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Re: Gone With or Without fanfare

Postby RedRiver » January 9th, 2015, 11:55 am

This vastly underrated actor will be missed. I've been a fan as long as I can remember.

Now he really does have all the time in the world.

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Re: Gone With or Without fanfare

Postby Rita Hayworth » January 9th, 2015, 3:28 pm

Rod Taylor - Thanks for all the time you've entertained me - your acting ability is so amazing that I just can't believe people don't take notice of that. Thanks for all the memories ...

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Re: Gone With or Without fanfare

Postby Lzcutter » January 10th, 2015, 12:45 pm

Film producer and son of one of the original Hollywood moguls, Sam Goldwyn, Jr. has passed away:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/samuel-goldwyn-jr-dies-at-762419
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Re: Gone With or Without fanfare

Postby Lzcutter » January 10th, 2015, 12:52 pm

TCM Remembers Rod Taylor (produced by Oasis friend Scott McGee):

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Re: Gone With or Without fanfare

Postby Bronxgirl48 » January 10th, 2015, 9:55 pm

Can anyone upload a photo of adorable "New Yawk" Rod in glasses from THE CATERED AFFAIR?
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Re: Gone With or Without fanfare

Postby Bronxgirl48 » January 10th, 2015, 9:55 pm

Barb,

So sorry about the bad news this morning but now Rod will be up in the heavens always smiling down at you.





















Oh, Lynn, thank you, so sweet. There are certain people you just think will never die. Even though Rod was in his eighties, I never thought he'd go anytime soon.
But Rod will live forever thanks to TCM!

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Re: Gone With or Without fanfare

Postby Professional Tourist » January 11th, 2015, 12:19 am

Bronxgirl48 wrote:Can anyone upload a photo of adorable "New Yawk" Rod in glasses from THE CATERED AFFAIR?

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Re: Gone With or Without fanfare

Postby Vecchiolarry » January 11th, 2015, 12:00 pm

Hi,

Today, I just heard of the death of Anita Ekberg. She died in Rome, where she lived for several decades. She was 83.
Beautiful, glamourous and sultry - she was a screen siren, indeed. Who can forget her in "La Dolce Vita" or "Boccaccio 70" - statuesque!!!

She was married in the 50's to Anthony Steele, a British actor, who somewhat resembled Rod Taylor, who just died recently - - ironic....

Larry

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Re: Gone With or Without fanfare

Postby Bronxgirl48 » January 11th, 2015, 1:41 pm

Thanks so much, PF! Even though Rod can't quite disguise his sexy Australian accent, I just love him in that "kitchen-sink" part.

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Re: Gone With or Without fanfare

Postby moira finnie » January 11th, 2015, 5:06 pm

Vecchiolarry wrote:Hi,

Today, I just heard of the death of Anita Ekberg. She died in Rome, where she lived for several decades. She was 83.
Beautiful, glamourous and sultry - she was a screen siren, indeed. Who can forget her in "La Dolce Vita" or "Boccaccio 70" - statuesque!!!

She was married in the 50's to Anthony Steele, a British actor, who somewhat resembled Rod Taylor, who just died recently - - ironic....

Larry

Also ironic that Rod Taylor and Anita Ekberg were an item in the late '50s (though Rod found her a bit more than a...uh...handful). Her iconic status was achieved with just one moment in one film:

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As for dear Rod, my heart is sad but filled with warm memories of his films. Here's hoping he's having a cold one with John Ford and Friends. (I posted a bit about Rod Taylor in his thread here elsewhere on this site).
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Re: Gone With or Without fanfare

Postby Bronxgirl48 » January 11th, 2015, 9:43 pm

RedRiver wrote:This vastly underrated actor will be missed. I've been a fan as long as I can remember.

Now he really does have all the time in the world.

Nice!






Thank you, MIKE. And you're right -- Rod was indeed underrated, much more versatile than perhaps he was given credit for. Like most people, my first introduction to this actor was THE TIME MACHINE, and my fond memories of him are forever linked to that movie.
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Re: Gone With or Without fanfare

Postby Rita Hayworth » January 12th, 2015, 12:18 am

I just started collecting pictures of Anita Ekberg and I got about couple dozens of them and I posted 4 of them on Joe's Thread. I guess that I have post a couple more here.


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Unusual Picture of her here ... Very much like Rita's Gown in Gilda!

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Re: Gone With or Without fanfare

Postby Rita Hayworth » January 12th, 2015, 12:24 am

Couple of Pin Ups of Anita Ekberg


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She was very glamorous lady and one's of my favorites as well. She is a great admirer of Rita Hayworth and they were pals and unfortunately - I tried without vain of a picture of both them together. She craves her dancing skills and her gentleness towards her friends. That's why I adore Anita for her kindness towards others.

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Re: Gone With or Without fanfare

Postby Bronxgirl48 » January 12th, 2015, 4:11 pm

Erik, I can certainly see where Anita got her inspiration.

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Re: Gone With or Without fanfare

Postby Rita Hayworth » January 13th, 2015, 2:41 am

Bronxgirl48 wrote:Erik, I can certainly see where Anita got her inspiration.


:) ... Thanks!


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