Friday, May 7, 2010
This Week on Noir and Chick Flicks:
I would like to share with you a new addition to Noir and Chick Flicks: The Dolores Del Rio page.(pictured above) You can find her page on the sidebar. If you would like to contribute, please let me know.
Dolores Del Rio, was a Mexican film actress. She was a star of Hollywood films during the silent era and in the Golden Age of Hollywood. Later, she became a famous actress in Mexican films. She was thought to be one of the most beautiful actresses of her time and was the first Latin American movie star to have international appeal. With the arrival of the talkies she was considered one of the principal Art Deco symbols of beauty. Dolores Del Río style greatly influenced Joan Crawford.
This week on Chick Flicks at the Movies: Bird of Paradise (1932). Directed by King Vidor, starring Dolores del Río, Joel McCrea, and Richard "Skeets" Gallagher and released by RKO Radio Pictures. Please check sidebar to watch movie in full.
Monday, May 10th ON TCM : The Trail of 98 (1928). With Dolores Del Rio. The Klondike gold strike of 1897 sends fortune hunters to Alaska. The overland route to Dawson Pass proved to be one of the worst sections of the trail. In the spring the fortune hunters take to the rivers. Whitehorse Rapids proves the biggest obstacle to reaching the gold fields.
Also On Monday, May 10th ON TCM : Love me or leave Me (1955). Doris Day stars in the true story of singer Ruth Etting in Love Me or Leave Me (1955).
Wed. May 12th. On TCM: My favorite Doris day movie, Romance on the High Seas(1948). Romance on the High Seas (1948) is a musical/romantic comedy. Cast: Jack Carson, Janis Paige, Don DeFore, and Doris Day in her film debut.
Saturday, May 15th. ON TCM : Please Dont Eat the Daisies (1960). Comedy film starring Doris Day and David Niven. The movie was directed by Charles Walters and produced by Joe Pasternak, with Martin Melcher (Day's husband) as associate producer. The screenplay, partly inspired by the book of the same name by Jean Kerr, a collection of humorous essays, was by Isobel Lennart. The film also features Janis Paige, Spring Byington, Richard Haydn, Patsy Kelly, and Jack Weston.
Have a great week at the movies!!