot more sense than any of the other explanations posited. The book also makes it clear that she was ...
by myrnaloyisdope
May 15th, 2008, 8:36 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: John Gilbert
Replies: 10
Views: 1673

I have only seen him in The Big Parade, and thought he was quite good. I have Queen Christina on the back-burner to watch, but mainly because of Rouben Mamoulian.

I find the tragic circumstances of his life to be really fascinating, but I can't say much about his abilities.
by myrnaloyisdope
May 15th, 2008, 8:28 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Mae Clarke, and Other Forgotten Stars
Replies: 56
Views: 7649

Thanks for all the Mae Clarke information, I watched Waterloo Bridge for the first time a couple days ago, and thought she was fantastic, but I couldn't find anything about her. I actually stumbled onto this forum during my search. It's unfortunate that she never really got more chances to show her ...
by myrnaloyisdope
May 15th, 2008, 8:26 pm
Forum: Welcome New Members!
Topic: Aloha...
Replies: 10
Views: 2939

Aloha...

Hey all, my name is Justin, and am happy to be here. I love classic era Hollywood, and I am particularly fascinated by the pre-code era. I am currently on a Joan Blondell kick, but my absolute favorites are Myrna Loy, Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, and Henry Fonda. I also love the films of George Cu...

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