I wonder what actress played the "Chinese woman" in the 1929 version of "THE LETTER."
Aaaahhhh, would that it have been Anna May Wong. Why, she'd wipe up the floor with Bette and
Jeanne. Does anyone know if the woman was shown?? I think the second of the clips of Eagels' perfomance in "THE LETTER" was thrilling
.Good evening Moira
- "Hopelessly lost in trying to understand all that is going on under the surface of this story--that's me.”
Moira...you’re not hopelessly lost...your writing is brilliant and your understanding is on point!!"I loved Maven's analysis of 'The Letter', and just hoped she didn't think I was dissing her--cause I wasn't at all in any way.”
Moira, I didn’t take anything as a diss. It’s all good between us, MiLady!!! All good
!! "Maven's description of the 1940 film was brilliant and opened my eyes to the corruption mercilessly examined and laid out for all to see in the movie. I think my problems understanding 'The Letter' stemmed from watching too many films in which the white British colonialists were seen as heroes and benign saviors to the native populations they lorded it over.”
After all this time, to still get a compliment over my pontificating essay on "THE LETTER”
is so gratifying. I sincerely thank you!!! Imagine my dilemma as a woman of color in love with all that is Hollywood of the 1930’s and 1940’s. One film I now have a hard time with, and cannot watch is Errol Flynn’s "Sante Fe Trail.”
They make Raymond Massey look down-right ka-razy in his emancipation efforts. I now note so many movies where the heroes are the Confederates, that I now cannot root for, much less watch them. I know about the ‘evil Asians’,
and the ‘evil Injuns.’
But now I’m more cognisant. We all are. No harm, no foul. Just learning...and changing with the times.
And Jackaaaaaaay, you may not believe me, but when I wrote (over in the jungle) that I thought I saw a resemblance between Eagels and Gladys Cooper, I had not yet read what you wrote here at the Oasis. Great minds really do think alike...or else we’re both drinking outta the same bottle. (By the by...your avatar just kills me. Whoa!)
Ladies, I wonder what Wyler could have done with the Ann Harding-Basil Rathbone film ”LOVE FROM A STRANGER.”
I swear, the last ten minutes of the film was like a drop from a roller coaster ride. My stomach was in my mouth!!!)