Mar 27, 2011

Quote of the Week

Mostly, we have manufactured ladies -- with the exception of Ingrid, Grace, Deborah and Audrey.

-Cary Grant
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Mar 20, 2011

Mar 13, 2011

Quote of the Week

You've got to keep fighting; you've got to risk your life every six months to stay alive.

-Elia Kazan

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Mar 8, 2011

Happy International Women's Day!

I just realized this morning that it is International Women’s Day and I wanted to have an impromptu celebration.

Here’s a list of some of my favorite flicks with fascinating female relationships—be they strong and mutually supportive, comical, complicated, toxic or all of the above:

The Great Lie (1941) Mary Astor and Bette Davis

The Member of the Wedding (1952) Ethel Waters and Julie Harris

Old Acquaintance (1943) Bette Davis and Miriam Hopkins

The Women (1939) Norma Shearer, Rosalind Russell, Joan Crawford, Paulette Goddard, Joan Fontaine, Virginia Weidler, Butterfly McQueen, Marjorie Main and many more

Millie (1931) Helen Twelvetrees, Joan Blondell and Lilyan Tashman

Stage Door (1937) Katherine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, Eve Arden, Gail Patrick, Andrea Leeds, Constance Collier and many more

Mildred Pierce (1946) Joan Crawford, Eve Arden, Ann Blyth

How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) Lauren Bacall, Marilyn Monroe and Betty Grable

Three on a Match (1932) Bette Davis, Joan Blondell, Ann Dvorak

All About Eve (1950) Bette Davis, Thelma Ritter, Celeste Holm, Anne Baxter

Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933) Joan Blondell, Aline MacMahon, Ruby Keeler, Ginger Rogers

Night Nurse (1931) Barbara Stanwyck and Joan Blondell

Red-Headed Woman (1932) Jean Harlow and Una Merkel

The Greeks Had a Word for Them (1932) Joan Blondell, Ina Claire, Madge Evans

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe

I Remember Mama (1948) Irene Dunne, Barbara Bel Geddes and family

Dark Victory (1939) Bette Davis and Geraldine Fitzgerald

Auntie Mame (1958) Rosalind Russell and Coral Browne

So Proudly We Hail (1943) Claudette Colbert, Pauletted Goddard, Veronica Lake and many more

These Three (1936) Merle Oberon and Miriam Hopkins

Hmmm—lots of Bette Davis and Joan Blondell on this list! Do you all have any other favorites?

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Mar 6, 2011

Quote of the Week

When we climbed out of the airplane [in Beijing], to my amazement I saw about two hundred little Chinese Audrey Hepburns waiting at the airport. Roman Holiday was playing in China for the first time - thirty years after we made it - and attracting enormous crowds. Everywhere we went we saw little Audrey Hepburns with the bangs and the long skirts.

-Gregory Peck

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