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Old 12-10-2013, 13:29
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I've just read that Ginger was paid less than some of the lesser performers in some of her films. Outrageous considering she was one of the main stars!
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Old 12-10-2013, 13:33
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I've just read that Ginger was paid less than some of the lesser performers in some of her films. Outrageous considering she was one of the main stars!
Yes. She was treated very badly. As someone said Ginger did everything Fred did. She just did it backwards and in high heels. Which was even harder.
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Old 12-10-2013, 13:40
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Yes. She was treated very badly. As someone said Ginger did everything Fred did. She just did it backwards and in high heels. Which was even harder.
It must've been very galling for her, not just Fred as the man being paid more but performers below her as well. I didn't know she was the bigger star when they first started performing together. Then he earns more money and profits from their films as well. She seemed like such a lady, bet she wanted to say what really happened but kept a lid on it saying it was all rumour.

I can't walk in heels let alone dance in them, I don't know how she did it. I'd say she definitely had the harder job!
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Old 12-10-2013, 13:46
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It must've been very galling for her, not just Fred as the man being paid more but performers below her as well. I didn't know she was the bigger star when they first started performing together. Then he earns more money and profits from their films as well. She seemed like such a lady, bet she wanted to say what really happened but kept a lid on it saying it was all rumour.

I can't walk in heels let alone dance in them, I don't know how she did it. I'd say she definitely had the harder job!
Absolutely. I recorded it to watch later. I hope they feature Esther Williams because my grandfather knew her very well.
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Old 12-10-2013, 14:08
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Absolutely. I recorded it to watch later. I hope they feature Esther Williams because my grandfather knew her very well.
Your grandfather knew some of the old stars then
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Old 12-10-2013, 14:12
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Your grandfather knew some of the old stars then
Yes he worked with most of them. I have an autograph book with many of their signatures and messages to him including Laurel & Hardy, Errol Flynn, Esther Williams, Gene Kelly, Abbott & Costello, John Wayne and others.
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Old 12-10-2013, 14:27
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Yes he worked with most of them. I have an autograph book with many of their signatures and messages to him including Laurel & Hardy, Errol Flynn, Esther Williams, Gene Kelly, Abbott & Costello, John Wayne and others.
Laurel and Hardy, my partner likes their films, he'd be envious! I saw the Gene Kelly Talking Pictures a few months back. He seemed like a really nice guy, did your grandfather say anything about him?
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Old 12-10-2013, 14:29
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Laurel and Hardy, my partner likes their films, he'd be envious! I saw the Gene Kelly Talking Pictures a few months back. He seemed like a really nice guy, did your grandfather say anything about him?
He was a perfectionist also and very difficult to work with. He used to get into rows and physical fights with a lot of people.
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Old 12-10-2013, 14:32
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He was a perfectionist also and very difficult to work with.
Oh I suppose you can't get the true picture of someone from just a few interviews.
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Old 01-11-2013, 20:34
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Tomorrow it's episode 17 of 18, Richard Burton 12.45pm followed by the film 'Becket.'
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Old 01-11-2013, 20:37
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Tomorrow it's episode 17 of 18, Richard Burton 12.45pm followed by the film 'Becket.'
Oh great. Thanks again for the heads up.
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Old 01-11-2013, 20:43
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[quote=ilovewallander;69529068]Tomorrow it's episode 17 of 18, Richard Burton 12.45pm followed by the film 'Becket.'[/QUOTE

Excellent....thanks so much for that. Wish Id pressed the VBox 'record the whole series' for this as I often miss the odd one...not the Bette Davis one fortunately! Burton is one of my all time favourites.
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Old 01-03-2014, 12:26
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The ever expanding and contracting 'hidden' series is back again @12:30, just spotted it by accident.

Talking Pictures
Alfred Hitchcock
Episode 18 of 24
Duration: 40 minutes

A retrospective look at television appearances made over the years by iconic Hollywood director Alfred Hitchcock, reflecting on the milestones and highlights of his life and career.

Narrated by Sylvia Syms.
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Old 01-03-2014, 12:31
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The ever expanding and contracting 'hidden' series is back again @12:30, just spotted it by accident.

Talking Pictures
Alfred Hitchcock
Episode 18 of 24
Duration: 40 minutes

A retrospective look at television appearances made over the years by iconic Hollywood director Alfred Hitchcock, reflecting on the milestones and highlights of his life and career.

Narrated by Sylvia Syms.
I noticed last night that TP was back on today but I couldn't find the thread! I started a new one, but glad you found this thread again!

It's Shirley MacLaine next Saturday, 19 of 24.

Edit: The Lady Vanishes is on after the Hitchcock TP.
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Old 01-03-2014, 12:54
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The ever expanding and contracting 'hidden' series is back again @12:30, just spotted it by accident.

Talking Pictures
Alfred Hitchcock
Episode 18 of 24
Duration: 40 minutes

A retrospective look at television appearances made over the years by iconic Hollywood director Alfred Hitchcock, reflecting on the milestones and highlights of his life and career.

Narrated by Sylvia Syms.
Thanks for that. Wish these "Talking Pictures" had been shown properly instead of being scattered as theyre full of gems. Pity they weren't on in the evening when quality programmes highlighting class acts are few and far between.
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Old 01-03-2014, 12:55
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I noticed last night that TP was back on today but I couldn't find the thread! I started a new one, but glad you found this thread again!

It's Shirley MacLaine next Saturday, 19 of 24.

Edit: The Lady Vanishes is on after the Hitchcock TP.
Sorry, I should have mentioned it was followed by The Lady Vanishes.
As blind spot as I won't be watching it.
The BBC TV adaptation that's closer to the book should be due for a repeat by now, now that you've reminded me.
The Lady Vanishes/As the Wheel Turns
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Old 01-03-2014, 14:16
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What a brilliant character Hitchcock was. All work and no play makes Jack. The story about his idea to get Cary Grant to slide down the nose of Abraham Lincoln and hide in his nostril was hilarious.
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Old 01-03-2014, 14:48
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On the Hitchcock tip Vertigo is on tomorrow BBC 2 13:55.

An ex-police officer, who suffers from an intense fear of heights, is hired to prevent an old friend's wife from committing suicide. But all is not what it seems. Hitchcock's haunting, compelling masterpiece is uniquely revelatory about the director's own predilections and hang-ups, and is widely considered to be one of his masterworks.

Jimmy Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bell Geddes.
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Old 09-03-2014, 12:13
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Late bump Shirley Maclaine was on yesterday, on the Iplayer.

A retrospective look at television appearances made over the years by one of Hollywood's most outspoken stars, Shirley Maclaine, with interviews and clips capturing the milestones and highlights of her Oscar-winning career. Narrated by Sylvia Syms.


Carrying on the Hitchcock theme, was followed by The Trouble with Harry, which I missed, and I don't think I've seen before, then The Man who knew too much, which I have seen.
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Old 12-04-2014, 12:15
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Joan Fontaine is the subject of TP today at 12.30pm, followed by the Hitchcock film JF started in: Suspicion.
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Old 12-04-2014, 12:17
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Joan Fontaine is the subject of TP today at 12.30pm, followed by the Hitchcock film JF started in: Suspicion.
Looking forward to this one. It's the only tribute to her since her recent death.
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Old 12-04-2014, 12:39
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Looking forward to this one. It's the only tribute to her since her recent death.
They've certainly taken their time with the tribute, she passed away four months ago. It's a shame this is the only tribute to her.
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Old 12-04-2014, 12:43
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They've certainly taken their time with the tribute, she passed away four months ago. It's a shame this is the only tribute to her.
Agreed. I thought there would be a proper tribute. She seemed like a real character from her interview. Her comment about serial engagements being a bad habit she got into was hilarious.
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Old 12-04-2014, 12:53
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She looks like Meryl Streep in that interview with Valerie Singleton.
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Old 12-04-2014, 15:17
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Agreed. I thought there would be a proper tribute. She seemed like a real character from her interview. Her comment about serial engagements being a bad habit she got into was hilarious.
I've recorded this so I'll watch it with interest
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