Jul 3, 2015

Classic Links

I was saddened to hear that former child actor George Winslow had passed at the age of 69. He was one of my favorite parts of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953). What a crazy voice he had! It's easy to see why his nickname was "Foghorn".

Speaking of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), I was fascinated by this 1992 interview with Jane Russell, in which she talks about making the film with Marilyn Monroe, in addition to sharing memories about their friendship. Susan Strasberg also makes a few comments:

Also I liked this interview with Kelli Garner about her titular role in The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe (2015), which was the first biopic about the actress that I felt captured her spirit. Such an intelligent actress. I'm looking forward to seeing more of her work.

This clip of Maya Rudolph talking about classic film lingo and TCM on The Conan O'Brien Show has been making the rounds. I was grinning so wide it hurt when she talked about watching her 4-year-old son gape at a movie glamour girl and wondering what he was thinking. Didn't think I could love this woman more!

If you love film noir and independent theaters, check out this 24-hour noir-a-thon taking place tomorrow as a fundraiser for a San Diego movie house and consider supporting the cause!

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