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Classically Speaking:
Promoting Classic Movies in a Jaded World!

Saturday, January 01, 2005

Contributing Editor: JOSETTE W.

Lauren Bacall
CONTRIBUTIONS: 6 Performers: Julie Andrews, Fred Astaire, Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, Rex Harrison, Frank Sinatra

E-MAIL CONTACT: jdw7162@yahoo.com

BIRTHDAY: August 30

LOCATION: Indiana, U.S.A.


INTERESTS: Movies, Books, Friendship, Animals, British Comedy

WEB SITE: http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/hollywoodlegends

MOVIE MEMORABILIA: A Few Lobby Cards, Posters, Pictures and Panto Flyers,The Thin Man (1934) Biographies and Autobiographies, autographs of Katharine Hepburn, Jimmy Stewart, and Dick Powell, Autographed pictures of Debbie Reynolds, John Inman, Wendy Richards, Mollie Sugden, and Punky Brewster, and an autograph theatre program of Constance Bennett. Also have many tapes, starting to work on a DVD collection. A very cool 78 set from the movie Night and Day with a great picture of Cary Grant. Also have other various things like Casablanca dolls.

FAVORITE MOVIES: Show Boat (1951), Stage Door (1937), Bringing Up Baby (1938), Holiday (1938), The Philadelphia Story (1940), Blithe Spirit (1945), My Fair Lady (1964), Singin' In The Rain (1952), Follow The Fleet (1936), Ninotchka (1939), Anna and the King of Siam (1946), The Thin Man series (1934-1947) [all of them], You Can't Take It With You (1938), For Me and My Gal (1942), Young at Heart (1954), Night Train to Munich (1940), The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947), Love in the Afternoon (1957), Arsenic and Old Lace (1944), Topper (1937) ....

FAVORITE ACTORS/ACTRESSES:Bringing Up Baby (1938) Katharine Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Jean Arthur, Spencer Tracy, Lauren Bacall, Jimmy Stewart, Ginger Rogers, Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Edward Everett Horton, Natalie Wood, Gene Kelly, Irene Dunne, Fred Astaire, Jean Dixon, Lucille Ball, David Niven, Myrna Loy, Frank Sinatra, Doris Day ....

TESTIMONY: The Classics lifted people up during the depression that is what they do to me. One of the best feelings in the world is watching It's A Wonderful Life when he is running down the street saying hello to everyone and just HAPPY to be alive. I also love the classics because to the simple rule "Less is More". They did not need a steamy sex scene with complete nudes to illustrate a love scene. Multiple graphic bloodbaths were not necessary to portray a killer. Comedies didn't need lewd jokes to make ya laugh. Musicals, where are they now? Never again could Hollywood produce such outstanding pictures featuring great dancers like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers or superb scenes shot by Busby Berkeley. There was so much energy and talent then, Hollywood should really be ashamed.

*Contributed by: "Josette W." Date: Tues, Nov 20 2001 / 22:29:04 PST

This contributor is represented by a photo of Lauren Bacall.

Movie stills displayed: The Thin Man (1934), Bringing Up Baby (1938)

Updated: Mon, Aug 22 2005