I love cats...
sábado, 29 de mayo de 2010
...that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.
We need our beach day, baby
viernes, 28 de mayo de 2010
miércoles, 26 de mayo de 2010
Gloria Swanson (March 27, 1899 – April 4, 1983) was an American actress. She was most prominent during the silent film era as both an actress and a fashion icon, especially under the direction of Cecil B. DeMille. In 1929, Swanson successfully transitioned to talkies with The Trespasser. However, personal problems and changing tastes saw her popularity wane during the 1930s. Today she is best known for her wonderful role as Norma Desmond in the film Sunset Boulevard (1950).
Swanson became a vegetarian around 1928 and was an early health food advocate who was known for bringing her own meals to public functions in a paper bag. Swanson told actor Dirk Benedict about macrobiotic diets when he was battling prostate cancer at a very young age. He had refused conventional therapies and credited this kind of diet and healthy eating with his recovery. Later Swanson traveled the United States and helped to promote the book Sugar Blues written by her husband, William Dufty.
On April 4, 1983, Swanson died in New York City from a heart ailment, aged 84; she was cremated and her ashes interred at the Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest on Fifth Ave in New York City.
In her honor, The New York Times wrote a special editorial on April 6, 1983, titled "THE GREATEST STAR OF THEM ALL" which is one of the most laudatory obituaries ever published by the Times and attests to Swanson's enduring fame and the power of the films she starred in and the industry she helped create.
Sunset Boulevard (Sunset Blvd. onscreen) is a 1950 American film noir directed and co-written by Billy Wilder, and produced and co-written by Charles Brackett. It was named after the boulevard that runs through Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, California.
Still wonderful, isn't it? And no dialogue. We didn't need dialogue. We had FACES. There just aren't any faces like that anymore. Well, maybe one—Garbo.
Those idiot producers! Those imbeciles! Haven't they got any eyes? Have they forgotten what a star looks like? I'll show them. I'll be up there again. So help me!
In her glossy eyes the world can see the abyss of life...
martes, 25 de mayo de 2010
lunes, 24 de mayo de 2010
Leo (John Gilbertand) Ulrich are life long friends. Home, on leave from their military training, Leo sees the beautiful Felicitas(Greta Garbo) at the railroad station. Awed by her beauty, they meet again at the ball and quietly leave together. In her room, her husband, about whom she has neglected to inform Leo, comes in and challenges Leo to a duel. The duel is done, the Count is killed, and Felicitas is a widow. Leo, however, is 'requested' to serve 5 years in Africa and he tells Ulrich to watch over Felicitas while he is gone. After 3 years, Ulrich is able to get a pardon for Leo, and all that Leo thinks about on the way home is Felicitas. When he arrives, he learns that Felicitas has married Ulrich. Felicitas likes that Ulrich is rich and she never told Ulrich the truth about Leo and her. Leo is crushed and does not visit them which saddens Ulrich as he does not know the reason why. Leo tries to stay away from her, but Felicitas uses every opportunity to tempt him to return to her as her lover. She creating a deadly triangle with the two life long friends.
domingo, 23 de mayo de 2010
(Yes baby, I'm from the 50's...)
Rock-n-Roll emerged in the mid-50s as the teen music of choice. Do you remember Elvis?
European cinema experienced a renaissance in the '50s following the deprivations of World War II. Cary Grant as Roger O. Thornhill in running for his life in "North by Northwest" and everybody cried "The Day the Music Died"
Do you want to know more about life in the 50's?
Elizabeth Taylor in Father of the Bride (1950)
Marilyn Monroe performing "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell putting signatures, hand and foot prints in cement at Grauman's Chinese Theater, 1953
Montgomery Clift in I Confess, 1953
Marlon Brando with Eva Marie Saint in the trailer for On the Waterfront (1954)
The unique James Gorgeous Dean as Cal in East of Eden (1955)
And my dear Johnny...
And handsome men(very handsome...)
A decade full of love movies...
In conclusion:50's was a wonderful time...