Saturday, January 29, 2011
This week on N and CF.
I will be celebrating the amazing actor, Gary Cooper (pictured above) this month. I just added Gary Copper Signature DVD movie collection, to my ever growing DVD library. So please look for my Gary Cooper movie reviews and pictures sprinkled through out the month of February here on N and C F and also on Saddles and Spurs: The Great Westerns page. Located on the side bar.
Happy Birthday: Clark Gable (February 1, 1901 – November 16, 1960). Was nicknamed "The King of Hollywood". During his long film career, Gable performed opposite with some of the most popular actresses of the time. Joan Crawford, who was his favorite actress to work with was partnered with Gable in eight films, Myrna Loy performed with him seven times and he was paired with Jean Harlow in six films. He also starred with Lana Turner in four films and with Norma Shearer in three.
ON TCM: Feb. 3, 2011. Witness For The Prosecution(1957). Courtroom drama film based on a short story (and later play) by Agatha Christie dealing with the trial of a man accused of murder. This trial film was the first film adaptation of the story, stars Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, and Charles Laughton, and features Elsa Lanchester, Laughton's wife. The film was adapted by Larry Marcus, Harry Kurnitz and the film's director Billy Wilder.
On TCM: Feb. 3, 2011. For Whom The Bell Tolls (1943). Please click picture on side bar to read review. Based on the novel by Ernest Hemingway. It stars Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman, Akim Tamiroff and Katina Paxinou. This was Ingrid Bergman's first technicolor film. Hemingway handpicked Cooper and Bergman for their roles.
Happy Birthday: Ida Lupino (4 February 1918– 3 August 1995) was a pioneer among women filmmakers. In her 48-year career, she appeared in 59 films and directed nine others. She also appeared in serial television programmes 58 times and directed 50 other episodes. In addition, she contributed as a writer to five films and four TV episodes.
On TCM: Feb. 6, 2011. Wings(1927). A silent film about World War I fighter pilots, directed by William A. It was the first film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture and the only silent film ever to win Best Picture. Cast: Clara Bow, Charles "Buddy" Rogers and Richard Arlen. Gary Cooper appears in a scene which helped launch his career in Hollywood and also marked the beginning of his affair with Clara Bow.
On TCM Feb. 6, 2011. The Pride Of The Yankees (1942). It stars Gary Cooper as Gehrig and co-stars Teresa Wright as his wife Eleanor and Walter Brennan as a sportswriter friend. Yankee teammates Babe Ruth, Bob Meusel, Mark Koenig, and Bill Dickey play themselves, as does sportscaster Bill Stern.
There have been many unforgettable romances portrayed on the big screen throughout Hollywood's history. And for the month of February to celebrate Valentine's day, Monty and I are are going to focus on "Great Screen Couples" , on our shared blogs. Please click picture on side bar to read reviews. Beginning Feb. 1, 2011.
Also, just to let you know. .. The butterfly background on N and CF Musical page is no longer available, so I had to find a new background. I hope you like the change as much as I do. :)
Have a great week at the movies. :)