♥ Happy 106th Birthday, Joan Blondell ♥ August 30, 1906 – December 25, 1979 She had self-confidence. She was very professional, always knew her lines. She had a way of using her body that I thought was fascinating. She was just exquisite the way she delivered that line about having a heart like an artichoke [in Nightmare […]
Bette despised dolls; she flatly refused to play with any such childish object, even though she went through a performance of cuddling one for a baby picture. (…) She had the habit of bringing worms, beetles, snails, and other disagreeable creatures into the house. On one occasion, Ruthie was giving an elaborate party […]
Gloria Swanson by Clarence Sinclair Bull, 1934
At 14, I discovered girls. At that time, dancing was the only way you could put your arm around the girl. Dancing was courtship. Only later did I discover that you dance joy. You dance love. You dance dreams. HAPPY 100th BIRTHDAY TO GENE KELLY!
Miriam Hopkins, 1942
Film is a dramatized reality and it is the director’s job to make it appear real…an audience should not be conscious of technique. David Lean