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Re: GLENDA FARRELL

Postby hbenthow » July 31st, 2012, 4:20 pm

Is that Arthur Lake in your avatar? (I hope I get this one right)


Don't worry, you got that one right. It's Arthur Lake.

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Re: GLENDA FARRELL

Postby JackFavell » July 31st, 2012, 4:30 pm

Are you a Blondie fan?

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Re: GLENDA FARRELL

Postby hbenthow » July 31st, 2012, 4:41 pm

Yes. I'm a fan of Blondie, Torchy Blane, The Thin Man, Ma and Pa Kettle, and quite a few other movie series.

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Re: GLENDA FARRELL

Postby JackFavell » July 31st, 2012, 5:01 pm

Gosh, I grew up on Blondie. I can't hear Penny Singleton or Arthur Lake's voices without thinking of it. In our area, the only classic films we got were Blondie, The Bowery Boys or Boston Blackie on the weekends!

It's amazing the careers of both Lake and Singleton, outside of the series. They turn up in all sorts of stuff, Penny was even a brunette at one time, as you probably already know. My first thought looking at your avatar was "Dagwood!" :D

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Re: GLENDA FARRELL

Postby hbenthow » July 31st, 2012, 5:44 pm

I grew up watching the Blondie movies, too. I chose Arthur Lake for my avatar because Dagwood is one of my favorite characters, plus, there are a few things about myself that remind me of him, such as my taste in sandwiches. Fortunately, I don't have his tendency of running into mailmen.

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Re: GLENDA FARRELL

Postby JackFavell » July 31st, 2012, 6:16 pm

That could be harmful to your health!

It's funny, we're having triple decker club sandwiches for dinner tonight.... a pure coincidence.

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Re: GLENDA FARRELL

Postby hbenthow » August 8th, 2012, 4:44 pm

I have some great news!

One of my biggest sources for information about Glenda Farrell is a 1998 article from Classic Images magazine called Glenda Farrell: Diamond in the Rough. It doesn't cover quite everything, of course, (I had to find out quite a few things from some other sources) but it does have a lot of information. Well, I've found it online, so it's now available for all of you to read! Classic Images put the article up on their website back around 1999 or 2000, one or two years after publishing it in their magazine. There's no way to get it through the regular internet, as the article was apparently removed from the website some time ago. However, I did some digging, and managed to find an archived version of it from 2003 on Archive.org's Wayback Machine. For some reason, it's mistitled as a nonexistent article called Glenda Farrell: Film Music Genius by R.E. Braff, but it's actually Glenda Farrell: Diamond in the Rough by Dan Van Neste. Here it is:

http://web.archive.org/web/20030303123214/http://www.classicimages.com/1998/may98/glendafarrell.html

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Re: GLENDA FARRELL

Postby JackFavell » August 8th, 2012, 5:21 pm

Wow! How lucky that you found it, mislabeled as it was. An absolute treasure trove, plus that interview with Tommy!

So glad you are here at the SSO, you've made my day.

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Re: GLENDA FARRELL

Postby CineMaven » August 9th, 2012, 9:19 am

I had to do it...
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-MM7ga1auU[/youtube]

...so I did.
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Re: GLENDA FARRELL

Postby JackFavell » August 9th, 2012, 9:47 am

Hey! Did you make that intro just for us here at Glenda's thread?

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Re: GLENDA FARRELL

Postby hbenthow » August 9th, 2012, 10:01 am

Wow. I'd never heard of the Glenda Farrell-Henry Ross preserve.

What is MovieCHAT?

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Re: GLENDA FARRELL

Postby CineMaven » August 9th, 2012, 10:48 am

Jack Favell wrote:Hey! Did you make that intro just for us here at Glenda's thread

Naaaah. This will be an intro to an upcoming MovieCHAT I did with Bob. I went up to his house in Southeast and we stopped by the preserve and filmed the intro. But because I knew there WAS a Glenda Farrell thread...I made sure to film there and give her a bit of a shout-out from classic film fans.

hbenthow wrote:Image
Glenda Farrell and Dr. Henry Ross.

Wow. I'd never heard of the Glenda Farrell-Henry Ross preserve. What is MovieCHAT?

Hi there HB. I don't think I've welcomed you here to the Oasis. WELCOME! You gave a wealth of info about Glenda. All veddy interesting. Hope to check out more of your thoughts on other films and stars as well.

MovieCHAT? Funny you should ask. MovieCHAT is...is...

Ohhhhhhhkay, before I send everyone here running and screaming, why not click on this foto of Pat Hitchcock which will get you to my thread:

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Re: GLENDA FARRELL

Postby moira finnie » August 9th, 2012, 2:18 pm

You can see more about the Glenda Farrell-Henry Ross Preserve here:

http://www.pclt.net/view-preserve/glend ... -preserve/
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Re: GLENDA FARRELL

Postby hbenthow » August 9th, 2012, 5:10 pm

You can see more about the Glenda Farrell-Henry Ross Preserve here:

http://www.pclt.net/view-preserve/glenda-farrell-henry-ross-preserve/


Thank you for the link. That page has a nice photo, and another page on that site has this interesting piece of information:

In 1977, Dr. Henry Ross donated 38 acres on Milltown Road in Southeast in memory of his life partner, the actress Glenda Farrell. This preserve, named the Glenda Farrell- Henry Ross Preserve contains many historic rock walls and unusual rock formations, and borders a Revolutionary War cemetery. The preserve sits on the area referred to as “The Oblong”, a tract of land between New York and Connecticut that was contested when these states borders were being laid out.


By the way, thanks to all of you for giving me such a warm welcome. I greatly appreciate it.

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Re: GLENDA FARRELL

Postby moira finnie » August 9th, 2012, 6:37 pm

We're very glad to have your company, HB.


Love the Arthur Lake avatar too.
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