Thursday, June 30, 2011

This Week On N and C F.

ON TCM Coming Fridays In July. Singing Cowboys! This month in honor of Roy Rogers 100th anniversary year of his birth. I saw Roy Rogers and Trigger perform in person when I was a child. I remember thinking that Trigger was the most beautiful horse that I ever had seen.

Happy Birthday Leslie Caron! ( born 1 July 1931) is a French film  actress and dancer, who appeared in 45 films between 1951 and 2003.  Caron is best known for the musical films An American in Paris (1951),  Lili (1953), Daddy Long Legs (1955), Gigi (1958), and for the  non-musical films Fanny (1961), The L-Shaped Room (1962), and Father  Goose (1964). She received two Academy Award nominations for Best  Actress. She speaks French and English. She is one of the few dancers or  actresses who has danced with Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Mikhail  Baryshnikov, and Rudolf Nureyev.

Happy Birthday: Olivia de Havilland.(born July 1, 1916) is a British American film and  stage actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1946 and  1949. She is the elder sister of actress Joan Fontaine. Along with her  sister, de Havilland is one of the last surviving leading ladies from  Hollywood of the 1930s

ON TCM July 2nd: The Case of the Curious Bride. A woman learns that her first husband, presumed  dead, is still alive, which makes things awkward for her since she has  remarried. This story is based on the book written by Erle Stanley  Gardner.


Happy Birthday: Gina Lollobrigida!(Born 4 July 1927) is an Italian actress,  photojournalist and sculptress. She was one of the most popular european  actresses of the 1950s and early 1960s. She wa s an iconic sex symbol  of the 1950s.

ON TCM July 5th: Madeleine(1950). Directed by David Lean, based on a true story  about Madeleine Smith, a young Glasgow woman from a wealthy family who  was tried in 1857 for the murder of her lover, Emile L'Angelier. The  trial was much publicized in the newspapers of the day and was labelled  "the trial of the century." Lean's adaptation of the story stars his  then wife, Ann Todd with Ivan Desny as her French lover. Norman Wooland  played the respectable suitor, and Leslie Banks the authoritarian  father, who are both unaware of Madeleine's secret life

ON TCM July 6th: The Gambling Lady(1934).  A 1934 black-and-white film  starring Barbara Stanwyck as a professional gambler and Joel McCrea as  her upper-class suitor.

ON TCM July 6th : Spiral Staircase(1945).The Spiral Staircase is a 1946 American  psychological thriller film directed by Robert Siodmak, based on Ethel  Lina White's novel Some Must Watch. The novel was adapted for a radio  production starring Helen Hayes before reaching the screen.

Happy Birthday: Janet Leigh! (July 6, 1927 – October 3, 2004), born  Jeanette Helen Morrison, was an American actress. She was the wife of  actor Tony Curtis from June 1951 to September 1962 and the mother of  Kelly Curtis and Jamie Lee Curtis.

ON TCM July 8th: Secrets(1933). Mary Pickford's farewell to the screen was this wonderful film, Secrets.

"Article of the Week" : From classicmovieblog ; Time I Saw Peter Falk In Person.
You will love this wonderful memory of Peter Falk.

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