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Postby Sue Sue Applegate » May 25th, 2011, 1:13 pm

Maven, yes! We want Mongo...We want Mongo....!!!!
(And gracias for the kind words, you two!)

Paula, I would certainly be first in line for that event! Olivia and Joan...reckon they would sing a duet of "Sisters" from White Christmas? Those lyrics would definitely have to be restyled!...Oooooooh!
(I had so much fun introducing you to Ed Faulkner! :lol: )
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Postby CineMaven » May 26th, 2011, 2:22 am

Joan & Olivia? Together? Don't hold yer breath.

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Postby Sue Sue Applegate » May 26th, 2011, 12:59 pm

Ha...Ha..Ha! So true...I guess that was just wishful drinking...uh,...thinking...if I had my choice, I would rather watch a Joan and Olivia match up over Joan Crawford and Bette Davis any day. We'll stage it in Cannes and call it the Thrilla in the Villa...
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Postby Rita Hayworth » May 26th, 2011, 1:38 pm

Sue Sue Applegate wrote:Ha...Ha..Ha! We'll stage it in Cannes and call it the Thrilla in the Villa...


Sue Sue ... I love your sense of humor ... Thrilla in the Villa cracked me up big time! I was laughing when I read your latest post on your thread. :lol: out Loud ...

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Postby Vecchiolarry » May 26th, 2011, 5:45 pm

Hi Everyone,

I surmise that Joan Fontaine never wants to set foot in Hollywood again.
Lynn reported that she asked Robert Osborne if he had invited JF to the Festival for "The Constant Nymph" showing and that she declined firmly.

I remember an interview years ago, when she stated that she had an horrendous time at an Oscar event and that she was completely ignored and nobody knew who she was, nor cared... So, she said quite vehemently that she was finished with show business, period...
I thought at the time that she would relent eventually, but NO, I guess not...

Surely, she would have been treated like the Queen Bee if she had attended and Robert would have personally escorted her and we all would have certainly known who she was/is!!

However, we don't really know if she is well enough as she is somewhat of a recluse and more of a mystery than Olivia...

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Postby Lzcutter » May 26th, 2011, 9:00 pm

Larry,

I am so glad to see you posting! I sent you an email after you took ill but I think it either ended up in your spam box or got lost in cyberspace.

I do hope that you are feeling better and I am keeping my fingers crossed that you will be attending the Festival next year!

If you find yourself either in San Francisco or Los Angeles before then, please let me know!

It's been too long since last we saw each other!

Miss you!

As for Olivia and Joan, having a similar relationship with my sibling, I certainly understand why they do what they do in terms of one another.
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Postby Sue Sue Applegate » May 27th, 2011, 12:13 pm

Thank you for the kind words, kingme! I enjoy making people laugh!

Larry, like Lynn, am so happy to see your marvelous self posting again. I was so unhappy when I found out that you wouldn't be attending TCM Fest this year because I was so excited that I would finally get to meet you. When are we going to write the book about YOUR exciting life? Thanks for the comments about Joan Fontaine.


Lynn, I feel Maven hit the "needle" on the head with her comment. The Joan/Olivia feud is certainly of biblical proportions...and I once had a serious breach with my sibling, but luckily we patched it up...new Cadillacs just smooth over all rough spots*... :lol:


*well, if I'd really had a new Cadillac to gift her, things would have simmered down considerably sooner...
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Postby Sue Sue Applegate » May 27th, 2011, 1:14 pm

After that big hug from Chris Isaak, I moved on around to the patio area where there were lots of comfy sofas and chairs and dressy folks were sipping on wine and happily ensconced while waiters came by with beverages or somethingsyummy on a platter.

Out on the veranda was lovely Patricia Ward Kelly, Gene's widow, and she was happily chatting away with Countess De Lave, a passholder and poster at TCM City. Ms. Kelly, and author and speaker based in Los Angeles, met Gene while she was a writer on a television project involving the Smithsonian, and he hired her to write his memoirs. They were married in 1990. Kelly is lively, engaged, and possesses a great schmooze factor. She told several of us while we were standing at attention and basking in her presence that Gene thought a woman should wear something around her neck like a scarf, or other adornment, and it is obvious from her demeanor that she still reveres his memory. She is working on memoirs of her own concerning her life with Gene Kelly.

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What an adorable outfit! She is just as cute and perky as she appears in this photo!
Go to this link to read more about her: http://patriciawardkelly.com/

And just as I stepped in to the main circulation room, who should be standing near the bar wearing her cute little black dress and looking stunning, but Cinemaven, and who's chatting her up? Pvitari, who was in her party mode!
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Postby Vecchiolarry » May 27th, 2011, 3:39 pm

Hi Christy,

It was a major BUMMER for me also that I couldn't get to TCM Festival this year.
I was looking forward to seeing you & Lynn, Jon, Kyle, Theresa. Paula, Marco and Wendy and so many others there....

I will devulge my latest 'adventure' to you all on the Whiney thread as I don't want to intrude on yours here about happier events. I have already informed Lynn & Nancy - so:
Please go there, if you're interested.

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Postby CineMaven » May 27th, 2011, 11:41 pm

Thank you soooo much Christy. You certainly made the rounds during the Vanity Fair party. You truly were hobnobbing with the stars.
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Postby Sue Sue Applegate » May 29th, 2011, 8:01 pm

Thank you so much, Larry, I will.

Miss Mave, c'mon now, honey! You hobbed a few knobs, yourself!!! :lol:
(Marge Champion, Robert Osborne, etc....)

I am so glad I got to meet you!
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Postby CineMaven » May 29th, 2011, 10:46 pm

It was a genuine pleasure as well Ms. Applegate.
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Postby Sue Sue Applegate » June 1st, 2011, 12:03 pm

Lovers of the limelight, unite!

When I bumped into Ed Faulkner, whom I'd met at last year's Vanitiy Fair party, it was another friendly face from filmdom. As an actor, he's appeared in several iconic John Wayne films, and is an affable, fun fellow, with a high schmooze factor. There were so many passholders at the party who wanted to meet him, so I kept him busy with some introductions.

Ed and Peter Ford are great pals, and had traveled together to the Vanity Fair soiree, and Ed introduced me to Peter, who is also a cutie!
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But hands off, ladies! They are both married to great gals!

We were all laughing, telling stories out of class and context, enjoying the snacks and bevs shuttled by suited servers, and generally enjoying the ambiance of the lovely Kodak building where the elite were well feted for the meet.

Peter Ford is currently involved in a book tour to promote his biography of his father, Glenn Ford, and has been travelling around the country doing film industry interviews and imparting his personal reflections about his famous father.

To read more about Peter Ford, and Glenn Ford: A Life, visit the following link:
http://www.peterford.com/

To read more about Ed Faulkner, visit his website: http://www.edwardfaulkneractor.com/page ... 678896.htm
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Postby Sue Sue Applegate » June 7th, 2011, 12:04 pm

Swirling around the Vanity Fair party was much too much fun. I also met George Chakiris who looked "FAB." He was wearing a burgundy shirt with a black necktie. I went up to shake his hand, but he gave me a great big hug instead. I am sure he had absolutely no idea who I was, but he was so friendly, and there were lots of desperate passholders looking to schmooze and nervous fans fidgeting with the shutters on their Iphones. Even the VFVIPS were hanging around him for the short time he socialized.
An affable, kind gentleman.

A little birdy told me that during a chat she had with George, he explained that the shirt he was wearing was one of his favorites, that he liked to wear it to special parties, and that it was decades "young." It was certainly well-maintained, as can be said of Mr. Chakiris, himself.

During the Festival, Robert Osborne, Marni Nixon, Walter Mirisch and George Chakiris held court in the lobby of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel to chat about their West Side Story experiences...
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Postby Rita Hayworth » June 7th, 2011, 12:25 pm

Sue Sue, I'm really enjoying reading your TCM FFTTB of lately; the way you write and they way you express your thoughts really amazes me. I wished I could been there ... Keep up the good work & I think you should take all your posts and write a book on it :!:


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