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"norma shearer" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Stay all day right before spring training and then Mia and also ready to action. And then I saw Harry James, a band leader. He was the first man that Frank Sinatra resumes. Harry came. Also saw Sonny Chair Sammy Davis Jr. John Davidson. Rich Little course. Tucker Alan King Idea Case. And the only one that that I didn't see. But it was funny because I helped make up a room and I don't work in housekeeping over beverage. She must've been like a light check in or something with Mr Gaynor and the big name on the list that I saw two times with Bob Hope. Ah, very nice guy, and that's great. Very nice person. She I am loved to have met him. I think they're all going out except for probably share Now I I actually work with share. Alan King and I stick a zone movies and they were all three. Very, very nice was like a master of ceremonies up there. They had again Repair three ambassador from Israel, and he sort of like, read the whole thing, making jokes and everything. It was a funny man. Very funny man and a great man. And Forrest Tucker. My banquet manager. They could have been twin brothers. It was funny because I look down the hall and I see my banquet manager sitting in his office and I look at the lobby bar Tucker be sitting out in the lobby reading a book. It was kind of kind of need, You know, maybe they were separated at birth. Well, thanks, Murray for the call. Really appreciated. Keep listening. Okay. Thank you, sir. You have a good day. Same to you. Our phone numbers for 1092266 80 here at Wcbm. On. We're gonna go to Jeff in Ellicott City. Go ahead, Jeff am I called to tell you that the movie was gonna be called the Baby Center. Correct. Okay, well, hold. Hold on, get your information. Okay? That was a good answer in Los Angeles. A long list of people, but they're extremely old. They're very, very dead. Women feel ball. I care of enormous Shira. Very answer. Make art doesn't leave. Very Stepin Fetchit goes on. What did you do that when you were, like six years old. No, no, This is back in the deck in the eighties. Okay? Early eighties, Norma Shearer was was a resident there and make merry answer Make park in this particular residents. Most People there. Retire there anything to do with the industry and and and Take it off filming there as well. But this steel ball, her housekeeper resided there and elusive elixir of wonderful, wonderful ladies. Nice, very nice lady, whereas Whereas Jack Clubman was just a It was a stuck up as they come, but interesting Group of people you've never lost Angeles. Back in the seventies on that Patrick Duffy He's a great guy. But many Lenny from from Laverne and Shirley, what was his name? That's Eddie Apple fell quite quickly. Didn't play squeaky now that I can't think of his name, But I know what you're talking about. There is family and I could talk to you for hours, but people have been We're with the people. Famous people coming up things for us Can the kindergartners would do a Christmas Carol famous people for the residents? They're one particular time we had A group of about 30 special thing is they were wonderful and talking to one lady was ahead of him. And after about 23 hours of talking to her, and between her thing, and she's just a wonderful thing. You're very effectively. And every like when they left, there was like, what would you talk about? What do you mean? Even talking to Linda Ronstadt for three hours. Well, well, our engineer Vernie just gave us the the answer to that. Earlier question. It's Michael McCain. That's that was the actor's name plate. Lanny. Lenny and Squiggy. That's what you're talking about. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Yeah, I forgot. I had a great summer talking 45 years ago. Thanks, Jeff. We appreciate it. Keep listening cause again. Do I hold on to my ticket? Yes. Hold on and vernal. Get your information will get him out to you. Thank you. Okay, We're gonna go to David Pikesville. Good, David, you're on wcbm. First of all, I'll let you guys know I was channel about to scale a crime across his show. And now my life 54 days into it every week. We love it. Oh, great. Thank you. Appreciate it. Fira, Samar Miller that every time you see me, you tell me what a great stick apple sales When I wass you were the greatest Nickie apple. You know they were 10 cents and remember in 1963. The time that JFK was ah, murdered. We were selling sticky apples at the elementary school. But what we make one or two cents an apple. Something like that was a low wage. But back then it was something to do after school when we went to Forest Park, right, did you know I never went to Garrison? I went to Pimlico. Look, I love your show. Great talk. Great talking to you to keep listening and calls again. Thank you Have you know it's sticky apples are Oh, yeah, sure. Absolutely. We used to have my mother used to make We used to have all the time we used to have apple tree in our backyard and she would take the apples and make all kind of things she can. We actually had. A big garden back there. We had 50 tomato plants every year. She would can tomatoes every year. We always had one of my favorite dishes. Fried tomatoes, fried green tomato good movie. Anyway, We're coming up on a break, so I will be back very shortly. Keep listening. Here. It's movie talk. Wcbm Trading involves financial risk is not suitable for all investors. Past results do not.
"norma shearer" Discussed on Classic Movie Musts
"When they were doing when they. Filming a Crawford's reaction shots to things that Norma. Shearer was saying Norma Shearer is off camera knitting loudly to annoy. Offered that story apparently is validated. So which I love but I think it was a more game they played than in a deep seated. Animosity yeah, I mean I hope it again it just fits the narrative a little too well. If that story is true as often purported to be. But again, right. It speaks to what happens in this movie these confrontations in inherently female spaces and I love that I love the those key scenes that just really jump out at you as being like, Oh, it's going down right now are in the most of womanly spaces we get were in beauty salons we are in changing rooms we are at the perfume counter we are at the ranch where divorcees go to spend their time so that they can get legally divorced, and then we are in the woman's lounge, the private woman space I mean the these. Confrontations there is this quality where it's like well. From a male perspective is what's really happening all the time because I'm not in those spaces to know. Like who knows what happens behind the curtain so to speak. By the way did you notice I it looks like they spent two cents on the design for the whole Reno's sequence. If it takes place in the smallest possible space to introduce it, we just get this sort of lame titled Card that this is the ranch yet. Obviously, we're not Reno Nevada and then when you look at the bucks that they clearly spent on on the Manhattan scenes, all the rich areas there and Then, of course, you get the delicious Marjorie main who will always be for me the Ma Kennel I I don't know of anybody in our hearing audiences old enough to remember Mon PA kettle but they were they were they were a big deal for me and Marjorie main is just one of my delights and she always plays and same thing she's playing more Kennel here. It's this law Kendall running a divorce ranch. Yeah. And and and From Emmy for me. She'll always be the made me and say, Louie. And that's good too. Oh, she's. She's wonderful how much we love that we do. We do indeed we love that movie. All right. But again that this film. A Walk such a great line between the tragedy in the comedy. It alternates tone just enough that again. If. You got a little if. A prime example is a senior mentioned at the beginning of the movie right? It's that I mean absolutely hilarious scene of the made and the cook. T giving the blow by blow. Now, obviously, for the for the the constraints of the movie of having no men, we can't see that argument. But if we saw the argument, it would be depressing a drawn out melodramatic brawl between husband and wife. No. Thank you. But. It happening offscreen and we get the blow by blow from the made and then when she when the cook says what you mean, they're still talking like it back up there. What are you doing down here?.
"norma shearer" Discussed on Classic Movie Musts
"Are Film. This week is the women which was directed by George Cukor AMAS released in nineteen thirty nine. The Women Stars Norma. Shearer. Joan Crawford Rosalind Russell Paulette Goddard Joan Fontaine Mary Belong Virginia wielder Virginia Grey Phyllis Pogba Lucille Watson and Marjorie main. Of. Manhattan. Women and the scores of women who work for them. Mary Haines is the cheerful contented wife of Stephen and Mother of Little Mary and her circle of friends includes Mary's cousin Sylvia. Fowler who goes to Sydney's Salon to get the latest nail color jungle read Olga. The manicurist reveals that Mary's husband has been stepping out with a predatory perfume cancer girl named crystal. Allen. Sylvia eagerly shares this news with Mary's friends. Mary. Shattered to learn about Steven's infidelity wise. Mother urges patients and takes Mary to Bermuda with her. So she can take some time to think when they return Mary goes to the court your for a fitting crystal appears ordering expensive clothes. Stephen is now keeping her. At Sylvia's insistence Mary Confronts Crystal who slyly suggests that Mary. Keep the status quo unless she wants to lose Stephen in a divorce heartbroken and humiliated Mary leaves. The gossip continues exacerbated by Sylvia and their friend. Edith, who turns the affair into a public scandal by recounting Sylvia's version of the story to a gossip columnist Mary decides to divorce her husband despite his efforts to make her stay and she packs to leave for Reno as she packs to leave. For Reno Mary explains the divorce too little Mary who weeps alone in the bathroom on the train to Reno Mary meets three women with the same destination and purpose the dramatic extravagant Countess de Love Miriam, aarons, tough cookie cores, girl, and to her surprise her shy young friend Peggy Day who has been pushed into divorce by Sylvia. They all settle in at a Reno ranch where they get plenty of common sense advice from Lucy. The gruff warm hearted woman who runs the ranch. The Countess tells tales of her multiple husbands and seems to have found another prospect in a cowboy named a Buck Winston. Miriam has been having an affair with Sylvia Fowler's husband plans to marry him. Peggy discovers that she is pregnant calls, her husband and happily plans to hurry home Sylvia arrives at the Ranch Howard is suing her thanks to record evidence of mental cruelty when she discovers that Miriam is the next Mrs Fowler she attacks her and a cat fight ensues. Mary's divorce comes through Miriam tries to convince her that she should forget her pride and call Stephen Before, Mary, can. Decide Stephen Calls to inform Mary that he and crystal have just been married two years later crystal now Mrs..
"norma shearer" Discussed on Classic Movie Musts
"Look tell you what. Let me finish this movie and I promise you that the advertising will not mention ex wife right. Hey says well okay. Then that's that's fair. And he said also he says I have a letter here from a priest head of loyal marymount college and he says that this film could help people in America. Understand the problems that occur with divorce and it could be instructive and and beneficial. I you have that in your book. I find that. It's so fantastic. This movie would potentially dissuade people from wanting to get divorced because it paints such an ugly picture of the roads. You might go down. If you're divorced say yeah I mean and yet they're you know they're showing this awful stuff but but by the same token there are scenes when she's having a wild time reassures say I don't think I don't think it necessarily had that impact but I like that. They found a priest willing to say that it might yes so when the film came out. Thalberg kept his promise and and made sure that his office sent out a very strict warning to all the exchanges and to the advertising departments at various theatres. The city theaters where the film would be opening. Do not mention ex wife in connection with this film and of course a couple of them did I mean and they just couldn't resist but the nature of theaters coming up with their own kind of publicity and things like that they I mean they would paint their own You know you can't you couldn't control everything yeah they. They had their own part prepared for local newspapers. They use the MGM. What are called cuts right as bassist. They added things to them to the throne typesetters but it was The film was really a an event because it it turns out that this film that's made basically to flout the production code by someone who co-authored it with an actress who was kind of regard as a genteel first lady of GM Here in this scandalous roll it. Just it all the makings of a hit and it was indeed a major major. Hit and what Jason Joy at Studio Relations Committee was concerned about was that the other studios are going to say well if Dollberg did this and people are going to see it as making money will and it's in violation of the code. You know in spirit if not in letter of why. Can't we do the same thing and of course they did so by late? Nineteen thirty there. Were all these movies were kind of built on the same model imitating stealing steel. F. You doing what they say. This movie is such a huge success. Audiences love it. I mean of course studios are going to look around and say hey if the guy who helped author this is willing to do it then maybe the repercussions won't be so bad if we do it better to ask forgiveness than permission. And there's a wonderful letter from Jason Joy to his colleague Lamar Trottier who who later left the production code administration and became a screenwriter very famous screenwriter twentieth century. Fox like young Mr Lincoln and all these great movies right razor's edge Jason Joy rights to to Marchetti and June of thirty. So it's Li maybe what two months after the less than two months after the premiere of divorce say we are struggling? Mightily with the cycle of sophistication which the success of the divorce say has induced. The difficulty for us is to find delicate treatments of this kind of material and that these studios will have writers who are able to treat this material delicately in every situation and not exploited. So I'm you watch the movie and you can totally understand how would Excite audiences I mean. Norma Shearer is electric and so of course it's going to spawn imitators left and right. I'm curious your do. You have any special insight into obviously the studios and Irving Thalberg and all of these people as you mentioned earlier. The last thing. They is government intervention in their censorship in any sort of government regulation. So they say okay. We're going to adopt. We're GONNA police ourselves. It's going to be fine. We'll prove it. He's involved in the in the writing of this code but at the same time. I mean literally. Simultaneous simultaneously undercutting. What he's working on. What do you think it's a that it was just for him? It was just this irresistible opportunity to produce this hit novel into a similarly exciting film and and it was kind of like but from this point after that. We'll be we'll be done with it or do you think Paul Berg was kind of going through the motions with the code and understood that in its infancy. It didn't quite yet have the teeth to really extract any consequence out of him. I mean why do you think he was so willing to immediately? You know kind of undercut the same the code that he was helping right. Okay I think one reason was he had had a meteoric rise to power and prominence and that was because he was a genius he understood both filmmaking from the aesthetic point of view and from the marketing point of view so and he was also constantly trying to expand. Its Horizons so what his point of view had to be. Was You know there are people who may trash movies in this town? William Fox The cockeyed world is sidedly vulgar. Movie But I'm not making vulgar movies. I'm trying to uplift the level of perception from audiences in this country trying to give them something to look up to not just give them the same old junk that they expect and so. I can be excused if I do this as an experiment to see what happens And you know it was a success. Obviously it it certainly helped Norma Shearer's career. Lena launched her on a whole new. In fact it really made her the Queen Pre Code. Because you know there was nobody else doing this. And there was no one as powerful as she and and as well You know supported by that her studio. Yeah you think of other actresses of the studios. They didn't have the support that she had. And they didn't have the track record that she had since nineteen twenty four right now. We should address. Y was in this whole thing happening. Why was the film industry paying will Hayes and supporting this agency the Studio Relations Committee the quote Unquote Hayes Office in the first place? Well it wasn't only that people were complaining all over the country about bad movies immoral movies. It was that there were censor boards. There were eight censor boards and there were local sense reports to that when a film would go to the Boards. They cut pieces of the film out and not put them back in so when the print back to the studio to go to its next destination. It's ruined so the studio was losing. I would say almost millions a year because of this because the directors and writers were putting things in films that the local censor board didn't want and we're cutting out yes so there's a basic practical economic and then there's public relations. There's the whole issue of these different the Catholic Church especially because it was very much centralized as opposed to the Protestant Churches Really threatening to invoke federal censorship and there were a number of bills that made it through the House not the Senate That we're going to create a federal censorship board that would Tell the local boards and the eight regional boards what to do and that was really scary prospect now on the flip side of that. We'll hayes finds out that Thalberg is making the divorce on the quiet or this adaptation of ex wife and you know he does go to him and say what are you doing but ultimately he allows it go through and my question to you is is that Hayes saying hey I don't if I push back too hard and alienate the studios. Are they going to perhaps? Is the Code Still Young Enough? That he's concerned that the studios might move in a different direction if they push back against him. They'll create a different form of censorship and get excluded. Why does he let this project go through purely on what is fairly kind of technical? You know a technicality of changing the title. When you know a lot of the meat and potatoes is GONNA be equally scandalous several reasons. I think he felt that Sauber would deal with it tastefully because Dahlberg had filmed adult themed films earlier and they none of them were in the same category. As what William Fox did with cockeyed world or the film's right Did they really were pretty nasty? Thalberg was took the high road. His bills were were tasteful. The production value of N. G. M. tasteful notice that goes along with that studio brand was going to elevate it to a certain degree enough that the that they were going to be okay with it. They expected it to be an important film because Stalbur was making it. He wasn't he wasn't making some silly thing. It was it was gonna be something meaningful are also Bear in mind the studios are paying will hays huge salary listing one hundred fifteen thousand a year multiply that times about thirty not bad all right so he didn't want to lose his exactly. Yeah I think yeah looking out for himself. And plus he. He also knew that there be would be peer pressure from. Sauber because these producers if would either play cards and Thursday night At just of skanks or they'd go to mayors Sunday Brunch. And you know if if you do something that reflects badly in the end the industry you're gonNA hear it. Those social gatherings are going to be mad at you. So yeah there. There's there were various checks and balances in place already but yeah he knew Dahlberg wouldn't be totally transgressive right so then we kind of we get into the film itself. The finished product is and you know I Kinda WanNa get into how audiences responded to this product. Because I think to me I mean the beginning. Obviously I mean. The film is so progressive compared to what we see in the coming decades about women in their place I mean. Obviously there's the whole conversation earlier in the film where he says. Oh you have a man's point of view but I mean this is this kind of self-reliant career woman who is advocating for herself. Who who is very much an equal say in in her relationship and you have a little bit of maybe perhaps a little bit of scandal kind of suggestiveness early on in the film. But I mean the the sequences obviously after she finds out that her husband Ted has cheated on her and then eventually the sequence in which she goes out with dawn for the evening and then goes home with Don for the evening that that look. She gives the camera and then the curtains closing. I mean this was. I mean this this. I assume that look into the camera that Norma Shearer gives the world on fire at that moment yet. Audience is in those days. Were Have to be clear about this. They were vocal but they didn't talk to. The street didn't talk to each other. There was a certain level of etiquette. They did and they clap at the end of movies but they also cleft at the ends of scenes and that and the trades did record those of many times I mean her next film strangers may kiss on on her the her her second next film strangers. May Kiss When it premiered the criterion downtown There was one scene. She did the got an ovation. People clap at the fate out. Yeah they just thought she did a great job in that one scene. So that's how that's how audiences were in those days so you can be fairly sure that when that when she's in the car within what is she doing and then when the curtain closes and fade out. Oh He's always would have been like that's what it would've absolutely and then the brilliant line after she gets off the phone with. Don After ten. Ted Returns that she's balanced their books. And you have a split second of is she just playing off..
"norma shearer" Discussed on Classic Movie Musts
"Film this week. Is the divorce say which was directed by Robert Leonard and was released in nineteen thirty the divorce as stars Norma Shearer and features Chester Morris Conrad Nagel and Rubber Montgomery? Ted Played by Chester Morris. Jerry played by Norma Shearer Paul play by Conrad Nagel. Dorothy played by Helen. Johnson are part of the New York in crowd. Jerry's decision to marry Ted Crushes Paul. He gets drunk and is in a car accident that leaves Dorothy. His face disfigured out of pity Paul. Mary's Dorothy Ted and Jerry have been married for three years when she discovers that he had a brief affair with another woman and when she confronts him on their third anniversary he tells her that it did not mean thing upset and with Ted away on a business trip. Jerry spends the night with his best friend dawn upon Ted's return. She tells him that she has balanced their accounts withholding. Don's name Ted is hypocritically outraged and they argue which ends with Ted leaving her and the couple filing for divorce while Jerry turns to partying to forget her sorrows. Ted Becomes AN ALCOHOLIC POLLEN. Jerry run into each other and she discovers that he still loves her and is willing to leave. Dorothy to be with her only after she meets. Dorothy is Jerry forced to evaluate her decision and she decides that Ted is the only man for her and she tracks him and they reconcile the devore say was nominated for four Academy Awards winning one. It was nominated for best writing. Best Directing Rubber Leonard and Best Picture and Norma Shearer won the award for best actress now. Have you balanced your accounts? Because it's time for our feature presentation. How are you looking for a double dose of Classic Movie? Must in your week then check out. Our Patriot exclusive show. Classic Movie Must Double Feature. The show is the same structure as our normal show but for movies released from the year. Two thousand to the present and then I believe are destined to go down in the film books as classics. The show cost just one dollar per month and releases every Tuesday to all patriots subscribers. That's four episodes per month for just one dollar. You also get the entire archive of past double feature episodes for that first dollar as well. That's dozens of episodes now so for as little as twelve dollars per year..
Fashion at the Oscars, an Interview with Author Bronwyn Cosgrave
"Here to talk about the Academy Awards wisher just this past. Sunday right casts. Yes now I get to talk about all things red carpet I mean. This is arguably the Oscars arguably the most highly anticipated of all red carpets throughout the year. So you know we're here to talk about the Academy Awards and the Academy. Awards is the annual event of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences which is an organization established by among others American Phil Magnet Louis. B. Mayer who was co founder of the Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios and it was founded in nineteen twenty seven and the academy originally had about thirty six members and that included quote unquote. Hollywood royalty like Douglas Fairbanks and his wife at the time. Mary Pickford and the Academy was really focused on promoting the Hollywood film industry at a time when it was not yet. The nationally internationally celebrated epicenter film production that it is today so the Academy Awards. Ceremony was instrumental in helping establish. The Hollywood film industry's reputation by celebrating. Its achievements across five branches so giving awards to producers actors directors writers and technicians and the First Academy Awards was held in Nineteen Twenty nine and unlike today it was not a broadcast event but was rather a ticketed private dinner that was attended by two hundred and seventy invited guests and this was held at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in L. A. Dismay will mark ninety one years since the Academy Awards debuted on May Sixteenth. Nineteen twenty nine and things. Well you could say that they've changed just a tad today. The Academy's membership has blossomed from thirty six members to somewhere close to a thousand and from its original five branches. It now has seventeen. Over twenty million people across the US tune into the Oscars each year and has really become one of the most highly anticipated televised award shows of the season and millions of us tune in just for the pre show. I would argue and we do that because we WanNa see our beloved movie. Stars walk the red carpet and why can only be described as high style? I mean so. Central is celebrity dress to the Oscars that the pre show is televised live so that viewers like April and I am Oliver Address. Listeners can get up close views of their favorite celebrities attires before they even take their seats so talk show hosts interviews stars about what they wear while others give a play by play in studio and you know on various platforms across the Internet. I know I shared all of my favorites on instagram. And the revelry all things Oscars fashion does not end here of course in the days and weeks that follow as in every year a ceremony and special edition magazines will be printed that are dedicated to this red carpet fashion and of course the Internet will be aflame with talk of the best and worst dressed. Cast we've come a long way from that very first private dinner in one thousand nine hundred eighty nine and this has sparked our curiosity about just winded. The Oscars become as much about fashion as film and I started to research this topic and kind of dive right in but it was not long after. I began Researching that I came across. Bronwyn Cost Grace Fabulous book made for each other fashion the Academy Awards and of course I reached out to her and I am pleased to say she is joining us here. Today Bronwyn welcomed addressed Bronwyn. It is such a pleasure to have you here today. Welcome dressed thank you cassidy. I'm a huge fan of dressed. So it's lovely to be with you. Thank you so much and I have to say that we're here today. Because you wrote this fabulous book and I'm sure you've done a lot of interviews about red carpet fashion because of it your made for each other fashion and the Academy Awards. It's such an incredible book. You have this Great Inc. A primary source materials quotes newspaper clippings. And then there use these vivid descriptions to bring these nights and events to light and I just want to read a little bit from what you wrote about for the First Academy Awards which not aired because this is pre television but may thirtieth nineteen twenty nine for instance you write. A corruption erupted on the stretch of Hollywood Boulevard. Outside the Roosevelt Hotel just before eight PM at two hundred and seventy film industry. Silent screen notable slipped from a convoy of luxury automobiles and into its cavernous event. Space the blossom room. The Academy's prominent guests included Mary. Pickford NORMA SHEARER engine starlets Marion Davies and Joan Crawford. Lean and tanned. These actress lovely looked as delicious as their sugars. Spun Party Vapor a Waxed Candy Replica a Cedric Gibbons Golden Academy Award Trophy. So it's really these details that transport the reader back in time to that moment. So thank you. You must have had a wonderful time researching and writing. This book will thank you. I actually did not have a wonderful because I understand that because you know it's really it's really kind of you to notice the intricacy that actually went in to the writing of this book. The book took me three years and every single day of that was almost every single. Damn it was really one solid year of writing to the homestretch but for about two years. I scoured honestly. The world for information about what women wore the Oscars and my book really is about women and what they went through to get dressed and the great thing is that I did discover you. Know the bulk of that material in Los Angeles at the Margaret Herrick Library which is an academy library and a lot of it had never really been looked at and I'm also went to visit the great designers I went to the Dior Archive and John. Galliano actually called the archive and said you know. Help Bronwyn with what she what. She needs whatever she needs. Giorgio Armani also took it really seriously and help me. His team really helped me. I was very very fortunate. There's a great trust. One of my favorite dresses in the book is what we shall. Yo War when she was nominated for Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon and that dress was created from millions of Swarovski Crystal in Hong Kong by a very gifted designer named Barney. Chang and I what I actually noticed in the process of researching this book and why it took so long was that I kind of discovered a paper trail of identifying dresses and actually looking at the designer a designer attached to address in a caption say and looking at that dress in thinking that does not look like the work of say Howard greer who was one of the early costume designers and not all of the names turned up in in indexes for example addresses. So I really had to look hard and not believe what I saw imprint and that is something that I really noticed with fashion. History is that there will be a sort of myth associated with something. Say A design. Then it's not always the case and you really need to read between the lines and and go back to the primary source material and then to contextualized that all you know and put it in right into this story. This really captivating story. Yeah it's not an easy feat but you did it beautifully. Thank you but oh the one thing I will say about. That is that the book does also revolve around a celebration every year. So that really anchored the book the actual ceremony. Where you know. That was Super Fun. I watched every Oscar ceremony. That had been telecast. That was the first thing that I did so every Oscar ceremony that had been televised. Say I think it was like Nineteen Fifty. Four certainly the mid fifties onwards and really got to work with that material. Which was the fun stuff? Actually
"norma shearer" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"And you can join us at eight hundred nine six nine nine three five two the show's story in the Tampa Bay times this morning the last decade was the warmest on record and federal climate scientists announced yesterday the twenty nineteen is the second warmest year on record global temperatures well the records began more than a hundred forty years ago in eighteen eighty one how good their thermometers were then and Norma Shearer recorded was twenty sixteen which was just point zero seven degrees Fahrenheit warmer than last year so anyway we are having some global warming the thing is it's not caused by man or woman or anything else it's early nature's way of doing things so in that nature right now it got us out of the ice age depends on whether you like a warmer not full too hot too high I'm not a very happy with us right now with the cyclical nature of everything happening but one of the things that have happened is we've got a group of students ranging in age from twelve to twenty one who are suing governor Rhonda Sandison the agriculture commissioner Nikki freed and the Florida cabinet and to state agencies for violating their constitutional rights and endangering their future by failing to aggressively develop a plan to combat crime of climate change these people are supposedly educated what a bunch of dopes they're suing I can't wait to see what courts do because the courts if they agree to this they're basically saying oh yeah man's causing climate change and that doesn't happen we didn't get out of the ice age because of man then one around for the ice age okay I don't think and we have to get Felix they are legal expert on I don't think the court can rule in that favor without having you know it it's an opinion based on the judge you would need a scientist to.
Government agencies say 2019 was 2nd warmest year on record
"Morning the last decade was the warmest on record and federal climate scientists announced yesterday the twenty nineteen is the second warmest year on record global temperatures well the records began more than a hundred forty years ago in eighteen eighty one how good their thermometers were then and Norma Shearer recorded was twenty sixteen which was just point zero seven degrees Fahrenheit warmer than last year so anyway we are having some global warming the thing is it's not caused by man or woman or anything else it's early nature's way of doing things so in that nature right now it got us out of the ice age depends on whether you like a warmer not full too hot too high I'm not a very happy with us right now with the cyclical nature of
"norma shearer" Discussed on Keep It!
"Of community service at a thirty three thousand dollar fine for her role in the infamous college admissions scandal that broke earlier this year. She has to turn herself in on October twenty fifth so so you can still presented the emmys perfect not the creative arts emmys Merle but Miami she'll be there they should have. They should have her. You know this. This is a story where I can't tell which I'm longing for. I the documentary or the fictionalized version the narrative story of this because they both are gonna be created about the same time I mean about the same time line which is going to happen. I and I'm I'm ready for. Both I know that we'll also we still have to wait for Laurie Laughlin to efficient down and that's going going to be a much more serious situations. She didn't take the plea deal and which is hello well. What were you thinking Laurie's up to yeah. They have the same name defense now right. I also think her and her husband Matsumoto were up to other illegal activities so viggo lot growing on Lekota Quinn Cummings. The actress tweeted once that when this is from her twitter she said that when Laughlin was on full House and and she and John Stamos. We're going to have a baby that she screamed that the babies were too ugly in that they she and John would never have ugly kids so that is very funny. Yeah remember when they lived on a fucking talking attic and raise their kids. China yeah very weird. Obviously Felicity Huffman sentencing is very light but it also brought to mind the harsher sentence say that women of Color get far committing the same crimes there was the case of Tanya mcdowall. Aw Connecticut Mom who was sentenced to five years behind bars for quote unquote ceiling an education after enrolling her five year old son into the wrong school district and that that was because she was homeless at the time of his enrollment and used the address of her son's babysitter to enroll him in kindergarten. I do want to say something about this. fucked up. Tanya got five years in prison right but a lot of the conversation online was. Let's infelicity to prison for five years you know and I think that two things can be true. Tanya sentencing was shared and also we shouldn't be sending sending people to prison for crimes like this. prisons are already overcrowded. and I don't really believe in using the prison system to you. Punish people for crimes like this in the first place so prison reform is something that we need in this situation so that both women and would have gotten fair sentences fourteen days in jail by the way though I just don't know enough to overhaul your conscience altogether preparing for role. I know she's planning her next move to come out of prison and play Martha Stewart well. I've got some role I understand cosmic Irish I and to your point to Lewis. I think fourteen days is nothing for sure but jail is not at the proper. No I really think the money is what's through is what we need from her. Her money should be going towards other students. who you didn't benefit from the scamming that she and her daughter should have been sentenced to go to state school. She was only find thirty thousand ah I think she was only five thirty thousand dollars. Which is nothing for her? I'm sure and dollars that's less than a script it okay. It is paid more than that to be addicted to pillow. What episode of early season Yes I m. E winning. Season was one one for season one really I disagree. I think season two because that's when all of them are nominated first season. It was fewer of her cancer season. Yes yes season. Two wasn't Terry just nominated for the I think that's right by the way the best part about about this was the letters written felicity even Longoria and Marc chary wrote letters in her defense and evil are a letter defending felicity while also mentioning how much she things things another cast member was absolutely evil to her so you felicity Huffman defense to drag a former gas. Who was the cast mate? I believe it was Teri Hatcher China. Yeah you couldn't really tell right yes but from everything. I've heard about this show. Oh just the specific seem like it was about Teri. Hatcher people hate it Nicolette Sheridan as well but I don't think that letter the timing matched her that makes sense yeah in and Marcia Cross that seems wrong. Yes seems we have an actress detective. You can president sticks plus. We have a mutual friend who worked and they said that Marcia Across McLaughlin were very nice to the raiders and visited all the time so yeah Marcia Cross. I saw her when I snuck doc into that Marianne Williamson fundraiser like she doesn't seem like the kind of person she was there. She was there Oh to. I don't know a fancy at the foot loose and fancy free to but the scamming makes me think of the beautiful scammers of Hustler which okay I have talked about last week after we had seen early screenings out and everyone has seen it. I am going to see it this weekend. I haven't seen it yet but we're not going to spoil the movie for people that's fine you. Can you tell everything I'll still watch with like love and adoration. All these women especially Jaylo. I Love My love for Jaylo goes way back I this I don't know how many other like young teenage girls out there will feel the same way but like until Jaylo played Selena in that nineteen ninety seven movie there wasn't a beautiful sexy Latina Latina that we all saw and it was it was it was life changing and I don't know that she knows how much of a cultural impact that she really had but I think about that would good west side story was my favorite movie movie ever used to watch out all the time was I was just wait a little Russian but still same. I'm like Oh God I had that exact same thought there was nobody from Nashville and I will say about Jennifer Lopez even though in Selena she gives a very charming performance that really holds up when you watch hustlers it takes no time at all the realize it's her best-performing elite. That makes me really excited. I love that also by the way happy National Hispanic heritage month so like Jay J. Lo is like she deserves to be. She deserves. She's also like we're just working so hard. I feel somebody's been hustling for decades. I'm really excited at the prospect of her performing the Super Bowl uh-huh. Oh yeah yeah well. She who will do feeling so good with That's my favorite song by. The way take no feeling so good is great. I would go with that. What are go with get right I would go with. I'm glad to get right the the the the saxophone like a dying cat to me but I do think the song the video slaves. I have a friend who was gymnasts a college gymnast and her floor. Song used to be Let's get loud. Oh sure great right now. I can only see that as gymnast floor song all the on the singles are Minneapolis Jackson. I mean it's the first one but like if you had my love is still chronic traumatic thoughts. I love is she singing on the chorus. I it sounds to me like Oh yeah. I mean a lot of her. Songs Have Christina Christina Milian singing. I love that actually can seize acting forever. It was great to about the movie. Is it really actually fulfilled. Hollywood's too often oversold promise promise of female empowerment movies it was a film which had a huge female cats and they are mostly had something to do. uh-huh styles to Jewish styles does what she has to do okay. She does what was required in the script. She's very enjoyable. Roxanne things constantly. We need to work on craft but her so interesting because she was fine yeah. It's it's hard hard because she was opposite Jaylo who was just massive them so everyone was overshadowed by J. Lo My only quibble with the movie is actually I think he could've done. I would have liked it even better with less of the friendship component if it was just hustlers using each other to get ahead in there wasn't necessarily a sentimental vibe like I felt like I kept hearing script notes. If like we have to see them hang out and enjoy a holiday together ahead of the traveling pants like why can't women just be soloist. God dammit I want I liked the raids were film but it did feel like you know if it were soderbergh or a scorcese making this there wouldn't be so much on there hanging out having Christmas dinner together montage of all the Times. We really were there for her. I felt like the only time it really really hits is towards the end. There's a montage of their friendship and I was like I don't need this movies and to me. Is there point in this movie where two two or more women are sitting in a tub talking to each other. Oh no this isn't my captain Corelli's Mandolin. Okay thank God because women sit injury woes fern talk to each other. Okay okay. Yes okay which as you're watching it is both iconic and while I'm trying to imagine staging that in like theater theater yeah look actually yes. I mean it's it. It feels very there's a lot of very good blocking in it and Komo Jaylo when you see those big choreographed dancing period speaking of Hustler's I what are some of your other favorite movies starring women. Oh starring Ladies First Wives Club. I love bridesmaids as I mean I'm thinking about this. Note of of like you know movies where there are a lot of a strong women who are also kind of forcing the agenda of friendship and bridesmaids. I think it's it's it's a pretty far this movie for me. Even though that agenda friendship is definitely do you know it's an interesting note my favorite part of that movie aside from the big plane sequencers hilarious yeah right at the beginning of that movie before they get to the plot the scenes with Kristen Wig and Maya Rudolph when they're like scamming a yoga class filling out together it just feels immediately like an immediately lived in funny a little bit pathetic Frencham a little bit too old to yoga class so I that that part of the film of that film I think is a better done there than hustling like that too in that their friends in bridesmaids and it becomes about competing for friend yeah turns like the friendship on its head interesting I would say of course one of my favorites is the women I was just GonNa ask. That was GONNA be my cool contribution. Go ahead. No that's my kind of movie movie from the thirties struck George Cooper who understood ladies all too well so I don't know what we don't know about George Kuker moving on melodrama you know I love joy car move pat him or him or I could just sit down and watch short movies but the woman I'm an only women in the cast and then pretty much all icons. You've got your Joan Fontaine's in Roslyn Russell Norma Shearer but it's really Joan. Crawford's hat has one of my favorite lines and cinema which is when she confronts together women and she says there's a name for latest like you but it isn't us in high society outside of a Kennel show now. I need to watch I would add a league get their own horrible remake of the women do not speak now on Meg Ryan Jada Pinkett. Someone must have forced her by gun. Point went to begin but also set it off. Wei is maybe being remade by Isa Ray. I have concerns concerns but ocean motions eight. How do we feel about Ocean Save. I felt it was sleep here that needed to be in the movie. I've ever seen where Kate Blanchett had nothing to do. uh-huh yes yeah where'd you go. Bernadette she at least had somewhere to go. That's an article I would actually say that. Ocean's eight is a movie that I didn't love when I saw it that much but it's been a movie. That ivory watched every time I've been on a plane sure it had Q. Moments enjoyable. Do you know I will just reiterate quickly that my favorite female friendship movie is Cate Blanchett and Sarah Paulson and Carol. They have seen to sit and she's like Sarah. Tell me what you're doing. Romancing this younger woman and Cate Blanchett last and she goes no she goes. I never did and it's like really sad. Meaningful moment share between the two of them. You can always watch that movie not not just a Christmas time. It'd be ready to not mentioned bringing or even though we mentioned it before but I think so good and speaking of classic access you know what movie I'm talking about..
"norma shearer" Discussed on Classic Movie Musts
"Antoinette starts norma shearer tyrone power john berry more robert morally early end anita louise in seventeen sixty nine vienna empress maria today of austria tells her daughter maria antonio she is to marry the dough fat louise a ghost murray is excited to become the future queen of france but grows dismayed upon learning her husband is a shy man more at home with locksmith thing then attending parties after countless attempts to please him louie reveals he cannot produce airs prompting murray to associate with the power hungry duke they're all in on her second wedding anniversary mme to bury king louis the fifteenth mistress gifts murray with an empty cradle and appalling critical of her inability they produce an air despite murray's outrage we proved to be too weak to stand up to his grandfather sometime later murray meets swedish count axel fair sin at a costume ball during which she wagers and loses inexpensive necklace count mercy be austrian embassador scolds her for her wants and behavior but she pays him little mind murray then hosts a ball in an attempt to make amends with do berry and please count mercy see they attempt fails however when do brewery draws attention to louise absence emory responds with a reference to do breeze past the king decides to another marriage prompting louis to defend murray murray meanwhile fleece it's account mercy's resident after learning she is to be sent back to austria while there she reunites with her son who professors his love for her realizing she too has fallen in love with percent murray goes to tell the we learn she cannot leave him as the king is dying of smallpox and the way he himself is still fond of her she agrees tremaine send the throne following the king's death despite murray's attempts to continue their relationship percent refuses to risk ruining her reputation tation until sorts of fulfill her duties as francis queen she goes on to give birth to a daughter mary torres and son luis charles some years later when the dough fan has grown into a young boy peasants throw stones at murray's karaj she is taking her children for dr she's shocked at the intense disliked displayed by the people of france she blames darlene for inciting murray later rejects eight jewelers expensive and elaborate necklace but she is framed by court insiders plotting to acquire the necklace themselves and their fear of the diamond necklace erupts murray's outrage but they're lynn tells the royal couple to abdicate the throne in favor of the defense under the regency of darrow land the french revolution lucian comes and the royal family is taken prisoner fair sent returns with a plan of his scape but when the defense has a guard that his father is locksmith the king is recognized and arrested after eight former priest at riverside identifies feis him the king is put on trial in sentenced to death and spent his last night with his family his children not realizing this is the last night they will spend their father murray is heartbroken but it's been separated from her children put on trial in condemned to death the fan too young to understand what is going on around him is forced to testify against his mother the night before she is executed percent goes to the prison and they pledged their love to each other with murray telling him that she will never say goodbye the next morning she goes bravely to our execution which first san witnessed from distance marie antoinette had a budget of a staggering two point nine million dollars adjusting for inflation inflation that's a budget of roughly fifty two and a half million marie antoinette was also nominated for four academy awards it was nominated for best music best art direction best supporting actor for robert morally and best actress for norma shearer now i will never say goodbye 'cause it's time for our feature presentation into environment that celebrated the human at the expense one might say of almost everything hollywood had come to stand for that found salvation for chason industry in planes stories about plane people m gm released its prestige super special marie antoinette if boy's town represented ainu were less ostentatious direction for hollywood's most extravagant studio marie antoinette would it be jeweled artifact from more profitable get time in the works for five years with the production costs of almost three million dollars in one of those cast of thousands it started enormous shearer in her first role cincy illfated romeo and juliet it was m gm's most lavish extravaganza of the decade planned before producer irving thalberg death in period tribute to his wife and his own filmmaking making prowess sheers marriage to thalberg has solidified her position as queen of metro but by the film's release she no longer reigned supreme except perhaps by studio field so m gm star unnatural girl myrna loy who appeared in eleven films shares to between nineteen thirty six in nineteen thirty eight war the crown of the queen of the movies following a newspaper poll in december nineteen thirty seven in hollywood monarchy was democratically elected by a powerful authority the consumer who in fact who is actually the king and movie queens like actual queens could be deposed marie antoinette maybe once have looked like a sure bet with stars spectacle in glamour to spare but in the wake of a name lynch reception following the july premier in los angeles it emerged as one of the year's riskiest productions in a time fraught with risk in gm was still the most successful of the studios by virtue of its star power and the quality of its films but by the fall of nineteen thirty eight however the queen and the film about her seemed to symbolize everything the film industry was busily defining itself against to placate eight public who's dissatisfaction had taken on historic proportions an article full screen in radio weekly warned quote the revolution has come to hollywood and the glamour kings and queens are marching to the guillotine unquote big names were no longer sufficient to attract movie goers to a film article fickle continued since the revolution these old movie royalty were just public figures who face a recall vote every time they appear on the screen an sometimes before that as shearer words in a position to know marie antoinette is not simply another example of the hollywood bio pic as john run in which the star system speaks about itself animating its own values of celebrity personality and prestige page through eight parallel world of stars it isn't artful allegory of the dangers facing the system highlighting the generosity of hollywood own aristocracy and claimed to serve the public it gesture sure to the new order of things in which the raw power of the public could no longer be ignored in heralded the advent of something like democratic practices that were frighteningly out of control if an angry french people could eliminate eliminate it's unpopular queen an angry movie going public might likewise bring down a movie about her this marie antoinette would not dare as her unfortunate predecessor had legendarily done exhort the hungry hordes to eat cake what other films in other years might have done as a matter of course to craft and more agreeable heroin took on special significance in the context of industries public relations problems the bus campaign for marie antoinette within the larger motion pictures greatest year dr would make one of the unpopular queens ace sympathetic woman transforming her from a symbol of in difference to the public into eight figure for it the film makes it case to the public for leniency understanding and ultimately affection queens are people to the keynote of a sumptuous costume drama about the french court was of course glamour but such a film might nonetheless indulge in a taste for the human at the same time an outcome portended by the film source material it was based on stevens digs nineteen thirty two biography graffiti marie antoinette the portrait of an average woman it was the tragedy of this insignificant has spurred princess have greatness thrust upon her he wrote in his introduction like stars there's some queens are made not born she was not exceedingly able nor yet exceptionally foolish now they're fired nor ice devoid of any vigorous wish to do good end of the remotest this inclination to do evil the average woman of yesterday today and tomorrow who would be elevated to the rank of star performer in these stupendous drama of opening phases of the french revolution marie antoinette historical hike on possessed universal qualities she was less queen of her time then a woman for all time marie antoinette ordinariness is emphasized from the start any cold austrian palace the shattering arch duchess learns that she is to be married she knows in cares nothing of politics and his swept away by the prospect of romantic alliance more the getty american school girl in an aristocrat sensible supple of her obligations marie antoinette bubbles is he attracted do you think he'll like me her no nonsense mother played by oma krueger understands irrelevance of such questions to frankel austrian relations and informs her daughter that she will be the next queen of france squealing with the light and still wanting to know if the dough fan is handsome marie antoinette seduced by the prospect of glamorous career i shall be queen of france she dreamily murmur emperors warns her gushing daughter that she must learn to be worthy of her destiny and the story of marie antoinette is how rather silly young woman become immature unintelligent ruler her transgressions extravagance trivia holiday promiscuity stem not from bad intentions but high spirits and the failings of others she is the victim of eight loveless on consummated marriage despite her patient efforts to be an exemplary wife enter produce an air end of the bitter jealousy of mme do battery who actually has sex with her louie but can never be queen finally the dough fan depose is that a liner and establishes her presence at court which leads to a montage of assorted entertainments each a bit more scandalous the molest after she loses the diamond necklace on eight that's an emissary from her mother arrives rise to condemn her behavior count do marcy warren's her against this extravagance this ad pursuit of pleasure which can end only in she interrupts but not in boredom is marie antoinette was terrified fight of being bored the filmmakers were rather more fearful of audiences on me then of hers one problem was that her frivolous activities are about the most pleasurable parts of the film and are certainly more upbeat beat then what follows conference notes on an early draft of the script from thalberg and others expressed concern that quote reforming queen is so much less interesting than a hectic one marie antoinette the scold scold who talked about other people's misery impressed louie into action was dropped although the reformed pendants in queen remained her sense of queen ship of ab negation of individual to the principle of royalty would emphasize at all birds insistence to prevent ending from being unbearably harrowing she does indeed learn to be queen but only by first becoming a woman dust reversing the trajectory of her royal predecessor in queen christina from nineteen thirty three she is like us in her desire for love but also painfully excluded from what we are free to enjoy this is what count axel the fair sent play by tyrone power from sweden on loan from fox pictures teaches her they first meet at the gambling house where she loses her necklace he knows who she is but she quote he pretends to be the star of the opera come meek and he insulted by treating her as a little actress is indifference angers her but attracts her when marie antoinette apologizes and then kisses him he replies the generous words come from that of the dough fien but her lips are those of us or bet with percents helps she learns to stop acting like everybody else but she must learn to be natural that is like herself he convinces her that she possesses eight truly noble nature but it has been disturbed by artificial and extravagant conditions into which circumstances have planted her first sent is in a position to make those judgments because he has loved marie antoinette from afar for years her former governor as went to work for his family and that gossipy employee raised him on a steady diet of arch duchess anecdotes he reveals all this at their next meeting just after the king has told her that he will end all her marriage marriage and center back to austria he dies before acting on his threat but not before marie antoinette believing she will soon be free has innocently fallen in love fair sent understands her conspicuous behavior and forgives it because he knows human nature she may pleasure shield against loneliness and slander because she is so eager to be loved if the dream of love goes unrealized he tells her anyone even the highest will try to fill the void with noise same excitement and pleasure marie antoinette has been acting naturally all along her behavior the cheap artifice is of a sore bet is no longer understood comment needing what others need and being unable to get it simply makes her human little to human at times according to george which alavi a technical advisor on the film he objected to the little intimacies such as touching people's hands or bodies that shearer as queen indulged in her persistent behavior as normal human being was acceptable as hollywood arch duchess and princess image the lobby could understand standi appeal of such a very human touch but it was his job to press for real distinction between queens and everyone else filbert pressed for it to he had one at fair sent.
"norma shearer" Discussed on Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast
"And they had to go back to the hotel and get her shoes and LIZA and David guests were going to get married, and it was a big wedding and New York with Robert Osborne, your friend, by the way that we love that man. Yeah. No. He was he was such a special man anyway. Yeah. Michael was there with Elizabeth? And I said, you know, they the wedding was being held up. And I said, you know, Mike, oh, we've got I love Elizabeth. I said I love Elizabeth too. But we gotta get her inside and inner shoe, so we can start the wedding. You know, what I mean, Michael, you you understand that? He's I understand. And but he was a very nice guy. He. I like I like I liked him a lot. And what a great talent Jesus. What a talent that kid was he had a lot of it. Robert we jump around as you see. But I want I do wanna plug in. And specifically mentioned this book that you wrote with Scott, the new one from the twenty sixteen I loved her in the movies, and so many great stories, and again, how many classic actresses you knew and worked with Joan Crawford. We mentioned Claudette Colbert, we mentioned glorious Swanson, but Norma Shearer with I believe is the first movie store you ever met. That's right. Yeah. She was. Yeah. Do you still have that autographed? Picture. She gave you. I do you know, it's in the book, and I still have I still have a picture. She was I mean, I didn't know who she was really. I was just a kid, you know. But I knew who she was later, and I had an opportunity of spending some time with her when when I started getting in the picture business, and she was she was a very dynamic woman. I mean, she made a lot of great movies. And all of that. I wanted to tell you what thing. Yeah. You know, Robert Osborne was a very cl-. Close and dear friend of mine we were under contract to FOX together in the early fifties. And I go I go back a long time with him. And as I said, we were very good friends. And when he left us, he he gave me and chill a the Queen in his in his will. And so. Jill. And I decided we have kind of a long driveway coming into our house up here in fellow out. And I was going to put lights, you know, to light the driveway. Sure on a and I did it on a on a timer. You know? I mean, not a timer. But a you know, you drive by it, and it what do they call it a sensor and the lights go on. So every time we drive in the driveway at night the lights go on. And it reminds me of Robert, oh, that's sweet. Lovely so great. Yeah. He he would have liked that he was one of the most special men than I ever knew. And what a contributor to our industry, and what he's he's done for it is we'll be remembered always I know, I I would have I like to think that just by himself. He he got thousands if not millions of people interested in classic films, absolute, you're absolutely right. But with his passion. Yeah. And he did he did us a big solitu-. We had just started this show. And he came into an early episode for us getting down took God himself down there in his own power in his own taxicab, which we were very grateful to him. And he invited me on with him to talk movies on Hilbert was on. Oh, yeah. He was one of those people. Yeah. I we picked out movies. And we just sat knows big easy chairs on Ternate classics and discuss movies together. There. That must have been very nice for you. You must have loved that. And he must have loved it too. Because you're so knowledgeable about them. You know? That's that's terrific. Yeah. It was fun that I felt like I was just sitting at his house discussing it. Yeah. He was very he was lovely. Yeah. Very special, man. I miss him. I miss him so much no pretentiousness to the man at all just no just just natural and affable. And and made you feel as if you've known them your whole life and was a luck party and loved the movies. He was really loved picture business infectious.
"norma shearer" Discussed on Fame is a Bitch
"He eventually traded in her for a second woman who was even wealthier. And eventually he got his contract with MGM. But the studio didn't quite know how to handle this guy's image. They could cast him as a villain or laundryman. It was it was. It was a coin flip. What do we do with this guy? It's amazing. How you look back in time. You think how could you not know what to do with this beautiful hunk of man? But again Hollywood knows nothing a lot of times. Nobody knows nothing. Lot of the times. So it's like Channing Tatum nowadays Zach f fry well, what are you cast him in their only starting now to get that the benefit of the doubt from cast the age of where to find themselves in a movie kind of roles that good for ordinarily chicks, just wanna see those their shirts off and a lot of guys do to that was Gable? So eventually the MGM the head of publicity there decided to really refine Clark Gable's image and they capitalized on his past and his six foot frame because he was a big do the most people out did back then and they put him in evening clothes now. He's a tough guy wearing a tux. Very different look in the early thirties combination. Like that of a savage looking guy in a civilized talking guy had tremendous appeal, and this is what movies really started. Change people's lives movies have had and do have the ability to transform ordinary. You know, mid and hardworking American people into something much more glamorous. But Gable also represented a new type of Hollywood, not not as European more Merican, less cosmopolitan more rugged. And this was at a time when the growing depression was fucking people's heads up Americans felt frail concern worried anxious along comes Clark Gable? And it looked like he was promising America's going to be strong and prosperous and totent- for a while. So America, the audience is bit particularly women. And then they started pairing up Gable with every female star in the MGM lineup. Norma Shearer, Greta Garbo Joan Crawford at this point drone Crawford was already. Hollywood royalty. Not only had she proven herself to be the. Girl, you wanna be with. Secondly, maybe Clara Belle when it came to opening her legs pardon me for being so blunt, but she was married to Douglas, Fairbanks junior son of Douglas, Fairbanks and stepson to marry Pickford..
"norma shearer" Discussed on /Film Daily
"I was watching a little bit of behind the scenes stuff and just the production design elements are really impressive for what they did in terms of lighting and all of that stuff there. So yeah, I would definitely definitely recommend this movie. I think if I would've caught it last year, it might have ended up like maybe squeezing into my top fifteen or something. So that is bad time to the El royale. I got it. I think it's available on on a VOD and all that. Now, I I got it through the net. Flicks disc plan. I also watched hotel artists on a plane, and this is the movie that I was catching a lot of flack for basically being like a rip off of the John wick movies at set in a hotel where Jodie Foster plays a nurse who tends to the wounds of assassins in people who are in like a futuristic crime syndicate, basically like their members of this specific hotel, and they're able to come to her to recuperate after a particular injuries. But they gather Jeff Goldblum is in the cast is really good Jodie Foster starting. Sterling K Brown. Jeff Goldblum Brian tire. Henry I think I don't like this movie nearly as much as either of the two John wicks. I don't know if it's a full on rip-off. Definitely there. Tons of similarities feels a little weird in that regard. Drew Pearce his direct Auriol debut that direction is fine. And I mean, he, you know, he's the guy who wrote ironman three what was one of the writers on ironman three. So you know, he has like a certainly a creative streak in him. And it seems like he's he's going just far enough to try to separate this from the John wick stuff that that. I'm not really like rolling, my eyes and giving it too much side. I in terms of that angle. But just like a lot of this movie feels very written. If you know what I'm saying, it, it's sort of like characters speak in ways that that people would never speak in the real world and not in like a super stylized way like in tarintino movie or something. So I found it just to be lackluster. All the way around although I will say sterling K Brown is very good. And I wanted to see him in more leading roles and so few patella who I know primarily is like the metal legged henchmen from the first Kingsman movie. She was also like Star Trek beyond and stuff. But she this was like the first movie where I was like, oh, wow. She actually like could maybe lead movie that would be interested in watching like, she's she's more than just like the the stereotypical female bad ass. You know, the action star kind of thing I feel like she did a little bit of that in this movie as well. But I thought her acting was actually pretty good movie. So let's not forget this as the Potala is also dark universes famous the mummy. So I never saw the money. So he's going to be the lead of that franchise is also one that leaves in climax with mentioned that. Okay. Well, yes. Oh, man. This is a severe booth. Tele heavy podcasts thing in climax. Jacob. No. But she plays. Somebody who lots of bad things happen to she walks like an Egyptian stirring, her dances off. Okay. Sorry. I give up on done. I quit. No. And then two other movies really quickly. I had like a over the past week and a half of have like a an unwitting George Kuku triple feature last week. I talked about gas late, which was really great. And then on the plane. I recently flew back to Florida. I watched the Philadelphia story and the women both of which were directed by George Cooper. And I had no idea that he directed those. But I'll talk about the women I really quickly this movies from nineteen thirty nine. It is a move. It's the first movie I've ever seen ever that does not have any male characters in it at all it stars Norma Shearer. Join crow Joan Crawford and Rosalind Russell. And it's based on a play. And the entire thing is just about like these the sort of like bickering high society women and not a single male actor appears in the entire movie which for nineteen thirty nine. And also it was written by two women. I think. Yeah. Anita loose and Jane Murphy, so for nineteen thirty nine that's like a jaw dropping achievement..
"norma shearer" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1
"One everything entertainment. Holly is Julia today who is. Unable to speak speak hard to do radio Javagal. Can't do it in four up on top of the roof. I don't know of either of you kiddos had a chance to watch the Mark Twain award show honoring. Julia Louis Dreyfus on PBS. Okay. So if you missed it we were able to get cuts from the show, I watch probably the first half hour. Skip the middle when did some things and watch. Julia Louis, dry, dry fist. But it was it was only now are and a half. But he was kind of a who's who of people and she'd first of all look, darling. And she really is Lucille ball funny. She's so I always love her anyway, pick iconic Tina Fey Donny don't even tell us. I don't know what to tell you. Just not working on these audio cut signed. I'll tried of work around colleague. Radio station. You're allowed for one second. Do we not do we need to get a go? Find me. I'm trying. Call me, Arthur and never talk with her. Do we need to get you? Reunion to turn it on and turn it back. I may have to restart the computer, which means it's gonna take a few minutes while you're doing that. And it just as I do think I mean after sixteen years Ed site unbelievable army times that Athens, and it's like early. All right. Before thanksgiving. Right. No. That's right. Nobody's listening. The two of us radio. Okay. The auction house profiles in history. Located in beautiful Hollywood, California announced Monday that an Oscar awarded to mutiny on the bounty in one thousand nine thirty six and another Oscar gentleman's agreement nineteen forty eight will go up for auction in LA for December on December eleventh, and I guess mutiny on the bounty was won best picture. Thirties. One with Charles Lawton. I think that this Oscar might be the one that Clark Gable? It is the one that Irving Thalberg who best picture for best picture, and I was at the Biltmore hotel. The Oscars are less than ten years old is being put up for sale for the first time by the family of Thalberg and a central figure in the early history of Hollywood, they think between two hundred to three hundred thousand I didn't think you could sell the your Oscar stat. There a caveat. It says something in the story about the exceptions. Well, I think is an Oscars that were given out before nineteen fifty one issue eligible to be sold. Which is why this Oscar from neon the bounties able to go on auction spring. When there was all the kerfuffle when Leonardo DiCaprio was hanging out with all those weird money people in somebody gifted him, Marlon Brando. That's right. And he had to give it back to give it back. Yes. Asked actions of Oscar statuettes is very uncommon because winners from nineteen fifty one four word have to agree that their heirs must offer. To celebrate the academy for one dollar before selling it to anyone else who they're going to buy. Everybody's back. They are that's the deal and Oscar should be one not sold and sold and they sell for huge sums of money. And they are I wouldn't be surprised if both those Oscars go for even more than that. I was gonna say that sounds like a low estimate for that Irving Thalberg one because back in Hollywood history revolver tied when he was in his mid to late thirties. Who is he married to a Hollywood actress Norma Shearer medi-share? That's right. Yeah. All right. And then Frank Capra presented the award. So all these people have had their mitts on Oscar. I wonder where the family wants to. To sell it money. But why why would they why someone does tired of dusty Najera, freedom and beans, soul stolen? There's no one left in the family. I'm always real curious. I just think oh, I just think they have money, but maybe they don't have money. Do we know for sure that it's? From the family. It is the first time the, yeah, they said it's coming right from the family. So whoever I value anything. They're members of the family that aren't going to each other's thanksgiving thing over this fall. Berg Oscar to anything. Yeah. I'll bet anything cousin Kirk, but he's selling the Oscar who's who's best now in the family, right? I don't know. 'cause it just doesn't seem to think about this Michael Jackson acquired David L cells Knicks gone with the wind Oscar so that's for best picture for one point five million dollars back in nineteen ninety nine. Okay. Then this is good. I mean course, it is gone with the wind. Orson Welles is citizen Kane statue, which he wrote for screenplay. He got that almost sold for a million dollars in two thousand eleven and Jimmy Cagney best actor Oscar for Yankee doodle dandy failed to sell when no one would meet the minimum bid of eight hundred thousand dollars. So I would imagine probably somewhere in the half million dollar, Mark. Wow. Oh, yeah. All right. So maybe the family maybe there isn't that much. Maybe there isn't that much money. Maybe they're just selling it out of spite pick somebody mad. Yeah. He only had two children and they're both dead. So it's a niece nephew kind of thing. I'm sure it's some distant relatives. And I Don I need some liquid. Yeah. Right now. And I don't care about this. I'm not sentimental. Yeah. That's what it is. So his his his kids have. Hit a a boy and a girl, and and they will died. So so it's a niece every situation or do. We have any of our Julia Louis Dreyfus. The squirrels were running around on their belts. Finally got it to restart. Those are running on the belt say here, you say, yes, that's the the state of our computer in here..
"norma shearer" Discussed on You Must Remember This
"At MGM Freddie would come to learn the extent to which Hollywood was a playground for male ego, and it unrestrained. She was sexually active girl about town, so she was not surprised to learn that Hollywood was as she would describe it later a bucket knol. The master of ceremonies was my depraved friend. Edmund Goulding with Marshall Neilan another director, a close second in command. These two men initiated more young women and men into more kinds of kinky sexual practices than one can possibly imagine. This is actually how I discovered Moss's book. I read the unpublished memoirs of Marshall Neilan in which he took credit for not only introducing Howard Hughes to this debauched mid nineteen twenty s Hollywood party scene, but also claimed he had given Hughes the initial idea to make Hells Angels. I then went looking for more information about Neilan probably read about in the context of general silent film history, but didn't really know much about. And my searching mosses book came up. Men like Goulding and meal in presided over a party scene that was initially inherently underground because Hollywood, the city had done such a good job of legislating against immorality. In the teens. There was hardly anywhere you can get away with publicly sipping booze near Hollywood, which was it self officially dry. And the bars downtown like the Alexandria closed promptly at two AM. So Marshall Neilan and friends discovered the Vernon country club located across the border of a wet county, five miles south of downtown LA. When the local bars kicked them out, everyone hikes themselves to Vernon and soon with the place packed to the rafters. It would roar on into the night Neil Neilan remembered. Many guest has been startled upon making their exit to walk out into the bright sunlight. Lights, thus local temperance which predated nationalized prohibition helped to institutionalize the idea of an underground social scene in which part of the fun was in taking extreme measures. If you were Marshall Neilan you drunk drove at two AM to the city of Vernon. If you were newly famous and knew the rich like Mabel Normand or Wallace read you, I showed your newfound power by stocking may home seller with the help of a bootlegger. And from there it was a slippery slope to experimenting with black market drugs. If you're new in town, like Howard Hughes was in nineteen twenty five and like dozens of new young women arrived in Los Angeles every month. One way of trying to make a good first impression was to make your way into the hotel bars Speakeasy and house parties frequented by the newly-established moody, elite. Freddie cited her friend, Joan Crawford as an example of a girl who went these so-called sexual route in search of stardom, but still only succeeded due to a mix of natural talent gumption and iron will. But it wasn't just that women in the film industry were subject to be subordinated sexually by man menus their power, Justice, cavalierly, and possibly more insidiously at the office Freddie found that many of the films she worked on, went out into the world without her name on them. In one instance, Freddie was given nothing, but a title, his secretary and was told to turn it into a vehicle for Norma Shearer Freddie ginned up a workplace romance in which a man in power and his subordinate initially hate each other and then fall. All in love. She was the first to admit that she was far from the first writer to come up with such thing, but still she wrote it. She submitted it to her supervisor. A man named Carey Wilson, and he made no changes to it except that he replaced her name on the script with his when Freddie protested Wilson promised her that she'd get an onscreen writing credits, but she didn't. And she would later claim. It was far from the only Norma Shearer vehicle that she wrote the story for, but failed to receive credit for. After the plastic age was released by preferred pictures. Freddie did receive credit on one of her, Norma Shearer pictures dance madness, but she was not credited on at least two additional films. She wrote at MGM the Shearer vehicle, the winning sex and flesh and the devil. The American debut of Greta Garbo. She wondered if the fact that she was working in the unit overseen by producer Harry wraps was the problem. So she went to another unit producer at GM, hunt Stromberg, and asked if she might work under him. Instead Freddie had no idea that in doing so she was making a major misstep. She didn't realize that producers were boys club within the larger boys club and that they stuck together when rap discover that Freddie had gone behind his back to request a transfer. He lost any goodwill he'd ever had for the young lady writer, and he hadn't had much given that Freddie was known for standing up for herself and her work. And if she thought that one of her male collaborators was doing the wrong thing for a given movie, she would say. So when her contract expired at MGM it was not only not renewed, but Freddie learned. Through wraps secretary that the executive had spread the word around the studio and other studios that Freddie was a troublemaker. The waning sex was released after FREDDY was released from duty at MGM, and in order to see it, she had to Serb tissue sleep drive to LA Hoya to attend a preview screening. It was as the credits rolled that she discovered her name had been taken off that movie too. She drove back to Los Angeles that night alone squinting to see the road through the tears in her eyes. Freddie
"norma shearer" Discussed on The Adam Carolla Show
"Thinking. The puffy shirt from Seinfeld win for forty, five thousand dollars. Okay. We've all learned something today. All right. Now we have a base right, because I'm telling you this is in newer phenomenon. This stuff happened the packing today. I found the last another jacket from total Rico that that character where or it was the camera jacket and. My nephew wanted it. I remember he said, if you ever find it can because he's narrow on his young eighty grand lane around come on that could probably raise the money, so. Oh hell. Yeah is another rehab. All right. Next item next up, we've got Toby Maguire's spider man, costume with the muscle undershirt. Now, wait a minute. We didn't really work this out, but we all made the same guess. Yeah. So do you want extra point for being closer. Yeah, did we should because I think we are going to do this is going to happen again or may happen again. I, if you were to, we should do a stepping close the second closest, whatever. It's going to make the math weird. But if we're all just pick the same item, I like it. Thank you. So the Spiderman cost him with the muscle undershirt from Spiderman, and that's the one we're looking at sold the Tobey Maguire. Okay, Spiderman, the Norma Shearer Marie. Antoinette screen warn dress. And Marlon Brando's, Vito Corleone wool coats from the assassination sequence in the godfather, getting those oranges. All right. So the Spiderman is from which one? That's the first one. From. That third movie, it looks that cost him said it's not even the, I don't wanna give anything with us, not even the Connex Peterman costume. All right. The black said or the red one going on. What's the Marie? Antoinette one, I didn't say that what's going on what years? Yeah, from the a lot about it. Hollywood doing max bad. I, you gotta give us a year or who, or whatever, like it needs a an each something because I don't think we don't have any reference point. Looking right out advance except. All right. Well, it's a movie that we don't know. Then we need to kinda know who directed or what it was or what the deal was. I thirty eight. Okay. Wow. For me. All right. Now you got. Got Brando, but that's the one he wore when he was shot, but it was wearing route. And then you got Spiderman. Then you also have to think about like, who has the money now I'd get the dress. Well, you think about. It take like the car, collecting world in the car collecting world, you'll see cars that aren't valuable and tell the guys who remember them from their sort of childhood get to like fifty. And then those guys got successful when I was a kid. I always wanted one of those and then they pay a bunch of money to sort of make their life whole again. Right. So there's a kind of like, I don't wanna tip my hand, but comic book guy spend money on stuff. I don't know about marie-antoinette fans. Sure. Transformers. Chachi wouldn't have been valuable until this tech, boom. And those those people came of age. You know what I mean with our children and then became what's settling Farland gets a couple billion dollars burning a homeless pocket. Then he buys the car from back to the future. Okay. All right. It's all right. Everyone locked in the..
"norma shearer" Discussed on Lexicon Valley
"One where i felt like the show kind of became mine and i still get all these fun back shift examples from all of you and i want to give you a couple of just because they're kind of fun for example christopher putnam thank you for this one this is from a free soul which is an early talkie boy they talk too much in this one i'm guessing here i think free souls nineteen thirty one this is one where the best thing about it is lionel barrymore doing a big courtroom scene at the end the rest only if you really like norma shearer or if you want to hear leslie howard ashley from gone with the wind playing another role where you'll see how very little range he had and you can hear some of that in this this is norma shearer levy and they're talking listen to how she talks about a certain kind of bread that's popular in san francisco where this movie is set that you made a jumping jack out the last two or three months but it will mean i just don't want to get married i don't want to settle down around the like a pam dote a lot of one bit of sour dough but that's because it wasn't sourdot yet isn't that cute here's another one this is father of the bride not the steve martin remake but the original which actually i don't find as good but it is nineteen fifty and that means that spencer tracy is talking in nineteen fifty because that's when the move was made listened him here when he's talking to elizabeth taylor who's playing his daughter what's happened to you you look different i do call lit up inside you're not wearing your usual deadpan look that how did i ever get into this family look to hear that deadpan today we would say deadpan but he says deadpan because the expression was newer just little things that you notice in a movie like that after you finished looking at sentiment beautiful sets anyway one here's something from the mean girls show it's got its moments this is when the lindsay lohan character gets to know regina george actually in this section of the song not regina but her minions what are they gretchen and karen is karen smith the dumbest person you will ever meet one sar put a d word orange i miss my hair gye my teeth my skirt is tie barely my.
"norma shearer" Discussed on KALW 91.7 FM
"I remember how shy they were when we first met helen and i went across an introduced ourselves high we said we're you knew neighbors bob and barbara stared at us if we just stepped out of a flying saucer they seemed a little reassured when we told them we were canadians not american but even so it took quite a time before they could accept us as regular human beings a month or so later they asked us to tea and that's when we first met julie julie short for juliet said barbara juliet his in romeo and juliet then bob said we saw the film with norma shearer and leslie howard just after we got engaged and we made up our minds there and then if we ever had a girl she was going to be called juliet and so she was said barbara and so she was said bob hi was touched by the way they would finish each other stories it wasn't interrupting it was more of a mutual orchestration of shared memories are shared enjoyment of their life together a kind of celebration i said this to helen when we got back home she poohpoohed it and said i was being sentimental but pretty soon after she admitted that she too was beginning to feel a certain affection for them julie especially what's the time tend to.
"norma shearer" Discussed on Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum
"All of joe moon of romeo and juliet james than i based tromo juliet on george lucas a black and white movie with norma shearer and leslie howard and the art direction the music it's all from it's all from did you pay james too much feel like now you'd like to extra twenty five dollars james gunn oh my god that's he was amazing he but you know when i came to the set of what's the movie he made small movie he made a big speech to the they were like three thousand people there and he he stopped and made a speech to them saying that he channels me when he's making a movie so that's pretty cool do you think you were the crystal you were you were in guardian two hours later mark next yeah one of the martin next was one of the original gardens the gallivan so on this he had us as one of the ravin gers ravages and and we were in the end credits to so i asked him i interviewed on like come on his loan coming back which meant me i'm coming back stolen comes because yeah no sliced ligament back of course grads psycho so anybody else who's like what do you mean he's fucking with yeah so well for for for me i was you were made of crystals i was made of obscurity so and james claimed because i was killed because the planet blew up i was therefore no no par to thanks james gone i'm done no wait a minute now i know i take all that back because i just got a call this is never been announced i just got a call from james gunn that he would like me in that movie he is producing now i guess what harm movie i i don't even know what it is i do.