Friday, September 15, 2017
Eve Arden is the best friend everyone wants. With her quick wit and sarcastic wise-cracking humor, she always has something to say. I've recently watched several films of Arden's, whether she's a supporting player or one of the main characters, and decided to hold a little blogathon in her honor.
The two-day event will take place on Nov. 11 and 12 (the anniversary of her death). If you want to participate, leave a comment below with your choice and a link to your blog and grab a banner to display. Eve Arden has a lengthy filmography covering both movies and television and even radio so I'm allowing only two posts on the same topic. Feel free to write about something other than her onscreen work if you wish, as those sorts of posts are always fun.
As you can see below, I've chosen to write about Arden's Miss Brooks character, focusing mainly on the film. If you want to write a more in depth post about the radio or television series or a specific episode that is perfectly fine.
Phyllis Loves Classic Movies: Arden's "Miss Brook's" character from radio to television to the film
The Story Enthusiast: The Voice of the Turtle (1947)
Caftan Woman: The Doughgirls (1944)
Hamlette's Soliloquy: No, No Nanette (1940)
In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood: Mildred Pierce (1945)
Realweedgiemidget Reviews: Grease (1978)
Friday, September 1, 2017
Well August was certainly a busy month for me movie wise! There were so many great movies airing for TCM's Summer Under the Stars. I was most excited for the days devoted to Eleanor Parker and Dennis Morgan. I also was able to get even more acquainted with Greer Garson and watch my first real Esther Williams swimming movie (I'd only seen The Hoodlum Saint and Easy to Wed) on Ricardo Montalban day. What days were you the most excited for/watched the most movies on? Did one of the features stars become a new favorite?
Not listed below as I didn't watch the entire movie but I also watched the first 30 or so minutes of the (definitely!) French film La Ronde (1950) for the segment with Simone Simon.
- Today We Live (1933) - Joan Crawford, Gary Cooper, Franchot Tone, Robert Young
- The Unguarded Hour (1936) - Franchot Tone & Loretta Young, Roland Young, Lewis Stone
- The Sisters (1938) - Bette Davis & Errol Flynn
- The Mad Miss Manton (1938) - Barbara Stanwyck & Henry Fonda
- Remember? (1939) - Robert Taylor & Greer Garson, Lew Ayres, Billie Burke
- Wings for the Eagle (1942) - Dennis Morgan, Ann Sheridan, Jack Carson
- What a Woman! (1943) - Rosalind Russell & Brian Aherne
- The Desert Song (1943) - Dennis Morgan
- *The Very Thought of You (1944) - Dennis Morgan & Eleanor Parker, Dane Clark & Faye Emerson
- Shine on Harvest Moon (1944) - Dennis Morgan & Ann Sheridan, Jack Carson
- Cover Girl (1944) - Rita Hayworth & Gene Kelly, Eve Arden
- The Locket (1946) - Larraine Day, Brian Aherne, Robert Mitchum
- The Late George Apley (1947) - Ronald Colman
- On an Island with You (1948) - Esther Williams, Ricardo Montalban, Peter Lawford, Jimmy Durante
- Three Husbands (1950) - Eve Arden
- The Law and the Lady (1951) - Greer Garson, Fernando Lamas, Marjorie Main
- Niagara (1953) - Marilyn Monroe & Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters
- Jeopardy (1953) - Barbara Stanwyck & Ralph Meeker
- Her Twelve Men (1954) - Greer Garson & Robert Ryan, Tim Considine
- Valley of the Kings (1954) - Robert Taylor & Eleanor Parker
- Many Rivers to Cross (1955) - Robert Taylor & Eleanor Parker
- *Lilies of the Field (1963) - Sidney Poitier
- Shenandoah (1965) - James Stewart, Doug McClure, Patrick Wayne, Katharine Ross, Glenn Corbett
- Do Not Disturb (1965) - Doris Day & Rod Taylor
- The Liquidator (1966) - Rod Taylor & Jill St. John
- The Undefeated (1969) - John Wayne, Rock Hudson
- Mrs. Brown (1997) - Judi Dench, Billy Connolly
- Allied (2016) - Brad Pitt & Marion Cotillard, Jared Harris
- Moana (2016) - Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson
Favorite Movie of the Month: Niagara was all kinds of amazing. Valley of the Kings was pretty exciting too, even with the clichés.