Jun 23, 2010

Classic Links

I watched The Adventurers (1969) a couple of nights ago, and I thought it was horrible, if a bit entertainingly bad. Then I found out yesterday that the star of the movie, the ethnic Albanian Bekim Fehmiu, reportedly committed suicide in his Belgrade apartment one week ago. He was 74 years old. I learned that he was an honored actor in the former Yugoslavia, with a successful, award-winning career. I’m sad that he died in such a way, but I’m grateful to have expanded my view of his work and life beyond this bloated epic that ended his career prospects in Hollywood. RIP Bekim.— Balkan Insight

A bit of pre-code madness: Kay Francis and Lilyan Tashman in Girls on the Town (1931)— Screen Snapshots

This is a lovely tribute to Jane Russell.— Movietone News

I love these pics of Billy Wilder and his costars— Spectacular Cinema

A link to more links: check out the Classic Chops at the LAMB— The LAMB

The new Film Noir collection from Columbia looks pretty good. I’m especially excited to see Pushover (1954), with Fred MacMurray and Kim Novak, again.— TCM Image Source

Well I'm out for a few days. Yes, sometimes Classic Links does take a vacation! See you on Monday. . .

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