Monday, November 7, 2011

Showin' Style

If I could open my closet door and find these 4 looks ready and waiting.... I would be one happy girl!

1. Clara Bow in an adorable layered look. I love the striped sleeves and the patterened bandana together.
2. Plunging neck line.. Check! Fringe.... Check! Flapper galmour... Double Check! Yes please!
3. How could Clark Gable do anything but succumb to Norma's charms in this delightful number? Every girl should have her own sexy velevet robe (complete with a rope belt!)
4. The cut of this dress with the flora print and lace looks so romantic. I would love it in a deep burgundy with white lace and print. ( I wouldn't scoff if the bracelet accompanied the gown either...)

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Lost...Almost Found

I've been gone from here for a long time. Between school and work, life had gotten unbearably busy.

Then the unspeakable happened. My family and I suffered a devestating, earth shattering loss... and I think I am still trying to pick up the pieces, the trouble is... I don't even know where to start.

In the wake of grief, people tend to remember what makes life worth living, and I've decided to reclaim what is mine... it may not be much, but my thoughts and opinions belong to me. And this blog, this outlet, is my comfort. Sharing with others who understand my interests and hobbies makes me feel connected and no so alone in such an ecclectic passion.

So, I've revamped the blog's image, (a gorgeous Clara Bow) and will put this piece of my life back together...

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

What I'm Watching this Week...

Gidget! My favorite beach movie. I remember staying home sick from school and finding this on TV. I fell in love, and there's no such thing as the next best thing to love.

Picture Bomb!

My last post had no pictures! Shame on me! To make up for my mishap, I went through my pics and picked out some of my favorites :) Hope it makes up for the blunder!

I just watched Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee in That Funny Feeling. My aunt's little black poodle was watching it with me. This picture felt appropriate. 

Um.... Wow. This reminds me why I love guys in hipster glasses. 

Howard Keel.... LOVE

He looks like he's misbehaving. So adorable!

Oh the Glory of Technicolor! I need a green dress....

He looks like a polar bear, a handsome, charming, cuddly polar bear!

Lillian Roth!!! If you don't know who she is.... Look her up! Amazing talent!

Hope that makes up for my last picture-less post. :)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Been a While...

I haven’t been very consistent in my postings here lately. Between working full time and going to school at night and on the weekends, my plate has been way too over loaded. I’ve missed posting and I’ve missed reading other blogs as much as I would have liked. It doesn’t mean that I have stopped watching movies, however. I’ve been watching those tried and true favorites. So, I went back through all the VHS/DVD movie boxes strung out all over my floor (because I have a bad habit of not putting things away after I use them) and compiled a list of those films I unconsciously grab for after a long day.

Singing in the Rain
How to Steal a Million
Bridget Jones Diary (not old, but one of my absolute all time favorites!)
Summer Stock
The Philadelphia Story

I was wondering what that says about me. 3 Hepburns, 2 Kellys, Colin Firth (and a partridge in a pear tree!) Sorry, couldn’t resist. I tend not to think about what I am putting in the player when I do finally get home at night, but I don’t find the films surprising choices.

I have a soft spot for Sabrina and Singing in the Rain. They were a couple of the first old movies I can remember watching (them and anything on Nick at Night). I remember I used to keep Sabrina on a loop. It would play over and over again in my room. Singing in the Rain was one I would watch (and still do) when I would wake up with a bad dream. Technicolor can drive even the scariest of ghosts away!

The Philadelphia Story is one of my loves. It isn’t perfect (I hate how nonchalant the father is about his cheating ways), but I really like Tracy Lord. Katherine Hepburn was marvelous playing women with strong ideals and principles. I can relate to that. I have strong sensibilities and standards for myself, however I don’t push them onto other people like Tracy does. Cary Grant and James Stewart were great in their scenes together! They had wonderful chemistry and should have been in more films with each other.

Summer Stock and How to Steal a Million are ones I watch when I am studying. I like to have noise on in the background. It helps me focus (I know, a little strange). There are so many Givenchy outfits I want from Million. Audrey’s style in that movie is pure magic!

And good ole Bridge Jones. I know, I’m going off the beaten track here. Its an odd combination. I don’t always like Renee Zellweger (I’m picky on her movies) and Hugh Grant is not my preferred leading man, but this movie is one I can (and often do) quote at length. I LOVE Colin Firth in it; a gentleman with a bit of a naughty streak. The second Bridget Jones was okay, but the first one is where the girl in me takes over.

So… there’s a post to make up for lost time!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

John Wayne Film Fest

I am really excited because not 1 hour from my house, in good ole' Snyder, TX, there is going to be a 72 hour John Wayne film fest! I am SO going to be there! This includes screenings in an indoor theater (The Ritz) and an outdoor screening on local ranch land! What a great way to see The Searchers that in open prairie land during a West Texas sunset! Like I said.... UBER-EXCITED! 

So... If you are around these parts, come check it out! All proceeds benefit the John Wayne Cancer Foundation.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


I don't like cigarettes. There's the smell, the yellow teeth, the old women with deep, course voices and wrinkles surrounding their mouths. It's never been something I've wanted to do however, I must admit, some guys really know how to use a cancer stick to their advantage... Case in Point:

Take Michael Caine here for instance.... He's just begging you for a lighter. Just don't get an open flame too close to those bedroom eyes... your liable to set the whole room on fire!

Then you have a man like good ol' Mr. Cooper! His ciggies always looked like an extension of his body. They look so natural between his lips, as if they were molded to fit him.

For others, it added style and class. Montgomery doesn't need much in the way of charisma... in my opinion, he had it in spades... but I have to admit... the cigarette smoke really makes this picture. Talk about smolder!

I think James Dean was a major influence in making cigarettes cool in the 50s. He made smoking playful and nonchalant. As if it were as natural as breathing. Dean really made it look good....

Oh the parted lip cig hold... Peter O'Toole knew how to make a girl go weak in the knees! Pinch yourself honey, you just got wooed! 

And finally.... some men just made smoking look so dang sexy. A very wise older woman once told me that you can always tell how a man touches a woman by the way he holds his cigarette.... Long drags, short puffs, it's all in-sight into a man's subconsciousness. - I'm not quite sure about that... but if Brando's hold on that cigarette is any kind of evidence towards his other *skills*, its no wonder he was such a lady's man!

I am in no way advocating smoking...instead...I am encouraging photo appreciation ;) So go ahead, light up (a candle) and appreciate!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

I really wished I like you.....

So..... Jean Simmons is the star of the month on TCM... and I really wished I liked her. I watched two movies with her the other night... just to give her a fair chance, but alas... I am still not a Simmons fan.
It started off with her in a movie with the adorable Dirk Bogarde called So Long at the Fair  followed by Adam and Evelalyn. Her performances weren't bad or anything. In fact I find her acting honest and quite believable... my issue lies in the tenor of her voice... The woman has the most annoying, nasal, 5 year old girl voice. I just have such a hard time getting past it.

I know... totally shallow of me. I feel almost guilty about that assessment. I can't help it. I re watched Guys and Dolls later, another Simmons staple. I have always loved G&D, the ensemble works so well. Brando and Sinatra might not have been the best of buds, but the two of them in the same movie is absolute perfection for me. Brando has such wonderful suave and Sinatra is always so charming. Simmons is okay. I love her songs (not her voice) but her character is so sweet and well played. I was sitting there watching and wishing that Simmon's just sounded different some how.

She was a great actress, a sweet woman and from everything I've seen, a real down to Earth individual. But for the sake of my sanity... I will have to keep watching her films to a minimum.

** On the up side... that Dirk Bogarde is so cute! **

Friday, May 20, 2011

Saturated in Ameche

I must admit that I never knew who Don Ameche was until last week. I had heard the name and seen the face, but never put 1 and 2 together. Thanks to Netflix, the movie Midnight with Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche and John Barrymore arrived in my mailbox on Monday. I put it in the player and was introduced to my first (knowingly) Ameche movie. So cute!

The movie follows penniless but determined Colbert in her pursuit of a wealthy life. Sound familiar? The story line isn't anything new... but the humor in this movie more than makes up for the often-done plot. Colbert first meets a charming taxi driver... Ameche. He drives her around while she unsuccessfully auditions for nightclub singing acts. Through the course of the evening, Ameche becomes smitten with the ever witty Colbert, but the feeling isn't mutual. She is determined to marry wealthy (or acquire wealth somehow). A taxi driver, however cute, just isn't in her plans. She ditches him while he pumps gas and wanders into a high class private party. She meets and plays cards with rich so and sos and loses quite a bit of money in friendly betting. Barrymore, after careful snooping, discovers that Colbert is not in fact a member of the Paris elite, but sneaks the money to cover her bets into her purse.
Barrymore then offers her cash to woo a rich playboy away from Barrymore's wandering wife. Colbert agrees and begins her mission. Ameche, meanwhile organizes a taxi-man hunt to look for Colbert. He finds her, poses as her Baron husband and begins to win over her affection.

The movie is so very entertaining, its funny, romantic and proves that, no matter his age, Barrymore was always a class act! I found Colbert delightful and I am now a full-fledged Ameche fan. I quickly rummaged through my "too watch" movie pile and pulled out Love is News. Ameche was only a supporting player... but oh so handsome!

The movie centers around Tyrone and the always lovely Loretta Young. To get back at a scheming reporter (Power) a rich heiress (Young) fabricates a story that the two are engaged, turning the reporter into front page news. Ameche plays Power's boss. He feels duped by his employee due to their paper being the only one in town without the breaking story. This movie is positively adorable. Well casted, great tempo and such a sweet story. Can't wait to get my hands on more Ameche!   

Friday, May 13, 2011

When I am not here... I am....

Okay... so I've been experimenting with a second blog. It has little to nothing to do with classic movies... but I thought it might be nice to have another outlet. If you want to follow it, I would be delighted, but because it will not be classics related (those posts will be reserved for this blog only!) I will not be offended if you choose to ignore it. Again, it is mainly just me rambling on about randomness... thus its name: Rambler.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Happy Birthday James Garner!

I really REALLY wish I were at home curled up on the couch celebrating James Garner's birthday today watching the TCM min-thon. Instead, I must celebrate from afar...

Happy Birthday James Garner!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Name Change

So... I decided that it was time for a little reinvention. Spring is the season for re-birth (and dirty windy skies if you live in west texas!)... so here's to a new name, a new picture, but the same old blogging :)

Milland Night

This minor (well... used to be minor) is so ready for the MAJOR Ray Milland tonight!

Anyone else excited???

For a schedule of Milland films tonight... (and all month long! *YAY*) you can visit TCM's website.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award

Thanks to Monty over at All Good Things for rewarding my blog with the Stylish Blogger Award! 

No one ever forgets their first anything... and I can assure you that I will never forget Sarah for giving me my first blog award! Please go and check out her fantastic blog over at  And Scene. Her blog is one of my favorites!

According to the rules of the award, I have to post a link to Sarah's wonderful blog and reveal seven facts about myself then I pass the award along to seven other stylish bloggers:

1. I have a Cary Grant paper doll that sits on my desk at work. Right now he is in a stylish outfit from The Philadelphia Story

2. I have a super sweet dog (1/2 basset hound 1/2 Lab) named Sawyer and a sassy cat named Myrna (yup named her after THAT Myrna!)

3. I watch the movie Gidget an unhealthy amount of times whenever I happen to be sick. 

4. Calvin and Hobbs is my favorite comic strip.

5. Like most, I collect old movies and the goal is to own every Robert Montgomery film I can possibly get my hands on. Its a work in progress :)

6. I sing show-tunes in the shower. " A medley of old favorites...." Quick! Name that Movie!

7.  Finally, (who knew 7 facts could be so draining!) I love Shakespeare. Much Ado is the play I read most often.
Here are my picks for the Stylish Blogger Award: 
1. Classic Montgomery
2. Rosalind Russell
3. Silents & Talkies
4. A Noodle in a Haystack
5. Black and White: Cinema and Chocolate
6. Classic Film & TV Cafe
7. Hollywood Heyday
If you haven't checked these out... please do! They are all such wonderful blogs!

There you have it! Yay for blog awards! They are such a great way to be introduced to new bloggers in the community!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Bye, Liz

Elizabeth Taylor 1932-2011

You will be missed but not forgotten...

Saturday, March 5, 2011

TCM Star of the Month- Jean Harlow

Jean Harlow is getting the much deserved TCM star treatment all month, and I couldn't be more pleased! Harlow was gorgeous, spunky and from everything I've read and researched, she seemed to be a genuinely sweet, gentle girl. Her death at the age of 26 at the peak of stardom is tragic. Her career was only just beginning, and us fans can only imagine the movies she would have made had she not left us so soon.

My Harlow picks this month:

1. Red Headed Woman-  Harlow plays a conniving, wickedly fun gold digger who sets her sights on more than just one man. Watch out Chester Morris! Tuesday March 8th at 8 pm est.

2. Bombshell- A famous actress gets taken advantage of by her friends and family. Surprise, its a comedy! I wrote a post on this film last year after seeing it on the big screen at Cinecon. Loved it! Tuesday March 15th at 9:30 pm est.

3. Libeled Lady- This screwball comedy is one of my all time favorites. It stars Harlow, Spencer Tracy, Myrna Loy and William Powell. This cast had amazing chemistry, and the movie is hysterical. My favorite part is when Powell is learning how to fish and hooks Harlow in the rear. (The two were a couple in real life and were engaged to be married when Harlow passed away.) Tuesday March 15th at 11:15 pm est.

4. Personal Property- This was based on the play Man in Possession (and is actually the second film adaptation of it. The first one starred Robert Montgomery and Irene Purcell. Read about it here.) This was the last film completed by Harlow and co-starred Robert Taylor. While checking the time for this film on TCM's website, I read something really interesting. Harlow wore her engagement ring from William Powell all through the filming of this movie. I am going to be looking for it! Tuesday March 15th at 2:45 am est.

5. The Secret Six- I have never seen this one. It is the first film pairing of Clark Gable and Jean Harlow. The two of them were always so wonderful together. Should be a real treat! Tuesday March 22 at 2:30 am est.

Make sure to double check TCM for any schedule changes or updates. Also you can check out the other Harlow films being shown. This is just a small sampling of all that TCM is offering on our favorite bombshell!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

One Year Blogging

While working on this draft, I received a letter that began with the line "We regret to inform you..." needless to say, this post didn't get up on the day for which it was originally intended. Instead I had a couple glasses of wine and watched an old movie. Its interesting that in these dark moments, we cling to what we know for comfort and reassurance.... So... Here is the post that was supposed to go up a couple of days ago:

I have been stuck on what to post. March 1st is my one year blog-aversary and I have had no idea how to recognize the date... I didn't want to let the date pass without at least acknowledging it so I went back and looked at my blogs this past year. I tend to be a perfectionist, so re-reading some of my old posts was both painful and insightful. My first post mentioned that my favorite films are pre-codes, but that only scratched the surface of my absolute adoration for movies made before July 1934.

I decided to dig a little deeper into why pre-code films are so near and dear to my heart. I re watched some of my favorite pre-codes to see what exactly drew me in... Here's what I decided:

I like pre-codes because of the dominating female characters within them. The women in these movies are strong, dynamic, intensely human and fix their eyes on who they want to be as apposed to what society says they should be. I like them because they aren't stoic and silent, instead they are dramatic and emotional. Barbara Stanwyck in Baby Face is a great example of all of these characteristics. She was born into filth, working in a hole in the wall bar, being pimped out to nasty men by her own father, she still has the desire and the gumption to  set her eyes on a higher prize. Granted, she doesn't care who she uses and abuses to reach her stars, sleeping her way to the top of an office building, breaking hearts (like a young John Wayne's) along the way. If her character had been a man, people would have said that she was ambitious but because she is a woman, she is seen as harsh and heartless. But Stanwyck also gives allows herself to change. After being exposed to real true love, she opens herself up to honest vulnerability and takes the her first real leap into a new life. Her character is strong in her resolve throughout the film, and Stanwyck never feels fake or contrived.

Another thing I like about pre-codes is Norma Shearer. This woman was a force to be reckoned with. Her post codes are a mixed bag, but her early stuff is breathtaking. She played women who weren't afraid to live life like men. She almost always reverts back to womanly affection in the end, but with the realization that making choices like a man has its own set of complications and consequences.  You can always see how her characters evolve from the first frame of the film to the last. The Divorcee is probably one of her most famous pre-codes. I love her in this one. Poor Chester Morris is no match for the fury of Norma. I like her best when she underplays a scene. She gets that wonderful dead look stare when she realizes that her life has been forever altered by her husband's indiscretion. Shearer was ambitious, brave and determined in her resolve to be a film star, and when you watch her pre-codes you can understand why she was at the top of her class. 

Pre-code films are wonderful because they are un-predictable in so many ways. The ending isn't always happy, the characters don't fit into any one particular mold (Cagney in Public Enemy may be a gangster, but his qualities are all shades of gray and never black and white) and the violence and sex seem so much more shocking when they happen during a black and white movie. Old movies (according to some) are boring, lame and old hat, but nothing proves those opinions more wrong than a delicious, scandalous pre-code. 

Friday, February 18, 2011

If I only had a few million dollars....

Read this online yesterday morning... and one word came to mind: wowzie, wow, wow wowzers! (okay so that was more like a variation on one word... but just look at this!)

Cary Grant's home from 1954-1972 is for sale. It has been restored to its original 1930s Spanish-Andalusian splendor. You can read the full article here.
Isn't this just amazing....... Everything about it just looks peaceful...
I am not one for Spanish furnishings (not my style) but this is done so well
This kinda reminded me of the dining room in Bringing Up Baby because it looks out over the garden/pool.
I really like the little side-table by the bed

So Gorgeous!

If you have a few bags of money, hidden treasure in the Pacific, or a sugar daddy of considerable means, you can view the listing here! (Plus: Its right down the way from Frank Siantra's home that's up for Historical Recommendation.)

Anyone feel like loaning me 3 mill? I would pay you back in cake, vacations... and blogs!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Best Commercial EVER!

This is so AWESOME! Gene Kelly and Donald O'Connor in a new car commercial! I could kiss the advertiser who came up with this! Seriously! Call Me!!!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Monday, January 31, 2011

The Eyes Have It!

I watched How to Steal a Million this weekend with Audrey Hepburn and a very young, very disarming Peter O'Toole. It is one of the few of Audrey's movies that I hadn't ever seen. I am not a big 60's cinema fan, so I tend to be a little hesitant of anything made during that period. Just chalk it up to ignorance. We all tend to be a little wary of things we aren't associated with... for me its films made after 1959. I am trying to get better.

I love that mask.. and I WANT those earrings!
How to Steal a Million is a movie about a girl trying to save her phony art creating father from ruin by stealing a counterfeit statue from the museum before it can be tested for authenticity. She gets a very handsome, witty, adorable, impish Peter O'Toole (masquerading as a thief) to help her. The two fall in love through the course of the film. I must say... Audrey had the best wardrobe in actress history... her clothes in this film are no exception (minus the frumpy floor scrubbing get-up) My favorite were her black tights and mask. She is always so put together and stylish! I want to die and be reborn Audrey Hepburn!

I've never watched a Peter O'Toole film knowingly. I have seen movies with him in them, but never with the intent of watching him. I was pleasantly surprised! He was extremly watchable, incredibly handsome and his chemistry with Audrey was unmistakable. His opening scene introduces him to the audience via his eyes peering over the frame of a painting... and I have to say... they are gorgeous... Him and Audrey's time huddled in the closet is incredibly entertaining... who wouldn't start kissing stuck in a closet together all night?

How can you not LOVE those leg huggers??
My favorite part is while they are "Casing the Joint". The two of them are walking through the museum and surrounding Paris grounds while O'Toole is forming a plan for how they will steal the statue. The two of them banter back and forth while sharing quick little jabs. O'Toole is staring at the statue and makes the observation that the statue and Audrey share a resemblence. Audrey remarks that she never dressed like that (the statue is nude) and O'Toole gives the statue and Audrey the once over. He does so in a very classy sophisticated way ;)

This movie has quickly dropped into my favorites list! It is funny without being cheesy, impractical but not annoyingly so, romantic buy not syrupy, its just flat out entertaining.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Mental Health Movie Day

Tommy Rall is at the Far Left
This past weekend I decided that I needed a mental health movie day.... a day where I could just relax, curl up in a blanket and allow myself a little mental recuperation. I watched a couple of old favorites and a couple new ones that I hadn't had the time to watch yet... First up was Seven Brides for Seven Brothers... I first watched this movie in high school in my Geography class.... Yup, that's right... Geography. The teacher was a hilariously hick football coach whom pretended to be male-chauvinist. (If you ever met his wife... you would know it was a complete and total act) The football boys groaned when he put on the movie, "Really coach? A musical!" Coach just replied "This will teach you the right way to get a woman." It made me laugh... Not sure what his point was... You get a woman by throwing a blanket over the girl's head and kidnapping her away to your cabin in the woods? Anyway... it always endeared that particular Coach to me. My favorite of the 7 brothers has always been hot-head Frankincense (played by actor Tommy Rall). I can be a bit touchy about my name too... totally feel his pain... I like Tommy in Kiss Me Kate too. I have only one problem with 7B47B.... and her name is Dorkis.... she annoys me to no end... and her name is Dorkis... I rest my case.

Next I watched Get Hep to Love with Gloria Jean, Donald O'Connor and Peggy Ryan. I love Jean and O'Connor's little B Musicals. They are sweet and the two of them are pretty adorable together. Get Hep to Love is about an overworked child music prodigy who runs away from her over-bearing, money hungry aunt to a small town. She is taken in by a super nice couple and starts attending the local high school. O'Connor is as charming as ever and Jean quickly falls for him, too bad he has his eyes for the popular girl in school, a snooty "cuddle bunny". Ryan plays Jean's friend and that's about it, which is too bad... Ryan is great with her witty wisecracks and has great timing. I think her talent was really over looked in a lot of these Paramount films. Jean gets O'Connor in the end and gets to stay with the nice couple in the small town. Ever since I saw Mr. Big, I have been trying to track down more of these musicals... I recently got this one and another called It Comes Up Love (with Jean and O'Connor) I like it too... but it doesn't have feisty Ryan in it and I missed her. She really peps up the films she's in.

Finally I watched one that has just been gathering dust on my shelf.. Can-Can. Its a musical with Shirley MacLaine, Frank Sinatra and Louis Jourdan. I was a little skeptical about this film, but for no real good reason. A Cole Porter score, Sinatra and its in technicolor... why the hesitation? I am glad I finally took the time to watch it. Nobody sings Cole Porter quite like Sinatra. Porter's songs always mean so much more when there is a visual to go with them. It's All Right With Me was probably my favorite. The movie doesn't get much love on IMDB. I didn't think it was bad, I mean, it isn't the best I have ever seen, but by no means was it a failure.

I must admit, I didn't root for Sinatra's character, I thought Jourdan was just the sweetest guy. I felt bad for him when he just couldn't seem to win MacLaine over. Crazy girl. Charming, romantic, handsome, rich French guy wants to marry her and she goes for the louse. Jourdan was great in this. Almost makes me want to re watch Gigi (not one of my favorites, but maybe its time I gave it another chance..hmmm) I did a little reading and found out that Jourdan worked for the underground French Resistance during WWII. I thought that was just totally awesome, I want to see if I can track down some of his foreign films. Over all... I didn't think Can-Can was that bad.

Operation Mental Recuperation was a success and I think it needs to start being a regular break each month...   Dr.'s orders!

Oh! And the next time you watch Seven Brides for Seven Brothers... take a moment to look at the hills and trees... it will be your Geography lesson for the day!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Lovin' that Red Dust!

So... I was so excited to get my TCM Now Playing Guide in the mail earlier this month, not because of the Lord of the Rings Cover (what the heck?!) but because on the back where it previews coming attractions, it showed Jean Harlow as the Star of the Month for March!

To celebrate, I put in my favorite Harlow film the other night, Red Dust. I love this movie! It is steamy, exciting and has a clean shaved Clark Gable (my favorite Gable is a mustache-less one) Him and Harlow made such a great team, their chemistry sparked lightening bolts and the setting for this movie only added heat to the already raging fire. Put Gable into manly hunting clothes, Harlow into barely there thin dresses and plop the two down into a steaming jungle... Yes please!

Gable's character runs a rubber plantation out in the middle of a jungle, but longs for better things in his life. Harlow (a down and out easy-girl) stumbles into his home and stays while the ship was on is getting repaired. The two have an affair, its love for Harlow, but only sex for Gable. About the time Harlow is slated to leave back on the boat, Gable's newest hire shows up... with his young wife, Mary Astor. Because Gable has been and always will be a irresistible hunk of male, him and Astor begin an affair. Harlow has come back to the house, convenient boat mishap, and is disappointed to find that Gable has moved other interests.... I don't want to ruin the rest of the story... I tend to hate spoilers... lets just say there are gun shots, lots of kissing and a tiger... You know you want to watch it!!

The film is very pre-code. It is full of sex and violence, dirty word play and suggestive situations. My favorite scene is when Gable and Harlow get into a tussle, throwing each other around and end up with Gable on top kissing Harlow. Poor Ms. Astor has quite a shock when she hears the noise and come to investigate!

So... Start clearing out those DVRs, I know I am, because when Harlow month comes along.. I want all the room I can get!

Harlow Gems to look out for:
Libeled Lady (Harlow and William Powell)
Personal Property (Harlow and Robert Taylor)
Wife vs. Secretary (Harlow and Jimmy Stewart!!)

Friday, January 14, 2011

Happy Friday

Because who doesn't need a fun photo blog opportunity??