Sunday, November 6, 2011

This Week on N and CF.

Veronica Lake

On TCM Nov. 7th. This Gun For Hire(1942). Crime drama film noir, directed by Frank Tuttle and based on the novel A Gun for Sale by Graham Greene. The drama features Veronica Lake, Robert Preston, Laird Cregar, and Alan Ladd.

On TCM Nov. 7th. The Blue Dahlia(1946) Film noir directed by George Marshall and written by Raymond Chandler. A navy officer returns home to an unfaithful wife, who is later murdered. The film marks the third pairing of stars Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake.

On TCM Nov. 7th. The Postman Always Rings Twice(1946). Drama-film noir based on the 1934 novel of the same name by James M. Cain. This adaptation of the novel is the best known, featuring Lana Turner, John Garfield, Cecil Kellaway, Hume Cronyn, Leon Ames, and Audrey Totter

ON TCM Nov. 7th. The Bad and the Beautiful(1952). Melodramatic film that tells the story of a film producer who alienates all around him. It was directed by Vincente Minelli and stars Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Walter Pidgeon, Dick Powell, Barry Sullivan, Gloria Grahame and Gilbert Roland.

Happy Birthday: Hedy Lamarr ! (November 9, 1913 – January 19, 2000) was an Austrian-American actress who was a major contract star of MGM's "Golden Age". Click picture on sidebar to learn more about Hedy.

Happy Birthday: Claude Rains! (10 November 1889 – 30 May 1967) was an English stage and film actor whose career spanned 47 years. He was known for many roles in Hollywood films, among them the title role in The Invisible Man (1933), a corrupt senator in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), Mr. Dryden in Lawrence of Arabia (1962), and, his most notable performance, as Captain Renault in Casablanca (1942). Click picture on sidebar to learn more about Claude Rains.

(Updated)Happy Birthday: Grace Kelly! (November 12, 1929 – September 14, 1982) was a actress who, in April 1956, married Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, to become Princess consort of Monaco, styled as Her Serene Highness The Princess of Monaco, and commonly referred to as Princess Grace. Click picture on sidebar to lean more about Grace Kelly.

Video: Grace Kelly Bio. First of 5.

Marilyn Monroe Smoothie #3.

110z. watermelon, peeled and deseeded
4oz cherries stones removed
3 1/2 oz apple juice
crushed ice to serve

put the WATERMELON into blender
blend until SMOOTH and APPLE JUICE.
blend until SMOOTH. pour into a glass

Article of the week: Please click here to view Caftan Womans Choice One for November.  Caftan Woman says: The Hasty Heart is an emotional movie, and a worthy one.

Have a great week at the movies!


  1. I love The Postman Always Rings Twice. Garfield and Turner were fabulous in that...what chemistry they had!

    Hey, reading your smoothie recipe, I wish you lived near me. I have 5 cherry trees!! In a banner fruit year, do you know how many cherries that is? MILLIONS...or so it seems. If you lived near me, I would be happy to give you several gallons every year, then you would always have some available for your smoothies.

    I've really enjoy The Hasty Heart. I own it as part of the 5 disc Ronald Reagan Collection. While I don't care for Patricia Neal, I discovered that you don't have to be a Neal to enjoy that film. It's very touching, and Richard Todd was really great in that role.

    Have a wonderful Sunday,

  2. Dawn, thanks for the tip about the THIS GUN FOR HIRE, THE BLUE DAHLIA, and so much more blonde dynamite! I've posted the info on my Facebook page on your behalf! Enjoy the extra hour of rest thanks to Daylight Savings Time being over the nonce! :-)

  3. MMmmm. That sounds like a good smoothie. Thanks Dawn.

  4. Patti, I also loved the film, The Postman Always Rings Twice. I wished that Garfield's part, was played by more of a James Dean, type of actor. I think that, there would have been even better on screen chemistry.

    Wow! I bet when your cherry trees were in full bloom last spring, they were absolutely beautiful. Cherries, are one of my favorite fruits. You bet... I would help you eat them.

    I'm really looking forward to seeing the film, The Hasty Heart, for the first time. As far as Patricia Neal,goes. In some movies I thought she was great, others... I could take her or leave her..

    Have a great week! :)

    DorianTB, Wow!! That is really Awesome that you spotlighted N and CF on your facebook page! Thank you very much!

    I live in Arizona and we do not change the clocks for, Daylight Savings Time. :I

    Hey Tom, Thank you.. this is one of my favorite smoothie combos.


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