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     Thanks
for starting this topic.   I’ll be sure to see
LAST OF THE BLONDE BOMBSHELLS, because I do love JUDI DENCH. 
This morning one of my favorite old movies was on TV, and it was
WITH A SONG IN MY HEART, based on the life of the great Singer JANE FROHMAN. 



      As
you know, this excellent Movie starred SUSAN HAYWARD who I
loved.  She was terrific in that roll and was nominated
for an Academy Award.  Here are their amazing
biographies!   Shelby


 



www.janefroman.com/Biography/bio.html" title="">
Jane Froman Centennial Site: Biography

 
Jane Froman was born on November 10, 1907 in University City,
Missouri, into a
large, musically talented family. At the age
of three, she was already ...

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Susan Hayward - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia








NAME, Hayward,
Susan. ALTERNATIVE NAMES, Marrenner, Edythe. SHORT
DESCRIPTION, Actress. DATE OF BIRTH, June 30, 1917. PLACE
OF BIRTH, Brooklyn, New York ...



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great actress.... started in early
40's    won an oscar     the
movie   "I WANT TO LIVE"



was one of hollywoods outstanding
actress's      in later years she
settle in south georgia



made many very good movies.... with
great leanding men...
 

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  It's worth a look, but I wouldn't buy it. If you want to by a super hero movie I'd suggest Iron Man.

  Okay, good to know. Thanks for the info

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  No I didn't see "The Hulk".  Should I?  Is it one to buy, or just rent?  I used to love the TV show when it was on.


 

  It's worth a look, but I wouldn't buy it. If you want to by a super hero movie I'd suggest Iron Man.

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  Keeping the Faith is funny, I agree. Did you see the Incredible Hulk? Edward Norton is very good in that one, too.

  No I didn't see "The Hulk".  Should I?  Is it one to buy, or just rent?  I used to love the TV show when it was on.


 

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  Hi,   I did see the Illusionist. It was good.  I don't own it though. I belonged to Netflix at the time.  Edward Norton is such a good actor. I generally enjoy his movies.  Though this one didn't get many raves, I like one that he did with BenStiller call "Keeping the Faith".  The girl in it was the one from the old TV show "Darma and Greg".

  Keeping the Faith is funny, I agree. Did you see the Incredible Hulk? Edward Norton is very good in that one, too.

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  I'm going to check out Blonde Bomshell. We saw Second Hand Lions on TV and loved it so much that we bought the DVD. I also recommend The Illusionist. If you like movies with a gotcha ending, this one is for you.

  Hi,   I did see the Illusionist. It was good.  I don't own it though. I belonged to Netflix at the time.  Edward Norton is such a good actor. I generally enjoy his movies.  Though this one didn't get many raves, I like one that he did with BenStiller call "Keeping the Faith".  The girl in it was the one from the old TV show "Darma and Greg".

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 Hi Maggie,


You may have a tough time finding "Last of the Blond Bombshells" at a video store, and may need to look on-line.  At least, in a town as small as where I live, that would be necessary.


I doubt that anything is going to cause the demise of the theatres. There are just those who really enjoy the big screen experience.  I'm not one of them though. I think I've only been in one perhaps 2 or maybe 3 times in the past 10 years. I do like rewind, pause, and volumn control that comes with a DVD viewing at home. 


I just recently bought "Out of Africa" and "Sophia's Choice" on DVD.  I spend almost a week reading the book, "Sophie's Choice", and felt like I had to see it. I'm glad I read the book first. It made so much of the story clearer for me.


I'm sure I will have to own "Mamma Mia".   Meryl Streep is terrific.


 


 

  I agree with you about the demise of the big screen. I do worry, however, about the demise of the "art movie" . I don't mean the one produced just for sensation. I speak of movie that makes a person think, and/or one that holds you to you seat until the movie actually ends.

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  Hi,


I love movies too, and especially ones that are for grown ups.
Not that I don't enjoy many of the "kids" movies. I just
don't like the violent, or stupid, over done sexploytation things that
seem to be written by naughty nine year olds.


Since many of you like Judi Dench, as do I, you
should also see another one of my favorites of hers. "The Last of
the Blonde Bombshells" stars Judi Dench and Ian Holm, with
Olympia Dukakis, Leslie Caron and Cleo Laine. I think it's from year
2000.


Another favorite is "Secondhand Lions" with Michael
Caine, Robert Duvall, and Haley Joel Osment. 
 


I love the extra features in the DVD's. Learning about the making of
the movies, and seeing some of the actual Windmill girls, in
"Mrs. Henderson Presents", has become a big part of my enjoyment. 


 


  I'm going to check out Blonde Bomshell. We saw Second Hand Lions on TV and loved it so much that we bought the DVD. I also recommend The Illusionist. If you like movies with a gotcha ending, this one is for you.

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  Hi,


I love movies too, and especially ones that are for grown ups.
Not that I don't enjoy many of the "kids" movies. I just
don't like the violent, or stupid, over done sexploytation things that
seem to be written by naughty nine year olds.


Since many of you like Judi Dench, as do I, you
should also see another one of my favorites of hers. "The Last of
the Blonde Bombshells" stars Judi Dench and Ian Holm, with
Olympia Dukakis, Leslie Caron and Cleo Laine. I think it's from year
2000.


Another favorite is "Secondhand Lions" with Michael
Caine, Robert Duvall, and Haley Joel Osment. 
 


I love the extra features in the DVD's. Learning about the making of
the movies, and seeing some of the actual Windmill girls, in
"Mrs. Henderson Presents", has become a big part of my enjoyment. 


 



 Hi Joya,



     Thanks
for starting this topic.   I’ll be sure to see
LAST OF THE BLONDE BOMBSHELLS, because I do love JUDI DENCH. 
This morning one of my favorite old movies was on TV, and it was
WITH A SONG IN MY HEART, based on the life of the great Singer JANE FROHMAN. 



      As
you know, this excellent Movie starred SUSAN HAYWARD who I
loved.  She was terrific in that roll and was nominated
for an Academy Award.  Here are their amazing
biographies!   Shelby


 



www.janefroman.com/Biography/bio.html" title="">
Jane Froman Centennial Site: Biography

 
Jane Froman was born on November 10, 1907 in University City,
Missouri, into a
large, musically talented family. At the age
of three, she was already ...

www.janefroman.com/Biography/bio.html">http://www.janefroman.com/Biography/bio.html

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Susan Hayward - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia








NAME, Hayward,
Susan. ALTERNATIVE NAMES, Marrenner, Edythe. SHORT
DESCRIPTION, Actress. DATE OF BIRTH, June 30, 1917. PLACE
OF BIRTH, Brooklyn, New York ...



en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_Hayward
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 I forgot to mention:  You have granddaughters. I've been wanting one, but my son has said his family is complete now with 3 boys. I love them all, but I'm a little jealous.


Will you be taking your granddaughters to see the movie "Kitt Kitteridge, American Girl ".  I'm going to want to see that one.


I have a collection of Shirley Temple movies. One of my foster kids, from a few years ago just loved them, and watched one after another. She was 15 or 16, so I was surprised, I guess, to see that she enjoyed them so much.


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  Can't wait to take them to see 'Kitt Kitteridge'!  I have 4 granddaughters and 3 grandsons, and, yes, it is in some ways more fun with the girls.  I watch the boys baseball, football and basketball games when ever possible, and enjoy talking to them about sports, etc, but there is a special 'female' thing with the girls.  I love finding old films that I think that they will enjoy, and usually when they have a 'sleepover' with me, it's video time!  I have to see if I can rent copies of the old Shirley Temple films for they may enjoy them as much as 'Hannah Montana'!  They have seemed to like the old films like 'Sound of Music', 'South Pacific' and 'My Fair Lady' and others I have shared with them, along with the more contemporary 'Second Hand Lions' and 'Akeelah and the Bee', which would not always have been on their video pick list. 




I've been led to view a lot of films that I probably never would have seen because of them.  I do mourn the fact that the youngest girls are now 9 and 11 years old, and soon watching films with them will be a thing of the past.  I think the last movies I saw with my now 18yr old granddaughter were 'Thirteen' and 'Crash', when she came to my house by invitation at age 15 or so to see these films, and we had a discussion about them afterword.  I felt that they were important films for her to see.  I was glad that she was willing to come, but don't know if that will ever happen again in the future now that she is a college girl.




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