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by hbenthow
September 27th, 2015, 3:30 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Welcome Scott Nollen to Discuss Glenda Farrell: Hollywood's Hard-Boiled Dame on 9/26 & 9/27
Replies: 42
Views: 52982

Re: Welcome Scott Nollen to Discuss Glenda Farrell: Hollywood's Hard-Boiled Dame on 9/26 & 9/27

I'm glad I was able to address the fact of what a good person Glenda was, as well as a terrific actor and a very beautiful woman. That's part of what I find so fascinating about her. There are dozens, if not hundreds, of "juicy" Hollywood stories of tragedy and scandal that sell a lot of books, but...
by hbenthow
September 27th, 2015, 1:35 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Welcome Scott Nollen to Discuss Glenda Farrell: Hollywood's Hard-Boiled Dame on 9/26 & 9/27
Replies: 42
Views: 52982

Re: Welcome Scott Nollen to Discuss Glenda Farrell: Hollywood's Hard-Boiled Dame on 9/26 & 9/27

By all accounts, Glenda Farrell was a very generous person. Is much known about any sort of charity projects she was involved in? Can you share with us anything about Glenda's relationship with her son and grandson if you can? There is a very interesting interview of Tommy Farrell at the bottom of t...
by hbenthow
September 26th, 2015, 10:14 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Welcome Scott Nollen to Discuss Glenda Farrell: Hollywood's Hard-Boiled Dame on 9/26 & 9/27
Replies: 42
Views: 52982

Re: Welcome Scott Nollen to Discuss Glenda Farrell: Hollywood's Hard-Boiled Dame on 9/26 & 9/27

Glenda actually influenced many actresses who came after her, especially with the MYSTERY OF THE WAX MUSEUM/TORCHY BLANE female reporter character. Even film historians talk about how revolutionary HIS GIRL FRIDAY (1940), with Rosalind Russell, is, but nothing can be further from the truth. Glenda ...
by hbenthow
September 26th, 2015, 9:08 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Welcome Scott Nollen to Discuss Glenda Farrell: Hollywood's Hard-Boiled Dame on 9/26 & 9/27
Replies: 42
Views: 52982

Re: Welcome Scott Nollen to Discuss Glenda Farrell: Hollywood's Hard-Boiled Dame on 9/26 & 9/27

What was the most unexpected discovery about Glenda Farrell that you encountered during your research?

Was there any information that you found, but that didn't make it into the book?
by hbenthow
October 26th, 2014, 1:27 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Scott O'Brien Q & A on George Brent
Replies: 46
Views: 67396

Re: Scott O'Brien to Visit on 10/25 & 10/26

Thank you!
by hbenthow
October 26th, 2014, 12:16 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Scott O'Brien Q & A on George Brent
Replies: 46
Views: 67396

Re: Scott O'Brien to Visit on 10/25 & 10/26

Hello, Mr. O'Brien, and welcome to the Silver Screen Oasis. Your revelations have been very interesting. As you know, George Brent appeared on stage with Glenda Farrell on Broadway. As I am a big fan of Glenda Farrell, I was wondering if you had any interesting anecdotes about her that you discovere...
by hbenthow
September 10th, 2013, 1:29 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: GLENDA FARRELL
Replies: 75
Views: 63456

Re: GLENDA FARRELL

Thank you for posting that. It's an excellent article.
by hbenthow
August 30th, 2013, 12:24 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: GLENDA FARRELL
Replies: 75
Views: 63456

Re: GLENDA FARRELL

Thanks hbenthow! Did you enjoy Glenda's day? Unfortunately, I don't have TCM, so I wasn't able to see it. I wish I did, as they showed two of her movies that I haven't been able to find elsewhere ( The Personality Kid and Kansas City Princess ). Did you have any favorites? Well, out of those that t...
by hbenthow
August 30th, 2013, 11:26 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: GLENDA FARRELL
Replies: 75
Views: 63456

Re: GLENDA FARRELL

There's something I have been debating with myself about whether or not to mention here, as I'm not sure whether or not it's against the rules or frowned upon to link to something from one's own website or blog. If it is, please inform me, and I'll remove the links. I have written two online article...
by hbenthow
August 15th, 2013, 5:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sailor walks into a bar . . .
Replies: 879
Views: 142469

Re: Sailor walks into a bar . . .

Another way for the joke about "The Amazing Claude" to end (and how i actually thought it was going to end as I was reading it) is if, after getting the audience to cluck like chickens, the following exchange would occur: The Amazing Claude: "Now, on the count of three, you will wake up and forget e...
by hbenthow
March 10th, 2013, 2:14 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: Movie studios are trying to kill off film.
Replies: 7
Views: 2740

Re: Movie studios are trying to kill off film.

A long, but interesting (to me), discussion on how movies are -- and may be in the future -- watched. http://classictvhistory.wordpress.com/2013/03/07/doing-it-right/ I didn't read the whole thing, but I skimmed through it. It's pretty interesting. I really hope that physical media doesn't go extin...
by hbenthow
February 5th, 2013, 6:31 pm
Forum: Dramas
Topic: The Contender
Replies: 4
Views: 11015

Re: The Contender

I'm only familiar with The Contender because of Gary Oldman's complaints about it. From what I gather, his character was meant to be more nuanced and sympathetic, and a bunch of cuts were made to make him more one-dimensional. He also took issue with the movie itself, calling it propaganda, and accu...
by hbenthow
February 5th, 2013, 6:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Richard III remains confirmed
Replies: 85
Views: 14541

Re: Richard III remains confirmed

This just in from the BBC : Based on the skull found, there is a reconstruction of how Richard III may have looked and the familiar portrait of the king: http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/ac140/moirathefinn/aaaa/richardiii_zps921fbbef.jpg http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/ac140/moirathefinn/aaaa/...
by hbenthow
January 22nd, 2013, 7:36 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: Movie studios are trying to kill off film.
Replies: 7
Views: 2740

Re: Movie studios are trying to kill off film.

I've never seen a digitally projected movie myself, but I've heard a lot of complaints about it. The most common complaint I hear is that it looks sterile and lifeless, and the second most common is that, like you said, it looks "fake". Unfortunately, the studios don't care about any of that. All th...
by hbenthow
January 22nd, 2013, 3:30 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: Movie studios are trying to kill off film.
Replies: 7
Views: 2740

Re: Movie studios are trying to kill off film.

I'm totally against digital production because it is not "natural" to me. I seen digital production movies and I feel it is totally "fake" and not "realistic" to me. I rather watch an old movie on TCM than go to a Movie House that shows digital production movies any day of the week. Digital Product...