Friday, December 16, 2011

This Week on N and CF.

Happy Birthday: Betty Grable! (December 18, 1916 – July 2, 1973). She was a actress, dancer and singer. Please click picture on the side bar to learn more..  Video: I love this video of Betty Grable with her husband Harry James.

ON TCM Dec. 18th. The Man Who Came To Dinner(1942). Comedy film directed by William Keighley.

ON TCM Dec.19 th. A 7 Movie Cary Grant Tribute. Please click picture on side bar to read past Cary Grant movie reviews.

ON TCM Dec. 20th.  8 Movie Irene Dunne Birthday Tribute. (December 20, 1898 – September 4, 1990) was a film actress and singer of the 1930s, 1940s and early 1950s. Dunne was nominated five times for the Academy Award for Best Actress, for her performances in Cimarron (1931), Theodora Goes Wild (1936), The Awful Truth (1937), Love Affair (1939) and I Remember Mama (1948). Click picture on side bar to read  past movie reviews.

On TCM Dec 21st. 8 movie Jane Fonda Tribute. (born December 21, 1937) is a actress, writer, political activist, former fashion model, and fitness guru. She rose to fame in the 1960s with films such as Barbarella and Cat Ballou. She has won two Academy Awards and received several other movie awards and nominations during more than 50 years as an actress. After 15 years of retirement, she returned to film in 2005 with Monster in Law, followed by Georgia Rule two years later. She also produced and starred in over 20 exercise videos released between 1982 and 1995, and once again in 2010. Click picture on side bar to read past reviews.

ON TCM Dec. 22nd 6 movies from the Thin Man collection. The Thin Man is a collection of comic detective films starring William Powell and Myrna Loy as Nick and Nora Charles, a flirtatious married couple who banter while they solve crimes. Nick is a drinking retired detective and Nora a wealthy heiress. Their dog, the wire-haired fox terrier Asta, was also popular. I plan on posting a article on the Thin Man Classic Moivie Collection.

Happy Birthday: Ava Gardner! (December 24, 1922 – January 25, 1990) She was signed to a contract by MGM Studios in 1941 and performed in small roles until her performance in The Killers (1946). She became one of Hollywood's leading actresses, considered one of the most beautiful women of her era. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Mogambo (1953). Click picture on side bar for more info.

Anita Louise Smoothie:
2 cups eggnog
1 banana
1 cup nonfat vanilla yogurt
1/3 cup of 2% milk
2 cups of ice
Pinch of nutmeg
Pinch of cinnamon

Blend until the banana is creamy.

Article of the week is from: Kevins Movie Corner. Blogspot. Holiday Film Fun at the Tvoli.  Kevin says.. This week  he enjoyed seeing  on the big screen “Holiday Inn” (1942) and  “Remember the Night.” (1940). “The Lemon Drop Kid” (1951), which introduced the song “Silver Bells”.  Please stop by and read about a very special evening Kevin had at the Tvoli.

Merry Christmas from Carole Lombard and the rest of us here at N and CF.


  1. Dawn, like you, I wish a Happy Birthday to Betty Grable (loved her in I WAKE UP SCREAMING as well as her musicals!). Your photo of her is too cute for words; nice choice!

    I always enjoy "This Week on N & CF," but I'm particularly pleased that you've ballyhooed the upcoming THIN MAN marathon as part of William Powell Month, being a big fan of the Charles family (including Asta) myself! In fact, if you're interested, in addition to our latest TALES OF THE EASILY DISTRACTED double-feature blog, we also have one from Christmas 2010 with THE THIN MAN and FITZWILLY:

    TotED Christmas blog 2010 --

    This year's TotED Christmas blog post:

    Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and Merry Moviegoing to you and yours, Dawn! I for one look forward to more N & CF posts to come in 2012!

  2. Happy Birthday Ava Gardner, my favourite lady from the classic era and thanks for the link to Kevin's post about The Tivoli. I really enjoyed that.

  3. DorianTB, The picture of Betty Grable, has been used many times, but I thought it was perfect for this post and could not resist.

    I will add your awesome posts to my, Thin Man post and to my Lady in the Lake post..

    Thank you for the Christmas wishes. I wish you and your family the same..

    Paul, Ava Gardner, is also one of my favorite actress. Now, I kinda wished I had something planned for this week to celebrate her birthday.

    Your welcome, I agree.. I thought Kevin's post was alot of fun to read.


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