so today i was really bored in my classics class and on a whim i pulled up an article about sex in screwball comedies and the author used love crazy as an example
on the left is the dialogue that made the final cut of the film and the right side talks about some of the risqué~ lines that were eventually taken out of the script
myrna and bill talkin about doing it doggy style god dang it this is all i’ve ever wanted
OH. MY. GOD. I mean I know in The Thin Man Myrna actually says that they had sex but THIS IS BEYOND ANYTHING AWJERIAOWJERIOAWJERIOAW OH INNUENDOS ARE INSANE OHMYGOSH
temporarily was an old hollywood blog for a bit there. I would apologize, but it’s really about time you knew this about me. And really. Y’all need the witty lines in your life like SIXTY YEARS AGO watch the old screwball comedies the lines are PURE MELTED GOLD
Heaven, I’m in heaven. And my heart beats so that I can hardly speak. And I seem to find the happiness I seek. When we’re out together dancing cheek to cheek.
Actor meme » Myrna Loy [1/1] The film that you first saw the actor in
→ The Thin Man (1934)
Nick Charles: Oh, it’s all right, Joe. It’s all right. It’s my dog. And, uh, my wife.
Nora Charles: Well you might have mentioned me first on the billing.
Another Thin Man (1939)
On the set of Libeled Lady.
"Listen, my dear. You’ve been dreaming…dreaming of a sea captain that haunted this house, of the talks you had with him…it’s been a dream, Lucia."
Rest in Peace William Powell (July 29, 1892 – March 5, 1984)
In March of 1929, when Powell was just beginning his transition from supporting actor to leading man, Photoplay magazine published an article accusing him of stealing every film from his co-stars. In the article he was quick to disagree, maintaining that there was no such thing as “picture stealing”. However, some of his friends and fellow actors offered a different perspective.
"Bill a picture stealer? Of course. He can’t help it. He characterizes so perfectly, studies and prepares for each part he plays. He can’t help but attract the most favorable attention. Why, I know that if Bill were playing a crook, a down-at-the-heel, dirty bum, and he had to appear in a close-up — just a head close-up, mind you — he would see to it that his nails were grimy and unpolished, that his heels were run over and his shoes soiled. And none of those things would appear in the picture. It is Bill’s honesty with himself, his desire to portray perfectly whatever he sets out to play, that prompts him to be so meticulous in his characterizations." — Richard Barthelmess
"I was seated at a desk in one scene of ‘The Last Command’ when I first met Bill Powell. This man came through the door. It was Bill. He was a radical in the picture. I was of the nobility. Instantly I felt ‘here is a man with a soul.’ It shone from his eyes. He walked towards me and I felt that he was a brother actor. He is a kindred spirit. The first kindred spirit with which I have worked since coming to America. It is something from the Lord, that which Bill has. A gift of God. But in addition to this divine gift, Bill is human. That is the combination which makes him a great actor. He is also of the earth. You do not see his face, his eyes, as much as you are aware of his soul when you watch him on the screen. They made of him a villain. And he had the soul of a hero. It is too bad. But it is so. In a year, I think Bill Powell will be the foremost character actor on the screen. Picture stealer he may be, but it all unconscious. He feels his parts because he wants to make them live. That is the way with all great actors. And Bill is one." — Emil Jannings
→Witty lines from Song of the Thin Man (1947)
You think Stiles, skinny, defenseless, Stiles, is the Nogitsune? A powerful, dark spirit?
“Allison has a mini-breakdown where she says, “I’m always terrified,” or something like that. (…) I remember that there was something going on in my personal life, at that moment, so it was nice to have that be my release. That might be too much information. It was cathartic. Acting is really therapeutic for me, personally. That’s something that I’ll always remember. I don’t know how it’s going to look, but I gave it my heart and soul.”
“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.” - Dickens|
WARNING: Monday nights are heavily saturated with Teen Wolf. I usually get so excited I don't even tag things. Sorry . . . kinda.
That being said, I love to laugh. I am a 21-year-old wannabee librarian who loves lame jokes, the Muppets, feminism, Labyrinth, puns, Teen Wolf, witches, chocolate, purple, dogs, reading, writing, and many other things.