Friday, September 16, 2011

This Week on N and CF.

On TCM Sept. 17th:
Five films starring Ann Blyth:
Mildred Pierce(1945)
Kismet (1955)
All the Brothers Were Valiant (1953)
Our Very Own (1950)
RoseMarie (1954)

Please click picture on side bar to learn more about, Ann Blyth (born August 16, 1928) is a actress and singer, often cast in Hollywood musicals, but also successful in dramatic roles. Her performance as Veda Pierce in the 1945 film Mildred Pierce was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Classic Movie Blog Association. September 18th -20th, the Classic Movie Blog Association will pay tribute to those guilty pleasures with a movie blogathon. The lineup is:

August 18

Can’t Stop the Music and The Apple – Tales of the Easily Distracted
Cinderella Jones – True Classics: The ABCs of Classic Film
Jailhouse Rock – Twenty Four Frames
Mame – Backlots
Three on a Match – A Person in the Dark The Devil Bat – Kevin’s Movie Corner
How to Murder Your Wife – Java’s Journey
Xanadu – The Great Entertainers Archive
The Shanghai Gesture – Noir and Chick Flicks

August 19

An Ache in Every Stake – Another Old Movie Blog
Count Your Blessings – Waitin' on a Sunny Day
Flight to Mars – The Movie Projector
The Greatest Show on Earth - Caftan Woman
King Kong(colorized) – My Love of Old Hollywood
Lover Come Back­ – Bette’s Classic Movie Blog
Sex Madness/Reefer Madness – ClassicBecky’s Brain Food
What’s Up, Doc? – Classicfilmboy’s Movie Paradise
No Down Payment – The Lady Eve’s Reel Life

August 20
Lifeforce – Classic Film & TV Cafe
Voodoo Man – Grand Old Movies
The Most Dangerous Game – Dave’s Classic Films
The Oscar – Silver Screen Modiste
Paris When It Sizzles­ - Via Margutta 51
Brenda Starr, Reporter ­­– Thrilling Days of Yesteryear
A Summer Place – Comet Over Hollywood
Who Killed Teddy Bear? – Garbo Laughs
The Wizard of Oz – 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

Happy Birthday: Greta Garbo. 18 September 1905 – 15 April 1990). Garbo launched her career with a secondary role in the Swedish film The Saga of Gosta Berling (1924). Her performance caught the attention of Louis B. Mayer, who brought her to Hollywood in 1925 to work at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). She immediately stirred interest with her first silent film, Torrent (1926); a year later, her performance in Flesh and the Devil, her third movie, made her an international superstar. Please click picture on side bar to view more info. about Greta Garbo.

On TCM Sept.18th: Latin Lovers(1953). Nora Taylor, is rich and thinks every man she meets is after her money, and that includes her fiancé, Paul Chevron, who is also rich. Paul goes to Brazil to play some polo, and Nora follows not far behind. There, she meets and falls for Roberto Santos, who she thinks has no money. Click picture on side bar to read review.

ON TCM Sept. 19th: A Night At The Ballet. A five movie tribute:
Dr. Coppelius(1968)
The Red Shoes (1948)
Invitation to the Dance (1956)
Ballerina (1938)

Happy Birthday: Sophia Loren (20 September 1934). In 1962, Loren won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Two Women, along with 21 awards, becoming the first actress to win an Academy Award for a non-English-speaking performance. Loren has won 50 international awards, including two Oscars, seven Golden Globe Awards, a Grammy Award, a BAFTA Award and a Laurel Award. Her other films include: Houseboat (1958), El Cid (1961), Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (1963), Marriage Italian-Style (1964). Please click picture on side bar to view birthday tribute.

On TCM Sept: 22nd: Between Two Worlds(1944). Several people are killed in a London air raid. They each awake aboard a strange ship which will deliver each of them either to heaven or hell. Their lives and stories are revealed as they individually begin to realize where they are.

Happy Birthday: Mickey Rooney(September 23, 1920) He has won multiple awards, including an Honorary Academy Award, a Golden Globe and an Emmy Award. Working as a performer since he was a small child, he was a superstar as a teenager for the films in which he played Andy Hardy, and he has had one of the longest careers of any actor, to date spanning almost 90 years. He is the last surviving male star from 1930s Hollywood. For a younger generation of fans, he gained international fame for his leading role as Henry Dailey in The Family Channel's The Adventures of the Black Stallion. Please click picture on side bar to learn more about Rooney.

On TCM Sept. 23rd: Too Hot to Handle is a 1938 film about a newsreel reporter, the aviatrix he is attracted to, and his fierce competitor. Cast: Clark Gable, Myrna Loy and Walter Pidgeon. The comic highlight of the film is an early scene in which Gable is shown filming a faked newsreel of an aerial attack. Many of the gags were put together by an uncredited Buster Keaton.

Article of the week: From Unecinephile: Letter From Unknown Woman(1948).  Movie Freak, has always had a great love of movies and started the blog Uncinephile, to share their love of movies with you.

Esther Williams Smoothie.
7oz. red grapes
7oz. white grapes
1 apple, quartered and cored.

JUICE together the GRAPES and APPLE.
Pour into a glass over ICE.

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