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2001:  Some Days are Diamonds
2002: 
Brrrrrrrr
2003:   The Death Ray
2004:  Stella Got Her Groove Back
2005:  
Not My President (redux)

2006:  Living History
2007:  Touching the World
2008:  Congo on My Mind
2009:  We Are (Almost) One
2010:  What Happened to Osaka
2011:  The Musical

2012: 
Buddy's Mom


Bitter Hack
Updated
: 1/14
"Godspell"
"BARK, the Musical"


Books Read in 2013
 Updated: 1/15
"The Floor of Heaven"


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mail to Walt

CLASSIC FILMS

19 January 2013

I found this a long time ago and it just seemed right up my alley.  This meme defines "classic film" as anything at least 40 years old.

1. Favorite classic Disney?
Oh, without a doubt, Bambi.

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2. Favorite film from the year 1939?
Wizard of Oz, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Intermezzo, GWTW

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OK, this isn't the original GWTW,
but maybe my favorite scene--ever

3. Favorite Carole Lombard Screwball role?
I never saw a lot of Carole Lombard movies, but I do remember liking her in To Be or Not to Be with Jack Benny.

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4. Favorite off screen couple?
Oh, how could it be anybody but Hepburn and Tracy?

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5. Favorite pair of best friends?

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Randolph Scott and Cary Grant
(who weren't gay, they say)

6. Favorite actor with a mustache?

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Clifton Webb

7. Favorite blonde actress?
Doris Day or Grace Kelly

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8. Favorite pre-code?
I was too young to have seen any when they were first released, but how could you not remember Public Enemy where James Cagney shoves a grapefruit into Mae Clark's face?

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9. Which studio would you have liked to join?
None of them.  Especially not MGM. (But visiting MGM would have been fun for a star struck kid with an autograph book!)

10. Favorite common on screen pairing that SHOULD have gotten married?
Again, Tracy and Hepburn

11. Favorite I Love Lucy episode?
I was never a huge fan of I Love Lucy (sorry, Jimmy), so don't know a lot of episodes off the top of my head, but the episode with William Holden, where she set her nose on fire, was veryfunny

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12. Out of these actresses which one do you like best: Lucille Ball, Ingrid Bergman, Natalie Wood, Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Greer Garson, or Katharine Hepburn?
I like them all, but probably Audrey Hepburn would rank #1, with Bergman and Kelly tying for 2nd.

13. Shadowy film noir from the 1940’s or splashy colorful musicals from the 1950’s?
Oh definitely the splashy colorful musicals from the 1950s.

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14. Actor or actress with the best autograph (photo preferred).
Judy Garland, because you can make out every single letter. For a woman with such a chaotic life, she had a remarkably controlled signature.  She autographed a photo for me once, and a few years back, I gave the photo to my friend Michael, another Garland devotee.

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15. A baby (or childhood or teenage) photo of either your favorite actress or actor.

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Judy Garland (of course)

PHOTO OF THE DAY

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