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Old 07-06-2014, 16:14
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Well, as someone who started going to the cinema in the early 1940's, these are my top ten.

1. The Lady Eve - Screwball comedy starring Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda.

2. All About Eve - Witty satire which probably contains Bette Davis best performance.

3. Now Voyager - Terrific 40's weepie with Bette Davis and Claude Rains.

4. The Other Love - Classic '40's weepie about a consumptive Concert Pianist, with Barbara Stanwyck and David Niven..

5. Witness for the Prosecution - My favourite court room drama based on Agatha
Christie's play with Charles Laughton and Dietrich.

6. Auntie Mame - Hilarious 1958 comedy starring Rosalind Russell

7. Road House - Gripping 1948 drama with Ida Lupino and Richard Widmark.

8. Sweet Bird of Youth - Great 1961 drama adapted from Tennesee William's play with
Paul Newman and Geraldine Page.

9. This Happy Breed - My favourite British film from 1944 adapted from the Noel
Coward play about a South London family between the Wars.

10. Stage Fright - My favourite Hitchcock, starring Marlene Dietrich and Richard Todd.

Everyone of these films is available on DVD. There are so many more but these are the films that immediately came to mind.
Seen this happy breed (which i should get on DVD, really.) and all about eve.

I'm put of the sweet bird of youth, because i wasn't a fan of cat on a hot tin roof. I don't mind a bit of hitch, so stage fright might be worth a watch. (my favorite hitchcock Is marnie, closely followed by psycho.)

Also, following on from hildas post. The grand hotel might be worth a watch....
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Old 07-06-2014, 16:19
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My list would be (I appoliges if it's a bit obvious.)

1: matter of life a death
2: marnie
3:an affair to remember
4: seance on a wet afternoon
5: Saturday night, sunday morning
6: Sabrina
7: psycho
8: holiday inn
9: barefoot in the park
10: sunset boulevard.

I've left of (some) of the obvious ones.....
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Old 07-06-2014, 16:33
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Seen this happy breed (which i should get on DVD, really.) and all about eve.

I'm put of the sweet bird of youth, because i wasn't a fan of cat on a hot tin roof. I don't mind a bit of hitch, so stage fright might be worth a watch. (my favorite hitchcock Is marnie, closely followed by psycho.)

Also, following on from hildas post. The grand hotel might be worth a watch....
I am a big Paul Newman fan, and I prefer him in Sweet Bird of Youth, both he and Geraldine Page recreated the roles that they had played successfully on Broadway,

I was so stunned by Page's performance that I would go every weekend to the same West End cinema to see it again. Her telephone scene is one of the greatest things that I have ever seen on the screen. She immediately became my second favourite star and has remained so since I saw the film in 1961.

Grand Hotel is certainly worth seeing, probably the first of those all star films that MGM turned out regularly. Both of the Barrymore brothers were in it, with Lionel giving the scene stealing performance, and talking of scene stealing, the young Joan Crawford walks off with the film right under Garbo's nose.
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Old 07-06-2014, 17:08
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I very much doubt if anyone here has ever heard of Dickie Moore, but he certainly deserved to be included in the surviving stars list. Incredibly, he made his film debut in 1927 at the tender age of 18 months, from then on until 1950 he appeared in 100 films.

In 1931 he was in Bette Davis's second film, Seed. In 1932, his busiest year, he appeared in 19 films, playing Barbara Stanwyck's son in So Big, and Marlene Dietrich's son in Blonde Venus, and with Davis again in Three on a Match. He also appeared in the series "Little Rascals" for a year. In 1933 he played the title role in what must have been the first version of Oliver Twist. In 1942 at the age of 17 he gave 14 year old Shirley Temple her first screen kiss. He was very nervous as he said that he had never kissed a girl before, the precocious Temple insisted that it wasn't her first time.

In 1947 he was eighth down the cast list in Dangerous Years, a film about juvenile delinquency. Even further down the cast list and billed 14th was Marilyn Monroe in a bit as a waitress, this was the first time that she got screen credit.

He switched to TV in the 1950's, and then went into publicity. After two failed marriages he wed Jane Powell, former MGM star of such great musicals as Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and Hit the Deck. He had never met her before, until he interviewed her for his book, "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, (But Don't Have Sex or Take the Car)" in which he interviewed 31 ex child actors, more than half of whom found their adult lives beset by alcoholism, nervous breakdowns, or failed marriages.

Dickie will be an amazing 89 in September.
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Old 07-06-2014, 18:48
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I very much doubt if anyone here has ever heard of Dickie Moore, but he certainly deserved to be included in the surviving stars list. Incredibly, he made his film debut in 1927 at the tender age of 18 months, from then on until 1950 he appeared in 100 films.

In 1931 he was in Bette Davis's second film, Seed. In 1932, his busiest year, he appeared in 19 films, playing Barbara Stanwyck's son in So Big, and Marlene Dietrich's son in Blonde Venus, and with Davis again in Three on a Match. He also appeared in the series "Little Rascals" for a year. In 1933 he played the title role in what must have been the first version of Oliver Twist. In 1942 at the age of 17 he gave 14 year old Shirley Temple her first screen kiss. He was very nervous as he said that he had never kissed a girl before, the precocious Temple insisted that it wasn't her first time.

In 1947 he was eighth down the cast list in Dangerous Years, a film about juvenile delinquency. Even further down the cast list and billed 14th was Marilyn Monroe in a bit as a waitress, this was the first time that she got screen credit.

He switched to TV in the 1950's, and then went into publicity. After two failed marriages he wed Jane Powell, former MGM star of such great musicals as Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and Hit the Deck. He had never met her before, until he interviewed her for his book, "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, (But Don't Have Sex or Take the Car)" in which he interviewed 31 ex child actors, more than half of whom found their adult lives beset by alcoholism, nervous breakdowns, or failed marriages.

Dickie will be an amazing 89 in September.

Thanks for the info you truly are a conniseur of Hollywood and Im grateful for you sharing.
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Old 07-06-2014, 19:04
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Thanks for the info you truly are a conniseur of Hollywood and Im grateful for you sharing.
I am very happy to keep this thread going for as long as I can get the feedback.

I am sure we should be able to get the occasional response from lovers of the Golden Age of movies.
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Old 07-06-2014, 19:59
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I am very happy to keep this thread going for as long as I can get the feedback.

I am sure we should be able to get the occasional response from lovers of the Golden Age of movies.
Im game!

Is Goldie Hawn too young ,from the wrong era to be classed as a hollywood legend or one of the greats?
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Old 07-06-2014, 20:08
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Is Goldie Hawn too young ,from the wrong era to be classed as a hollywood legend or one of the greats?
I wouldn't call Goldie a Hollywood great, although I have enjoyed several of her films. She didn't appear in her first film until 1968, and the first time that I remember seeing her was in Rowan and Martin's Laugh In.
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Old 07-06-2014, 22:06
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I wouldn't call Goldie a Hollywood great, although I have enjoyed several of her films. She didn't appear in her first film until 1968, and the first time that I remember seeing her was in Rowan and Martin's Laugh In.
What would you say was the rough cut off point year wise when somebody could be said not to be from Hollywoods golden era and one of the originals/greats/classics?

Has there been any recent word on the health of Doris Day,Zsa Zsa Gabor and Kirk Douglas?
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Old 07-06-2014, 22:33
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What would you say was the rough cut off point year wise when somebody could be said not to be from Hollywoods golden era and one of the originals/greats/classics?

Has there been any recent word on the health of Doris Day,Zsa Zsa Gabor and Kirk Douglas?
Well as I grew up during the 1940's, which for me really was Hollywood Golden Era, I would have to say 1961, with Jane Fonda being one of the last. This is why I resent people like Hanks, Streisand and Harrison Ford receiving the AFI Lifetime Achievement Award, when real Legends like Laurence Olivier, Olivia de Havilland, and Myrna Loy were overlooked. Unbelievably, Myrna never received a single Oscar Nomination, neither did Ida Lupino, but what can you expect from an industry that gave Liz Taylor two Oscars!

Doris Day looked great recently when she was seen celebrating her 90th birthday.
I really believe that Kirk and Zsa, Zsa are indistructable and will probably make a century.
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Old 07-06-2014, 23:07
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I appreciate that some of the above are very old but are any of them known to be very ill or in very poor health?

Zsa Zsa seems an immortal survivor but of course in truth she isnt!
Well, I know that Joan Plowright has failing eyesight, as does Judi Dench, who I didn't include on the list. I suppose the others are doing as well as they can considering their age.

I guess that I should include 92 year old Nancy Reagan, she was signed up by MGM in 1949 and made her debut with Glenn Ford and Janet Leigh in The Doctor and the Girl. She followed that with a good role as Barbara Stanwyck's understanding friend in the all star East Side, West Side. In 1952 she married actor Ronald Reagan who already had political aspirations. They appeared together in Hellcats of the Navy, but apart from a few TV appearances her acting career gradually tailed off. She said of Reagan, "I knew that being his wife was the role I wanted to play."
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Old 07-06-2014, 23:15
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Well as I grew up during the 1940's, which for me really was Hollywood Golden Era, I would have to say 1961, with Jane Fonda being one of the last. This is why I resent people like Hanks, Streisand and Harrison Ford receiving the AFI Lifetime Achievement Award, when real Legends like Laurence Olivier, Olivia de Havilland, and Myrna Loy were overlooked. Unbelievably, Myrna never received a single Oscar Nomination, neither did Ida Lupino, but what can you expect from an industry that gave Liz Taylor two Oscars!

Doris Day looked great recently when she was seen celebrating her 90th birthday.
I really believe that Kirk and Zsa, Zsa are indistructable and will probably make a century.
Im guessing that rules out Robert De Niro and Al Pacino?How about Bruce Den,Diane Ladd,Betty White and Ursula Andress?

Who did you rate best out of acting sisters Olivia De Havilland and Joan Fontaine?
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Old 07-06-2014, 23:20
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Walter Just rembered Piper Laurie?Didnt she start in the 1950s?
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Old 07-06-2014, 23:49
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Im guessing that rules out Robert De Niro and Al Pacino?How about Bruce Den,Diane Ladd,Betty White and Ursula Andress?

Who did you rate best out of acting sisters Olivia De Havilland and Joan Fontaine?
No, I wouldn't include them, all from the 1960's apart from Betty White who is really a TV star.

I much prefer Joan Fontaine out of the two sisters, probably because I met her in 1978, and she had a wonderful sense of humour, and told some wickedly funny stories about Olivia.

I thought that Olivia deserved both of her Oscar's, each performance was brilliant.
Unfortunately she became increasingly grand and first ladyish as she matured, with a very affected tone of voice. When she came over here in 1959 to film Libel with Dirk Bogarde, critics commented on her excessively haughty and dignified style of reading her lines, with an exaggerated pause between the words. The New York Times went so far to say that "she played the wife as if she were balancing Big Ben on her head."

Joan didn't take herself too seriously and could laugh at herself which was very disarming.
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Old 07-06-2014, 23:52
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Walter Just rembered Piper Laurie?Didnt she start in the 1950s?
Two great minds think alike.

I was going to mention her next, but as it is now midnight and I want to be in the gym by 9am I will leave it till tomorrow.
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Old 08-06-2014, 08:52
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82 year old Piper Laurie was born Rosetta Jacobs and signed a contract with Universal Studios in 1950 when she was just 17 years old. I remember seeing "Louisa" her first film because it co starred Scotty Beckett, a childhood idol of mine who no one under 70 will even have heard of. The star of the film was Ronald Reagan, and years later Piper wrote in her memoirs that she lost her virginity to him.

Her next film The Son of Ali Baba was a big hit with us kids, we didn't even laugh when her leading man Tony Curtis uttered those immortal words in his thick Brooklyn accent, "Yondah lies da castle of my Fahder da King"

If my memory serves me right, Hugh O'Brian (still with us at 89) stole the film as the villain.

Piper got tired of the silly roles that she was being offered, and the even sillier publicity, including the stories that that she took milk baths and nibbled on gardenia petals for lunch, so she called her agent and told him that she didn't care if the studio sued her or fired her, she was going to New York to study acting. She went on to work on Television in such diverse plays as Twelfth Night, and The Days of Wine and Roses.

In 1961 she was back in Hollywood when she was offered the role of Paul Newman's crippled girlfriend in The Hustler, which earned her an Oscar Nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She didn't get many offers after that so settled down to become a full time housewife and mother until 1976 when she was offered the role of the eccentric, religious mother of Sissy Spacek in Carrie, which earned her another Best Supporting Actress Nomination. She subsequently divorced her husband and moved back to California. She got her third Oscar Nomination for Children of a Lesser God in 1986, and won an Emmy that year for her performance in Promise with James Garner, another name who I left off that list.

She has appeared in more than 60 films and TV shows since 1950 including The Thorn Birds, Murder She Wrote, Frasier, (as another eccentric mother) Diagnosis Murder, Matlock, and E.R.
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Old 08-06-2014, 10:01
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Can anyone recommend me a black and white movie. Something I wouldn't of heard off.

Not a big fan of westerns or war movies. A comedy, rom-com,feel good movie, or a musical is more my cup of tea.....
Off top of me head;

Bringing Up Baby: Classic screwball comedy with a bespectacled Cary Grant, a batty Kathryn Hepburn.....and a leopard.

The Shop Around the Corner: James Stewart and Margaret Sullivan in a beautiful film. Much better than the remake with Tom Hanks. Well, IMO obviously.

Duck Soup: The Marx Brothers at their peak.

The Apartment: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, romance, cynicism, satire....probably my favourite film.

Ps Great posts, Walter Neff. So Eli Wallach'a still with us. Marvellous.

Edit: Admittedly my choices are pretty mainstream so you've probably seen all of them!
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Old 08-06-2014, 10:12
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Off top of me head;

Bringing Up Baby: Classic screwball comedy with a bespectacled Cary Grant, a batty Kathryn Hepburn.....and a leopard.

The Shop Around the Corner: James Stewart and Margaret Sullivan in a beautiful film. Much better than the remake with Tom Hanks. Well, IMO obviously.

Duck Soup: The Marx Brothers at their peak.

The Apartment: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, romance, cynicism, satire....probably my favourite film.

Ps Great posts, Walter Neff. So Eli Wallach'a still with us. Marvellous.

Edit: Admittedly my choices are pretty mainstream so you've probably heard of and seen all of them!
Great choices Michael, and yes, I've seen them all, and on the big screen too!
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Old 08-06-2014, 11:56
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http://www.filmnoirfoundation.org/home.html is a great site. You'll find interviews there with Marsha Hunt, Rhonda Fleming, Peggy Cummins, Coleen Gray, June Lockhart and various others. There's also an interview with actor/director/producer Norman LLoyd, who will be 100 this year and is still working.
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Old 08-06-2014, 12:40
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http://www.filmnoirfoundation.org/home.html is a great site. You'll find interviews there with Marsha Hunt, Rhonda Fleming, Peggy Cummins, Coleen Gray, June Lockhart and various others. There's also an interview with actor/director/producer Norman LLoyd, who will be 100 this year and is still working.
Two more names that I forgot!

Colleen Gray, 92 years old, made her debut in State Fair in 1945,, and went on to appear in such classics as Nightmare Alley, Kiss of Death, Red River, and co starred with Crosby in Riding High.

June Lockhart, 89 later this month, made her film debut aged 13 in A Christmas Carol, followed by All This and Heaven Too, with Bette Davis as her governess who is implicated with her father Charles Boyer in her mothers murder.

Probably the most well known film that she appeared in was the Judy Garland classic, Meet Me in St Louis.
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Old 08-06-2014, 22:14
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82 year old Piper Laurie was born Rosetta Jacobs and signed a contract with Universal Studios in 1950 when she was just 17 years old. I remember seeing "Louisa" her first film because it co starred Scotty Beckett, a childhood idol of mine who no one under 70 will even have heard of. The star of the film was Ronald Reagan, and years later Piper wrote in her memoirs that she lost her virginity to him.

Her next film The Son of Ali Baba was a big hit with us kids, we didn't even laugh when her leading man Tony Curtis uttered those immortal words in his thick Brooklyn accent, "Yondah lies da castle of my Fahder da King"

If my memory serves me right, Hugh O'Brian (still with us at 89) stole the film as the villain.

Piper got tired of the silly roles that she was being offered, and the even sillier publicity, including the stories that that she took milk baths and nibbled on gardenia petals for lunch, so she called her agent and told him that she didn't care if the studio sued her or fired her, she was going to New York to study acting. She went on to work on Television in such diverse plays as Twelfth Night, and The Days of Wine and Roses.

In 1961 she was back in Hollywood when she was offered the role of Paul Newman's crippled girlfriend in The Hustler, which earned her an Oscar Nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She didn't get many offers after that so settled down to become a full time housewife and mother until 1976 when she was offered the role of the eccentric, religious mother of Sissy Spacek in Carrie, which earned her another Best Supporting Actress Nomination. She subsequently divorced her husband and moved back to California. She got her third Oscar Nomination for Children of a Lesser God in 1986, and won an Emmy that year for her performance in Promise with James Garner, another name who I left off that list.

She has appeared in more than 60 films and TV shows since 1950 including The Thorn Birds, Murder She Wrote, Frasier, (as another eccentric mother) Diagnosis Murder, Matlock, and E.R.
I love your level of detail Walter and Im grateful

Would I be right in thinking youve read many film stars autobiographies in detail?
Would Pipers Twin Peaks costar Richard Beymer who I think has done films,belongs on this list?
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Old 09-06-2014, 09:23
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I love your level of detail Walter and Im grateful

Would I be right in thinking youve read many film stars autobiographies in detail?
Would Pipers Twin Peaks costar Richard Beymer who I think has done films,belongs on this list?
I am really enjoying contributing to this thread, and am happy to carry on indefinitely while I am getting the great feedback.

I bought my first film annual at the age of eleven in 1948, and it is still as good as new 66 years later, although without the dust cover. When I was a kid I used to get a film annual every Christmas, there were so many to choose from in the 1940's, and I still have most of them. I also have two rooms stacked from floor to ceiling with film books, encylopedia's on film, and biography's, more than a dozen on some of my favourites.

Here are just a selection of the biography's that I have on my favourite stars:

Barbara Stanwyck (8) Bette Davis (16) Joan Crawford (10) Ida Lupino (2), Tyrone Power, Joan Fontaine (personally signed) Olivia and Joan (Biography on both sisters. Vivien Leigh (3) Susan Hayward (3) Burt Lancaster, Mario Lanza. Lana Turner (4) Lilli Palmer, Montgomery Clift, Debbie Reynolds, Greer Garson, Ann Miller, Margaret Lockwood (2), Maureen O'Hara (personally signed) Judy Garland (5) Paul Newman (3) James Mason, Alastair Sim, Rod Steiger, Katharine Hepburn (9) Rock Hudson (2) Farley Granger, Rosalind Russell (2) Tab Hunter, Diana Dors (2) Marilyn Monroe (10) Lauren Bacall (3) William Holden (2) Tony Curtis, Dirk Bogarde (2) Betty Grable (2) Marlene Dietrich (5) James Cagney (2) David Niven (4) Judi Dench Tallulah Bankhead (4), Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo, Dorothy Lamour, Mae West, Ray Milland (signed)and many more.

There was a wonderful series of books that came out in the 1960's entitled, "The Films of....." Each book covered a star from the Golden Years of Hollywood, and they continued to be published until the late 1980's. Most of the names mentioned above that I have more than one book on were included in this series. They covered their whole life, with illustrations from every film, as well as theatre and TV work.

Another great series of books that were published in the 1970's were written by James Robert Parish. He concentrated on stars from each studio, and I have "The RKO Gals", "The Paramount Pretties", "The MGM Stock Company", "The Fox Girls", "The Forties Gals", and "The Leading Ladies"

I also have several books on directors, including Frank Capra (personally signed) Preston Sturges, Billy Wilder, and Edmund Goulding, and producers, Harry H Cohn, and Alexander Korda.

As for Richard Beymer, no I wouldn't include him, he had a very brief film career, and was miscast in West Side Story.
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I am really enjoying contributing to this thread, and am happy to carry on indefinitely while I am getting the great feedback.

I bought my first film annual at the age of eleven in 1948, and it is still as good as new 66 years later, although without the dust cover. When I was a kid I used to get a film annual every Christmas, there were so many to choose from in the 1940's, and I still have most of them. I also have two rooms stacked from floor to ceiling with film books, encylopedia's on film, and biography's, more than a dozen on some of my favourites.

Here are just a selection of the biography's that I have on my favourite stars:

Barbara Stanwyck (8) Bette Davis (16) Joan Crawford (10) Ida Lupino (2), Tyrone Power, Joan Fontaine (personally signed) Olivia and Joan (Biography on both sisters. Vivien Leigh (3) Susan Hayward (3) Burt Lancaster, Mario Lanza. Lana Turner (4) Lilli Palmer, Montgomery Clift, Debbie Reynolds, Greer Garson, Ann Miller, Margaret Lockwood (2), Maureen O'Hara (personally signed) Judy Garland (5) Paul Newman (3) James Mason, Alastair Sim, Rod Steiger, Katharine Hepburn (9) Rock Hudson (2) Farley Granger, Rosalind Russell (2) Tab Hunter, Diana Dors (2) Marilyn Monroe (10) Lauren Bacall (3) William Holden (2) Tony Curtis, Dirk Bogarde (2) Betty Grable (2) Marlene Dietrich (5) James Cagney (2) David Niven (4) Judi Dench Tallulah Bankhead (4), Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo, Dorothy Lamour, Mae West, Ray Milland (signed)and many more.

There was a wonderful series of books that came out in the 1960's entitled, "The Films of....." Each book covered a star from the Golden Years of Hollywood, and they continued to be published until the late 1980's. Most of the names mentioned above that I have more than one book on were included in this series. They covered their whole life, with illustrations from every film, as well as theatre and TV work.

Another great series of books that were published in the 1970's were written by James Robert Parish. He concentrated on stars from each studio, and I have "The RKO Gals", "The Paramount Pretties", "The MGM Stock Company", "The Fox Girls", "The Forties Gals", and "The Leading Ladies"

I also have several books on directors, including Frank Capra (personally signed) Preston Sturges, Billy Wilder, and Edmund Goulding, and producers, Harry H Cohn, and Alexander Korda.

As for Richard Beymer, no I wouldn't include him, he had a very brief film career, and was miscast in West Side Story.

Im enjoying it very much too!
Im guessing from your reading list that either Bette Davis is your absolute favourite or theres been a disproprtionately large number of books published on her in comparision to the others?
Im sure Ive heard Olivia De Havilland is working on her autobiography and has been for sometime?Would you say Olivias grand ways are the key to why she "fell out" with her sister for so long?I think the last I heard her mentioned was when recently a Gone with the wind cast member passed away and it was reported I think that Olivia and one other cast member now left from the films cast.I know Ann Rutherford died just a few years ago.

I feel sure theres a few more but of that eras stars left but I cant think!Bruce Dern,Jack Nicholson?Would they count or indeed Diane Keaton?
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Im enjoying it very much too!
Im guessing from your reading list that either Bette Davis is your absolute favourite or theres been a disproprtionately large number of books published on her in comparision to the others?
Im sure Ive heard Olivia De Havilland is working on her autobiography and has been for sometime?Would you say Olivias grand ways are the key to why she "fell out" with her sister for so long?I think the last I heard her mentioned was when recently a Gone with the wind cast member passed away and it was reported I think that Olivia and one other cast member now left from the films cast.I know Ann Rutherford died just a few years ago.

I feel sure theres a few more but of that eras stars left but I cant think!Bruce Dern,Jack Nicholson?Would they count or indeed Diane Keaton?
I like Bette, love reading about her, and have many of her films, but she is not even in my Top 10.

I discovered Barbara Stanwyck when I was nine years old, and she has always been my Number One. I have all 87 of her films on video or DVD, all of her two TV series, two documentaries, and recordings of most the awards shows that she appeared in in her last years . I also run a Yahoo group which will have been going for ten years in August. Over those years I have created photo albums of every one of her films, as well as private photo's from the age of two, they now total nearly 13.000.
I also have a photo of us together with our arms around each other when we met at The Lincoln Centre, New York. www.groups.yahoo.com/group/MissBarbaraStanwyck

Anyone is welcome to join, and it is worth it just to see the range of stunning photo's. I have always thought that she has been underrated, although she seems to have been rediscovered since her death 24 years ago. She was already a star at Warner Brothers when Bette had a small role in her 1932 release, So Big.

Joan Fontaine said that she couldn't remember one kind act from Olivia when she was a child. She said that she resented her from the day she was born, and made it quite clear that she always wanted to be an only child.

Being a child of the '40's, I wouldn't put any of those names that you mentioned on my list, as I said, for me the cut off year would be 1961.
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Old 09-06-2014, 13:30
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I like Bette, love reading about her, and have many of her films, but she is not even in my Top 10.

I discovered Barbara Stanwyck when I was nine years old, and she has always been my Number One. I have all 87 of her films on video or DVD, all of her two TV series, two documentaries, and recordings of most the awards shows that she appeared in in her last years . I also run a Yahoo group which will have been going for ten years in August. Over those years I have created photo albums of every one of her films, as well as private photo's from the age of two, they now total nearly 13.000.
I also have a photo of us together with our arms around each other when we met at The Lincoln Centre, New York. www.groups.yahoo.com/group/MissBarbaraStanwyck

Anyone is welcome to join, and it is worth it just to see the range of stunning photo's. I have always thought that she has been underrated, although she seems to have been rediscovered since her death 24 years ago. She was already a star at Warner Brothers when Bette had a small role in her 1932 release, So Big.

Joan Fontaine said that she couldn't remember one kind act from Olivia when she was a child. She said that she resented her from the day she was born, and made it quite clear that she always wanted to be an only child.

Being a child of the '40's, I wouldn't put any of those names that you mentioned on my list, as I said, for me the cut off year would be 1961.

WOW Thats a heck of a lot of photos!Im so pleased you actually got to meet your favourite hollywood icon.How many people can say that?!
I will certainly like to join your group so that I can look at your pbotos.I shall do so in the next few days.Thank You.Have you met any other film stars?Have you been to visit Hollywood?

I Know Bette and Joan feuded.Did Ms Stanwyck feud with anyone?I think a rare biography
on Barbara was published in 2013.Have you read it?
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