Quote of the Week



Warners never made you feel you were just a member of the cast. They might star you in one movie . . . and give you a bit part in the next. I can remember thinking, "Oh, God, I hope it’s a small part this time so I can get some rest."

-Glenda Farrell


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Haiku: Sunset Blvd (1950)


Time left her behind 
She never saw it passing 
She lived in her dreams 

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Haiku: Auntie Mame (1958)



Don't be a sucker 
Life is too short to bother 
With top drawer nonsense

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Haiku: I Married A Witch (1942)


Tiny blonde temptress 
Falls into her bag of tricks 
She's a bewitched witch 


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Quote of the Week


Well, I’ve been through everything. I always said I was like those round-bottomed circus dolls—you know, those dolls you could push down and they’d come back up? I’ve always been like that. I’ve always said, “No matter what happens, if I get pushed down, I’m going to come right back up.”

-Doris Day


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Haiku: The Women (1939)


Lady dogs fighting 
Jungle red talons flashing 
Oh L'amour L'amour 


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Haiku: Nothing Sacred (1936)


Ms. Flagg is quite well 
But she is off her rocker 
The town is flooded 


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Haiku: Phantom of the Opera (1925)


Mysteries rotting 
Unleashed by soaring beauty 
Hapless ugly love


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Some of my movies I haven’t even seen yet; I figure I’ll catch up with them on the late show.

-Joan Blondell, in 1977


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Haiku: Beyond the Forest (1949)


A raging woman 
Boiling over like lava 
Expiring from hate 


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Haiku: Dodsworth (1936)


Freedom is lonely
Without a travel partner
The past fades away




In Tribute to Gerald and Laszlo's on Lex


Today is the anniversary of the last post on Laszlo's on Lex, the beautifully quirky site of gentleman blogger Gerald, who moved on to the great theater in the sky in the summer of 2011.

I still miss Gerald. He had a unique voice and a beautiful perspective on film, people, travel and life in general. And he was so darn kind!

You can learn more about Gerald and check out links to other tribute posts written in honor of this fine writer, movie fan and Cunarder, in this post I wrote about him last year. We are fortunate that Gerald lives on in Laszlo's on Lex. Go check out his posts--even if you've already read them--they never get old.

Haiku: Duck Soup (1933)


Which Rufus is which? 
Monarchy of anarchy 
Let's solve this with fruit 


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No one ever worked for me. Nor did I ever work for anybody. We worked together.

-Mary Pickford

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Haiku: The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)


He isn't the same
This man who fought and survived
Familiar, but lost 


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Haiku: City Lights (1931)


Sometimes illusion 
Is the only way to find 
The love of your life

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Haiku: How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)


Men will make passes 
Whether Pola wears glasses 
Or runs into doors

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. . . a loose rhythmic saunter that looks as if it's, in a way, dancing. I remember Gershwin wrote music especially for that.

-Choreographer Hermes Pan, about the way Fred Astaire walked

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