Saturday, September 3, 2011

This Week on N and CF.

On TCM Sept. 6th: Out of the Past(1947). The film is considered by film historians to be a perfect example of film noir, due to its dreamlike storyline and its chiaroscuro cinematography. Please click picture on side bar to view movie review.

On TCM Sept 7th: Nancy Goes To Rio(1950). Click picture on side bar to view movie review. Directed by Robert Z. Leonard and produced by Joe Pasternak from a screenplay by Sidney Sheldon, based on a story by Ralph Block, Frederick Kohner and Jane Hall. The music was directed and supervised by George Stoll and includes compositions by George and Ira Gershwin, Giacomo Puccini, Jack Norworth and Stoll.

On TCM: Sept.7th. Guest Programmer: Cher. Cher began her career as a backup singer and later came to prominence as one half of the pop rock duo Sonny and Cher with the success of their song "I Got You Babe" in 1965. She subsequently established herself as a solo recording artist, and became a television star in 1971 with The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour, a variety show for which she won a Golden Globe. A well received performance in the film Silkwood earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1984.

Nicholas Ray Blogathon. Labor Day blogathon, running September 5 - 8. Please click picture on side bar for more info.

Happy Birthday: Raquel Welch (born September 5, 1940). Welch's first role was in the beach film, A Swingin' Summer, which led to a contract with 20th Century Fox. She was then cast in a leading role in the sci-fi film, Fantastic Voyage (1966). She was the last star created under the studio system. Please click picture on side bar for Raquel Welch Birthday Tribute.

On TCM: Sept. 9th. Danny Thomas. Nightclub comedian and television and film actor, best known for starring in the television sitcom Make Room for Daddy (also known as The Danny Thomas Show). He was also the founder of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. He was the father of Marlo Thomas, Terre Thomas, and Tony Thomas.

Article of the week: Ingrid Bergman in, The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958)  From Motion Picture Gems.

On Tom's wonderful blog, you'll find reviews of  classics movie of all genres, short subjects, animated films, and documentaries. Most of the films are from the silent era up to the early 1980s. He also shares travel photos and autographs. (my favorite articles on Tom's blog).

Bette Davis and Miriam Hopkin Smoothie.
1 Orange, peeled and quartered
7oz. black grapes
1 pear, quartered and cored
Ice cubes to serve
Twist of lime

together. POUR into a glass OVER ICE.

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  1. wow - another very impressive week ahead! thank you very much for all the work you do, Dawn!

  2. Thank you, Irene. Also, thank you for stopping by.

  3. It is always a pleasure, Dawn. (and I am not "just polite" with saying this.)

  4. Dawn, THAT SWINGIN' SUMMER is a fun teen pic in the spirit of the BEACH PARTY movies (except I think it takes place in Lake Tahoe). Raquel wears glasses and her hair in a bun throug 99% of the film--we're supposed to be surprised that she's pretty when she takes them off at the end!

  5. Rick, I will look for the Raquel film, THAT SWINGIN' SUMMER. I really like the Beach Party Movies. Thank you for telling me about it. I will try and be surprised when Raquel, takes off her glasses and lets her hair down. :)


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