Saturday, August 13, 2022

The Mad About Ladd Tag!

Waaaaayyyy back in June, Hamlette's Soliloquy tagged me to take part in the Mad About Ladd Tag. Here are the rules:

Of course I have to start with a picture of Ladd in character
 as Shane, as that is the movie that made me a fan.

I know smoking is bad for you, but those Old Hollywood 
stars sure looked cool and classy when they lit up.

Ladd made several noir films, and this shot is super cool. You can't get this effect with color folks!

On the other end of the spectrum, here's a sweet photo of Ladd with his daughter Alana.

I'm going to one up the gif to a video of Ladd saying my name. This is from the movie Guns of the Timberland (1960) and he pronounces my name, Laura, EXACTLY the way I like it pronounced. People from the north and west tend to pronounce it "lore-ah," which I don't like. 

And lastly... I always struggle with the tag part so since I'm already two months late I'm going to skip it ;)

BONUS: some Alan Ladd recipes I came across while picking out my four photos.

Monday, August 1, 2022

Movies I Watched in July

Isn't this floating card table in Maisie was a Lady (1941) amazing?

This month was much better movie-wise. I even started back up watching White Collar! Also I FINALLY watched both The Lady Vanishes and Brief Encounter! Loved both of them! If you like Brief Encounter you should watch Falling in Love (1984). It's not a remake but it's very similar. I've never been a fan of Meryl Streep but I really liked her in this one. She actually reminded me of my cousin's teenage daughter. I watched it on Kanopy.

I also finally posted another Recycled Costume Roundup!

  1. New Morals for Old (1932) - Robert Young, Myrna Loy 
  2. The Lady Vanishes (1938) - Margaret Lockwood & Michael Redgrave, Dame May Whitty
  3. The Four Feathers (1939) - Ralph Richardson, C. Aubrey Smith
  4. That Hamilton Woman (1941) - Vivian Leigh & Laurence Olivier, Gladys Cooper
  5. My Life with Caroline  (1941) - Ronald Colman & Anna Lee, Charles Winninger, Reginald Gardiner, Gilbert Roland
  6. Maisie was a Lady (1941) - Ann Sothern, Lew Ayers, Maureen O’Sullivan, C. Aubrey Smith
  7. Brief Encounter (1945) - Celia Johnson & Trevor Howard
  8. Lady Luck (1946) - Robert Young & Barbara Hale, Frank Morgan
  9. *The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) - Fredric March & Myrna Loy, Dana Andrews & Teresa Wright, Harold Russell & Cathy O'Donnell, Virginia Mayo
  10. Sword in the Desert (1949) - Dana Andrews, Marta Toren, Jeff Chandler
  11. Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950) - Dana Andrews & Gene Tierney, Karl Malden, Gary Merrill
  12. Walk Softly, Stranger (1950) - Joseph Cotten & Alida Valli
  13. *Westward the Women (1952) - Robert Taylor & Denise Darcel, Hope Emerson
  14. *River of No Return (1954) - Robert Mitchum & Marilyn Monroe 
  15. Elephant Walk (1954) - Elizabeth Taylor, Dana Andrews, Peter Finch
  16. The Sharkfighters (1956) - Victor Mature 
  17. *Gidget (1959) - Sandra Dee & James Darren, Cliff Robertson 
  18. The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959) - Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee
  19. Number One (1969) - Charlton Heston, Bruce Dern
  20. Falling in Love (1984) - Robert De Niro & Meryl Streep
  21. Tough Guys (1986) - Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Eli Wallach, Alexis Smith
  22. The Fugitive  (1993) - Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones 
  23. When in Rome (2010) - Kristen Bell & Josh Duhamel, Danny DeVito 
  24. *Safe Haven (2013) - Julianne Hough & Josh Duhamel 
  25. Bravetown (2015) - Lucas Till, Josh Duhamel, Laura Dern
  26. *The Lost Husband (2020) - Leslie Bibb & Josh Duhamel 
Least Favorite Film: The Sharkfighters wasn't very good. Some of Number One was good but then some was like ??

Favorite Movie: Tough Guys was really funny. Eli Wallach was hilarious, especially the part where he picks up the walker. Also Brief Encounter and Falling in Love.

Favorite Quote
A dream is alright. It's an island everybody can sail to. But you can't stay on it or make a life on it.
~ Alida Valli in Walk Softly, Stranger (1950)

I hope I spot this gown from Maisie was a Lady (1941) in another movie someday! 
It looks like it has a sparkly crescent moon on the front. And love the back too!