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Louella Parsons on Judy Garland i wish Louella Parsons "GOOD NEWS" from a 1949 MODERN SCREEN magazine had indeed been correct . . . she died twenty years later of an accidental overdose of barbiturates. . " WHAT IS really the matter with Judy Garland? That is the question hurled at me everywhere I go. All right, let's get at it. Judy is a nervous and frail little girl who suffers from a sensitiveness almost bordering on neurosis. It is her particular temperament to be either walking in the clouds with excitement or way down in the dumps with worry. The least thing to go wrong leaves her sleepless and shattered. She has never learned the philosophy of "taking it easy." Last year, when she was on the verge of a nervous breakdown, she got in the habit of taking sleeping pills -- too many of them -- to get the rest she had to have. I'm not revealing any secrets telling you that. It was printed at the time. But for a highly emotional and highly strung girl to completely abandon sedatives, as Judy attempted to do when she realized she was taking too many, puts a terrific strain on the nervous system. The trouble is, Judy does not take enough time to rest. The minute she starts feeling better she wants to go back to work. She cried like a baby when she learned she was not strong enough to make The Barkleys of Broadway with Fred Astaire so soon following The Pirate and Easter Parade. "I'm missing the greatest role of my career," she sobbed. With Judy -- each role is always the greatest. Sometimes I believe Judy's frail little form is packed with too much talent for her own good. She is an artist, and I mean ARTIST, at too many things. She sings wonderfully and dances almost as well. And as for her acting -- well, listen to what Joseph Schenk, one of the really big men of our industry and head of 20th Century Fox (not Judy's studio) has to say. I sat next to Joe the night we saw Easter Parade. He told me, "Judy Garland is one of the great artists of the screen. She can do anything. I consider her as fine an actress as she is a musical comedy star. There is no drama I wouldn't trust her with. She could play such drama as Seventh Heaven as sensitively as a Janet Gaynor or a Helen Mencken." And I agree with every word Joe said. I am happy to tell you as I report the Hollywood news this month that Judy is coming along wonderfully, resting and getting back the bloom of health. Soon we will have her back on the screen -- her long battle with old Devil Nerves behind her and forgotten."
Tags: modern  screen  magazine  judy  garland  louella  parsons 
Added: 6th September 2007
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Posted By: Teresa
Rear Window i loved this 1954 movie . . here is Thelma Ritter as the no nonsense nurse, Stella, with Jimmy Stewart. . .
Tags: rear  window  jimmy  stewart  thelma  ritter  raymond  burr  alfred  hitchcock 
Added: 19th September 2007
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Posted By: Teresa
Sitcom Cast Announces Its Own Cancellation The ABC sitcom I Married Dora only aired from September 22, 1987 until January 8, 1988 before getting the axe. Total Television describes it as 'a witless sitcom about a parent who married his Latin American housekeeper to save her from deportation.' Uniquely, the termination of I Married Dora was announced by its cast members as part of the final show! Take a look...
Tags: I  Married  Dora  cancellation 
Added: 25th March 2009
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Posted By: Lava1964
The Andrew Sisters Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy This really fits after Teresa's post of the Andrew Sisters. At the beginning of World War II, the War department, through the Army Services Forces — Special Services Division, distributed thousands of shellac phonograph records (V DISCS) to Army Forces throughout the world, this was one of them.
Tags: the  andrew  sisters  boogie  woogie  bugle  boy    WWII  music 
Added: 5th October 2007
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Posted By: Naomi
Handsome and Talented Gregory Peck A tribute to the Hollywood legend, actor Gregory Peck. Music by Ella Fitzgerald
Tags: gregory  peck  american  actors 
Added: 15th October 2007
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Posted By: Naomi
Johnny Rivers BABY I NEED YOUR LOVIN Here's another performer whose career was launched with the help of Ed Sullivan. Johnny Rivers was born John Henry Ramistella, on Nov 7, 1942, in New York. He was versatile enough to do folk songs, blues, covers of old-time rock 'n' roll songs, and some original material, all of them in his own unique style. Rivers's greatest success came in the mid and late 1960s with a string of hit songs (including "Seventh Son," "Poor Side of Town" and "Secret Agent Man"), but he has continued to record and perform to the present.
Tags: johnny  rivers  baby  i  need  your  lovin  ed  sullivan  show  60s  music 
Added: 7th November 2007
Views: 3720
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Posted By: Naomi
Remembering  Tracy  and  Hepburn Song "I Finally Found Someone" by Barbra Streisand and Bryan Adams. Nowadays, Hollywood fans have regarded Hepburn's lifelong romance with Spencer Tracy as an example of true love even though they never married. Although there must have been true love between them, their romance was far from being a Cinderella story. For most of the years that she spent with him, he was also an alcoholic, at times launching abusive rants before blacking out. For years at a time, Hepburn would help him dry out, arranging her professional life around his needs……..Near the end of Tracy's life Hepburn all but quit working to nurse him through repeated illnesses." Hepburn defended her affair saying, "We just passed 27 years together, in what was to me absolute bliss." And how did Tracy feel about their romance? Believe it or not, it seems he never talked about it because he refused to admit it actually existed. Even when Hepburn rushed to his side when he was hospitalized before he passed on, Tracy referred to her as a wonderful friend. Tracy never allowed the two of them to be photographed together except for a movie they both starred in. We are told that the reason for this is that Tracy was a devout Catholic and was married to another woman, had children and did not want to offend his children, or wife. The love relationship of Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy was an example of both heartbreak and true love.
Tags: katherine  hepburn  spencer  tracy  hollywood  actors   
Added: 8th November 2007
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Posted By: Guido
The Paul Lynde Show After the cancellation of Bewitched in the summer of 1972, that autumn ABC gave Paul Lynde a starring role in his own sitcom--aptly named The Paul Lynde Show. Lynde played high-strung lawyer Paul Simms. The show vaguely resembled All in the Family as Paul frequently locked horns with his lazy son-in-law who seemed to shun any sort of work ethic. Slotted against The Carol Burnett Show and Adam-12, The Paul Lynde Show failed to capture a significant viewing audience and was cancelled after just one season. (Lynde was nominated for a Golden Globe for best actor in a sitcom, nevertheless.) Here's the show's opening credits.
Tags: Paul  Lynde  Show  sitcom 
Added: 15th January 2014
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Posted By: Lava1964
Do U Recognize The Burger King Star yes, it's Sarah Michelle Gellar in a 1981 commercial for Burger King... This commercial led to a lawsuit against Burger King, ad agency J. Walter Thompson, and Gellar herself, who appeared in court as a witness for the defense. The dispute was eventually settled out of court...
Tags:   Sarah      Michelle      Gellar      Burger      King      Commercial         
Added: 15th November 2007
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Posted By: Teresa
Jimmy Finlayson Fans of Laurel and Hardy's films will recognize this face: It is James (Jimmy) Finlayson, a Scottish-born actor best known today for being the foil in several L&H films. He often expressed his exasperation at the twosome's antics by saying D'oh! Long after Finlayson died in 1948, his D'oh was resurrected by Dan Castellaneta who voices cartoon icon Homer Simpson.
Tags: James  Jimmy  Finlayson 
Added: 16th November 2007
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Posted By: Lava1964

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