Thursday, November 30, 2006

PMS survival

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Don't tell anyone

Pando Package


Wife Vs.Secretary (1936) is a good movie and fans of old movies will enjoy seeing Gable, Harlow, and Loy share the screen.

In this story, Clark Gable plays a president of a publishing empire, who is in love with his wife, played by Myrna Loy. Gable has a secretary, played by Jean Harlow, who becomes an indispensable part of his company.Gable and Harlow's relationship is perfectly innocent, but neither can see how their secret conversations. PLus their closed door meetings are raising everyone's eyebrow (Myrna Loy's included). Loy's character first has no question about Gable and Harlow working late at night until her friends and family member put seeds of doubt on Gable and Harlow's relationship. Even though she tries to put faith and trust in their relationship but situations put her trust into doubt.

Did you know??

According to a news item in Hollywood Reporter William Powell was announced as the male lead in the picture.

This was the first film made by Loy after her return to work at M-G-M following a highly publicized salary dispute with M-G-M ($250,000 extra Bonus from Mr. Myer for returning to screen) .

Jean Harlow'd begged for a role that didn't require spouting slang and modeling lingerie. She even convinced them to darken her hair a shade, in hopes of toning down that brash image.

Myrna Loy recalls working with Jean Harlow and the rest of the cast on Wife vs. Secretary "Jean, supposedly the other woman, stayed very proper, while I had one foot in bed throughout. That's the sexiest wife I've ever played"

Daytime wife (1939)
Linda Darnell and Tyrone Power are married, and she suspects, against her will, that he's cheating on her with his secretary.(in this movie He 's really cheating) if I were married to someone who looked like Tyrone Power, I wouldn't let him out of my sight. Anyway, She takes a job as a secretary to find out why a man is drawn to a woman other than his wife. She's able to deftly turn the tables on Power when he's involved in a business deal with her boss (Warren William) and they all wind up at a nightclub - William, Darnell, Power, and his secretary, played by Wendy Barrie.

Did you know??

According to a Twentieth Century-Fox press release, Zanuck was so impressed by Darnell's performance that he decided to give her credit over the title, though it was only her second film.

Other press releases claim that filming was scheduled to conclude on Friday, the 13th, but associate producer Raymond Griffith insisted that it end the next day, for superstitious reasons

Saturday, November 25, 2006

White Christmas (1954)

White Christmas is one of those great movies that never get boring even after you've seen them every year for a million years.I watched this movie multiple times every holiday season for as long as I can remember, and every time I find something new I love. Bing Crosby is a wonderful straight man to the enchanting antics of Danny Kaye, and his version of the title song will last forever.. This movie is a must-see for anyone who appreciates "old movies", regardless of whether or not it is the holiday season.

Did you know?

  • Who doesn't know and love that song? Irving Berlin wrote it in 1940. Bing Crosby first performed it on December 25, 1941, on his CBS radio show. In May 1942 he recorded it, and in August of that year, he could be seen singing it on screen in the hit movie Holiday Inn. Soon it was at the top of the charts, where it remained for eleven weeks, and in early 1943 it won the Oscar® for Best Song. It hit #1 again in 1945 and 1947 and went on to hold the record as all-time bestselling single for over 50 years. (The song that finally knocked it down to #2? Elton John's 1997 recording of "Candle in the Wind," with lyrics rewritten to honor the late Princess Diana.)
  • The original idea was to reunite Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby, as they had been successful in Holiday Inn (1942). Astaire refused, as he had "retired" at the time, so the part was reworked for Donald O'Connor. O'Connor pulled out, and the part was reworked for Danny Kaye.
  • According to author David Leopold (Irving Berlin's Show Business), Kaye asked for a huge paycheck - $200,000 plus ten percent of the gross - never expecting that it would be accepted. But Paramount realized that waiting for O'Connor would cost them about that much, and they bit the bullet
  • White Christmas it was the highest-grossing film of 1954 ($12 million); it was the biggest hit of director Michael Curtiz's career; co-stars Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye were ranked at the time as the #1 and #3 box office stars in the country; and "White Christmas" was already the most successful song in American history .
  • Paramount chose White Christmas to be its first movie produced in VistaVision, the studio's widescreen answer to CinemaScope
  • Even though Betty was the elder of the Haynes sisters, Rosemary Clooney was actually seven years younger than Vera-Ellen in real life.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Did You Know??

James Bond’s first Cocktail Not a Martini, but the Americano from Casino Royale: The first of the many Bond martini references (the Vesper) begins in the same book, but after the Americano

James Bond’s first Martini: Author Ian Fleming gives a recipe for Bond’s preferred libation in his first book, Casino Royale (1953): chapter 7:
“A dry martini,” he said. “One. In a deep champagne goblet.” “Oui, monsieur.” “Just a moment. Three measures of Gordon’s, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it’s ice-cold, and then add a large thin slice of lemon-peel. Got it?”

  • A shaken martini is usually colder than one stirred, since the ice has had a chance to cool most of the drink.
  • "Bruising" is a result of shaking a martini which dissolves air into the mix. This bruising makes some martini drinkers complain about their martini tasting too "sharp.
  • A shaken martini will more completely dissolve the vermouth, giving a less oily mouth feel to the drink.

Bottom line Even though few martini drinkers can tell the difference, you should:
  • Shake your Vodka Martini Why: For a vodka martini to be good it needs to be cold. Very Cold! Therefore, shaking a vodka martini makes it colder.
  • Stir your Gin martini: A gin, or traditional, martini benefits by being smooth and one can enjoy the delicate flavors of the individual gin.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Emma Is Back

Singer Emma Bunton just release her own version of the Sixties classic 'Downtown' .

Listen to the track here
Watch the video here

Sunday, November 05, 2006

More Myrna

READ "Let Me Have a Crack at It": Myrna Loy's Road to Fame From: Columbia University | By: Columbia University Oral History Research Office Here

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