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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Celebrity Obituary Thread
« on: March 15, 2018, 04:10:33 PM »
Now for an obituary of a star of a different kind, in the fashion world:

Hubert de Givenchy, Pillar of Romantic Elegance in Fashion, Dies at 91

Hubert de Givenchy in 1960 in France. He was emblematic of a generation of gentlemanly designers who nurtured personal relationships with customers and created collections with specific women in mind.
Credit Robert Doisneau/Gamma-Rapho, via Getty Images

He was perhaps best known for his association with Audrey Hepburn:

Audrey Hepburn in Mr. Givenchy’s elegant, simple little black dress as Holly Golightly in the 1961 movie “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.”
Credit Keystone Features/Getty Images

But as Mr. Givenchy told the story, she was not actually the Hepburn he had hoped to dress when he was told an actress wanted to meet him.

“Roman Holiday” had not yet premiered, so he thought it was Katharine Hepburn calling. Audrey Hepburn was searching for designs that would inspire the character of Sabrina Fairchild, a chauffeur’s daughter who is transformed into a sophisticate while studying in Paris, in Billy Wilder’s film “Sabrina” (1954).

“She wore tight little pants and a little T-shirt, and I was so disappointed she wasn’t Katharine,” Mr. Givenchy said of the actress, who came before him in ballerina flats and a straw gondolier’s hat. “I said I had no time — I was in the middle of making my second collection, and I didn’t have too many workers then. But we had dinner that night, and before dinner was over, I told her, ‘I’ll do anything for you.’ ”

The whole obituary is definitely worth a read, even if you don't follow fashion and Audrey Hepburn isn't one of your favorite movie stars. There's also an appreciation of Givenchy and Hepburn as the first "brand ambassadors":

And these excerpts from interviews with Givenchy, on Hepburn:

R.I.P., Count Hubert James Marcel Taffin de Givenchy (his full name).

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Celebrity Obituary Thread
« on: March 15, 2018, 01:53:13 AM »
Well, hope you're answered.

Gant, here's a link to the Times obituary of Ken Dodd:

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Celebrity Obituary Thread
« on: March 14, 2018, 07:15:29 AM »
What is with all this God blessing of dead people? It seems to me it's too late to ask for that. ???

General Discussion / Re: All the prostitutes in Eastwoodland
« on: March 11, 2018, 07:07:17 PM »
No cleft in Tara (Dawn) Frederick's chin! And she has more of a potato nose. ;)

General Discussion / Re: All the prostitutes in Eastwoodland
« on: March 11, 2018, 10:04:19 AM »
Here's another screenshot of Rebecca Clemons, from 1976:

General Discussion / Re: All the prostitutes in Eastwoodland
« on: March 10, 2018, 11:33:08 PM »
The Image Below  "Julie Hoopman"  Photo is actually a different Actress although the resemblance is amazing it is "Tara Frederick" ... Your Friend HalfGoofy Chief Editor and Site Director of see the IMDB Link   or the WDW/FIX link

HalfGoofy, are you saying that these two role photographs are of the same person? ???

"Girl with whip" in Tightrope, 1984

"Little Sue" in Unforgiven, 1992 (billed as "Tara Dawn Frederick")

I'm sorry, but I find that hard to accept. According to the IMDb as of today's date, at least, both Belle in Honkytonk Man and "Girl with whip" in Tightrope were played by Rebecca Clemons. (Not "Clemens," as Matt misspelled it on the previous page.) She's also said to have played "Buxom Bess" in Any Which Way You Can ... anyone have an idea who that could be?

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Dreams
« on: March 08, 2018, 09:27:16 PM »
That does sound like Holden, though! Wanting to see a bunch of (to other people) really bad movies, instead of a football game! ;D

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: THE ENDLESS, POINTLESS thread
« on: March 08, 2018, 09:25:43 PM »
I'm glad you're feeling better, Matt! :)

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Weather Thread
« on: March 01, 2018, 11:10:45 PM »
We're supposed to get one to three inches tomorrow. After a downpour of rain. March is not for sissies.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Happy birthday, palooka!
« on: February 28, 2018, 08:16:43 AM »
Happy Birthday! 8)

Whenever you celebrate ... have a wonderful day! :)

Questions & Answers / Re: Looking for location
« on: February 26, 2018, 09:52:04 PM »
Hi, BrianS, these sources would seem to confirm that you are correct:

Monte Verde Lake is near Angel Fire Village, New Mexico.  Sorry no one answered this question earlier, but thanks for posting, and please feel free to post more! :)

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What was the last CD you bought ?
« on: February 24, 2018, 05:45:46 AM »
Not a big Debussy fan ... but his opera, Pelléas et Mélisande, is very nice, if a little weird.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: 2017 Movie Discussion
« on: February 19, 2018, 07:42:23 PM »
^ The book was over-the-top, but thrilling, maybe the best of the Harry Hole series. I didn't see the movie ... as I recall, reviews made it clear that it departed quite drastically from the book. Besides, it was shot in English with a mostly Hollywood cast. Why bother to film in Norway if you're not going to cast Norwegians?

I saw a play last night called Having Our Say. It's based on a true story, which was turned into a bestselling book of oral history back in the 1990s. The book and the play present the reminiscences of Bessie and Sadie Delany, African-American sisters (they prefer the old-fashioned term "colored") who were born around the year 1890 and were both over 100 at the time their story was written down. Their father was born into slavery, but grew up to become the first African-American to be elected a bishop in the Episcopalian church in the U.S. Their mother was the child of a free black woman and a white farmer, who were a devoted couple although they were prevented by law from marrying. (The same "miscegenation" laws that wouldn't be overthrown until the Loving case in 1967, which was celebrated in the movie of the same name that Gant reviewed for us in the "2017 Movie Discussion" thread today.)

The sisters eventually moved to New York and both became professionals, Sadie a teacher and Bessie a dentist. They had long and successful careers and were active in the women's rights and civil rights movements. It was fascinating to hear them tell their stories, without bitterness or rancor at all the slights and racism they'd experienced over the course of a century, and with a great deal of pride in their life choices and their accomplishments.

Besides the book and the play (which was on Broadway in 1995; this was a very small-scaled production in a tiny "pop-up" performance space), there was a TV movie with Diahann Carroll and Ruby Dee, but this was the first time I'd encountered the story. I probably wouldn't have gone on my own, but I was very grateful to my friend who suggested it.

How would the drinking game work? Every time they take a selfie ... drink? :D

Cmon Brendan ... tell us how you really felt! :D

Seriously, if a longtime Clint lover like you thinks it was that bad ... it makes me curious to see it. Worse than The Rookie, huh?

Maybe I'll catch it on the holiday Monday.

(Nice to see you posting again, by the way, even it it's to tell us this!)

Did it play with no intermissions or breaks between scenes? ;)

The Dirty Harry Films / Re: RC Car Chase in The Dead Pool
« on: February 17, 2018, 09:21:42 AM »
I almost got run down by a remote-controlled car when I was out running in Central Park a couple of weeks ago. I don't think there was a bomb attached, but you never know.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Baby on the way!
« on: February 13, 2018, 09:44:02 PM »
I think that's a wise decision. Yes, if you wouldn't mind PMing me a picture, I'd like to see her! 8)

By the way ... my grandmother's name was Ella. :)

Nice to read some more positive opinions.. Any early box office hey ?

Domestic Total as of Feb. 11, 2018: $12,554,286

Clint Eastwood's The 15:17 to Paris pulled into third place with an estimated $12.6 million, finishing within tracking, but short of Mojo's forecast. The film wasn't necessarily well received by opening day audiences either, receiving just a "B-" CinemaScore. Opening weekend demos saw the audience nearly split along gender lines, leaning slightly female at 51%, and overall 86% of the total audience was 25 years of age or older.

Internationally, 15:17 to Paris debuted in 23 overseas markets with an estimated $5.3 million. Italy was the highest grossing foreign market, delivering an estimated $1.5 million followed by snow-covered France with $1.4 million.

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