Monthly Archives: May 2015

Marlene Dietrich, behind the glamour: why she entertained and comforted Allied soldiers, “It was the decent thing to do.”

Originally posted on BEGUILING HOLLYWOOD:
She sizzled onscreen with the hottest leading men in Hollywood—Gary Cooper, Cary Grant, Charles Boyer, Robert Donat, James Stewart, Ronald Colman—but Marlene Dietrich’s most memorable co-star may have been a balding, jowly, irascible middle-aged man. While…

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“Acting’s just waiting for a custard pie. That’s all.” Katharine Hepburn

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“I often joke that he was my one and only sugar daddy!” Eva Marie Saint on Alfred Hitchcock and North by Northwest

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When I got the role, I had just given birth to my daughter Laurette Hayden. So, after I lost a few pounds, Hitch began the process of transforming me into Eve Kendall. He personally oversaw…

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The Lady from Shanghai (1947): More Than Luck

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“A director is someone who presides over accidents.” —Orson Welles “You are made from nothing but this, from these contingent manifestations, from these little discontinuities.” —Jacques Lacan See this movie before you die. It sounds glib,…

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Katharine Hepburn as Woman of the Year

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Spencer Tracy & Katharine Hepburn: Fireworks at first sight. Image: Doctor Macro We’re torn when it comes to the 1942 romantic comedy Woman of the Year. This is an early WWII comedy about a slightly rumpled…

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Happy Birthday Audrey Hepburn!!

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