JOAN CRAWFORD – A star at any cost?

February 13, 2015 // 7 Comments

    Of all the movie stars that have come and gone down the decades, none strove so hard, or for so long, as Joan Crawford did, to get to the top of the pile and remain there. In effect, there was almost nothing she would not do to become and stay a star. She was born in 1905 with the unfortunate name of Lucille LeSueur, but MGM would later change that to Joan Crawford, a name she [...]

LINDSAY LOHAN – A female Peter Pan?

February 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

    Lindsay Lohan was born into a wealthy family in 1986 in New York City. Her mother was once a Rockette at Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan; later a Wall Street analyst; later still, career manager for her daughter. The girl’s father, a Wall Street trader for years, turned the family’s pasta business into a multi-million dollar fortune, which he uses to fund and develop [...]

GRACE KELLY – Man-eater extraordinaire.

February 6, 2015 // 2 Comments

    Every once in a while an actress comes along with whom the camera seems to fall in love. Ava Gardner, Marilyn Monroe and Greta Garbo were three one could name, but even these beauties took a back seat to Grace Kelly. She only made eleven movies, yet she will be remembered forever, not just as Her Serene Highness, Princess Grace of Monaco, but as Amy in High Noon (1952), Linda in [...]

NICOLAS CAGE – Nepotism, talent, or a bit of both?

February 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

He was born Nicholas Coppola, his father being the brother of screen director Francis Ford Coppola. Young Nicholas changed his name in the early days of his career because he wanted to make his own way in the acting business without his connection to Francis Ford giving him unfair advantages. Well, that’s what he says, anyway, although how effective that was is debatable, given that everybody [...]

All About Eve (1950)

February 6, 2015 // 8 Comments

Bette Davis (as Margo Channing): ‘I’ll admit I may have seen better days, but I’m still not to be had for the price of a cocktail, like a salted [...]

Paint Your Wagon (1969)

February 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

Paula Trueman (as Mrs. Fenty): ‘You should read the Bible, Mister Rumson.’ Lee Marvin (as Ben Rumson): ‘I have read the Bible, Mrs. Fenty.’ MRS FENTY: ‘Didn’t that discourage you about drinking?’ BEN: ‘No, but it sure killed my appetite for [...]

Lock, Stock, 2 Smoking Barrels (1998)

February 6, 2015 // 6 Comments

  Vas Blackwood (as Rory Breaker): ‘If you hold back anything, I’ll kill ya. If you bend the truth or I think you’re bending the truth, I’ll kill ya. If you forget anything, I’ll kill ya. In fact, you’re gonna have to work very hard to stay alive, Nick. Now, do you understand everything I’ve just said? ‘Cause if you don’t, I’ll kill [...]

5 Fingers (1952)

February 6, 2015 // 1 Comment

  John Wengraf (as Count Franz von Papen): ‘I’ve often wondered, Countess – why did you leave Warsaw?’ Danielle Darrieux (as Countess Anna Staviska): ‘Bombs were falling. I felt I was in the [...]

Jaws (1975)

February 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

  Richard Dreyfuss (as Hooper): ‘Mr. Vaughan, what we are dealing with here is a perfect engine, an eating machine. It’s really a miracle of evolution. All this machine does is swim and eat and make little sharks, and that’s [...]
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