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by moira finnie
August 26th, 2017, 5:56 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Ricardo Cortez Q & A with Dan Van Neste on 8-26 & 8-27
Replies: 35
Views: 1985

Re: Ricardo Cortez Q & A with Dan Van Neste on 8-26 & 8-27

http://i.imgur.com/9pjPajC.jpg Above: Alma Rubens (1897-1931). Ricardo Cortez was later quoted as saying that when first seen on a city street: "I saw her pale face and dark luminous eyes. I’ll admit I was overcome. I walked back and forth watching her—trying not to be too apparent in my admir...
by moira finnie
August 26th, 2017, 12:27 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Ricardo Cortez Q & A with Dan Van Neste on 8-26 & 8-27
Replies: 35
Views: 1985

Re: Ricardo Cortez Q & A with Dan Van Neste on 8-26 & 8-27

Great questions, Marco! I am also hoping that Dan might tell us about Garbo and his pairing in The Torrent (1926)--the only time Greta played second fiddle to her leading man in billing! I thought they had quite a lot of chemistry, as seen in this clip. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCcrOsjdpuQ
by moira finnie
August 26th, 2017, 11:37 am
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Ricardo Cortez Q & A with Dan Van Neste on 8-26 & 8-27
Replies: 35
Views: 1985

Re: Ricardo Cortez Q & A with Dan Van Neste on 8-26 & 8-27

This carefully composed picture of Ricardo Cortez as a cherished little boy underlines the poignancy of a young Jacob Krantz so concerned about his family's tenuous finances that he almost refused to have a needed operation, as detailed in Dan's book. http://i.imgur.com/LkmWGjy.jpg One aspect of Cor...
by moira finnie
August 26th, 2017, 9:13 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: CANDIDS II
Replies: 3471
Views: 246489

Re: CANDIDS II

Oh, that shirt, Van! What were they thinking? Match the polka dots with the freckles?
by moira finnie
August 26th, 2017, 6:38 am
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Ricardo Cortez Q & A with Dan Van Neste on 8-26 & 8-27
Replies: 35
Views: 1985

Re: Ricardo Cortez Q & A with Dan Van Neste on 8-26 & 8-27

Welcome & my thanks to our guest, Dan Van Neste , for agreeing to visit and for your beautifully detailed biography of an actor whose versatile acting career spanned from the height of the silents to the television era. Here are a few questions to kick things off: 1.) What drew you to create the...
by moira finnie
August 15th, 2017, 2:47 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Ricardo Cortez Q & A with Dan Van Neste on 8-26 & 8-27
Replies: 35
Views: 1985

Ricardo Cortez Q & A with Dan Van Neste on 8-26 & 8-27

Here is the Spot to post your questions about Ricardo Cortez for our guest, Dan Van Neste . Please see the link below for more details. More about our upcoming guest and his accomplishments at the link below. All are welcome to take part in the discussion!: http://silverscreenoasis.com/oasis3/viewto...
by moira finnie
August 11th, 2017, 9:16 am
Forum: Upcoming Visitors To the Silver Screen Oasis
Topic: Ricardo Cortez Biographer Dan Van Neste to Visit on Aug. 26 & 27
Replies: 1
Views: 1093

Ricardo Cortez Biographer Dan Van Neste to Visit on Aug. 26 & 27

AUTHOR DAN VAN NESTE TO VISIT THE SILVER SCREEN OASIS FOR Q & A ON RICARDO CORTEZ http://i.imgur.com/pWYFXnd.jpg The Silver Screen Oasis is pleased to announce an online visit by Dan Van Neste on August 26th & 27th to discuss his latest book, THE MAGNIFICENT HEEL: THE LIFE & FILMS OF RIC...
by moira finnie
July 30th, 2017, 9:30 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: All About Ava Gardner with Kendra Bean & Anthony Uzarowski on 7/29 & 7/30
Replies: 33
Views: 1650

Re: All About Ava Gardner with Kendra Bean & Anthony Uzarowski on 7/29 & 7/30

I think that our generous guests intend to visit tomorrow, so if questions are posted they may be able to answer them eventually.

I would like to take a moment to thank them for visiting and wish them every success. Please let us know when your next book is published (yes, there will be more!).
by moira finnie
July 30th, 2017, 3:33 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: All About Ava Gardner with Kendra Bean & Anthony Uzarowski on 7/29 & 7/30
Replies: 33
Views: 1650

Re: All About Ava Gardner with Kendra Bean & Anthony Uzarowski on 7/29 & 7/30

Thanks for your reply. Did Gardner's marriages help her or hurt? Reading about the way that things unfolded during her marital adventures, she seems to have had no idea how to build a relationship. Was that Hollywood's doing or did she simply feel too restless? Rooney and she don't appear to have be...
by moira finnie
July 30th, 2017, 11:02 am
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: All About Ava Gardner with Kendra Bean & Anthony Uzarowski on 7/29 & 7/30
Replies: 33
Views: 1650

Re: All About Ava Gardner with Kendra Bean & Anthony Uzarowski on 7/29 & 7/30

Could we talk a bit about the people who were important to Ava Gardner? First, her parents and sister, Beatrice “Bappie” Gardner: Given the poverty of her youth, how did the actress regard her mother and father? Were her memories of them bittersweet? http://i.imgur.com/Hg9WZs6.jpg Ava Gardner with h...
by moira finnie
July 30th, 2017, 10:45 am
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: All About Ava Gardner with Kendra Bean & Anthony Uzarowski on 7/29 & 7/30
Replies: 33
Views: 1650

Re: All About Ava Gardner with Kendra Bean & Anthony Uzarowski on 7/29 & 7/30

Ava was, understandably, very disappointed with Arthur Freed and MGM for not using her own signing voice, as originally agreed. She was actually a pretty good singer, as is evidenced on the recordings that went into the soundtrack LP released to the public. Her voice is earthy and sensual and bette...
by moira finnie
July 29th, 2017, 4:23 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: All About Ava Gardner with Kendra Bean & Anthony Uzarowski on 7/29 & 7/30
Replies: 33
Views: 1650

Re: All About Ava Gardner with Kendra Bean & Anthony Uzarowski on 7/29 & 7/30

Thank you, Anthony. Even though her second film with John Huston, The Bible, was not very well received, her role as Sarah was poignant and had considerable dignity (despite the furor off-screen with George C. Scott). Prior to his death, I read that Huston had hoped to cast her again in a proposed a...
by moira finnie
July 29th, 2017, 3:46 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: All About Ava Gardner with Kendra Bean & Anthony Uzarowski on 7/29 & 7/30
Replies: 33
Views: 1650

Re: All About Ava Gardner with Kendra Bean & Anthony Uzarowski on 7/29 & 7/30

Different directors such as Robert Siodmak, George Cukor, John Ford, and John Huston brought out something special in the actress. Was there a particular director whose help was significant for Ava Gardner?
by moira finnie
July 29th, 2017, 12:47 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: All About Ava Gardner with Kendra Bean & Anthony Uzarowski on 7/29 & 7/30
Replies: 33
Views: 1650

Re: All About Ava Gardner with Kendra Bean & Anthony Uzarowski on 7/29 & 7/30

Anthony, I am delighted to read that your first memory of Ava Gardner was Night of the Iguana. Her later work, in films such as the former, On the Beach, and Seven Days in May (on TCM now!) were my introductions to her unique blend of warmth, humor, and vulnerability when I was a kid. Her early, daz...
by moira finnie
July 29th, 2017, 11:14 am
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: All About Ava Gardner with Kendra Bean & Anthony Uzarowski on 7/29 & 7/30
Replies: 33
Views: 1650

Re: All About Ava Gardner with Kendra Bean & Anthony Uzarowski on 7/29 & 7/30

Thanks for the replies, Kendra, and the great questions, Christy. It seems that Ava Gardner could be a lot of fun--and God knows she was a knockout, but she really might have undervalued her own ability as an actress. Was this due to her own uncertainty as a young woman? Did her older sister's prese...

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