Sunday, December 31, 2006

Happy New year .. 2007

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Sorry Wrong number (Radio Drama)








Lucille Fletcher's Sorry, Wrong Number, written in 1943 (with Agnes Moorehead in mind for the lead role of Leona Stevenson) and first broadcast on radio's Suspense anthology series in 1943, is the story of a bedridden invalid terrorized after accidentally overhearing a murder plot on the telephone (click here to read the original radio script). The program was so popular it was repeated seven more times over the 20 year run of Suspense, with Agnes Moorehead reprising her role each time.

Click to listen to the show..

sorry_wrong_number...

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Good doctor

07 Good Doctor.mp3

Robbie Williams - Good doctor

Can we do it again

Take that, take that

[Chorus]
You alright star
No star
You alright star
You alright star
No star
I don ´t feel proper

[1st Verse]
I went to the dr to get a prescription
I told him little fact and lots of fiction
About a bad back that I ain´t got
He tried to sell me faith healing
But I think not
I want Xanax, Vicadin and Oxycotton
Funky fill the form out
So I can drop em´
I´ve got all these demons
And I can´t stop em´
To tell you the truth Doc
I might have a problem
Robert Williams take one adoral with water in the morning
As if I´m goin´ to take one tablet I´m Keith Moon
Dick head

[Chorus 2]
He said this one´s to take you up
Wow how
He said this one´s to take you down
When I take um I don´t feel sound
And I look rather... Round


[2nd Verse]
You know what Doc its alright and all
I just heart me leg its not terminal
But a pain killer could help for whats wrong with my knee
And I´m a little bit down from too much T.
Got me own collection can´t get an erection
If I take em´ too long they´ll fuck me complextion
That´s right If I take em for like more than a few days I get that haunted look

Give me loads of pills
Give me loads of pills
Give me loads of pills
Give me loads of pills

[Chorus 3]

Now if you go to the barber shop long enough then you´re goina´ get a hair cut
And if go to the doctors regular, then you gots to be a fuck up
Well I´ve got 5 or 6 if I´m at a loss
Do I have a history of drug abuse, well I never tick that box
And I now that some of you are going to be really really cross
The drug´s stop working so prescription pills are boss
The glory days are gone and we´ve all stopped havin´ it
No raves no more just bedside cabinet
Sleepers are great but don´t start dabbing it
The world carries on spinning we´re mad in it
Take that, take that

Know what doc, it´s not like I´ve been doin´ any research or anything
But if you can give me any of the following pills
I´d be very very greatful cos I feel poorly
So that´s
Codeine
Morphine
Opium
Methadone
Menocrabedene
Hydroanoxycodeine
Anolodene
Buprenopheine
ButroPhenol
Adorel
Dorel
Work with me antidepressants
But not Saint Johns Wort
Cos I can get that at
Boots!

Thursday, December 21, 2006

More Stars than there are in heavens

Zsa Zsa Gabor



Zsa Zsa Gabor Undoubtedly, the woman who became to epitomize what we recognize today as "celebrity"

Though officially an actress, Zsa Zsa Gabor is more famous as a whimsical celebrity sex symbol. Married nine times, Gabor made a career of joking about her man-hungry ways and her love of jewelry and furs

Did you know??

  • Appearing in a New Year's Eve special on British TV, Zsa Zsa Gabor claimed that she was raped by Frank Sinatra at the height of his fame in the 1950s. This was in response to Brit rocker and promoter Bob Geldof's query why she hated Sinatra so.
  • Inducted into the B-Movie Hall of Fame, October 26, 2004.
  • She and her sister Magda Gabor were both married to George Sanders
  • Her marriage to Von Anhalt awarded her the title Princess Von Anhalt, Duchess of Saxony. The legitimacy of this title is highly questioned by many royal genealogists
  • Arrested and served three days in jail for a famous cop-slapping incident in 1989.
  • Miss Hungary [1936


Zsa Zsa Gabor series of her Bibliography

"Zsa Zsa's Complete Guide to Men" Zsa Zsa Gabor 1969
"Zsa Zsa Gabor: My Story" Zsa Zsa Gabor
"How to Get a Man, How to Keep a Man and How to Get Rid of a Man" Zsa Zsa Gabor 1971
"One Lifetime Is Not Enough" Zsa Zsa Gabor with Wendy Leigh 1991

Famous Quotes

"I know nothing about sex, because I was always married."

"I'm a great housekeeper. I get divorced. I keep the house."

"A man in love is incomplete until he has married. Then he's finished."

"I never hated a man enough to give him diamonds back."

"I call everyone 'Darling' because I can't remember their names."

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Irving Thalberg

"Credit you give yourself is not worth having".

Irving Thalberg









"From the late 1920s until his death in 1936, Irving Thalberg was the stuff of legend, regarded in the American film industry with a misture of resepct, awe, envy and fear. Unknown to the general public, Thalberg, through his obssesive concern with quality film production and his unwavering faith in public opinion, became the paragon of the studio factory system and an exemplar of public taste. As production head at MGM, Thalberg trod the delicate line between commerce and art and in the process transformed the studio into the pinnacle of the Hollywood system...."* (Hollywood .com)


Irving G. Thalberg was an American film producer during the early years of motion pictures. Thalberg was born in Brooklyn, New York to German Jewish immigrant parents. Irving Thalberg was bright and persistent, and by age 21 was executive in charge of production at Universal City, the studio's California production site.

Thalberg is also famous for creating the "unit production management scheme", by which Hollywood productions are split more definitively into "units", thus spreading out the creative control of a film among producers, directors, etc.

The Big Parade (1925), directed by King Vidor, was Thalberg's first major triumph at MGM. At the time he joined Metro Pictures, Thalberg was dating actress Norma Shearer whom he married in 1927. Upon Thalberg's illness, Louis B. Mayer, who had come to resent Thalberg's power and success, replaced him with David O. Selznick and Walter Wanger

He develop some of MGM's most prestigious ventures, including Grand HotelMutiny on the Bounty (1935), China Seas (1935), A Night at the OperaMarx Brothers, San Francisco (1936), and Romeo and Juliet (1932), (1935), with the (1936).

Thalberg died of pneumonia at age 37 in Santa Monica, California,


Did you know??

  • While alive, he refused to let his name appear in any of his films, and was quoted as saying, "Credit you give yourself is not worth having".

    On the day of his funeral, MGM closed for the entire day, and every Hollywood studio shut down operations for five minutes of silence at 10:00 AM PST. Such honors were rare, but Marie Dressler and Jean Harlow received similar consideration.

    David O. Selznik believed that the success of M.G.M. was the result of the pairing of his close friend Thalberg with his father-in-law, studio Vice President Louis B. Mayer]"I don't think either one of them could have created it without the other. They were a great team."



Getting to know the Oscar Part 1.

What is "Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award "???

Thalberg Memorial Award is voted by the Academy's Board of Governors and is presented to "creative producers whose bodies of work reflect a consistently high quality of motion picture production."

The award is not necessarily given each year. Click HERE to see Recipients of the Thalberg Award

Friday, December 15, 2006

June Allyson tribute

MGM film greats gathered in the El Portal Theatre in Hollywood to salute late stage and screen star June Allyson. The MGM Panel members – Debbie Reynolds,Margaret O'Brien, Gloria DeHaven, Patricia Marshall-Gelbart and non-panel memberJane Russell arrived in classic 1940's cars on a traditional red carpet
. Allyson, whose films included Good News, The Glenn Miller Story and Executive Suite, passed away in July of this year; she was 88 years old.


Thursday, December 14, 2006

"Without the jews or Homosexuals, there would have been no Holly wood"

Bette Davis

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

"Anna May Wong" Hollywood First Asian Superstar




"Anna May Wong was the first Asian-American movie star. Unless my memory has ceased to function, until Lucy Liu came along she was almost the only one. I'm talking about name-above-the-title stars"*

Anna May Wong was born Wong Liu Tsong on January 3, 1905, in Los Angeles, California. Her parents ran a laundry in the city's Chinatown section. It led to bigger parts in other movies with a Chinese or Asian theme, in which she alternated between playing the heroine or the heorine's evil nemesis. Anna's talent and beauty carried her through a successful transition into talkies, and she also traveled to Europe to make films there. By the 1940s, however, Anna's career had begun to stall. Theater patrons were finding escapist fare elsewhere and her Chinese melodramas were no longer in demand. Anna appeared sporadically on teleivison throughout the 1950s. Although the first was a modest hit, the second film was released to mixed reviews and meager box-office receipts. On February 2, 1961, Anna died of a heart attack in Santa Monica, California, at age 56.

Did you know??

  • Cousin of cinematographer James Wong Howe.
  • She was more often cast in "sinister oriental" roles only after actresses like Nita Naldi were forced out of motion pictures due to the coming of sound
  • In 1956 Anna received a long-deferred chance to play a role she lost out on in 1940s Hollywood. Playing the Asian blackmailer in W. Somerset Maugham's "The Letter" on TV, the director of the show was none other than William Wyler who had originally nixed the idea of her playing the role in the Bette Davis classic film version of The Letter (1940). The part instead went to non-Asian Gale Sondergaard.
  • Never married, Anna is rumored to have been bisexual but that has never been definitely established..
  • Anna attended Hollywood High School where she became a photographer's model.
  • Was a Christian Scientist practitioner.
  • Anna once had an affair with noted silent film director Marshall Neilan. Most of her romances tended towards Caucasian men as many Chinese men looked down on actresses as prostitutes



* JOHN HARKNESS http://www.nowtoronto.com/

hooker with a heart of gold

The hooker with a heart of gold (also the whore with a heart of gold or the tart with a heart) is a stock character in which a fallen woman, a prostitute who sells sex for cash or drugs, is in fact a kindly and internally wholesome person. This character is often a pivotal, but peripheral, character in literature and motion pictures, usually giving key advice or serving as a go-between. She is sometimes established in contrast to another female character who is morally perfect but frigid or otherwise unyielding. Hookers with hearts of gold are usually reluctant prostitutes selling their bodies due to either desperation or coercion from a pimp. The stereotype owes something of a debt to certain mistaken traditions surrounding the figure of Mary Magdalene and is pervasive enough in myth and culture that it might be considered an archetype.

A variation on the theme, the stripper with a heart of gold, is a tamer version of the character, in that a stripper is a sex worker but not a prostitute.

Did you know??


Gene Tierney was not the only famous person who had undergone ECT (Electroconvulsive therapy aka. electroshock therapy)




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  • Clara Bow, American actress
  • Richard Brautigan, American writer and poet
  • Dick Cavett, TV host. In 1992 he wrote in People, "In my case, ECT was miraculous. My wife was dubious, but when she came into my room afterward, I sat up and said, 'Look who's back among the living.' It was like a magic wand."
  • Kitty Dukakis, wife of former Massachusetts governor and 1988 Democratic presidential nominee Michael Dukakis and author of Shock, a book chronicling her experiences with ECT.
  • Thomas Eagleton, American vice-presidential hopeful and running mate of George McGovern. Eagleton lost the nomination in 1972 when it was discovered he had undergone ECT. He was replaced by Sargent Shriver.
  • Frances Farmer, American cinema actress
  • Janet Frame, New Zealand writer who was wrongly diagnosed with schizophrenia. Many of her works contain semi-autobiographical accounts of her treatment
  • Judy Garland, American film actress and singer
  • Ernest Hemingway, American author, committed suicide shortly after ECT treatment at the Mayo Clinic in 1961. He is reported to have said to his biographer A.E. Hotchner, "Well, what is the sense of ruining my head and erasing my memory, which is my capital, and putting me out of business? It was a brilliant cure but we lost the patient...."
  • Vladimir Horowitz, pianist
  • Ken Kesey, American author
  • Vivien Leigh, British actress
  • Oscar Levant, pianist
  • Robert Lowell, American poet and writer
  • Mervyn Peake, English artist and writer
  • Sylvia Plath, American poet
  • Cole Porter, American composer and musician
  • Dory Previn, American poet, writer and lyricist
  • Paul Robeson, American actor
  • Lou Reed, rock musician
  • Yves Saint Laurent, French fashion designer. He underwent treatment after serving in the French military.


Monday, December 11, 2006

"peek-a-boo bang"


"You could put all the talent I had into your left eye and still not suffer from impaired vision."
Veronica Lake


Veronica Lake actually invented this hair style. It was called the "peek-a-boo bang" because one eye, and almost half of the face, was hidden behind a falling curl of hair.













By this time the peek-a-boo hairstyle had become a nationwide fad,During the war, millions of women were working in factories to replace enlisted men. Such a hairstyle was dangerous when handling heavy machinery that needed both eyes wide open so much so that government officials actually had to request that Ms. Lake stop wearing her signature style because women in war plants who were copying it were catching their hair in the machines!





L.A. Confidential", Kim Basinger plays a hooker designed to look like Veronica Lake - same hair style.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

I like new Emma Bunton CD

After Her second album 2004's Free Me prove critic to be one of the most unexpected moments of pop genius of this decade. Emma is back with her new CD .. I really like it..


Life In Mono' is Emma Bunton's third and most honest solo album to date, an intimate reflection of Emma's life and loves that reveal more than she was ever expecting. Musically it sounds like a rich pop album even at first listen, with rich orchestral backing, gorgeous harmonies and the sort of chorus' Burt Bacharach could be proud of.
'Life In Mono' moves from the stunningly tender 'All I Need To Know' to cheeky jazz of 'Undressing You' and the lucious Carpenters style of 'I'm Not Crying Over Yesterday's'. Above all it captures Emma's thoroghlty modern take on elegant 60's Pop, and including the Children In Need single 'Downtown' HMV review


Listen My favorite track
I'm Not Crying Ov...

Saturday, December 02, 2006