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Monday, October 28th, 2013
9:41 am - Some like it hot

One of my most favorite films. We should never ever find a cute girl like Marilyn Monroe now a days. Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon were marvelous. One of the Billy Wilder's masterpieces!

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Saturday, October 14th, 2006
10:55 am

I just got the new issue of Vanity Fair in which they describe George Clooney as a modern-day Cary Grant. Agree/disagree?

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Sunday, July 2nd, 2006
3:57 pm

My favorite movies and actors/actress were from the classic eras. Roman Holiday, Sabrina, Rear Window and Come September are my top four.
comment back on your tops.

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Friday, June 23rd, 2006
3:17 pm


A new community by sdsusie5 and I. Clicking on the picture will take you to the user info. Please join even if you aren't an icon maker, we need people to vote for the icons as well as make them. Spread the word. Thanks!

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Saturday, December 17th, 2005
3:37 pm - movie greats - classic movies community

movie_greats is a new community for discussing movies made up to the end of the 1970s. We discuss all types of movies from that era, and not just Hollywood movies. From Howard Hawks to Coppola, from Mervyn LeRoy to Orson Welles, from Robert Wise to François Truffaut. Plus all the stars – Garbo, Cary Grant, Marlene Dietrich, Louise Brooks, Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Peter Lorre, Bogart, Harlow, Brando, Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Sean Connery, etc. We talk about musicals, crime movies, film noir, screwball comedies, French New Wave, British movies, Italian movies, science fiction movies, anything made before the end of the 1970s. We’ll be doing some in-depth discussions, and we’ll be having lots of fun.

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Tuesday, July 19th, 2005
6:40 am - newby checking in

Hi, I'm new. I like film noir and pre-code movies, I like silent movies (especially German ones), I adore anything with Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, Jean Harlow or Joan Crawford in it, and most things with Bette Davis. And of course anything featuring the divine Louise Brooks! Among male stars my favourites would be Robert Mitchum, Dirk Bogarde and Charles Laughton (yes they are an odd trio aren't they). Movies that are particular favourites - Red Headed Woman, 42nd Street, Midnight Mary, The Scarlet Empress, The Blue Angel, The 39 Steps, Cat People, Phantom Lady, Breathless, La Strada and They Might Be Giants.

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Saturday, July 16th, 2005
2:54 pm

I just wanted to introduce myself. I am Aneliese and I'm sixteen years old. I absolutly LOVE classic movies.

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Thursday, April 21st, 2005
5:00 am - hey there

i just joined...just wanted to say hi and that i loved old movies...I'm 18 and I don't have favorites really. That's about it really!

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Thursday, March 24th, 2005
10:51 am

I am doing a paper for my Sociology class and I am doing it on Marilyn Monroe so I need imput...

Why do we idolize Marilyn?
Why so many years after her death do we still talk about her?
Does our love for her have anything to do with her sex appeal?
Does it have anything to do with her association with prominent man like the Kennedys?
OR could it have to do with her childhood and how she rose above it.
What does she give to us and society that makes us look up to her even today?

I just need your opinion on these question so if you could get back to me I would appreciate it

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Saturday, February 26th, 2005
8:41 pm - i'm new

hello everyone,
I'm the new girl. I love old Hollywood, the 50's and 60's are my favorite decades. I'm 14, my name is Amanda my favorite actress/idol is Audey Hepburn. My favorite old movies are:
"Some like it Hot"
"Breakfast at Tiffany's"
"Roman Holiday"
"West Side Story"
"Meet you in St. Loiuse"

and others that i can't remember right now. thanx. Heart.

current mood: amused

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Monday, January 10th, 2005
1:03 am - Any Favorites You'd like to Recomend????

I have recently been aquiring some older films on DVD primarily romantic comedies. I was wondering if anyone would recomend some good films that are available on DVD to grow and enhance my collection.

The movies I have so far are:

Abbot & Costello Africa Screams
Abbot & Costello Jack & the Beanstalk
Barefoot in the park
Chorus Line (its a classic 2 me)
Gone With the Wind
How to Succeed in business w/o really trying
If A Man Answers
It's A Wonderful Life
Lover Come Back
Pajama Game, The
Pillow Talk
Send Me No Flowers
That Funny Feeling
That Touch of Mink
Young At Heart

I love them all & am looking for more along the lines of the films I listed above. Does anyone have any dvd recomendations for me?

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Friday, December 31st, 2004
5:53 pm - Mr. Deeds Goes to Town....

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town....

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town starring Gary Cooper and Jean Arthur is the featured classic movie at:

Ye Olde Movies Reviews for January 2005.

Cooper is also the featured star of the month.

You may visit and review this movie with us at:


Hope you will enjoy your visit.


PS--If you enjoy it, please add me...

current mood: cheerful

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Saturday, December 25th, 2004
5:08 pm - Today's Update Report...

Today's Update Report...

I came back online at about 1:30 p.m. or so. And remained until 3 p.m. just sending journal entries to every group to which I belong that I could find something to send. Sort of flooded the LJ thing for a while. Answered a few more emails and then just shut it down due to no one doing anything and bored at checking for emails that weren’t there. Read more...Collapse )

current mood: blah

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Friday, December 24th, 2004
9:26 pm - Johnny O'Clock (1947)

I just finished watching the film noir classic:

Johnny O'Clock (1947)

Plot Outline: High-class gambler gets in trouble with the law. One commentator wrote: "As much as more touted actors such as Bogart and Mitchum, Dick Powell helped form the noir cycle, with his assumption -- the first on film -- of Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe in Murder, My Sweet. He went on to star in such dark and definitive works as The Pitfall and Conflict (not to mention such lesser offerings as Cry Danger and To The Ends Of The Earth). Here, as title character and mid-level gambler/gangster Johnny O'Clock, he sports the thick shell and sub-zero emotional temperature of the noir protagonist, a type he helped to patent. But given a muddled script with noirish shots, situations and symbols thrown in willy-nilly, he fails to convince. Evelyn Keyes, as the sister of a murdered hat-check girl, has (as always) her moments, as does Ellen Drew, as the soused trophy-wife of big mobster Thomas Gomez. Lee J. Cobb puffs his cigar endlesslly, trying to enforce the law. Johnny O'Clock is not quite a bad movie but it's less memorable than many worse-made movies in the cycle. "

Personally, I liked it!


Dick Powell .... Johnny O'Clock
Evelyn Keyes .... Nancy Hobbs
Lee J. Cobb .... Inspector Koch
Ellen Drew .... Nelle Marchettis
Nina Foch .... Harriet Hobbs
Thomas Gomez .... Pete Marchettis
John Kellogg .... Charlie
Jim Bannon .... Chuck Blayden
Mabel Paige .... Slatternly Woman
Phil Brown .... Hotel Clerk

Runtime: 85 min / 96 min (Encore-Mystery Library Print)

Trivia for
Johnny O'Clock (1947)

On 12 May 1947, the "Lux Radio Theater" presented a radio version of this story. Dick Powell and Lee J. Cobb reprised their roles for the live radio broadcast.

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Sunday, August 22nd, 2004
7:43 pm

Hi I'm Emmi, I just joined. I love old movies, especially ones with Marilyn Monroe or Bettie Davis. I love the movies mouring becomes electra, does anyone here know where I can find it because I've looked everywhere and all I can find is the remake.

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Thursday, August 12th, 2004
8:10 pm - 17 Garbo Icons

These are only salvaged by their subjectCollapse )

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Wednesday, June 16th, 2004
5:54 pm - Hello!!

Hey guys my name is Ashley, just wanted to say hello and tell you how much I love the layout!! Audrey is my very favorite actress ever ;) Shes the best!! Just wanted to say hi!


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Tuesday, June 15th, 2004
3:39 pm - hi

new here.
just wanted to say hi

i love old movies.
my favourite being casablanca and touch of evil
i'm love film noir.. but i also loved the comedy teams and bob hope string of movies. :)

current mood: crushed

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Saturday, June 5th, 2004
12:27 am

Hello. I'm new to the whole live journal thing and was excited to find others with a passion for old movies. I especially love silent movies(Louise Brooks, Clara Bow) and Humphrey Bogart's film noir. I am grateful for TCM(the turner classic movie channel). I don't have any friends yet, so please visit me!

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Thursday, June 3rd, 2004
9:16 pm - new new new new new
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Hello Ladies and Gentlemen.

I have just joined and i want to post that i absolutely adore Lauren Bacaal. Through and through shes the epitomy of sophistication and class. Every single picture she appeared in is wonderful.

Put her in the communities interests!

Much Love



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