Jean Arthur was an incredible screen comedienne who started out in silent films playing ingénues and appearing in comedy shorts as well as low-budget westerns. Born Gladys Georgianna Greene on October 17 in upstate New York, Jean’s film debut was in a bit part in John Ford's Cameo Kirby (1923). Her roles started to improved with the advent of sound, yet it was not until 1935 when Jean appeared opposite Edward G. Robinson in Ford's The Whole Town's Talking that her career really started to take off. Later Jean was selected by director, Frank Capra to co-star with Gary Cooper (her favorite co-star) in the classic social comedy Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936). She would go on to play the heroine in two more of Capra’s greatest motion pictures: You Can't Take It with You (1938) and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939). Both of these included James Stewart. That same year Jean star with Cary Grant in the wonderful Only Angels Have Wings. At the height of her career, in 1944, Jean quit making movies. This was right after her Oscar nomination for The More the Merrier (1943) and while still Columbia Pictures' top female box-office attraction. Jean came out of retirement twice, for Oscar-winning directors Billy Wilder (A Foreign Affair - 1948) and George Stevens (Shane - 1953). Director George Stevens famously called her "one of the greatest comediennes the screen has ever seen" while Frank Capra credited her as "my favorite actress". According to John Oller's biography "Jean Arthur: The Actress Nobody Knew" (1997), Jean was a shy person who came to loathe making movies, having developed a kind of stage fright that made acting in movies agony for her. After she quit movies, she tried to make a go at a stage career, being part of the original cast of "Born Yesterday," but she dropped out during previews and was replaced by Judy Holliday. She later gave television a crack in the mid-'60s, but the The Jean Arthur Show (1966) was canceled after half a season. Jean ended up teaching acting at Vassar, where she spotted a promising young performer named Meryl Streep and predicted stardom for her. At the age of 90, Jean passed away on June 19.
My beautiful 1950’s belle dress from @papermoonvtg ❤️. I should have gotten a close up - the whole bodice is detailed with tiny beaded pearls and rhinestones. I was told this dress belonged to a singer from the time period before passing on to me. While I don’t believe I am doing her justice in the signing department (unless the intent is making dogs, and probably anything with ears, cry), hopefully I can make it up in the fit department!
The Phantom represents the spirit of adventure, is a roaring good time———
A Movie Review by Danny Camaleón——— Grade: A- ——— Percentile: 91% ———— Movie Marauders Grade Scale: Hella Dope——— Star Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2———— (MAJOR SPOILERS)——— The Ghost Who Walks, hailing from the Bengalla jungle, must make a rare appearance to thwart the efforts of the reemerging Sengh Brotherhood. A wryly, charismatic business man name Xander Drax (Treat Williams) leads the mob and is seeking three Skulls. When united, they contain and unleash an incredible, supernatural power that rivals “the power of the sun.” Will The Phantom, directed by Simon Wincer, be able to slam evil and save the world?
Part of the fun of this movie is Treat Williams. His villain may not be iconic, but he is certainly having fun playing the part. He lights up the screen, dishing out some catchy lines. Williams takes delight in whatever he says, and the lines themselves are chipper. “History is about to be made and you’re all a part of it. Not an equal part, of course, but an important part nonetheless.” Another good one comes when he deals with the Great Kabai Sengh: “Think of it this way: You represent the old guard of grizzled scallywags and Peg-leg Petes. I stand for the new order of things, modern and up-to-date. Just the man to carry our cause into the 20th century.” His delivery is pure charm.
And the catchy lines do not fall into his hands alone. The whole movie is seasoned with some exuberant exchanges that keep this a brisk cinematic affair. Catherine Zeta-Jones sizzles in her wee bit as a female pilot looking to undermine the antagonist. The way she claws at love-interest Diana Palmer (the gorgeous Kristy Swanson) is the meaning of feisty. Their moments together add to the entertainment value. #thephantom#billyzane#kristyswanson#catherinezetajones#leefalk#treatwilliams#cinema#flick#review#reseña#valoración#peli#película#aventura#acción#action#adventure#bigscreen#silverscreen#hollywood#boxoffice#cineaste#filmmaking#cuentacuentos#storyteller#entretenemiento#entertainment
short thing ... staying in an old apartment in #losangeles at the moment and sometimes I see things like this nightlight and it makes me want to capture the clicking on and off of it, which then makes me think what if the switch turned on sounds which reinforced the feeling it gives me, which makes me wonder which sound clips I'd pick, which then leads me to encounter romance in old films and its innocence and also its surprising raciness, turn ons, flirtation, and how those things were projected, recieved and generally treated in that bygone era #innocence#risque#turnons of #classic#era#silverscreen#cinema#insta#shortfilm#relaxing#movies#sepia#vintage