Notes on a Scandal (2006)
Tyrone as Jesse James (1939)
Happy Birthday Katharine!
↳ (May 12, 1907 – June 29, 2003)
”As an actress she’s a joy to work with she’s in there every minute. There isn’t anything passive about her she ‘gives’ and as a person she’s real.”
“Time with her was more than time well spent a little bit either was worth days and weeks and months with somebody else.”
While shooting exteriors in San Francisco, Myrna, Bill Powell and his unofficial fiancée Jean Harlow were to stay at the St. Francis Hotel:
“At the St. Francis in San Francisco, they had reserved a Flyshaker Suite for Bill and me. The management assumed we were married. Already they considered us a couple after only five pictures together! Well, of course it was hysterical. Here was Jean, but we couldn´t be obvious about the situation with the press on our heels. To complicate the matters further, conventioneers had taken every other room except a little hall bedroom downstairs somewhere. I didn´t know what to do, but Jean was marvellous. “There is nothing for you to do,” she said. “We’ll just have to put Bill downstairs.” I never saw this room, so I don’t know how bad it was, but Bill complained bitterly, let me tell you, angling to get upstairs.”
“As I expected. “Mary Poppins, practically perfect in every way.”
Mary Poppins (1964)
Shall We Dance (1937)
“Oh, it’s nobody’s fault but my own! I was looking up… it was the nearest thing to heaven! You were there…”
An Affair To Remember (1957)
Waiter, will you serve the nuts? I mean, will you serve the guests the nuts?
Die vier Gesellen / The Four Companions (1938)
“Arlene Croce, author of a definitive volume on Astaire and Rogers, says of “I’ll Be Hard to Handle”: “This is the big event of the film, the number in which ‘Fred and Ginger’ became fixed screen deities.” It certainly gets your attention. They start with a rhythmic shuffle, then after eight bars he gently takes her by the waist and together they spin around and around, settling at last into one of the most brilliant and inventive tap duets ever filmed. Halfway through the number, they separate and have a tap “conversation”, each taking a phrase, then each responding with a salvo of taps. The band strikes up a bugle call, and Rogers snaps to military attention, only to be distracted by Astaire’s invitation to resume their buoyant pas de deux. They continue the breathtaking duet as the music rises to a new wave of excitement; then, just as our hearts are ready to burst with exhilaration, they whirl one last time and collapse into two chairs.” [x]
While filming this quite physical fight scene in Private Lives, Norma actually knocked Robert Montgomery unconscious.