Sep 30, 2012

Quote of the Week

Warners never made you feel you were just a member of the cast. They might star you in one movie . . . and give you a bit part in the next. I can remember thinking, "Oh, God, I hope it’s a small part this time so I can get some rest."

-Glenda Farrell

Image Source, Quote Source

Sep 28, 2012

Haiku: Sunset Blvd (1950)

Time left her behind 
She never saw it passing 
She lived in her dreams 

Image Source

Sep 26, 2012

Haiku: Auntie Mame (1958)

Don't be a sucker 
Life is too short to bother 
With top drawer nonsense

Image Source

Sep 24, 2012

Haiku: I Married A Witch (1942)

Tiny blonde temptress 
Falls into her bag of tricks 
She's a bewitched witch 

Image Source

Sep 23, 2012

Quote of the Week

Well, I’ve been through everything. I always said I was like those round-bottomed circus dolls—you know, those dolls you could push down and they’d come back up? I’ve always been like that. I’ve always said, “No matter what happens, if I get pushed down, I’m going to come right back up.”

-Doris Day

Image Source, Quote Source

Sep 21, 2012

Haiku: The Women (1939)

Lady dogs fighting 
Jungle red talons flashing 
Oh L'amour L'amour 

Image Source

Sep 19, 2012

Haiku: Nothing Sacred (1936)

Ms. Flagg is quite well 
But she is off her rocker 
The town is flooded 

Image Source

Sep 17, 2012

Haiku: Phantom of the Opera (1925)

Mysteries rotting 
Unleashed by soaring beauty 
Hapless ugly love

Image Source

Sep 16, 2012

Quote of the Week

Some of my movies I haven’t even seen yet; I figure I’ll catch up with them on the late show.

-Joan Blondell, in 1977

Image Source, Quote Source

Sep 14, 2012

Sep 12, 2012

Haiku: Dodsworth (1936)

Freedom is lonely
Without a travel partner
The past fades away

Sep 11, 2012

In Tribute to Gerald and Laszlo's on Lex

Today is the anniversary of the last post on Laszlo's on Lex, the beautifully quirky site of gentleman blogger Gerald, who moved on to the great theater in the sky in the summer of 2011.

I still miss Gerald. He had a unique voice and a beautiful perspective on film, people, travel and life in general. And he was so darn kind!

You can learn more about Gerald and check out links to other tribute posts written in honor of this fine writer, movie fan and Cunarder, in this post I wrote about him last year. We are fortunate that Gerald lives on in Laszlo's on Lex. Go check out his posts--even if you've already read them--they never get old.

Sep 10, 2012

Haiku: Duck Soup (1933)

Which Rufus is which? 
Monarchy of anarchy 
Let's solve this with fruit 

Image Source

Sep 9, 2012

Quote of the Week

No one ever worked for me. Nor did I ever work for anybody. We worked together.

-Mary Pickford

Image Source, Quote Source

Sep 7, 2012

Haiku: The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

He isn't the same
This man who fought and survived
Familiar, but lost 

Image Source

Sep 5, 2012

Haiku: City Lights (1931)

Sometimes illusion 
Is the only way to find 
The love of your life

Image Source

Sep 3, 2012

Sep 2, 2012

Quote of the Week

. . . a loose rhythmic saunter that looks as if it's, in a way, dancing. I remember Gershwin wrote music especially for that.

-Choreographer Hermes Pan, about the way Fred Astaire walked

Image Source, Quote Source