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by moira finnie
December 13th, 2017, 8:52 am
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: The Q & A on Michael Curtiz with Alan K. Rode on Dec. 12th
Replies: 30
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Re: The Q & A on Michael Curtiz with Alan K. Rode on Dec. 12th

Hats off to Alan for his great job during this marathon day! Thanks to all participants too.

To anyone who reads this book--please consider posting a review. Support for our authors is vital! This thread is now closed
by moira finnie
December 12th, 2017, 10:01 pm
Forum: Alan K. Rode to Discuss MICHAEL CURTIZ: A LIFE IN FILM ON 12/12
Topic: The Q & A on Michael Curtiz with Alan K. Rode on Dec. 12th
Replies: 30
Views: 1715

Re: The Q & A on Michael Curtiz with Alan K. Rode on Dec. 12th

Do you have any favorite Mike Curtiz malapropisms? In reading your book I laughed out loud at several interesting turns of phrase, including calling the rather remote and powerful Bing Crosby "Binkie" on the set of WHITE CHRISTMAS, guiding Elvis Presley in one of his best films in KING CRE...
by moira finnie
December 12th, 2017, 10:01 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: The Q & A on Michael Curtiz with Alan K. Rode on Dec. 12th
Replies: 30
Views: 3187

Re: The Q & A on Michael Curtiz with Alan K. Rode on Dec. 12th

Do you have any favorite Mike Curtiz malapropisms? In reading your book I laughed out loud at several interesting turns of phrase, including calling the rather remote and powerful Bing Crosby "Binkie" on the set of WHITE CHRISTMAS, guiding Elvis Presley in one of his best films in KING CRE...
by moira finnie
December 12th, 2017, 8:10 pm
Forum: Alan K. Rode to Discuss MICHAEL CURTIZ: A LIFE IN FILM ON 12/12
Topic: The Q & A on Michael Curtiz with Alan K. Rode on Dec. 12th
Replies: 30
Views: 1715

Re: The Q & A on Michael Curtiz with Alan K. Rode on Dec. 12th

http://i.imgur.com/Bg50skn.jpg One of the figures whose relationship with Michael Curtiz is usually characterized as contentious is Errol Flynn. You describe some of their repeated clashes over 12 collaborations, as well as a particularly poignant final meeting. Curtiz helped to make Flynn a star a...
by moira finnie
December 12th, 2017, 8:10 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: The Q & A on Michael Curtiz with Alan K. Rode on Dec. 12th
Replies: 30
Views: 3187

Re: The Q & A on Michael Curtiz with Alan K. Rode on Dec. 12th

http://i.imgur.com/Bg50skn.jpg One of the figures whose relationship with Michael Curtiz is usually characterized as contentious is Errol Flynn. You describe some of their repeated clashes over 12 collaborations, as well as a particularly poignant final meeting. Curtiz helped to make Flynn a star a...
by moira finnie
December 12th, 2017, 6:16 pm
Forum: Alan K. Rode to Discuss MICHAEL CURTIZ: A LIFE IN FILM ON 12/12
Topic: The Q & A on Michael Curtiz with Alan K. Rode on Dec. 12th
Replies: 30
Views: 1715

Re: The Q & A on Michael Curtiz with Alan K. Rode on Dec. 12th

We all seem to be contradictions but perhaps none appears more so than Michael Curtiz in your biography. His personal life was characterized by a 30 years+ marriage to the formidable & talented film pioneer Bess Meredyth Lucas * as well as non-stop philandering. Curtiz, who could direct scenes o...
by moira finnie
December 12th, 2017, 6:16 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: The Q & A on Michael Curtiz with Alan K. Rode on Dec. 12th
Replies: 30
Views: 3187

Re: The Q & A on Michael Curtiz with Alan K. Rode on Dec. 12th

We all seem to be contradictions but perhaps none appears more so than Michael Curtiz in your biography. His personal life was characterized by a 30 years+ marriage to the formidable & talented film pioneer Bess Meredyth Lucas * as well as non-stop philandering. Curtiz, who could direct scenes o...
by moira finnie
December 12th, 2017, 4:48 pm
Forum: Alan K. Rode to Discuss MICHAEL CURTIZ: A LIFE IN FILM ON 12/12
Topic: The Q & A on Michael Curtiz with Alan K. Rode on Dec. 12th
Replies: 30
Views: 1715

Re: The Q & A on Michael Curtiz with Alan K. Rode on Dec. 12th

Could you please share how you think Michael Curtiz felt about the actresses he worked with throughout his career? Many of them, including Fay Wray , Bette Davis and Olivia de Havilland , seem to have found him difficult. Do you think he had a harder time relating to women as professional actors and...
by moira finnie
December 12th, 2017, 4:48 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: The Q & A on Michael Curtiz with Alan K. Rode on Dec. 12th
Replies: 30
Views: 3187

Re: The Q & A on Michael Curtiz with Alan K. Rode on Dec. 12th

Could you please share how you think Michael Curtiz felt about the actresses he worked with throughout his career? Many of them, including Fay Wray , Bette Davis and Olivia de Havilland , seem to have found him difficult. Do you think he had a harder time relating to women as professional actors and...
by moira finnie
December 12th, 2017, 2:13 pm
Forum: Alan K. Rode to Discuss MICHAEL CURTIZ: A LIFE IN FILM ON 12/12
Topic: The Q & A on Michael Curtiz with Alan K. Rode on Dec. 12th
Replies: 30
Views: 1715

Re: The Q & A on Michael Curtiz with Alan K. Rode on Dec. 12th

One of the areas of Curtiz's life that you brought to life was his early work in silents, mentioning that he really was present when the Hungarian film industry began, but I wondered if he was influenced by filmmakers such as Fritz Lang and D.W. Griffith? His early movies seem to have a touch of bot...
by moira finnie
December 12th, 2017, 2:13 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: The Q & A on Michael Curtiz with Alan K. Rode on Dec. 12th
Replies: 30
Views: 3187

Re: The Q & A on Michael Curtiz with Alan K. Rode on Dec. 12th

One of the areas of Curtiz's life that you brought to life was his early work in silents, mentioning that he really was present when the Hungarian film industry began, but I wondered if he was influenced by filmmakers such as Fritz Lang and D.W. Griffith? His early movies seem to have a touch of bot...
by moira finnie
December 12th, 2017, 9:52 am
Forum: Alan K. Rode to Discuss MICHAEL CURTIZ: A LIFE IN FILM ON 12/12
Topic: The Q & A on Michael Curtiz with Alan K. Rode on Dec. 12th
Replies: 30
Views: 1715

Re: The Q & A on Michael Curtiz with Alan K. Rode on Dec. 12th

Great question, Christy! Alan, Could you please tell a bit about the challenges you faced in writing this book? How long did it take you to research, write and edit this incredibly detailed biography? Given the fact that Curtiz died in 1962, were there many people you could turn to for first hand ac...
by moira finnie
December 12th, 2017, 9:52 am
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: The Q & A on Michael Curtiz with Alan K. Rode on Dec. 12th
Replies: 30
Views: 3187

Re: The Q & A on Michael Curtiz with Alan K. Rode on Dec. 12th

Great question, Christy! Alan, Could you please tell a bit about the challenges you faced in writing this book? How long did it take you to research, write and edit this incredibly detailed biography? Given the fact that Curtiz died in 1962, were there many people you could turn to for first hand ac...
by moira finnie
December 12th, 2017, 8:41 am
Forum: Alan K. Rode to Discuss MICHAEL CURTIZ: A LIFE IN FILM ON 12/12
Topic: The Q & A on Michael Curtiz with Alan K. Rode on Dec. 12th
Replies: 30
Views: 1715

Re: The Q & A on Michael Curtiz with Alan K. Rode on Dec. 12th

This thread is now open and welcome to all members to post a question for our guest, Alan K. Rode. Thanks for agreeing to spend today with us, Alan and congratulations on the critical and popular reception of your book! It's clearly a labor of love and a good read. 1.) Why were you drawn to Curtiz ...
by moira finnie
December 12th, 2017, 8:41 am
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: The Q & A on Michael Curtiz with Alan K. Rode on Dec. 12th
Replies: 30
Views: 3187

Re: The Q & A on Michael Curtiz with Alan K. Rode on Dec. 12th

This thread is now open and welcome to all members to post a question for our guest, Alan K. Rode. Thanks for agreeing to spend today with us, Alan and congratulations on the critical and popular reception of your book! It's clearly a labor of love and a good read. 1.) Why were you drawn to Curtiz ...

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