Saturday, December 25, 2010
Celebrating Christmas with Clara Bow (pictured above).
ON TCM this week : Dec. 28, 2010. Holiday(1938). Directed by George Cukor, a remake of the 1930 film of the same name. A romantic comedy which tells the story of a man who has risen from humble beginnings only to be torn between his free-thinking lifestyle and the tradition of his wealthy fiancée's family. The movie was adapted by Donald Ogden Stewart and Sidney Buchman from the play by Philip Barry. The movie stars Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant and features Doris Nolan, Lew Ayres, and Edward Everett Horton, who played the same role he had played in the 1930 version.
ON TCM: Dec. 30, 2010. Breakfast at Tiffany's(1961). Hepburn's portrayal of Holly Golightly as the naïve, eccentric woman is generally considered to be her most memorable role. She thought of it as one of her most challenging roles.
ON TCM Dec. 31, 2010. Cary Grant tribute.
Bringing Up Baby (1938). A madcap heiress upsets the staid existence of a straitlaced scientist. Cast: Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, Charlie Ruggles. Dir: Howard Hawks.
My Favorite Wife (1940). A shipwrecked woman is rescued just in time for her husband's re-marriage. Cast: Cary Grant, Irene Dunne, Randolph Scott. Dir: Garson Kanin.
Philadelphia Story, The (1940) Tabloid reporters crash a society marriage. Cast: Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart. Dir: George Cukor.
Penny Serenade (1941) A woman on the verge of divorce recalls her heartbreaking attempts to adopt a child. Cast: Cary Grant, Irene Dunne, Beulah Bondi. Dir: George Stevens.
Short Film: Will Rogers Memorial Hosp. (Cary Grant) (1940) .Cary Grant asking moviegoers to donate to the Will Rogers Memorial Hospital, a hospital and recovery center for tuberculosis patients. Cast: Cary Grant
Arsenic And Old Lace (1944) . A young man about to be married discovers the two aunts who raised him have been poisoning lonely old men. Cast: Cary Grant, Raymond Massey, Peter Lorre. Dir: Frank Capra.
Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer, The (1947) . A teenage girl's crush on a playboy spells trouble, particularly when he falls for her older sister. Cast: Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Shirley Temple. Dir: Irving Reis.
North By Northwest (1959) An advertising man is mistaken for a spy, triggering a deadly cross-country chase. Cast: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock.
Here is a wonderful classic Christmas clip with Bing Crosby and David Bowie singing the duet.. Little Drummer Boy.. Crosby's last TV appearance was in Bing Crosby's Merrie Olde Christmas (1977) (TV) which was taped in London.